Toronto English Country Dance Assembly
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Toronto English Country Dance Assembly
Everyone welcome! We welcome dancers of all ages and backgrounds. Beginners welcome.  LGBTQ+ friendly.  All dances are taught by a dance caller, as we move in graceful patterns with a walking step to beautiful music. You do not need to bring a dance partner; we switch partners every dance. Please avoid perfume and scented grooming products. Free Admission on Fridays 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 sometimes dance costumes.
We dance every Tuesday evening at Willowdale Presbyterian Church, 38 Ellerslie Avenue, North York (map); and every Friday evening at the Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen Street East, Toronto (map), usually on the second floor. [More info] Special dance with Alexandra Deis-Lauby on January 26, for experienced dancers only.  2:00 to 4:30, Ralph Thornton Centre. More special dances… Save the date!  Dance weekend October 2 to 4, 2020, with caller Joanna Reiner Wilkinson and live music by Goldcrest.
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.