Welcome to Ottawa English Country Dance Club in Canada's capital.
We meet September through May weekly in Kanata.
Also twice a month in downtown Ottawa (downtown events suspended due to Covid).
Some of the dances we dance are traditional English Country dances, dating from the 17th & 18th centuries.
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.
Covid 19 Rules
Because the pandemic is not over the following rules apply to all in attendance:
Must be double vaccinated;
Sign attendance register;
Hand Sanitizer available.
There will be a break (no tea or cookies provided).