Upcoming Events

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Jun 1st

at the Orange Hall

AGM & dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Jun 22nd

at the Orange Hall

just a moment ...

It's nearly November...

and time to register for our annual dress up event

Ball Logo

A Trip to Ottawa.

this year with guest caller
Graham Christian
and returning, musicians
Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin & Rachel Bell

More information and registration form here.

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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.

More information and photos 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.

In consideration of dancers with allergies or sensitivities we request that you do not use perfumes and other strongly-scented products. For occasional pot-luck events avoid the use of 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.

More information and photos here....

English Country Dance – Nearby Ottawa

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

Merrickville Blockhouse Festival

English Country Dance Ball
at Merrickville Legion, Main St. West, Merrickville, Ontario

Sat. June 4 @ 7 pm

Callers: Lora Lunt and David Irving

  • No cover charge
  • No experience required
  • Period dress encouraged

For more information contact Michael Whitaker at mpw1749@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