TECDA
Toronto English Country Dance Assembly

Past special dances

See notices and flyers for our past special dances below, or look at our upcoming special dances.

2023-2024

Sunday November 5, 2023:
Tara Bolker calling. Live music by Ben Bolker and Susanne Maziarz. 2:00-4:00, St Barnabas Church.
Saturday December 9, 2023:
David Smukler calling. Live music by Ben Bolker and Susanne Maziarz. 2:00-5:00, St Barnabas Church. David is also calling the Toronto Contra Dance this evening.
Sunday December 31, 2023: New year's eve day dance (afternoon)
Walter Zagorski and Cathy Campbell calling. Live music by Daev Clysdale and Elena Spanu. 2:00-5:00, St Barnabas Church.
Saturday February 10, 2024:
Alan Rosenthal calling. Live music by Anne Lederman and Dorothy de Val. 2:00-5:00, St Barnabas Church.
Saturday March 9, 2024:
Bev Bernbaum calling. Live music by Susanne Maziarz and Daev Clysdale. 2:00-5:00, St Barnabas Church.
Friday March 29, 2024 (holiday): Good Friday dance afternoon and evening
Tara Bolker and Cathy Campbell calling. Live music by Ben Bolker and Susanne Maziarz. NUUC (enter at the north-east corner of 310 Danforth off Hampton Avenue). 2:30-5:00 and 7:00-9:30.
Saturday May 11, 2024:
Myra Hirschberg and Tom Calwell calling. Live music by Emily Wood and Daev Clysdale. 2:00-5:00, St Barnabas Church.
Friday/Saturday July 12 and 13, 2024: Gaye Fifer
Gaye Fifer calling to music by Susanne Maziarz and Elena Spanu. Ralph Thornton Centre. Friday July 12, 7:00 to 9:00; Saturday July 13, 2:00 to 5:00.

2022-2023

Sunday November 20, 2022:
Cathy Campbell calling, 2:00-4:00, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation (NUUC).
Live music by Pat Mearns and Ben Bolker.
Saturday December 10, 2022:
Mira Hirschberg and Tom Calwell calling, 2:00-5:00, St Barnabas Church.
Live music by Pat Mearns and Daev Clysdale.
Sunday January 1, 2023:
Callers Cathy Campbell, Walter Zagorski, Dave Berman; 2:00-5:00, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation (NUUC).
Live music by Susanne Maziarz and Daev Clysdale.
Sunday February 5, 2022:
Dave Berman and Cathy Campbell calling, 2:00-4:00, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation (NUUC).
Live music by Daev Clysdale and Ben Bolker.
Saturday March 11, 2023:
Susan Bunting and Alan Rosenthal calling, 2:00-4:00, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation (NUUC).
Live music by Susanne Maziarz and Ben Bolker.
Friday and Saturday April 7 and 8, 2023: Dances with David Smukler
With live music by Susanne Maziarz and Daev Clysdale.
English Country Dance, Friday afternoon, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation (NUUC).
     Dance Friday 2:00-5:00 (festive dress optional). Group meal 5:00-7:00. Please pre-register at
"Favourite Dances: What makes them so great", Saturday, 2:00-5:00, NUUC. Please pre-register at
Toronto Contra Dance, Saturday, 7:30-10:00, St Barnabas Church.
Saturday May 13, 2023:
Lorraine Sutton and Walter Zagorski calling, 2:00-4:00, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation (NUUC).
Live music by Daev Clysdale and Emily Wood.

2021-2022

Dance weekend, September 30 to October 2, 2022, with Brooke Friendly and Roguery!
At Eastminster United Church.
Saturday and Sunday May 21 and 22, 2022: Dance weekend with local callers and live music!
Musicians Pat Mearns, Susanne Maziarz, and Daev Clysdale.
Callers:
  • Saturday 10:30-12:30 AM: Walter Zagorski
  • Saturday 2:30-4:30 PM: Alan Rosenthal
  • Saturday 7:00-9:30 PM: Cathy Campbell
  • Sunday 2:00-5:00 PM: Dave Berman
St Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Avenue, Toronto. Enter from Hampton Avenue.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
Full weekend $60; all Saturday $40; separate rates for individual dances. More details on the poster.
Friday April 15, 2022 (holiday): afternoon dance
2:00 to 4:00 at Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located in Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto.
Caller Alan Rosenthal, with live music by Ben Bolker and Rick Avery.

2019-2020

Saturday September 14, 2019: English Country Dance party.
Myra Hirshberg and Tom Calwell calling. All welcome.
Live music by Kevin Budd and Daev Clysdale. 2:00-5:00, St Barnabas Church, 175 Hampton Avenue.
Saturday and Sunday December 14 and 15, 2019: Dances with David Smukler
2:00-5:00 on December 14 at St Barnabas Church, 175 Hampton Avenue -- all welcome. Live music by Rick Avery, Saskia Tomkins, and Laurel Sharp.
2:00-4:30 on December 15 at Ralph Thornton Centre -- for experienced dancers only. Live music by Rick Avery, Ben Bolker, and Laurel Sharp.
Saturday December 28, 2019:
Extra dance at St Barnabas Church, 175 Hampton Avenue, 2:00-4:30.
Sunday January 26, 2020:
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calling. Ralph Thornton Centre, 2:00-4:30. For experienced dancers only. Live music by Susanne Maziarz (piano), Cassie Norton (violin), and Cathy Campbell (clarinet).

2018-2019

Saturday September 29, 2018: For experienced dancers. Ralph Thornton Centre. Workshop from 1:00 to 4:00, and dress-up dance (Regency or formal attire) from 7:00 to 10:00. Robin Hayden calling.

Friday October 26, 2018: All welcome. The Friday October 26 dance will be called by CDSS executive member Brooke Friendly and will run from 7:30 to 10:00, with live music by Rick Avery and Jennifer Melvin.

Saturday December 8, 2018: All welcome. St Barnabas Church, 2:00 to 5:00. David Smukler calling. Music by Rick Avery and Jennifer Melvin.

Sunday March 24, 2019: All welcome. Ralph Thornton Centre, 2:00 to 5:00. Gaye Fifer calling. Live music by Rick Avery and Jennifer Melvin.

Annual ball: Friday April 19, 2019: All welcome. 2:00 to 4:30 and 7:00 to 9:30. Adivi Residence in King City. Please see the TECDA annual ball page.

June 14 through 16, 2019: Special weekend with Colin Hume. Friday evening dance, workshops, advanced dance, and dance party! Please see the Colin Hume weekend page.

2017-2018

Saturday special dance for experienced dancers on October 7, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00; all welcome to the evening dance from 7:00 to 10:00. Live music by Stephen Fuller and DJ Moons. St Barnabas Church.

Saturday special dance on December 9, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00. All welcome. Judy Greenhill calling. St Barnabas Church.

Sunday special dance for advanced dancers on December 10, 2017, from 10:00 to 1:00. Advanced dancers only. Judy Greenhill calling. Ralph Thornton Centre.

Sunday January 28, 2018: For experienced dancers. Ralph Thornton Centre (third floor), 1:00 to 4:00. Gaye Fifer calling. Music by Daev Clysdale and Jenny Melvin. This is part of a four-dance weekend, with Gaye Fifer calling a double dance for Toronto Contra Dance the previous day.

Saturday February 24, 2018: Advanced dance, including Dutch Crossing! St Barnabas Church, 2:00 to 5:00. Cathy Campbell calling.

Friday (holiday) March 30, 2018: Our annual ball! At the beautiful Adivi residence. Dancing in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday May 13, 2018: For experienced dancers. Ralph Thornton Centre, 1:00 to 4:00. Tara Bolker calling. Music by Eileen Nicholson and Jane Knoeck. This is part of a four-dance weekend, with Katy Heine calling a double dance for Toronto Contra Dance the previous day.

Saturday May 26, 2018: All welcome. St Barnabas Church, 2:00 to 5:00. David Smukler calling. Music by Ben Bolker, Laurel Sharp, and Rick Avery.

Saturday July 14, 2018: All welcome. Ralph Thornton Centre, 7:00 to 10:00. Lisa Greenleaf calling. This is part of a three-dance weekend, with Toronto Contra Dance's Island Dance the following day with Lisa Greenleaf and Tempest.

Previous years

Summer Assembly 2015
June 27, 2015
Holiday Dance
December 27, 2014
October Triple Dance
October 24, 2014
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