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.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

TECD's first-Saturday social dance will be on Saturday, October 3 at St. Barnabas, on the Danforth.

Karen Millyard calling with Kevin Budd on winds, Dorothy de Val on piano and Stephen Fuller on violin.

6 – set-up for community potluck supper
6.30-7.30 – community potluck (please bring a dish to share; fancy or simple, all will be enjoyed!)
7.45-8 – English Country Dance basics class. New ECD dancers are strongly encouraged to attend this mini-lesson, and experienced dancers are welcome as dance angels
8-10.30 – Evening social dance for all with live music by Kevin Budd, Dorothy de Val and Stephen Fuller, calling by Karen Millyard.
$10/$7/family rates.

Unfortunately Peter Barnes, of Bare Necessities, has had to cancel his trip to Toronto due to a serious family illness.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada