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Saturday, June 27 - RSCDS Buffalo’s 40th Anniversary Tea Dance    POSTPONED until some future date :-(

Buffalo's planning a tea dance in June to celebrate our 40th anniversary as a branch. 

We're still working on details, but save-the-date

We’ll have live music by Highland Square.   

2:00 - 5:00pm. Further details and programme TBA.

$15 US / $20 CDN  

Buffalo Irish Center, Emerald Ballroom, 245 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY 14220 <map>

Website:  https://www.rscdsbuffalo.com

July 5-11 - Blue Ridge Scottish Dance School  CANCELLED :-(

The Blue Ridge Scottish Dance School is a new adventure in Scottish Country Dancing: 
BRSDS debuts July 5-11, 2020 on the campus of Appalachian State University.  Come spend a week or partial week in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina learning Scottish Country Dancing while connecting with new friends or reuniting with old ones.

Offerings include daily classes in skilled and social levels, afternoon bonus classes in topics of interest, evening dances, and the Grandfather Mountain Gala to finish the week.  Grab your ghillies and join the fun!


More info:  https://www.blueridgesds.org

Sept 4-5 - Jersey Scottish Country Dance Ball Weekend 

The Jersey Caledonia Scottish Country Dance Group invites you to our Annual Ball Weekend.

We’ll dance to the music of Strathallan, in the beautiful Town Hall of St Helier.

Info:  Alan Nicolle   Download:  2020-Jersey-Ball-Weekend-application.pdf 

Sept 13-18 - Dancing Holidays: Devon, England 

Amanda Peart, of “The Sunday Class” fame, organises dancing holidays in interesting places.

“Devon in September” is booked for the Langstone Cliff Hotel in Dawlish Warren.

Marian Anderson’s Scottish Dance Band will play on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings (Sunday evening dancing to recorded music).

The hotel is beautiful, surrounded by lawns and gardens. It overlooks the Exe Estuary and offers magnificent sea views. Pathways lead down to golden sandy beaches and the internationally famous nature reserve at Dawlish Warren nearby.

Info:  www.thesundayclass.org.uk/holidays.htm 

Sept 20-28 - Touristing, followed by Dance Weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Buenos Aires Scottish Dancers (BASCD) are waiting to welcome you to Buenos Aires - the home of Tango, Evita, Malbec and Mate!

The International Branch is spreading its wings and we want you to share this exciting opportunity with us and join us where Scottish Dancing meets Tango!

The Tourist Programme starts the afternoon of Sunday 20th September 2020, and is followed by a Dance Weekend from Friday 25 Sept to 28.

Both the hotel and dance venue are in the heart of the city and the venue for both dances and classes is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Registration is now open.

The BASCD dancers are looking forward to meeting and dancing with IB members in Buenos Aires.

Facebook group for this event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/376562669664073/     International Branch on Facebook: here

Sept 27 - Oct 04 - 45th Australian Winter School  

RSCDS Western Australia Branch invites dancers to join us at Muresk Institute in the Avon Valley, 96km east of Perth. Muresk Institute derives its name from the Dempsters of Muresk in Scotland who settled in this area in the 19th century.

The Institute offers excellent single rooms in recently refurbished accommodation. Dempster House, where all meals are served, is a State Heritage-listed homestead built in 1891. Classes will be held at the Institute or in Northam.

Please join us for a great week of dancing with terrific teachers and musicians.

The town of Northam, seven kilometres away, contains many fine examples of 19th century architecture and is the home of hot air ballooning in Western Australia. In spring, this area on the edge of the West Australian wheatbelt is renowned for its wildflowers and birdlife.

Info:  https://winterschool2020.com

Oct 16-18 - RSCDS Ottawa Workshop Weekend 

Save the date.

Saturday, Nov 7 - 100 years of Dancing in the Waterloo Region 

Save the date for this celebratory Ball, co-sponsored by two Waterloo Region dance groups.

Kitchener-Waterloo Branch of the RSCDS was established in 1960;
Blair Scottish Country Dancers group was established in 1980. Add those legacies together and we can celebrate 100 years of dancing in Waterloo Region.

Come join us, and dance on a sprung wood floor at the Alpine Club in Kitchener to the Music of Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.

More details closer to the date.

Dec 4-6 - Dance Weekend in Curia, Portugal

The ‘December Weekend in Portugal’ will return to same town – Curia – and to the same hotel – the Curia Palace - for its 7th edition.

Curia is a spa-town on the northern outskirts of Coimbra, located between Oporto and Lisbon. The Bairrada region, where Curia is situated, is a popular wine-growing district in Portugal, known also for its delicious gastronomy and beautiful landscapes.

The Curia Palace Hotel, with its Belle-Epoque and Art Nouveau styled rooms, is not only a beautiful place to stay, but has a magnificent wooden-floor ballroom. It is in this setting that we will enjoy a weekend programme including two balls with live music by Keith Smith (fiddle) and Anne-Laure Latour (piano), SCD classes with MATHIAS FERBER and a taste of the local gastronomy and wines.

Downloads: 2020-December-Curia-weekend-poster.pdf    2020-December-Curia-weekend-application.docx 

Info:  Adriana Duarte

Dec 13 -  Gleneagles Ball, Vancouver 

We at Gleneagles cordially invite you to save the date for The 57th Annual Gleneagles Ball in the grand Pacific Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver at 1:30pm.

This elegant event includes a lavish luncheon buffet, dancing to the acclaimed Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra, and a decadent dessert buffet following the dancing.

General information and dance notes will be available in September. If you have questions or would like to reserve a ticket now, please contact Gillian at 778-279-3995 or muirnet@shaw.ca.

Website: https://rscdsgleneagles.org/

2021: May 2-5 - RSCDS Lyon ~ 35th Anniversary Boat Cruise      

We are really happy to announce that booking for our 35th Anniversary Cruise on the Rhône River is now open. Our team has been working relentlessly for two years to make this project come to life, and we hope you will be able to join us for an amazing experience. All the details are just a click away: The Lyon Boat

Questions?  Please email Raphaëlle raphorgeret82@yahoo.fr or Corinne secretary@rscds-lyon.fr

We know some of you may be reluctant to make travel plans these days, but we would like to reassure you with our cancellation policy:

- Full refund if the Cruise was to be cancelled, or if you cancel up to a month in advance.

- 50% refund if you cancel up to a week in advance, unless there’s a waiting list, in which case you will get a full refund.

- No refund under a week’s notice, unless there’s someone on the waiting list ready to jump in, in which case you get a full refund.

Don’t miss the boat, we only have 50 cabins left!

2021: May 28-31 - Stoney Lake Weekend       (rescheduled from 2020)

Our Guest Teacher is FIONA MILLER, immediate past Chair of TAC! 
She is well known for skilled and entertaining instruction.

We will dance again to Fred Moyes’ music!

Dancing, including the Saturday dinner and Ball, will be in the historic Sunset Pavilion.  The rest of the weekend is at Pine Vista Resort (see www.pinevista.com for accommodation choices and general pricing). The resort has been reserved for the dance weekend, so you can’t book online. To arrange accommodation, call Julie & Kevin Drain 1-800-634-2848 or 705-877-2108.

If you would like to share a cottage, please contact Registrar, Kathy Armstrong, since there may be others also wanting to share.

Additional info: Jim Armstrong (or text/call 905-706-0623)

Downloads2020-Stoney-Lake-brochure.pdf    2020-Stoney-Lake-registration.docx


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