Victoria English Country Dance Society

2015 - 2016 Dance Season

Welcome

Weekly dancing Thursday evenings 24 September to 10 December 2015

Live Music from The Dancehall Players!

Their second album is available

Upcoming dance programs/schedule Autumn 2015


The Dancehall Players, our lovely house band, also performs about the Victoria and Vancouver area

Dancehall Players @ Dan's Hall, by Mikkel Schau, 2001 - used by permissionThe Dancehall Players at VECDS 12th Night dinner dance 2014. Photo by S. Kirkvold, used by permission

The VECDS is a group of friendly people who gather once a week to dance. We dance in longways sets, circles and squares

These are "old" dances from the 18th and 19th centuries and "new" dances in the English style created in the 20th and 21st centuries. Not all are "Playford" as some new quirks have been added, and olde ones found

Each dance has its own music played wonderfully by our musicians, The Dancehall Players

It is easy to learn the dances and we always have a caller

We welcome newcomers, whether dancers or musicians.  No dance partner or experience is required - just a desire to have fun

Come play with us! The 2015/2016 dance season will sport an Open Band evening the 4th Thursday of each month
Some event details may intentionally not be published so please ask at a dance session, or by e-mail or telephone call. Be on our local e-mail list to receive updates

Check Island Dance (a web site & e-mail list) for various forms of Country & Folk dance in town or the Island(s)


Hear

Hear The Dancehall Players about the local area


Dance

11-13 Sep 2015 Victoria, Hands Across the Water ECD workshop weekend. David Millstone leads, music - The Dancehall Players -- registration is full for 2015 with a waiting list in place. Registration for the 2016 event will be announced sometime in April of that year. This popular event tends to fill up between 6 and 8 weeks from that announcement

6-8 Nov 2015 Portland English Country ball. Erik Weberg leads, music Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Lisa Scott. Registration begins in July 2015
English & Scottish Country Dance Balls & Events - Greater Pacific Northwest, by Doug Brown
[now hosted on Google Docs]

Folk & Country Dance - Vancouver Island & southern BC islands @ Island Dance, site & list. By John D. Erskine
See

VECDS hosts our biennial English Country ball (we alternate with Vancouver ECD) in the spring of the "odd" years

Our thus far brief ball history collection hosts links to these earlier ball pages. Some have links for pictures and videos of the events, including parts of our world famous post-lunch entertainment

March of 2015, & 2013, and Apr 2011 

The first offerings of our 2015 Ball imagery has been posted. Expect more as folks share their imagery via our Flickr Group


We hosted our 14th Annual Hands Across the Water workshop weekend,  5 - 7 September 2014
Music by The Dancehall Players, dance workshops and evening dances with Colin Hume. If you have photos or videos, please send a link to the webminister for publishing
We are an affiliate of the Country Dance & Song Society

The Dancehall Players albums  - reviews - cover& contents  Their second CD More From Dan's Hall is now available

Dance & event photo gallery

CDSS Newsletter article by Lael Whitehead about Dance On Mayne (Mayne Island, two-stop ferry ride away)

Information

About VECDS including Location/Directions, Dance/dancer queriesWebmaster, Contact us
Fragrance Free information please read
Caller Resources -- Thursday schedule and dance program