Upcoming Events


next Regular Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Oct 31th

at the Mlacak Centre

next Advanced Dance (more...)

starts at 7:30pm on Nov 5th

at the Orange Hall

Trip To Ottawa 2014


Ball Logo
with caller
Joanna Reiner
& music by
Karen Axelrod Keyboard
Eric Martin Fiddle

it's happening  Nov 7th - 9th 

Dance Instructions click here

at Churchill Recreation Centre

Information & Registration Form

nearby accommodation

Dance Survey


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.

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 – 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

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

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),
175 Hampton

On Saturday there will be an afternoon and evening contra dance.

For more information email
Maxine Louie