The new session begins on April 18, 2019!

Contra dances and quadrilles

With Anne-Marie Gardette and Pierre Chartrand

Group class (beginner)

Anne-Marie Gardette and Pierre Chartrand will lead a series of workshops on the old and more recent dances that were practiced both in this region as well as a little further afield, in northeastern North America.

The workshop will explore the essential 18th-century book Livre de contredances (or Manuscrit de Trois-Rivières), which includes dance steps and figures specific to French contradances (or “square” dances). We will also have a look at the English forms of contradance practiced in the New World in the 18th and 19th centuries.


  • Thursday, 6:20 p.m. to 7:35 p.m


  • Session of 7 classes: $85
  • Application fee: $20 (New students)

Registration and information

  • (514) 397-9226 or by email
  • On site