July - December 2016
Vancouver B.C.

Contradances and
English Country Dances

Dynamic live fiddle music!

No experience necessary — All dances taught on the spot
Come alone or bring a partner
Light clothing and soft shoes suggested
Please come fragrance-free

Dances are at St. James Hall
from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, for $15
(except as noted)
Learn the basics 15 minutes before the dance starts.
For info about snacks and discounts, see Sponsors (at the bottom).
Children are free.

(This schedule is also available in PDF format.)
date time location price sponsor event
August
Sat Aug 27 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Maureen Collier calls for Washington's Continental Drift: Eric Anderson and Eileen Nicholson.
September
Sat Sep 3 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Sybaritic String Band series: Rich Sobel, Barry Cole, Leith Davis, and Claire McCague. Seattle's Joe Micheals calls.
Sun Sep 18 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Peggy Roe et al call for Lark in the Evening.
Sep 23-25   Camp Luther   Chehalis Chehalis Dance Camp Callers Charlotte Crittenden and Dave Eisenstadter; bands Maivish and Countercurrent.
October
Sat Oct 1 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Lisa Siddons calls for the Sybs
Sun Oct 2 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Peggy Roe et al call for an open band
Fri Oct 7 7-10pm False Creek $12 Russell Lisa Siddons calls for Bud Kurz, Russell Shumsky, and Kathleen Nisbet
Sat Oct 15 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Montana's Mark Matthews calls for Right Hand Star: Kate Semple, Leith Davis, Janet Rozanski, Maureen Collier, and Daryl Sturdy
Sun Oct 16 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Peggy Roe et al call for Whimsical
Thu Oct 20 7:00pm W 48th - VCD AGM and dance meeting; please come!
Sat Oct 22 7 - 10:30 pm Willingdon $10 Sky Maureen Collier calls for Flying Allamande
Sat Oct 29 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Bellingham's Marlin Prowell calls for Conchordance: Athena McKown, Maureen Collier, Barry Cole, Kate Semple, Connie Balaz, and Ken Hamer
Sun Oct 30 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Peggy Roe et al call for an open band
November
Sat Nov 5 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Tacoma's Lindsey Dono calls for the Sybs
Sat Nov 12 7 - 10:30 pm Willingdon $10 Sky Bob Rentz calls for Flying Allamande
Sun Nov 13 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Peggy Roe et al call for Lark in the Evening
Sat Nov 19 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Bob Rentz and Rebecca Robertson call for Groovacious: Bud Kurz, Russell Shumsky, and Annie Brown
Sun Nov 27 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Peggy Roe et al call for an open band
December
Sat Dec 3 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Seattle's Eric Curl calls for the Sybs
Sun Dec 11 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD English country dance Peggy Roe et al call for Rattlebone
Sat Dec 17 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD California's Susan Michaels calls for Bellingham's Northern Contraband: Mark Danielson, Michael Hobart, Greg Sherman, Steve Blum-Anderson, and Eileen Sterns. Please bring treats to share; festive attire encouraged; caroling at the break.
Sat Dec 31   Bellingham   BCDS NYE dance bellinghamcountrydance.org


The Halls
False Creek False Creek Community Centre 1318 Cartwright, Vancouver (Free parking after 7 on Granville Island) map bus
Legion Legion Hall 1407 Laburnum Street (north of Cornwall Avenue), Vancouver map bus
St James St James Hall 3214 West 10th Avenue (at Trutch Street), Vancouver map bus
Willingdon Willingdon Heights United Church 4304 Parker St, Burnaby map bus


The Sponsors
ECD English country dances. 604-522-3500. Callers Heather Webster, Bob Rentz, Susan Larkin — lead by Peggy Roe. Bring snacks to share. Musicians are welcome at open bands, but please phone first.
Russell Russell Shumsky. 604-253-2114 Admission $12; no discounts
Sky Capilano U Jazz Students 7:00-10:30 — $10/person. $20/family. Bring a homemade snack to share for reduced entry.
Sybs Sybaritic String Band contradances. 778-999-8170. Sponsored by the Rogue Folk Club.
Admission is $15, and only $10 if you bring snacks to share.
VCD Vancouver Country Dance. To subscribe to our email reminder service, please contact us: purplehey_AT_hotmail.com or 604-266-2962.
Admission is $15, and only $10 if you bring homemade snacks to share.
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VCD is an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.