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, but new tunes and dances are being written all the time. It is done in groups, with dancers forming 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?

Weekly social dances with live music — all welcome — and family dances in the Annex, plus workshops for every level from beginner to advanced, and special events at various locations. Check this page, sign up for the mailing list or join us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news!

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In view of the current situation regarding COVID-19, all current events are suspended. We will post updates here when we feel it is safe to resume.

In the meantime, be careful, follow Toronto Public Health updates and safety protocols, keep doing other things that give you joy, and please keep in contact with vulnerable people to check that they're okay.

We're all in this together!

7.30 pm Beginner-friendly lesson (free!) – No partner or experience needed

8 - 10 pm –  Dancing for all

$12 per person, but additional donations appreciated

All dances taught, walked through and cued during the music

Trinity St Paul's, 427 Bloor St West

No lead or follow! Live music, all dances taught, walked through and cued during the music by professional callers. We're a friendly and welcoming group, and we all invite newcomers to dance with us, so no partner is needed!

Coming up:

The regular Saturday dances will resume on Saturday, January 11, and run every Saturday from January 11 through May 16 (except on March 28 when there will be no dance). April 18: guest teacher Walter Zagorski

Watch this space, join our mailing list and check us out on facebook and twitter for updates.

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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