Contra Dances and
English Country Dances

Vancouver, BC, Canada

High Energy Dancing to Dynamic live fiddle music!

No experience necessary — All dances taught on the spot
Come alone or bring a partner — Please come fragrance-free
Light clothing, soft shoes and water bottles encouraged.
Introductory session and Learn the basics 15 minutes before start time.

Regular admission $20, children free! First timers, or at half time, or students with ID $15.

Masks are optional. Please do not attend if you feel sick.

Contra Dances at the St. James Hall:

VCD Contra Dances, September-December 2023
September 22-24Chehalis Contra Dance Weekend, registration required (Sullivan Hall, Surrey, BC)
Sat. October 21Seattle's Koren Wake calls for Ground Effect: Claire McCague, Prairie Wolfe and friends
Sat. November 18Maureen Collier calls for Bellingham's Subzero Glitter Fridge: Bell Cayley Schmid on fiddle and Sam Vogt on guitar
Sat. December 16Bob Rentz & Victoria's Maya Roe call for Sybaritic String Band:
Sheila Allan (fiddle), Leith Davis (piano, fiddle & double bass), Claire McCague (recorders & saxophone) and Rob McGregor (mandolins)
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Sat. January 20Seattle's Electrodes and WA State's Rick Goss
Sat. February 17Concordance and Bob Rentz
Sat. March 16Sybaritic String Band and Maureen Collier
Sat. April 16Teapot Tempest and Seattle's Isaac Banner
Sat. May 18Ground Effect and Bob Rentz
Sat. June 15No Mean Feat and Maureen Collier (Elgin Hall)

September-December 2023 Contradances and English Country Dances Flyer (PDF)

What is Contra Dance?

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Chehalis Dance Camp

English country dances (Musicians are welcome at open band dances)

Scottish Country Dances

Square Dances (sponsored by the Pacific Bluegrass and Old Time music society

Dance Halls:

St James Hall at 3214 West 10th Avenue (at Trutch Street), Vancouver
Cambrian Hall at 215 East 17th Avenue (at Main Street), Vancouver
Elgin Hall at 14250 Crescent Road, Surrey (off 99A near Crescent Beach)
Scottish Cultural Centre at 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver
WISE Hall at 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2E2


Dec 7, 2009. Monthly contra dance at St. James Hall, Vancouver, BC. Maureen Collier calls to the Sybaritic String Band.

Contra Dance with Perpetual e-Motion, January 2011 at the Guiding Star Grange.

Donna Hunt & "Frog Hammer" ● Glen Echo, MD Contradance ● 2012-01-15.

Teaching contra dance basics.


Chehalis Contra Dance Weekend, September 22-24, 2023, Sullivan Hall, Surrey, BC

Second Annual Community Contra Dance
and Festive Folkie Picnic, Saturday, Aug 19, 2023, Burnaby Central Park

2022 Welcome Back Contra Dance!

VCD Contra Dances, January-June 2023
Sat. January 21Bob Rentz calls for the Sybaritic String Band: Rich Sobel, Leith Davis, Claire McCague, & Rob McGregor
Sat. February 18Maureen Collier calls for Ground Effect: Claire McCague, Prairie Wolfe and freiends
Sat. March 18Bob Rentz & Lisa Siddons call for Tempest Teapot: Russell Shumsky, Michael Burnyeat, Bud Kurz, & Joe Bourchier
Sat. April 15Washington’s Isaac Banner calls for Conchordance: Maureen Collier, Connie Balaz, Ken Hamer, Leith Davis, & Eileen Sterns
Thu. April 20VCD dance meeting by Zoom! All welcome! 7:00pm. See website for details.
Sat. May 20From Washington, Susan Michaels calls for Subzero Glitter Fridge: Cayley Schmid, Dan Vogt, & David Lofgren
Sat. June 17Elgin Hall annual potluck at 6:30 and dance at 7:30. Maureen Collier calls for No Mean Feat: Susan Stewart, Bob MacNevin, Michael Gix, & Don Davidson

23 October 2010 dance on Mayne Halloween dance with the Sybaritic String band

Contradances and English Country Dances schedules: Winter and Spring 2005 Winter and Spring 2005 Fall 2007 Winter and Spring 2008 Summer and Fall 2008 Winter and Spring 2009 Summer and Fall 2009 January-June 2010 September-December 2010 January-June 2011 September-December 2011 January-June 2012 August-December 2012 January-June 2013 September-December 2013 January-June 2014 August-December 2014 January-June 2015 July-December 2015 January-June 2016 August-December 2016 January-June 2017 August-December 2017 January-June 2018 August-December 2018 January-June 2019 August-December 2019 January-June 2020 January-June 2023

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