Michel Landry

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The Ottawa ECD Club members were sadden and shocked to hear of Michel Landry’s passing.
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Funérailles et Exposition ...

Upcoming Events

Welcome Back Dance (more...)

and Beginners Class

starts at 7:30pm on Sep 11th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Regular Dance (more...)

and Beginners Class

starts at 7:30pm on Sep 18th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Regular Dance (more...)

and Beginners Class

starts at 7:30pm on Sep 25th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Sep 2nd

at the Orange Hall

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Sep 23rd

at the Orange Hall

just a moment ...

Annual Dance Weekend
& Fancy Dress Ball

November 6th to 8th

A Trip to Ottawa

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with caller
Orly Krasner
and Musicians
Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin & Rachel Bell

Information and Registration Form here ...
Early Bird Special
to qualify for low price, register by Sep 30th

More Information

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 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 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