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. 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 and occasional afternoons, as well as 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, February 6, 2016

TECD's first dance of 2016 will be on Saturday, February 6 at St. Barnabas, on the Danforth. Karen Millyard will be calling with Kevin Budd on winds, Stephanie Martin on keyboards.

Join us first for a community potluck, bringing a dish to share! And if you have a friend coming to the dance for the first time, please encourage them to attend the mini-lesson at 7.45.

6 – set-up
6.30-7.30 – potluck supper
7.45 – mini-lesson in English Country Dancing
8-10.30 – Dancing to live music

10 / 7 students; if you attend the supper please bring a dish to share – savoury or sweet, fancy or simple, all will be enjoyed!

Coming events:

Saturday, March 5 (note: our March dance will be an *afternoon* dance)
Saturday, April 2
Saturday, May 7
Saturday, June 4

Dates for special events will 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 and/or the mailing list.

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