Note new date for April dance - see you on April 5 to dance in the spring!!

Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Dance Program

Join us to experience the beautiful English country dance tradition - simple footwork, great fellowship and beautiful music. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome.

Our popular monthly dances feature a lively blend of English and contra dances, with live music and lots of supportive teaching to get you up and dancing in no time!

Most dances begin at 7:30 and end at 10, mostly on the third Saturday of the month, mostly at St. John's United Church (see calendar for exceptions).

September 21

October 19

November 16

December 21 - Holiday gala - 7:30-10:30
Wear your holiday finery! If you like, bring snacks to share at the break.

December 31 - New Year's Eve Contra Dance!
Special night, special dance, special time:
Bring a snack to share (optional)
intro lesson at 8:30, dance from 9pm on;
admission $10 per person or $20 per family.

January 18 Celebrate Twelfth Night (or nearly) with a Costume Ball - Period or fancy dress outfits encouraged (but not required!)

February 15

March 15

April 5 - Season finale (note date change - this is the first Saturday of the month!)

Cost: $10 (or $30 for 4 dances)
Full time students $5
Children 12 and under free

Location: St. John's Anglican Church (map)
99 Brock St. (corner of Hunter & Water Sts.)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Even more dancing! Strictly English - bi-weekly Friday workshop series

featuring dances from the 17th century to modern day

Admission $5 per session

Fridays 7 to 9 p.m.

Sept 13, 27 Oct 11, 25 Nov 8, 22 Dec 6
(at Sadleir House, 751 George St N)

Sundays 2 to 4 p.m.

Jan 12, 26 Feb 9, 23 Mar 9, 23 April 7 ( at Mark St United Church, 90 Hunter St E)

What is Country Dancing?

Country Dancing is spirited social dancing from Britain and North America. Some dances are several hundred years old, and some are newly composed, but all are great fun! Our dances come from the English countryside, the English court (Playford Dances) and include the rollicking Contra Dances of New England.

There is no fancy footwork, and all dances are taught by experienced callers before being danced by the group. Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.

No need to bring a partner - there are plenty of people to dance with. Beginners are especially welcome!

Want More Information?

Susan Bunting

Here are some other dances in southern Ontario:

Ottawa English Country Dancers
Toronto English Country Dancers

Ottawa Valley Contra Dancers
Toronto Country Dancers
Hamilton Country Dancers
Owen Sound Contra Dances

Comments from our dancers:

"friendly people, wonderful music, lots of fun"
"always leave with a warm, happy feeling"
"dedicated, helpful callers"
"we love keeping a tradition alive"
"it's great to see people of all ages dancing"