January - June 2015
Vancouver B.C.

Contradances &
English Country Dances

Dynamic live fiddle music!

No experience necessary — All dances taught on the spot
Come alone or bring a partner
Light clothing & 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 details
December
Wed Dec 31 8pm-1am Bellingham $15/$10 BCDS New Year's Eve dance.
January
Sat Jan 3 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Rich Sobel, Barry Cole, Leith Davis, and Claire McCague. Victoria's Rosemary Lach calls.
Sun Jan 11 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD Local callers; Whimsical.
Sat Jan 17 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Maureen Collier calls for Seattle's Eric Anderson and California's Lee Anne Welch.
Fri Jan 23 8 - 11pm False Creek $12 Russell Bob Rentz calls for Albert Klassen, Bud Kurz, Kathleen Nisbet, and Russell Shumsky.
Sun Jan 25 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD Local callers; open band.
February
Fri Feb 6 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Bob Rentz and Lisa Siddons call.
Sun Feb 8 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD Local callers; Lark in the Evening.
Tue Feb 10 7-10pm Rummel $4 BIFD Lisa Siddons, Rebecca and Angela Absolom call for Right-Hand Star -- Maureen Collier, Doug Sherlock, Leith Davis, Janet Rozanski, Kare Semple, Daryl Sturdy
Sat Feb 21 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Victoria's J.D. Erskine calls for Bellingham's Heliotrope: Robin Brown, Paul Englesberg, and Michael Hobart.
Sun Feb 22 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD Victoria's J.D. Erskine calls; open band.
Fri Feb 27 8 - 11pm False Creek $12 Russell Maureen Collier calls for Albert Klassen, Bud Kurz, Kathleen Nisbet, and Russell Shumsky.
March
Sat Mar 7 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Anacortes' Cindy Holmes calls
Sun Mar 8 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD Local callers; Lark in the Evening.
Sat Mar 21 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Seattle's Sherry Nevins calls for Northern Contraband: Mark Danielson, Michael Hobart, Greg Sherman, Eileen Sterns, and Steve Blum-Anderson.
Sun Mar 22 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD Local callers; open band.
April
Sat Apr 4 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Anacortes' Karen Marshall calls
Sun Apr 12 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD Local callers; Whimsical.
Thu Apr 16 7:00pm W 48th - VCD Dance meeting; all welcome, please come!
Sat Apr 18 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD From Seattle, Michael Karcher calls for Red Crow: Susan Burke, Chuck Piske, Joe Michaels, and Howard Meltzer.
Sun Apr 26 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD Local callers; open band.
May
Sat May 2 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Seattle's Lindsey Dono calls
Sun May 10 4-7pm Legion $12 ECD Local callers; Rattlebone
Sat May 16 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Bob Rentz calls for Vancouver's newest band, Conchordance.
May 22-25   Seattle   - Northwest Folklife Festival (Seattle); by donation. http://www.nwfolklife.org
June
Sat Jun 6 8 - 11pm St James $15 Sybs Maureen Collier calls
Sat Jun 13 8 - 11pm Elgin $15 VCD Annual family potluck (at 6:30) and dance (at 8:00). Bellingham's Marlin Prowell calls for No Mean Feat: Cameron Stewart, Susan Stewart, Bob MacNevin, and Michael Gix. (Please bring your own potluck utensils.).


The Halls
Elgin Elgin Hall 14250 Crescent Road, Surrey (off 99A near Crescent Beach) map bus
False Creek False Creek Community Centre 1318 Cartwright Street (on Granville Island), Vancouver map bus
Legion Legion Hall 1407 Laburnum Street (north of Cornwall Avenue), Vancouver map bus
Rummel Charles Rummel Community Centre 3630 Lozells Avenue, Burnaby map bus
St James St James Hall 3214 West 10th Avenue (at Trutch Street), Vancouver map bus


The Sponsors
BIFD Burnaby International Folk Dancers
ECD English country dances. 604-522-3500. Potluck snacks. Musicians welcome to open band.
Russell Russell Shumsky. 604-253-2114 Admission $12; no discounts
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.