Welcome to Ottawa English Country Dance Club in Canada's capital. We meet September through May weekly in Kanata and twice a month in Westboro. Some of the dances we dance are traditional English Country dances, dating from the 17th & 18th centuries. Others are more modern, some written in the last decade; mostly choreographed in the English Country Dance style, occasionally closer to the Contra style.
Dances range from lively dances that would have been danced at English village celebrations years ago, the kind you might have seen at a Barn Dance, to the elegant dances enjoyed by upper classes such as those seen in Pride and Prejudice and other costume dramas.
It is not necessary to bring a partner to any dance but do bring soft soled shoes. No dance experience is required although beginners should, if possible, start at one of our regular Dance Classes. Dress is usually casual although we do host the occasional dress-up events such as the Saturday Ball in our annual 'A Trip to Ottawa' dance weekend.
In consideration of dancers with allergies or sensitivities we request that you do not use perfumes and other strongly-scented products. For occasional pot-luck events avoid the use of nuts.
There is No Dance at Mlacak Good Friday
Welcome Back Dance Friday after Labor Day at the Mlacak Centre
Remainder of the program to be announced.
November 10 - 12
& Guest Band:
The Flying Romanos
& also Ottawa Band: Quite Carried Away
Information Sheet here
Registration opens August 1st
|Friday Favorites||Honeysuckle Cottage &|
|Wednesday Favorites||Elegant Dancer &|
|First Danced Recently||Breakfast with Coyotes &|
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