next Regular Dance (more...)
with live music by the Playford Players
starts at 7:30pm on Oct 9th
at the Mlacak Centre
Dance of the Month: Stockport Assembly
just a moment ...
Annual Dance Weekend
& Fancy Dress Ball
November 6th to 8th
A Trip to Ottawa
Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin & Rachel Bell
A Trip to Ottawa 2014 photos (click)
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 Demonstration
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
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
Regular Caller: Cathy Campbell
with occasional guest callers
Venue: Ralph Thornton Centre
765 Queen Street East
(2 blocks east of Broadview)
For more information email
Maxine Louie email@example.com