Welcome to Island Dance

Island Dance title image - courtesy NOAA


Newsy stuff


- Heading into what seems like a hiatus for country and folk dance, the Mid Sumer period. For a number of dance series (the weekly and monthly/bi-monthly) it may be, however there are opportunities to view and participate in dancing out there. We'll try to collect some and publish links here. Naturally this is something that dancer and organiser readers may help with. Send that info in for posting (on the web site) and send it on to others on the iDance mailing list

- We've moved! (as if you hadn't noticed). I'd like to thank the Victoria English Country Dance Soc. for letting us "move in to the basement" (be hosted on their server/web site branch)

- Keep the updates and contributions coming folks! Especially with the shut down of the Shaw Webspace so many folks used (2017.03.06) Please, if you send me the new address then link updates will occur much sooner and much more easily

- Contra dance returns to Nanaimo, accompanied by interleaved Ceilidh dancing

Island Dance List, [iDance] an e-mail listserver. Use the button at any page top for more info. Join this e-mail list, receive info from organisers, send out word of your event, or discuss starting or attending one! (Don't panic, I'll reduce the "instructions" shortly, just visit the site and sign up. It's e-mail, what can go wrong?)

- Please send your dance event, activity, hall, or other information to this web site. A big thank you to folks submitting information, tell your friends, heck tell others as well

Also send it out via iDance, the list. Yes, you. If the event is a dance, or contains dancing, of a folk/country nature, just do it. Sending it to me to send it to the list adds a delay

- Like to help make this site into  http://island-dance.ca/ or http://vislanddance.ca/  (preferences? suggestions?) Perhaps a small $ contribution to help find a standalone house for this site.  Please get in touch

What's all this then?


An independent (enough) Folk & Country Dance web site & e-mail list for Dancers, Dance Groups, Callers, Musicians, Organisers, and the like, on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and other islands in or near Southern British Columbia. Some Lower Mainland, regional and BC information or connections will be presented for island dancers

Please see the About page for more background or rationale and to make any submissions & updates, which are most welcome