Erin Mills Scottish Country Dancers:

Tuesdays & Fridays

Scottish Country Dancing is the traditional ballroom dancing of Scotland. It has been in existence for centuries whether as a formal ball for royalty or as a social gathering in a kitchen. Neither is it restricted to those of Scottish birth or lineage, these days Scottish Country Dancing is enjoyed all round the world for fun, sociability and exercise.

Why not come and try it here in Mississauga. A series of classes over the winter months costs less than a weekly visit to the movies. You don't have to bring a partner. The form of the dance gives dancers an opportunity to mix and make new acquaintances.

Although classes stop for the summer months, there are many opportunities to get together with friends for Scottish Country Dancing in and round Toronto. Several groups get together to dance at Highland Games and Scottish Festivals. This picture is of Orillia Scottish Festival, held in July.

As you become more interested in Scottish Country Dancing, you discover weekend classes near and far. The picture below shows a group of us at a workshop in Pawling, New York.

Come and join the fun!

A new dancer needs only a good pair of soft soled shoes or they may purchase an inexpensive pair of dancing slippers (ballet slippers for the ladies, ghillies for the men). Acquiring a kilt or a fancy ball gown is not necessary.

The Erin Mills Scottish Country Dance Group hosts classes for:

• Adult Beginners  •  Adult Intermediate  •  Youth

Adult classes are divided into Basic Technique and Intermediate, meeting at different locations. The Youth Class is held with the Adult Basic Technique Class.

Basic Adult & Youth Class: Tuesdays from 7:15pm until 10:00pm, September through May.  Early in the season we start at 7:00pm for new dancers to give them additional experience in the basic technique. The class welcomes Youth ages 11 to 19 yrs. Teachers and contacts for adult basic and youth are Keith & Deirdre MacCuish Bark, (905) 822-1707. Join us at Cooksville United Church on Mimosa Row near Hurontario and Dundas, Mississauga < map >.

Intermediate Class: Fridays from 8.00 until 10.30pm.  The teacher and contact for adult intermediate is  Mrs. Jean Hamilton, (905) 566-9599. It is held at Mississauga Senior's Centre, Olga Tyne Auditorium, 1389 Cawthra Rd, (East side, at Arbor Crt., 2 lights south of QEW) < map >