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Saturday, March 28 - Border Cities Workshop, Windsor  CANCELLED :-(

Welcome to our 24th annual Border Cities Workshop.

Our teachers are MOIRA KORUS of Toronto, and DAVID TAGUE of Detroit.

We’ll have great music provided by Fred Moyes.

Roseland Golf and Curling Club 455 Kennedy Drive West, Windsor. <map>

Download: 2020-Border-Cities-Workshop-brochure.pdf

Questions:  Cathie Frise 519-250-8787 or  Donald Sarna 248-637-2824

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

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 Gray (piano).

Info: www.rscdsparis.fr

Apr 17 - 19 - Scottish Country Dance Weekend School, Lyon   CANCELLED :-(

RSCDS Lyon invites you to a weekend school taught by MATHIAS FERBER and RAMONA RANK.

There will be 2 separate classes: advanced and intermediate.

There will also be a highland and a children's workshop!

Music: Matthias Rank and Silke Grosholz... We're on for another treat!

More info :  Website     2020-RSCDS-Lyon-Weekend-Apr-17-19.pdf

Note: All classes are taught in English.

p.s. Feel free to join us at any other time: RSCDS-Lyon-Calendar-2019-20.pdf

Saturday, Apr 18 - Sarnia Spring Tea Dance   CANCELLED :-(

We’ll have live music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs for this afternoon tea dance.

2:00 pm  at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., Sarnia, Ontario <map>

A light meal will be served after dancing

$35 for Dancers  $15 for Non-Dancers

Download: 2020-Sarnia-Spring-Dance.pdf     (includes the programme and minicribs)

Contacts: John 519.383-9547  barfeld@hotmail.com  or Lyn 519.336-1053  scottlynmunro@gmail.com

Saturday, Apr 18 - Spring Tea Dance, Montreal      

RSCDS Montreal Branch cordially invites you to our Spring Tea Dance.

We’ll have live music by Les Joueurs de Bon Accord, featuring Laura Risk and Nicolas Williams.

The schedule:

Walk-throughs of harder dances 12-1pm

Dancing begins 1:30pm

Sherry Reception 4:45pm

Tea 5:15pm

Kildonan Hall, Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul, 3419 rue Redpath, Montreal H3G 2G2 <map>

Download:  2020-tea_dance_registration.pdf     (includes the programme)

Info: https://rscdsmontreal.weebly.com 

Saturday, Apr 25 - RSCDS Ottawa Spring Ball      CANCELLED :-(

Come and enjoy a three-course meal in the elegantly appointed Clark Hall, followed by dancing on a dance-friendly sprung floor to the inspiring music of the Torridon Scottish Dance Band.

Tickets are $105 for diners and dancers, $60 for dining only or dancing only. 

There is also a Ball brunch (no charge) on Sunday April 26, from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Churchill Recreation Centre – 345 Richmond Rd. Whether you attend the Ball or not, it would be our pleasure to see you at the brunch.  We hope that we have the pleasure of seeing you.

5:30pm at the RA* Centre, Clark Hall, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa  (RA = Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada)

Brochure & Application Form:  2020-RSCDS-Ottawa-Spring-Ball.pdf    Info:  rscdsottawa.ca/rscds

CANCELLED :-(   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: 

Saturday, May 2 - RSCDS London (Ont.) Spring Ball  CANCELLED :-(

Come and enjoy a lovely evening with good food, good friends and a great evening of dancing.

Laird Brown and Scotch Mist will play for us. This is a scent free event.

Time: 5:30 pm (doors open)

Dinner: 6:30 pm with dance following. Meal choices: Chicken, salmon or vegetarian pasta.

Cost: $75 for dancers and $50 for non-dancers.

Polish Combatants Association Hall, 80 Ann Street, London, Ontario <map> 

Info: Jon Biro 226.374-4717    

Download:   2020-London-Spring-Ball-Flyer.pdf

May 9 - RSCDS Edinburgh Annual Ball in Greyfriars Kirk  CANCELLED :-(

"Thank you, I really enjoyed the ball, the dancing was great and the venue is superb."

You are invited to join us at our 2020 Ball on Saturday 9th May.

Again, we have a great programme and dancing in Greyfriars Kirk is an amazing experience.

Tickets are on sale now, and there's an Early Bird discount for bookings received by 31 March,

Find out how you can join us at https://www.rscdsedinburgh.org/…/Annual_Ball_Application_20…

Our theme this year is to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Victory In Europe Day.

Music by Iain MacPhail & his Scottish Dance Band

Download:  2020-Edinburgh-Branch-Ball-at Greyfriars-Kirk.pdf

Further info:  https://www.rscdsedinburgh.org 

May 15-17 - Benelux Weekend in Belgium (near Antwerp)  CANCELLED :-(

Brussels Dance Scottish, the Thistle Club in Eindhoven, the Luxembourg Scottish Country Dance Club, and other clubs in Benelux invite you to join us for a truly Scottish, BENELUX WEEKEND.

Includes Dance Classes, Friday and Saturday evening social dances and a Musicians’ course.


Musicians: Susan MacFadyen, Shona MacFadyen, Màrtainn Skene

Download:  2020-Benelux-SCD-weekend.pdf  

Info (and to join mailing list): https://bricksite.com/scdbrussels/benelux-scd-weekend-2020

May 29-31 - Stoney Lake Weekend 

We are pleased to announce 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 

Saturday, June 27 - RSCDS Buffalo’s 40th Anniversary Tea Dance 

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/


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