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June 22 - Royal Regiment of Scotland Summer Ball, Edinburgh 

Tickets are now on sale for The Royal Regiment of Scotland Summer Ball
in support of The Regiment's Charitable Trust to be held at
The Assembly Rooms in George Street Edinburgh. 

The event includes a champagne reception, a three-course meal,
and entertainment by local singer, Amy Hawthorn.

Ceilidh music will be provided by the SCOTS Band, allowing guests to take the floor
in this renowned Georgian Ballroom.

More info and tickets:  Maris.soutar@regimentalball.com

June 26 - 30 - Kuckucksnest Summer Course, Schlüchtern 


Musician: Silke Grosholz

Language: English

Level:  Intermediate / Advanced

Total Fee: 277 Euro incl. lessons, meals, accommodation and ball

Start: Wednesday, 26.06.2019 with supper at 19:00 hrs

End: Sonntag, 30.06.2019 after breakfast


RSCDS Central Germany website:  www.scd-germany.de/

June 28-30 - RSCDS New Mexico Branch Workshop & Ball Weekend  

Come join us for our workshop and ball, in the ORIGINAL Las Vegas — in New Mexico!

Our Teachers are:  TIM WILSON and JEANNE MOODY.

Our Musicians are: Liz Donaldson and Arlene Patterson

We shall convene at the beautiful and historic Montezuma Castle, of United World College, Las Vegas NM

Info:  http://nmscottishdance.weebly.com/workshop-and-ball.html

July 5 - 13 - Pinewoods Sessions: Scottish Dance  

People return from Pinewoods with memories: grand marches wending through the woods at sunset, a world-class fiddler practicing on the porch of her cabin as you pass by, the 31-inch snapping turtle we found living under Long Pond dock.

From the moment you wake to the sound of pipes drifting through the sentinel pines, ‘til you follow the glow of your flashlight down the path to your cabin, every day at Pinewoods offers a wealth of stories you won't find anywhere else.

Each July, RSCDS Boston sponsors three sessions: a 4-day session for English, Scottish and Contra dancing (co-sponsored with CDS Boston Centre), and weekend and week-long Scottish sessions. All three sessions offer live music and dancing from morning 'til night, with classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers. We would like to especially encourage young dancers (18+), new dancers, and Pinewoods first-timers to apply.

We hope you’ll join us this year! Info:  http://rscdsboston.org/pinewoods.html

July 7 - 13 - 44th Annual Australian Winter School, Melbourne  

The Melbourne & District Branch extends a warm invitation to all dancers to meet at University College, College Drive, University of Melbourne, Parkville for a fun-filled week of Scottish Country Dancing with great teachers and musicians.

Info:  www.melbourne2019ws.com/home

July 14 - Aug 11 - RSCDS Summer School, St Andrews  


Join hundreds of dancers from around the world in the beautiful and historic town of St Andrews. You have a choice of four weeks, opt for more than one if you are up for it.

You stay in university residences well known to the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
(a.k.a. William and Kate).

Dance venues are all over town, an enjoyable walk through parkland and cobbled streets. Your teachers are the best of the best and each class has live music. Evenings have specialist dances or a ceilidh in residence, or general dances in town, and special evenings in the legendary Younger Hall.

Complete info and booking:  RSCDS Website

July 26-28 - Teachers’ Conference Weekend and Annual General Meeting  

The Scottish Country Dance Teachers’ Association (Canada), better known as TAC, hosts a Teachers' Conference Weekend (TCW) and AGM each year at a venue in Canada or the USA. The 2019 events are at Mount Royal University in Calgary.

TCW Teacher will be JIMMY HILL from Edinburgh, Scotland. TCW Musicians will be Andy Imbrie (piano) and Debbie Benton Grosjean (fiddle) from California.

Eligibility to attend TAC TWC and AGM: Teachers of Scottish country dance who have obtained Level 1 (Units 1, 2, 3 or the Prelim) or Level 2 (Units 4 & 5 or Full) Certificates from the RSCDS and who are current Members of TAC are eligible to attend all events at the TAC Teachers' Conference Weekend (including voting rights at the AGM). Click for more info.

July 28 - Aug 4 - TAC Summer School, Calgary  

The Scottish Country Dance Teachers’ Association (Canada), TAC, hosts a Scottish country dance summer school annually at a venue in Canada or the USA. TAC Summer School is open to ALL Scottish Country Dancers from basic to advanced and from beginner to experienced.

This year, we are at beautiful Mount Royal University in Calgary.

Teaching staff: JIMMIE HILL (Edinburgh), LINDA HENDERSON (California),
GEOFFREY SELLING (Pennsylvania), and MOIRA KORUS (Toronto)

Musical staff:  Andy Imbrie (Director) and The Reel of Seven!

Download this Save-the-date poster: 2019-TAC_SS.pdf  or  Visit TAC Summer School website

Download:  2019-TAC-Summer-School.pdf

August 18 - 25 - Scottish Dance Week in Prague 

Dear dancing friends. . . You are cordially invited to our International Dance Course. For more than 25 years, we have organized regular summer dance courses for fans of Czech folk dancing, and Scottish country dancing. This year, we’ve decided to run the two courses simultaneously, with separate dancing halls at the same facility. The two courses will be joined for sightseeing tours and cultural outings. We hope everyone will enjoy this intermixing of the two dancing communities.

Scottish dancers will surely be thrilled to learn our teacher will be again RON WALLACE, with MURIEL JOHNSTONE on piano. On Saturday August 24 we will take you to North Bohemia to join 20th annual Scottish Highland Games.

This course is for experienced Scottish Country dancers who have mastered the basic formations and steps.  We very much look forward to meeting you.                 . . .Yours, Jitka Bonušová a Jan Pumpr        Website

August 30 - Scottish Country Dance Weekend and Ball in Bartholomä 

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Kids, Musician

Advanced + Very Advanced — RACHEL SHANKLAND
Intermediate — UTE PITZAL


Musician class — Kevin Lees

Musicians — Phill Jones, Màrtainn Skene, Kevin Lees

Location: Bartholomä

Information and schedule  Registration

Start: Friday, 30.08.2019 from 16 o'clock with the registration

End: Sonntag, 01.09.2019 after lunch (around 2 pm)

September 5 - 7 - Scottish Dance Weekend and Ball in Jersey, the Channel Islands 

Jersey Caledonian Scottish Country Dance Group invites you to our annual Scottish dance weekend and Ball where we’ll dance to the music of Strathallan. One walk through for each dance. Our Ball is in the beautiful Town Hall of Hillier (shown).

Thursday:  8pm to 10.30pm ~ a run-through of dances on the weekend programme. Includes  refreshments

Friday:  Dancing 7pm to 11.30pm. Includes a buffet supper and a glass of wine.

Saturday:  Dancing 7pm to 11.30 pm. includes a buffet supper and a glass of wine.

Ticket prices ~  Thursday: £5;  Friday: £20;  Saturday Ball:  £20. Contact: Joy Carry 01534 862205

Info on flights and accommodation: www.jersey.com  or ring 01534 448850 for a Jersey Tourism brochure.

Downloads:  2019-Jersey-Weekend-Ticket-application.pdf    |    2019-Jersey-Weekend-cribs.pdf

September 6-8  - Fort Worden Workshop Weekend, Washington 

Join us at Fort Worden State Park just outside of Port Townsend, WA, for RSCDS Seattle's annual workshop.  The weekend begins with a welcome dance and ceilidh on Friday. 

The teachers for sessions on Saturday and Sunday include Jimmie Hill of Scotland, Marjorie McLaughlin of California, and Robert McOwen of Massachusetts.

Live music will be provided by Lisa Scott on piano, Deby Benton-Grosjean on fiddle, and Judi Nicholson also on fiddle. 

Info and programs:  https://rscds-seattle.org/fort-worden-workshop-main/     
click here 

Oct 4 - 6 - OctoberFling - Young Dancers Workshop Weekend, Munich 

This year, the Young Dancers Workshop and the Youth Weekend are presented in one event in the heart of Bavaria – Munich. The weekend is dedicated to young dancers between 12 and 35 years. Participants can choose between two course levels.

Saturday afternoon we offer a Highland class and a course in Bavarian and Austrian folk dances.

Sunday morning you can either join a guided city tour or follow our Walk2Wiesn party to the Munich Beer Festival.

Info: Overview OctoberFling

Teachers: Florence Burgy, Mathias Ferber, Michi Bauböck, Alex Brick

Musicians: Silke Grosholz, Judith Bartels, Matthias Rank

Course language: English    RSCDS Central Germany website:  www.scd-germany.de/

Oct 18 - 20 - RSCDS Oslo 50th Anniversary Weekend 

Scottish country dancing for 50 years in OLSO. . . Norway?   Who would have guessed?

RSCDS Olso will celebrate a half-century of sociable fun with a workshop weekend and dance.

Teacher: WILLIAM WILLIAMSON   Musicians:  KEITH SMITH (fiddle) and JAMES GRAY (piano)

Registration is now open -- don’t delay, participation is limited to 60 dancers.

Download:  2019-Oslo-50th-anniv-weekend.pdf

Info and Registration:  www.oscdg.no

The Dance Programmes will be announced soon.

Oct 26-27 - RSCDS Kingston ~ Workshop Weekend 

SAVE THE DATE!  Plans are underway for our annual ball weekend.
The format and location will be different this year and we think it will be enjoyable for all:
    Zorbas Banquet Hall, 1474 Bath Rd, Kingston, ON

Saturday afternoon will see a ball practice with guest teacher ARTHUR McNAIR from Pittsburgh.
This will be followed by a dinner and dance to the music of
Torridon Scottish Dance Band.

A Sunday morning class for all will be led by our guest teacher, followed by lunch.

Stay tuned for details!


Nov 1 - 3 - RSCDS San Francisco ~ Asilomar Weekend at Pacific Grove 

Join us at Asilomar, on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, just 120 miles south of San Francisco. This spectacular state park, with its historic buildings designed by Julia Morgan, 107 acres of woodlands, sand dunes, and ocean beach is an ideal setting for a magical weekend of Scottish country dancing. Asilomar offers charming, modern guest rooms, set in a rustic, restful setting and promises you an unforgettable weekend dancing in beautiful Merrill Hall, classes with world-class teachers and outstanding musicians.

• Rebecca Blackhall-Peters  • Ellie Briscoe  • Doug MacDonald  • Raphaël Orgeret  • Tim Wilson

More info :  Website

Dec 6-8  - Weekend of SCD in Curia, Portugal

I am most happy to share details of our 6th SCD Weekend in beautiful Curia.
Our teacher this year is RAPHAËLLE ORGERET of Lyon, France.
Our musicians are
Muriel Johnstone on piano and Ian Robertson on fiddle. 

We are already half-booked with returning dancers but you can still take advantage of the early-bird fee until the end of June.

Curia is in the Bairrada region of Portugal, a popular wine-growing district also known for its delicious gastronomy and beautiful landscapes.

We can also suggest tourist/cultural programmes and places to visit.

Our Happy Dancing Bus - a collective transfer - will take you from Lisbon Airport to Curia on Friday morning and back to Lisbon on Sunday afternoon.

Hope to see you in Curia!    . . . Adriana Duarte

Downloads: 2019-December-Curia-weekend-flyer.jpg   2019-December-Curia-weekend-overvu.pdf

Dec 8  - Gleneagles Ball, Vancouver 

Hello Dancers.  We invite you to save the date for The 56th Annual Gleneagles Ball on Sunday 8 December 2019 in the grand Pacific Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver at 1:30 pm.

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 Muir at 778-279-3995

2019-2020: Dec 28 - Jan 5 - New Zealand Summer School, Cambridge NZ 

Make plans now to escape the northern winter for a summer dancing holiday. For many dancers, a trip to NZ is a once-in-a lifetime event and we are going all out to make it a memorable experience.

Plans are coming along swiftly and the School now has its own website at: http://ss2019.dancescottish.org.nz

To get on an alert list, contact Antanas Procuta

2020: April 13 - Easter Weekend Away in Chambéry, French Alps 

A dance weekend for advanced dancers in the French Alps.

Chambéry is accessible by train from Paris, Geneva, and Lyon international airports.

Music: Sarah-Jane Summers (fiddle) and James Grey (piano).

Info: www.rscdsparis.fr

2020: April 28 - May 3: SpringFling2020 in St Petersburg ~~~ May 15 - 17:  SpringFling2020 in Toronto

Each year the Society mounts a special Spring Fling festival for young dancers (12-35),
typically in some exotic location worldwide (e.g., London, Bonn, Glasgow, Paris...).

In 2020, Spring Fling is spreading it’s wings — it will be in TWO exotic locations:
Toronto and St Petersburg, Russia.

Details are in development. Meanwhile you could check out Spring Fling 2019 in Paris.

Info:  Spring Fling St Petersburg    •    Spring Fling Toronto (note, both websites are bare bones for now)

Typically, there is an accompanying Spring Fringe for adults.
Paris Spring Fringe website.

Download a printable reminder to stick on your fridge or calendar: 

2020: 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 & 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 to IB members; non-members from 1st July 2019.

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


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