next Regular Dance (more...)
with live music by the The Playford Players
starts at 7:30pm on May 13th
at the Mlacak Centre
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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.
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
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
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
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:
Toronto English Country Dance Assembly
Fridays, 6:30-9 pm
Regular Caller: Cathy Campbell
with occasional guest callers
Venue: Ralph Thornton Centre
765 Queen Street East
(2 blocks east of Broadview)
For more information email
Maxine Louie email@example.com