Wednesday September 12, 2018

We are looking forward to these upcoming gigs:

Friday September 28-Fergus Contra Dance-a joint dance with the Royal City Square Dance Club-a chance to do both contra and modern squares. Ben Bolker will be joining Rick, on fiddle. Judy Greenhill and Yvonne Carmen calling.

Saturday September 29-English dance in Toronto-Ralph Thornton Centre.  Advanced workshop from 1:00 to 4:00, and advanced dress-up dance (Regency or formal attire) from 7:00 to 10:00.  Robin Hayden calling. Rick Avery and Ben Bolker playing. Admission: afternoon/evening/both for $20/$35/$50 for non-members or $16/$30/$42 for members.

Friday October 26-special English country dance in Toronto. Details TBA Toronto English Country Dance Assembly

Friday November 10-Toronto Contra Dance. Details TBA Toronto Contra Dances

Saturday November 17-Caller’s Clinic, Fergus, ON. Contact for details contra callers clinic

Monday March 19, 2018

As we live through with this crazy in between weather – one day spring, then the next day winter, followed immediately by spring again – take a deep breath and know that one thing is for certain . . .

Friday March 23rd will be a fabulous night!

Come and join the fun at the Fergus contra dance!
8-10:30 pm

All dances are taught and then prompted by the caller.
Musicians: “Peach Jam” from Ottawa (Duncan Gillis, James Stephens & Paul Hawtin)
Caller: Judy Greenhill
St James Church Hall – 171 Queen St E, Fergus

$12 Adults; $8 Students; Youth free with an adult.
Tickets available at the door, doors open at 7:30 pm
Beginner and New-to-Contra Dance lesson at 7:45 pm

No partners required. Everyone welcome!


Thursday March 8, 2018

Open Mic for Callers at Toronto Contra Dance

March 10 is our Open Mic night for callers.

St. Barnabas Anglican Church Hall, 175 Hampton Avenue, near Chester subway station (detailed directions). There is municipal parking and street parking nearby. If you are driving from farther away, you may be interested in MTO traveller information (road closures, traffic cameras, etc).

Regular admission: Non-members: $15, Members: $12
Student admission: Non-members: $10, Members $8
Children (16 and under): free
Receive a Second Dance Free card on your first visit.

Shoes, clothing, fragrances:
St. Barnabas has asked us to respect their shoe policy, which is that no street shoes are worn in the gym. Please bring a clean pair of shoes to change into. Any wide-heeled, soft-soled shoes are fine. More details.

Dress casually and comfortably, keeping in mind that it gets quite warm in the dance hall – even in winter. Skirts, shorts, and jeans are all common.

We ask you to refrain from wearing scented products, in consideration of fellow dancers who may be allergic to them. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.

Toronto contra dances


Monday January 29, 2018

Dinner  Dance and Games Party

Saturday, February 3, 2018    St. Louis Gym &Large Hall

(53 Allen St. E, Waterloo, enter from Willow St. Parking lot. Call 519-743-4101 for more information.)

6 pm Potluck Dinner (bring your plates and cutlery)
7– 10 pm Live music for Ceili Dancing by                         RELATIVE  HARMONY
with guest fiddler Shane Cook
(Canadian & US National Fiddle Champion)
Admission: Free Will Donation

Games in the Large Hall, Door Prizes & More!

Ceili (say: kaylee) dancing is for all ages. “Caller” teaches the simple dance steps just before each dance. Great fun for everyone! Bring dancing shoes!


Tuesday November 21, 2017

Rick is going to be very busy from now until Christmas. He’s playing the Fergus contra dance on Friday November 24th, with Ben Bolker. Drumlin contra dance

Check out what he’ll be doing every weekend for now until Christmas!

Santa Train

I will be calling in Toronto on Saturday Dec. 9 and Sunday Dec. 10. Toronto contra dance

Toronto English Country Dance Assembly