Upcoming Events

next Regular Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Feb 12th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Regular Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Feb 26th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Feb 3rd

at the Orange Hall

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Feb 24th

at the Orange Hall

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Mar 2nd

at the Orange Hall

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Special Events

All at the Mlacak Centre starting 7:30pm

Spring Lamb

February 5th

caller: David Smukler

music: The Playford Players

February 19th

caller: Adina Gordon

music: The Hole in the Wall Gang

$10 door charge (members and non-members),

April 1st

caller: David Millstone

music: The Hole in the Wall Gang

$10 door charge (members and non-members),

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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.


Trip to Ottawa - 2015

Trip To Ottawa 2015
Photographer ~ Eva Sisk

English Country Dancers in period costume taken during our annual dance weekend held this year November 6th to 8th.

More information and photos here....

English Country Dance – Nearby Ottawa

Forsyth's Rifles
Seventh Annual Winter Ball


Saturday, February 20, 2016
7:30 PM

Amvets Post 19
215 Ford Street
Ogdensburg, New York 13669

  • Admission Free
  • Music: Quite Carried Away
  • Caller: John Nash
  • All dances taught and called
  • Newcomers welcome
  • No partner necessary
  • Regency Period dress encouraged
  • Please bring soft-soled, low heel shoes

Questions? Call George at 315-848-7736 or e-mail at gcherepo@slic.com

Directions From Canada: After paying your toll for the Ogdensburg, Prescott Bridge, turn right onto Route 37 West. Go to the next traffic tight and take a right onto Ford Street. (Ford Street runs between Walmart and Lowe's.) Go about two miles and turn left onto State Street.. Go to the first driveway on the right and turn into the parking lot. (There is a large, lighted sign.) The entrance to Amvets in on the right hand side of the parking lot From Watertown: Take Route 37 East and take a left onto Ford Street. (Ford Street runs between Walmart and Lowe's.) Go about two miles and turn left onto State Street. Go to the first driveway on the right and turn into the parking lot. (There is a large, lighted sign.) The entrance to Amvets in on the right hand side of the parking lot

12 Dresses Ball


Presented by the Toronto English Country Dance Assembly.

May 7, 2016 at the Ralph Thornton Centre, Queen Street, Toronto.

More detail Here (NEW) or email Maxine Louie maxine.louie@gmail.com

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

Toronto English Country Dancers


For bulletins on current and upcoming events (social dances, workshops and special events) or to join the mailing list visit:
www.torontoenglishdance.ca