January - June 2020
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 — Children admitted free
Light clothing and soft shoes suggested
Bring a water bottle — Please come fragrance-free

Dances are at St. James Hall for $15
(except as noted)
Learn the basics 20 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
January
Sat Jan 4 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Bob Rentz and Rebecca Robertson call.
Sun Jan 5 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Long Odds
Sat Jan 18 7:30 - 10:30pm St James $15 VCD Seattle's Eric Curl calls with No Mean Feat: Susan Stewart, Bob MacNevin, Michael Gix, and Don Davidson
Sun Jan 19 4:30-7:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Talent TBA
Fri Jan 24 7 - 9:20pm False Creek $12 Russell Maureen Collier calls
February
Sat Feb 1 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Joe Micheals calls
Sun Feb 2 4:30-7:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Jane Slemon and friends
Sat Feb 15 7:30 - 10:30pm St James $15 VCD Maureen Collier calls with Up in the Air. Amy Stephen, accordion; Rosie Carver, fiddle; Michael Viens, guitar.
Valentine theme! Wear red and bring treats to share
Sun Feb 16 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Talent TBA
March
Sun Mar 1 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Lark in the Evening
Sat Mar 7 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Marlin Prowell calls
Fri Mar 13 7:30-10:30 SCC $15 ECD Long Odds
Sat Mar 14 - SCC In Advance ECD English Country Ball. CANCELED
Sat Mar 21 7:30 - 10:30pm St James $15 VCD CANCELED
Sun Mar 22 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Rattlebone
April
Sat Apr 4 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs CANCELED
Sun Apr 5 4:30-7:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Long Odds
Thu Apr 16 7:00pm W 48th - VCD CANCELED Dance meeting
Sat Apr 18 7:30 - 10:30pm St James $15 VCD CANCELED
Sun Apr 19 4:30-7:30 Cambrian $15 ECD CANCELED
May
Sat May 2 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs CANCELED
Sun May 10 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD CANCELED
Sat May 16 7:30 - 10:30pm St James $15 VCD CANCELED
May 22-25   Seattle   - CANCELED Folklife (Seattle); nwfolklife.org
June
Sat Jun 6 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs CANCELED
Sat Jun 13 No dance this date.
Sat Jun 20 7:30 - 10:30pm Elgin $15 VCD CANCELED


The Halls
Cambrian Cambrian Hall 215 East 17th Avenue (at Main Street), Vancouver map bus
Elgin Elgin Hall 14250 Crescent Road, Surrey (off 99A near Crescent Beach) map bus
False Creek False Creek Community Centre 1318 Cartwright, Vancouver (Free parking after 6 on Granville Island) map bus
SCC Scottish Cultural Centre 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver map bus
St James St James Hall 3214 West 10th Avenue (at Trutch Street), Vancouver map bus


Transit info for Cambrian Hall
The number 3 bus runs north/south on Main Street and has stops very close to the hall. Its route intersects with:
  • skytrain (at Science World station)
  • the 99 B-Line from UBC (at Broadway)
  • the 135 from downtown and SFU (at Hastings)
  • the 43 and 41 from UBC and Joyce Skytrain station (at 41st)
  • the C21 from Davie via Yaletown and the C23 (at Terminal)
and others. See Translink for more information.


The Sponsors
ECD English country dances. 604-522-3500. Callers: Peggy Roe and Heather Webster. Bring snacks to share. Musicians are welcome at open bands, but please phone first.
Russell Teapot Tempest: A Klassen, C Read, T Taylor, and Russell Shumsky (organizer) 604-253-2114 Admission $12; no discounts
Sybs Sybaritic String Band contradances. 778-999-8170. Rich Sobel, Rob McGregor, Leith Davis, and Claire McCague. 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 (except at the potluck and Christmas dance)
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VCD is an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.