Special Event

In place of our regular dance,

with live music by Mavish
(Jaige Trudel, Sarah Russell, Adam Bloome)

and local Callers

starts at 7:30pm on Mar 6th

at the Mlacak Centre

Door Charge (members & non-members): $10

Remembering Irfôna

You are invited to a

Tea Dance in Irfôna's memory

1:30 - 4:00pm on Sunday Apr 19th

at Churchill Recreation Centre
(nearby accommodation)

For more detail View
the Invitation [ ]

If you plan to come please email us at ottawaenglishdance@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

next Regular Dance (more...)

with live music by the Playford Players

starts at 7:30pm on Mar 13th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Mar 4th

at the Orange Hall

Special Events

Spring Flower
For information on the three special Ottawa (and one in Ogdensburg) English County Dance Club events to be held this Spring, view/print this handout [ ]

More Information

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

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

A Trip to Ottawa 2015

Ball Logo

with Orly Krasner
Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin & Rachel Bell

Register early!
Advanced Information and Registration Form: here

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

From Playford to Roodman

In 2015 we will celebrate the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo including a new activity called TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PASSION.

It will happen April 18 and 19 at the Old Chapel of Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, in Montréal

For more information and registration form see the website.

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
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

Daffodils in the Sun Ball


with The Village Green English Country Dancers

April 18, 2015 (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

View or print [ ] the Registration Form (click) and return by April 1st

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

CDSS Centennial Tour – Owen Sound

6 days of music & dance Apr 28 – May 3

View or print the Poster[ ] for more information