Toronto English Country DancersRooted in the Past, Dancing into the Future
|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 19
Stephen Fuller will teach a music workshop for people wanting to play for ECD from 4.30-6.30 pm. Pre-registration required; please contact us for the list of tunes and sheet music. $15 per person. Community potluck supper
Set-up at 6.30, potluck at 7. Easter Dance
Karen Millyard with Kevin Budd on several instruments, Dorothy de Val on piano, and Stephen Fuller on fiddle.
8 to 10.30 at 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 24
Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Dance Party, 7-10 pm. ECD basics lesson first, then social dancing. $10 / $7 April 29 — UNESCO International Day of Dance — TECD will be taking our favourite dance form to the streets! Saturday, May 3
caller Tara Bolker with band Get your Coat: Ben Bolker on fiddle and Gwen Harper on keyboard 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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