Big Nights!

of traditional dance in Montreal

Information and links on other folk dances held in Montreal. Under construction.

Second Saturday of the month during spring and fall, organized by the Siamsa School of Irish Music. 8pm at the Royal Canadian Legion - NDG, 5455 de Maisonneuve West (Corner Addington). Métro Vendôme. For directions, see the Where page. (Please do not phone the Legion for information!)

September 24
October 22
November 26

To be confirmed

Third Saturday, at the very popular Les veillées du plateau, now in their 23rd year.
8:30pm at Le Centre du Plateau, 2275 St-Joseph Blvd E (corner Fullum), Montréal.
Métro Laurier + Autobus 27 eastbound. Website:

September 17: Hélène Fournier au call, Liiette Remon au violon, Sébastien Dionne à l'accordéon et le Biguaette Big Band
October 15: Véronique Sauvageau au call, Gaston Nolet à l'accordéon, Denis Maheux au violon Benoit Legault au piano
November 19: Pierre Chartrand au call, Richard Forest au violon, Frank Sears à l'accordéon, Martin Billette au piano
December 17: Gérard Morin au call, Sabin Jacques à l'accordéon, Kattialine Painchaud au violon Rachel Aucoin au piano

January 7: Gilles Pitre au call, Normand Miron à l'accordéon et compagnie
January 21: Normand Legault au call, Rejean Brunet à l'accordéon, André Brunet au violon, Benoit Legault au piano
February 18: Yvan Gagné au call, Stéphane Landry à l'accordéon, Eric Favreau au violon, Paul Marchand à la guitare
March 18: Érick Tarte au call et le groupe Genticorum
April 15: Daniel Métayer au call, Daniel Poirier à l'accordéon, Yvon Cuillerier au violon, Luc Lavallée à la guitare
May 20: Yaëlle Azoulay au call, Francine Desjardins à l'accordéon, André Desjardins aux percussions, Rachel Aucoin au piano

Fourth Saturday, 7pm at Victoria Hall, Westmount - 4626 Sherbrooke St. West (corner Arlington Ave.) Bus 24, métro Vendome. Contact Lesley Coulton at 514 344 0367 or send an email message to

October 22: Pippa Hall calling with the Big Night Band
November 26 (US thanksgiving weekend): Jackie Hall with the Monosyllables

January 28: Jackie Hall calling contradance and Jean-François Berthiaume calling danses québécoises with RéVeillons
February 25: Jackie Hall with L'Homme à Deux Femmes
March 25: Jackie Hall with The Original Garton's Crimson Avengers
April 22: Peter Stix with Jean Duval and friends

Round dancing is so called because it is danced in a circle formation. It is derived from the Varsovienna, the Gay Gordons and other British Isles dances, Sequence and Old Time Dancing.

  • First levels Waltz and Two-step
  • From Level 3, standard ballroom rhythms (international basics).
  • A different choreography for each melody

Monkland Community Centre, 4410 West Hill (N.D.G.) (métro Villa-Maria & Bus 162)
Fully bilingual teaching - singles welcome
Info: Gisèle (450) 679-7623 - Monkland Centre (514) 872-8588