Victoria English Country Dance Society

2014 - 2015 Dance Season


Weekly dancing Thursday evenings 8 January to end of May 2015

Live Music from The Dancehall Players!

Their second album is available

Upcoming dance programs/schedule 2014/2015

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 2014/2015 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Some event details may intentionally not be published so please ask at a dance session, or by e-mail or telephone call.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 The Dancehall Players about the local area


28 Feb 2015 Seattle English Ball, Kalia Kliban leads, Music - The Tricky Brits - Registration now open

28 Mar 2015 Victoria English Ball, Rosemary Lach leads, Music - The Dancehall Players. Registration is full, wait list being taken
The 2015 Ball celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Victoria English Country Dance Society. This special occasion will be hosted at Government House by the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.  Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians.  Please join us for this very special event.

Ball workshop, Sunday 08 Mar 2015 with Rosermary, by donation

18 Apr 2015 Winnipeg, Village Green ECD Spring Ball, more information in January 2015 (flyer)

1 May 2015 Cascadia English Country Dance weekend, Seattle. Dancing Master Brad Foster, special caller Rosemary Lach. Registration is open

6 Jun 2015 Mayne Island Ball, Brooke Friendly leads, music - The Dancehall Players (flyer)

11-13 Sep 2015 Victoria, Hands Across the Water ECD workshop weekend -- details to follow

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

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

VECDS hosted our biennial English Country ball in March 2013 & Apr 2011 (alternates with Vancouver ECD). Our brief ball history page now hosts some links to pictures and video of the 2011 event, including some parts of our post-lunch entertainment (2013 here for now). What we danced

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)


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