Toronto English Country Dancers

Rooted in the Past, Dancing into the Future

Bringing English Country Dancing to the community since the 1990s!

Who are we?

We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit social dance group welcoming the community to share the joy of traditional live music and dancing. Dedicated to nurturing new talent, we hold traditional music sessions and musicians' workshops, callers' workshops, dance classes and special events as well as regular local dances. All welcome! No partner or dance experience is required.

What do we do?

English Country Dancing is the dance form of Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Napoleon. It is done in groups, with dancers weaving intricate patterns around each other to music ranging from lively jigs and reels to dreamy and hypnotic melodies. Today there are ECD communities around the world, including Australia, Europe, Canada, and the US.

Image©Ruth Lor Malloy 2011,

Dancing in High Park

Picnic at 3, dancing from 4-7, and ice cream on Roncesvalles following the dance

Schedule for August
August 2 - Tara Bolker and Ben Bolker
August 9 - no dance
August 16 - Karen Millyard and Stephen Fuller
August 23 - Tara Bolker and Stephen Fuller
August 30 - Karen Millyard and Stephen Fuller

For more information, contact us

TECD will be at Open Streets Toronto on September 6, 2015, from 9 am to 1 pm, with Karen Millyard calling, Stephen Fuller playing, audience participation and demos. We'll be at the Bloor & Spadina activity hub. Come out and join us!

For bulletins on our current and upcoming events (social dances, workshops and special events) please join us on Facebook and/or the mailing list.

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St. Barnabas

Classes with Karen MillyardJaneAustenDancing: Pride and Prejudice balls

Toronto, Ontario, Canada