Upcoming Events

next Regular Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Jan 9th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Jan 7th

at the Orange Hall

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Puttin’ on the Dance

POTD2: Hands Across the Border! comes to Ottawa March 20-22, 2015.

Puttin’ On the Dance is a Conference especially for organizers in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada who produce dance series in the North American and English social dance traditions - contra, square, English Country, Quebecois, Cape Breton, family, community, and gender free.

Sponsored by CDSS, the Ottawa Contra Old Sod Folk Music Society and New England Dancing Masters.

For more information go to Puttin’ on the Dance

Dance Survey

Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council are leading a major nation-wide dance survey. Information and survey form here.

Welcome to Ottawa English Country Dance Club in Canada's capital. We meet September through May weekly in Kanata and twice a month in Westboro. We dance mainly, although not exclusively, traditional English Country dances, many dating from the 17th & 18th centuries.

Dances range from lively dances that would have been danced at English village celebrations years ago, the kind you might have seen at a Barn Dance, to the elegant dances enjoyed by upper classes such as those seen in Pride and Prejudice and other costume dramas.

Here are some great examples in video (click). As Nigel Kilby, late co-founder of the club, would often say "If you can walk, you can dance".

It is not necessary to bring a partner to any dance but do bring soft soled shoes. No dance experience is required although beginners may prefer to start at one of our regular Beginners Classes. Dress is usually casual although we do host the occasional dress-up events such as the Saturday Ball in our annual 'A Trip to Ottawa' dance weekend.

A Trip to Ottawa: Memories

Trip To Ottawa 2014
Photographer ~ Casey Peters

English Country Dance – Nearby Ottawa

Spencerville English Country Dance

7:00 PM, Every Tuesday
(except during the summer)

at Spencerville Town Hall

  • No charge
  • All dances taught and called
  • Beginners welcome
  • No partner necessary
  • Casual dress
  • Please bring soft-soled, low heel shoes

For more information contact
George at 315-848-7736 or gcherepo@slic.com or
Vicki Cameron vcameron@xplornet.com

Toronto English Country Dance Assembly

Fridays, 6:30-9 pm
Free admission

Regular Caller: Cathy Campbell
with occasional guest callers

Venue: Ralph Thornton Centre
765 Queen Street East
(2 blocks east of Broadview)
2nd floor

October 24 Triple Dance Weekend

with Dave Smukler
on Friday evening from 7:30 to 10:30
at St. Barnabas on the Danforth
(Chester subway is close),
175 Hampton

On Saturday there will be an afternoon and evening contra dance.

For more information email
Maxine Louie

Daffodils in the Sun Ball


with The Village Green English Country Dancers

April 18, 2015 (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

More details to follow in January 2015

For more information email Elizabeth Goossen at elizago@shaw.ca