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.
For more information go to Puttin’ on the Dance
Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council are leading a major nation-wide dance survey. Information and survey form 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.
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 – Nearby Ottawa
Spencerville English Country Dance
7:00 PM, Every Tuesday
(except during the summer)
- No charge
- All dances taught and called
- Beginners welcome
- No partner necessary
- Casual dress
- Please bring soft-soled, low heel shoes
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)
October 24 Triple Dance Weekend
with Dave Smukler
on Friday evening from 7:30 to 10:30
at St. Barnabas on the Danforth
(Chester subway is close),
On Saturday there will be an afternoon and evening contra dance.
For more information email