York Region English Country Dancers

English country dancing in central York Region! (Ontario, Canada)

You don't need to bring a partner, and most people don't; we switch partners every dance anyway.

Beginners welcome!

We dance on the first, third, and (when there is one) fifth Saturday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00 at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Avenue (near Davis and Main), Newmarket. Enter from Park Avenue.

Upcoming exception: YRECD will not be dancing on Saturday September 30, because some of us will be going to a special dance weekend in Toronto with an internationally-renowned caller.

Upcoming dates: September 2, September 16, October 7, October 21, ...

Parking: You can park in the parking lot to the west of the church (by the daycare, which grounds are also owned by the church). If that is full, you can sometimes find a spot on Main Street (but pay attention to the time limit signs, because they're all different durations). Or, there is a "green P" parking lot just off Main Street (on the east side) which is free and generally has space.

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English Country Dance looks like this:

ECD sample video

English Country Dance is graceful and stately, and quite a lot of fun. You may have seen English Country Dance in Jane Austen movies.

No dance experience required. All dances are taught!

Admission is by donation, and your first class is free.

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If you are a Scottish Country Dancer, click here.

If you are a Square Dancer, click here.

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