January - June 2019
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, soft shoes, and a water bottle suggested
Please come fragrance-free

Dances are at St. James Hall 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
January
Sat Jan 5 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Maureen Collier and Rebecca Robertson call
Sun Jan 6 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Heather Webster calls with Long Odds
Sat Jan 19 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Victoria's Galen Armstrong calls with Seattle's Electrodes: Joe Bowbeer, Joe Micheals, and Marcy Kubbs
Sun Jan 20 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Heather Webster calls with Long Odds
February
Sat Feb 2 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Bob Rentz and Heather Webster call
Sun Feb 3 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Open band; local callers
Fri Feb 8 7 - 9:20pm False Creek $12 Russell Maureen Collier calls
Sat Feb 16 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Seattle's Laura Mé Smith calls with Conchordance: Leith Davis, Ken Hamer, Barry Cole, Connie Balaz, and Maureen Collier
Sun Feb 17 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Local band and callers
March
Sat Mar 2 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Lisa Siddons calls
Sun Mar 3 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Open band; local callers
Sat Mar 16 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD Maureen Collier calls with Bellingham's Northern Contraband: Greg Sherman, Steve Blum-Anderson, Mark Danielson, Michael Hobart, and Eileen Sterns
Sun Mar 17 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Patrick's Hat-trick; local callers.
Sun Mar 31 4 - 7pm Legion $15 ECD Open band; local callers
April
Sat Apr 6 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Seattle's Michael Karcher calls
Sun Apr 14 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Local band and callers
Thu Apr 18 7:00pm West Van - VCD Dance meeting! All welcome. 1425 Esquimalt Av, West Vancouver 604-266-2962 Please come before 7 since someone must wait in the lobby to let you in.
Sat Apr 20 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD From Washington, Susan Michaels calls with Incognito: Brian Lindsay, Michael Hobart, and Eileen Sterns
Sun Apr 28 4 - 7pm Legion $15 ECD Open band; local callers 4:00-7:00 Billy Bishop
May
Sat May 4 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Rich Goss from Battle Ground, Washington calls
Sun May 12 2:30-5:30 Cambrian $15 ECD Rattlebone; local callers
Sat May 18 8 - 11pm St James $15 VCD From Seattle, Gwen Rousseau calls with Improper: Melissa Coffey, Sean Bolton, Nick Leininger, and Julie Bennett
May 24-27   Seattle   - Folklife (Seattle); by donation nwfolklife.org
June
Sat Jun 1 7:30 - 10:15pm St James $15 Sybs Tacoma's Lindsey Dono calls
Fri June 7 7 - 9:20pm False Creek $12 Russell Lisa Siddons calls
Sat Jun 15 8 - 11pm Elgin $15 VCD Annual family potluck at 6:30 and dance at 8:00. Please bring your own potluck utensils. No discount for bringing food. (Duh) Bellingham's Marlin Prowell calls with No Mean Feat: Susan Stewart, Bob MacNevin, and Michael Gix.


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 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


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, Barry Cole, 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.