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 — Children free!
Introductory session and Learn the basics 15 minutes before start time.

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

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

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: Cayley Schmid, and Sam Vogt
Sat. December 16Bob Rentz calls for Sybaritic String Band: Leith Davis, Claire McCague, Rob Mc Gregory, Sheila Allan

Spring-June 2023 Schedule Flyer (PDF)

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

What is Contra Dance?

2022 Welcome Back Contra Dance!

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Chehalis Dance Camp

English country dances: Callers: Heather Webster and guests. Musicians are welcome at open band dances. Check our web site for latest COVID info.

Scottish Country Dances

Square Dances

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

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