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
Billings Estate National Historic Site will hold their annual Pride and Prejudice Garden Party on August 27.
We will be there!
We'll demonstrate English Country Dance and party goers will join in.
Music for the dance will be provided by Quite Carried Away.
A Welcome Back Dance, Friday Sep 8the at the Mlacak Centre, starts the new season.
The remainder of the program to be announced.
November 10 - 12
& Guest Band
The Flying Romanos
also featuring Ottawa Band
Quite Carried Away
Information Sheet here
|Friday Favorites||Honeysuckle Cottage &|
|Wednesday Favorites||Elegant Dancer &|
|First Danced Recently||Breakfast with Coyotes &|
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