TE C D A
Toronto English Country Dance Assembly
Special Dances See notices and flyers for our past special dances below, or look at our upcoming special dances.
2017-18
Previous Years
October Triple Dance Oct 24, 2014
Holiday Dance Dec 27, 2014
Summer Assembly 2015 June 27, 2015
SPECIAL DANCE SCHEDULE 2016-17
We are hosting 4 special English Country dances with guest callers and live musicians. Please join us for these events.
December 12, 2015 Saturday, 2 to 5 pm  Caller: Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg  Music: Emilyn Stam band
March 12, 2016 Saturday, 2 to 5 pm  Caller: Dave Smukler (New York)  Music: ECD band
Location St. Barnabas Anglican Church - Side entrance through playground 175 Hampton Avenue, Toronto (map)
Price $12 per person
September 12, 2015 Saturday, 2 to 5 pm  Caller: Ken Gall (Ohio)  Music: ECD band
June 11, 2016 Saturday, 2 to 5 pm  Caller: Cathy Campbell Music: Snow Date (Julia Hartman & Jean Monroe)
Toronto English Country Dance Assembly
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.
2018-19
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.
2019-20
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).