Victoria English Country Dance Society


Hands Across the Water

An English Country Dance Weekend

September 8 - 10, 2017

Victoria, B.C.


Graham Christian

Dance Leader


Music by

The Dancehall Players & Friends



Friday Evening September 9th

7:30 – 10:30 Dance with Rosemary Lach and Graham Christian

Saturday September 10th with Graham Christian

9:30 – 11:00 Cookery: Dances & Interpretations of Tom Cook

Nonesuch (II)                         The Playford Assembly
Lady Pentweazle’s Maggot
Stepping Stones
The Maid’s Last Wish              The Playford Assembly
Portabella                               The Playford Assembly
Come Let’s Be Merry              The Playford Assembly
Round About our Coal Fire      The Playford Assembly

11:15 – 12:30 War & Peace in English Country Dance

A Soldier & a Sailor
The French Ambassador
The Drummer                         The Playford Assembly
Belgia Retrieved
Sackett’s Harbour
Peace be With You


12:30 – 1:30 Lunch


1:30 – 3:00 Tasty Bones:  New English Country Dances from Maggot Pie Onward

Dunham Oaks
Measured Obsession
Founder’s Day
Evergreen
Phoenix Rejuvenated
Key to the Cellar
Angels Unawares

Saturday Evening September 10th with Graham Christian

7:30 – 10:30 Dance

Enfield Wash
Bar a Bar
New Year’s Day in the Morning
Cheshire Rounds
Trip to the Manors
Fop‘s Fancy
News from Tripoli

Ram Meadow
Cumberland Square Eight
Leather Lake House
Merry Salopians
Spanish Jig
Wooden Shoes

Sunday September 11th with Graham Christian

10:00 – 11:15 The Lover’s Luck: Love and Other Misfortunes in English Country Dance

Draw Cupid Draw
Love and a Bottle                    The Playford Assembly
The Lover’s Knot
The Lover’s Luck                    The Playford Assembly
Never Love Thee More            The Playford Assembly

11:30 – 1:00 Indian Summer: Dances to the Music of Jonathan Jensen

Honeysuckle Cottage
Devil’s Maggot
After Dinner Maggot
Mr. Jensen’s Gift
The Homecoming
Indian Summer



White Eagle Polish Hall

90 Dock St.

Victoria, B.C. V8V 2A1


All Workshops and Dances are fragrance free


Registration Form