Social Groups

 

Mondays


Scarborough       >>>> CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.   See you again in September

7:30-9:30 pm    

Westview Presbyterian Church,  233 Westview Blvd, East York, ON M4B 3J7 <map>

Instructor: Nigel Keenan 416.762-3060    |    Contact:   Lourdes Genosa 416.762-3060


St. Clement’s     PAUSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Social Dancing: 7:00 to 9:00   (no early evening specialist technique this season - but all levels are warmly welcome)

The Great Hall of Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road, Forest Hill <map>

  Enter main doors and sign in with BSS Security, please.
    Park on circular drive or on nearby streets. Note: A Beginner-friendly and scent-free group.

Instructor / Contact: Teresa Lockhart 416.759-9845

Tuesdays


Bloorlea   |  Fall Session:  Sept 13 to Dec 13 (no class October 11)

Social dancing 10am-noon   

Join us this Fall as we begin dancing in the bright and spacious Meeting Room at the Alderwood Centre, 2 Orianna Drive, Etobicoke, ON  M8W 4Y1, just west of Brown's Line off Horner Avenue <map>.  There is a large, free parking lot in front of the main doors.  We remain a daytime class from 10am to noon but are returning to our traditional Tuesdays and "pay as you go" format.  

Please note: At this time, dancers must be triple vaccinated, sign an Covid-19-Attestation-form-V2.pdf, and wear a well-fitting mask.  Please bring your own water.  Hand sanitizer will be provided.

If you have questions, please contact Arlene by phone or email.

Instructor & Contact:   Arlene Koteff  416.272-7217


Calvin       Alas… Calvin has closed down, after 65 years

The Calvin SCD Group announces, with great regret, that our classes can no longer continue. In the fall of 1957, a Scottish country dance group began to meet in the lower hall at Calvin Presbyterian Church. It flourished for decades, especially under the leadership of teachers Iain Macfarlane (1960–1980) and Frances Gray (1980-2010). Isabelle MacPherson taught beginners classes in the upper hall for many years and continued to support the group after she retired. Vicky Zeltins taught at Calvin from 2010 until Covid-19 brought an end to social dancing in March 2020.

… Mary Baldwin, with Fiona Morton and Nancy Stokes

Gone but not forgotten:   Visit The Last Chord ~ Calvin’s glory days.


Don Mills      >>>> CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.   See you again in September

7:30-9:30 pm    |  

We dance Tuesday evenings in a very nice space, with a good wood floor and a jovial teacher, Sandra Scott.
We look forward to an easy return to the dance floor, and pleasant social evenings (with appropriate protocols).

Banbury Community Centre, 120 Banbury Road, (S. off York Mills W. of Leslie) <map>  Lots of free parking.

Instructor: Sandra Scott 416.447-0157    |    Contact:  Anne Anderson  416.449-1898


Erin Mills, Tuesdays   >>>> On sabbatical until September 20

7:30 - 9:30 pm    |         

Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row (Go west on Floradale, off Hurontario, S of Dundas) <map>

Instructor:  Keith Bark  905.822-1707     |   Contact:  Deirdre MacCuish Bark 905.822-1707

This is a beginner friendly class. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.  We teach steps and formations early in the evening.


Hillcrest       PAUSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

7:00-9:00 pm    |       

Toronto French School, 296 - 318 Lawrence Ave East [at Bayview] <map>

Enter annex of western-most building, the Junior School [lower level entrance on right] and go downstairs to the gym.

Instructor: Jean Noble  416.449-807

Tayside Evenings:   >>>> On sabbatical until September 13

Tayside social group invites dancers to join us for regular Tuesday evening social dance classes.
Our Teacher, Blair Gerrie, is one of the most experienced in the city, and a model of patience and clarity. We look forward to meeting you. Beginners are welcome.

Tayside Evenings  ~ 7:30 pm - 9:30          Contact:   Barbara Grisdale  416.759-4275

Westview Presbyterian Church, 233 Westview Blvd. (nr O'Connor & Bermondsey)  <map>.     

Instructed by: Blair Gerrie 416.651-8933    

Tayside Mornings: suspended until September  ~ 10:30 am - noon   Contact:   Sandra Charlesworth  416.901-7723


Peterborough (non affiliated) 

Classes: 6:45 pm - 9:30     

Website:   https://www.pscds.ca     For further details, contact Elizabeth McMahon

Wednesdays


A.S.T.A.    |   PAUSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Social dancing 7:30 - 9:30 pm    

Kinsmen Hall, 327 Queen St. S., Streetsville  <map>    Parking and entrance at rear of building.

Instructor/Contact:  Barbara Taylor 905.271-1598

All dancers of all levels are welcome.


Glenview
   >>>> See you in September

Arrival/screening: 7:15pm   ~   Dancing:  7:30-9:30   |

COVID PROTOCOLS:   We ask dancers to be triple vaccinated, sign an attestation form. and wear a mask. Everyone must bring own drinks and mask. We will supply hand sanitizer.

Moira Korus, and occasional guest teachers, will lead social dancing for those with some previous experience.

Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue  <map>
(West of Yonge; 3 blocks S of Lawrence; off Duplex or Glengrove)

Instructor: Moira Korus  647.378-5753      |    Contact:  Valerie Fisher  416.497-4186  


Humbercrest  >>>> On sabbatical until September 21    

7:15 - 9:15pm for in-person dancing. Closing date toward end of May or beginning of June. 

Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Road  (Jane & Annette)  <map>

Instructor: Deirdre MacCuish Bark  905.822-1707    |   Contact: Barbara Kalmuk  416.766-3879

Beginner friendly; all levels welcome.


7:30-9:30 pm  |        PAUSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Normal venue: Chris Gibson Recreation Centre,  125 McLaughlin Rd N, Brampton  <map>

Spring Dance:  St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 44 Church Street E., Brampton <map>.  Dancing begins at 7:30pm.

Instructor: Paul Maloney  905.821-4387    |      Contact:  Ann Campbell  905.459-5213

Thursdays


Trinity  

8:00-10:00 pm  |  RESUMES SEPTEMBER 15 IN OUR NEW LOCATION

We needed to find a less expensive venue than Seeley Hall, and we found it.
We will now dance at Rosedale Presbyterian Church, opposite Branksome Hall.

It’s an excellent facility where we will be very comfortable. It is just slightly further
from a subway stop than we are used to, but there is free on-street parking for those who drive.
Access from the Don Valley Parkway is good.

We will continue the $20 membership fee plus the $7 per evening contribution
until we establish ourselves into this new location.

We hope to continue the Trinity tradition of 'goodies' and tea if we can use the kitchen.

Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Pleasant Rd at South Drive <map>

Instructor:  Arlene Koteff    416.272-7217  |    Contact:  Ken Adamson 416.763-0073


Celtic Connection Dancers — Richmond Hill (not-affiliated with RSCDS Toronto)

Social dancing, afternoons:  1:00pm - 3:30    |       Cancelled until further notice

Cost $5  We stop for afternoon tea and dancers take turns bringing treats. Wear shoes to suit a vinyl floor.

Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill L4C 1T8  <map> 
(Look for the square turret; NOT the pointy spire church) Driveway beside church leads to a carpark at rear.

Instructor:  Jessie Houseley  905.881-1312   |   Contact:   Ross Floyd 905.889-8396


King Edward Scottish Country Dancers — Barrie (not-affiliated with RSCDS Toronto)

Beginners: 7:00 pm    |    Social dancing:  7:00-9:00 pm    >>>> CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.   See you again in September

All dancers must be fully vaccinated, and masks are optional.

Unity Christian High School, 25 Burton Avenue, Barrie  L4N 2R3  <map>

Instructor:  Bill Scott  705.737-2493    |   Contact:  Susan Scott 705.737-2493


Wasaga Beach (non affiliated)   >>>> NOW DANCING IN PERSON

Thursday Mornings 10:00-12:00  (all year round)

Prime Time Club, 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach. (same complex as the YMCA and Recplex).  <map> 

Contact:  Mari Thompson 705.429-2602

Fridays


Aurora  (morning class)  

10:30 am - 12:15 pm    |     Cancelled until further notice

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Hall, 32 Mosley St., Aurora    <map>

Instructor:  Maureen Richardson   905.939-2712     |     Contact:   Agnes Vallejo  905.841-2747


South Simcoe   >>>> FALL SESSION:    Sept 9 - Dec 11

Join us for Scottish Country Dancing. Beginners are welcome.

Please bring your own water, snacks and sanitizer. Masks are optional.

7:30-9:30 pm      

Knox Presbyterian Church, 160 King St. South, Alliston <map>

Instructor: Maureen Richardson  905.939-2712      |    Contact:  Lyn Barsevskis 705-458-1006

Join us on Facebook: South Simcoe Scottish Country Dancers - Alliston


Woodglen          >>>> On sabbatical until September 23

7:45 -9:45 pm    |  Woodglen-Protocols.pdf

We want masks to be worn and frequent hand sanitizing.  Bring your own water and snack if desired.  If you have a cold or are not feeling well, please be kind to the others and yourself and stay home.  If you are not comfortable yet with dancing, we understand and will see you when you do come back to us.  
John Clark 416.266-3609

Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, Kingston Rd. at Wood Glen, Scarborough <map> (Halfway between Victoria Park & Warden)

Instructor: Deirdre MacCuish Bark  905.822-1707      |    Contact:  John Clark 905.683-9513

Saturday Mornings ~ Youth Classes


Rosedale Youth      

      >>>> CLOSED FOR THE SEASON  ~  STARTS AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER   

  1. Family class (9:15-10am) dancing in-person from April 2nd.
    Dancers will be asked for a
    covid attestation.

  2. Senior class (10:15am-11:30) dancing in-person for ‘tweens & teens who are double-vaxxed began Saturday March 5.

  3. Please contact Moira Korus for details.

  4. More info: Youth classes at Rosedale Presbyterian Church

Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Pleasant Rd at South Drive <map>.  

New students, boys or girls, are always welcome.
Come and enjoy social dancing, festivals, parties, special events and gala days.

Contact Instructor: Moira Korus  416.924-9616

Periodic Saturday Evenings


The White Cockade: Social & Dance Club - Hamilton (not-affiliated with RSCDS Toronto)

A Scottish social group. Dances the 3rd Saturday of each month in dance season. All dances are cancelled until further notice. In the event that circumstances improve, the committee is ready, subject to hall availability, to arrange a programme, be it a tea dance at Delta Church or a Saturday evening dance at McNab Presbyterian Church.

Info: hamiltonwhitecockade@gmail.com

Occasional Sunday Afternoons


Shiftin’ Bobbins     >>>> New Season, 2022:  Sept 25, Oct 30, Nov 27

(not-affiliated with RSCDS Toronto -- for Intermediate and Advanced dancers)  $35 Season Membership covers all Sunday sessions. If you are not a member, your first visit is free, but thereafter $10 at the door.

“Shiftin’Bobbins” meets one Sunday afternoon a month in central Toronto.

Each session a different guest MC features dances not often seen elsewhere for those already comfortable with the more complex RSCDS formations and able to participate with minimal instruction

Dates, 2022:  • Sept 25 with Blair Gerrie  • Oct 30 with Moira Korus   •  Nov 27 with Valerie Harris
For full details of upcoming events, contact Tristan Gerrie shiftinbobbins@gmail.com or tristan.gerrie@gmail.com

Instructor: Guest Instructors    |  See What’s On page    |    Contact:  Jon Allen-Friend

To participate, Shiftin' Bobbins Vaccination Attestation.pdf   



 
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