Upcoming Events

next Regular Dance (more...)

with live music by the Playford Players

starts at 7:30pm on Oct 9th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Regular Dance (more...)

and Beginners Class

starts at 7:30pm on Oct 16th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Regular Dance (more...)

and Beginners Class

starts at 7:30pm on Oct 23rd

at the Mlacak Centre

next Regular Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Oct 30th

at the Mlacak Centre

Dance of the Month: Stockport Assembly

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Oct 7th

at the Orange Hall

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Oct 28th

at the Orange Hall

just a moment ...

Annual Dance Weekend
& Fancy Dress Ball

November 6th to 8th

A Trip to Ottawa

Ball Logo

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

A Trip to Ottawa 2014 photos (click)

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.

English Country Dance Demonstration

Billings Estate demo 2015
Photographer ~ Edward Hearn

Led by June Harman, club members demonstrated English Country Dance at the Jane Austen Tea held August 23rd at the Billings Estate Museum.
Here we are doing the Grand March led by June & David. We are joined in this dance by Jane Austen character actors. Guests were encouraged to join in all the dances which also included Halfe Hannikin and Lilliburlero.

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