Welcome to Island Dance

Island Dance title image - courtesy NOAA


Newsy stuff


- Greetings dance folks. A quick apology for seemingly disappearing. Your webmeister had a family issue that took some time to deal with that spun into several months of travel. Now back in the saddle so please send that info in for posting (on the web site) or go ahead and (you) send it on to others on the iDance mailing list.

I'd like to thank those that submited information, updates and suggestions of corrections. It's all welcome. I'd like to apologise to those who did so when I didn't have any or all of connectivity, lead time or energy.

That all said we're at half term on the fall dance season. Much of the site is designed to not require much updating, so have a poke about, join the mailing list, and mostly get out dancing, making music for dance and organising it all.

- 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 a branch of their web site)

- Keep the updates and contributions coming folks! Especially with the shut down of the Shaw Webspace so many folks used (2017.03.06) Please send in the new address so link updates may be more easily made.

- 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