Toronto English Country Dancers

Rooted in the Past, Dancing into the Future

Bringing English Country Dancing to the community for over 20 years!

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. There is no lead or follow, and no difference in the gender roles. 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.

When do we do it?

First Saturday nights on Danforth, second and fourth Fridays in the Annex, occasional Saturday nights at Trinity St Paul, summer Sundays in the park, plus workshops and special events on different times and at various locations. Check this page, sign up for the mailing list or join us on Facebook to get the latest news!

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Saturday, May 7 (St. Barnabas)
We've discovered that St Barnabas is having a music festival on May 7, so we're skipping that dance and hope to see you on Friday, May 13 at Trinity St Paul.

Friday, May 13

Annex dance @ Trinity St. Paul's

Featuring caller Tara Bolker and music by Get Your Coat (Ben Bolker on fiddle and Gwen Harper on piano)!

Trinity St. Paul's (directions)
427 Bloor W near Spadina
$10 or $7 for students/seniors

Coming events:

Friday, May 27 (Annex dance @ Trinity St. Paul)
Saturday, June 4 (St. Barnabas)

A Family Dance is being planned! Watch this space, join our mailing list and check us out on facebook and twitter for updates.

Additional dates for special events may be added.

Please note that all TECD events are completely fragrance-free.

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

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St. BarnabasSt Stephen'sTrinity St Paul's

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