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.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Afternoon music and dance events; potluck; evening dance with Karen Millyard and Susie Bunting calling

3.30 – Doors open
4-6 – informal music session; bring your instrument and music stand, hang out and play some ECD tunes – led by Stephen Fuller
4.30-6 – Workshop for experienced dancers, taught by Karen Millyard
6 – community potluck set-up
6.30 – spring potluck supper
7.30 – English Country Dance basics class taught by Karen Millyard
8-10.30 – Dancing to live music, calling by Karen Millyard and Walter Zagorski

Afternoon dance workshop: 12/10.
Afternoon music session: no charge.
Evening dance: 10/7/family rates.
Combo afternoon dance workshop + evening dance: 20/15.

St. Barnabas, 361 Danforth Ave
We encourage you to bring snacks to share at the break and also your own cups to help protect the environment.


Coming events:

Thursday, April 23
Shakespeare's Birthday Dance Party

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