Toronto English Country Dance Assembly
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Toronto English Country Dance Assembly
Everyone welcome! We welcome beginners or experienced dancers of all ages and backgrounds. LGBTQ+ friendly. All dances are taught by a dance caller. The dances are easy to learn and to dance with walking steps. You do not need to bring a dance partner; we switch partners every dance. Free Admission All of our regular Friday Night dances have Free Admission for everyone. Donations are welcome. We also organize special dance events with live music and dance costumes at other locations.
We dance every Friday from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St East, Toronto (map), usually  on the second floor.  [More info] Advanced hey workshop on Sunday January 20, 2:00 to 5:00, Ralph Thornton Centre.  For dancers with some ECD experience.  [More info] Workshop on Sunday January 27, 2:00 to 5:00, Ralph Thornton Centre:  Come dance some dances which, as far as we know, have not been danced in about three hundred years!  For experienced dancers only (knowledge of basic figures will be assumed).  Calling by Cathy Campbell, with live music by Pat Mearns. Workshop on Sunday February 17, 2:00 to 5:00, Ralph Thornton Centre:  Dances by Philippe Callens.  Tara Bolker calling. For experienced dancers only. Special dance on Sunday March 24, 2:00 to 5:00, with Gaye Fifer calling.  Ralph Thornton Centre.  Admission $15, or $12 for members.
St Barnabas Anglican Church 175 Hampton Avenue, Toronto (Just west of Chester subway station) Enter through the children’s play area off Hampton Avenue. Note: This is NOT our primary dance location.  This is the location of a particular dance only if it explicitly says “St Barnabas Church” in the listing for that dance.
Ralph Thornton Centre Second floor 765 Queen Street East, Toronto (Two blocks east of Broadview Ave) Note: This is the primary location for our Friday night dances. The special dances are held at various locations. The location address is mentioned with each dance.