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next Regular Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on May 6th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Regular Dance (more...)

with live music by the The Playford Players

starts at 7:30pm on May 13th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on May 4th

at the Orange Hall

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on May 25th

at the Orange Hall

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Demonstration at Billings

Billings Estate demo 2015
Photographer ~ Edward Hearn

English Country Dance at the Jane Austen Tea held August 23rd at the Billings Estate Museum. Guests, as well as Mr. Darcy and other Austen characters, were invited dance with us.

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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.

In consideration of dancers with allergies or sensitivities we request that you do not use perfumes and other strong-scented products. For occasional pot-luck events avoid the use of nuts or clearly mark your item "contains nuts".

Trip to Ottawa - 2015

Trip To Ottawa 2015
Photographer ~ Eva Sisk

Dancers in period costume during our annual dance weekend held last November 6th to 8th.

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English Country Dance – Nearby Ottawa

Jane Austen Ball Weekend

A Regency period ball held in the Memorial Art Gallery Ballroom.

Saturday, April 23, 3pm to 10pm

Sunday, April 24, 10am to 5:30pm

Dance Mistress: Beverly Francis

Music by: Childgrove

Advance registration required. More Information

12 Dresses Ball

Presented by the Toronto English Country Dance Assembly.

May 7, 2016 at the Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen Street, Toronto.

More detail Here (NEW) or
email Maxine Louie maxine.louie@gmail.com

Spencerville Regency Ball

at Spencerville Town Hall

Saturday, May 28, 2pm to 11pm

Sunday, May 29, 10am to 12:30pm

Caller: David Smukler

Music by: Quite Carried Away

For registration form and more information visit: www.spencervilleecd.org or email spencervilleECD@gmail.com

Adirondack Dance Weekend

at Silver Bay, lake George, NY

Friday Sept 30 - Oct 2

Callers: Tom Amesse, Pat Peterson (NC), Brian Hamshar (VA), Adina Gordon

Music by: Maivish, Party of Three, A Joyful Noise, Spare Parts

For registration form and more information visit: www.danceflurry.org

Toronto English Country Dancers

For bulletins on current and upcoming events (social dances, workshops and special events) or to join the mailing list visit:

Spencerville English Country Dance

7:00 PM, Every Tuesday
(except July & August)

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 visit: www.spencervilleecd.org

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

For more information email
Maxine Louie maxine.louie@gmail.com