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Apr 26-28 - RSCDS Winnipeg Workshop Weekend 

Join us for Winnipeg’s 48th Annual Workshop.

We’ll have Guest Teacher Craig Williams.

Music by Ron Krug and Dennis Orr.

St Paul’s Anglican Church and Holiday Inn West, Winnipeg.

Brochure:  2019-Winnipeg-Workshop-Broch&App.pdf        Info: www.rscdswinnipeg.ca



Apr 27 - RSCDS Montréal, Spring Tea Dance 

Music by Les Joueurs de Bon Accord, featuring Laura Risk and Nicolas Williams

1:30-7p.m. Kildonan Hall, Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3419, rue Redpath, Montreal, P.Q.

Click to view: Programme 

Download:  2019-Montreal-Spring-Tea-Dance-registration.pdf  Info:  teadance@scdmontreal.org


Apr 30 - May 5 - Spring School of Scottish Country Dance, Kazan, Russia 

RSCDS Moscow Branch is happy to invite you to the most outstanding and important event in the Scottish Dancing Culture in Russia. The School program includes the workshops in all styles of Scottish Dancing: Scottish Country, Highland, Ladies’ Step, and Cape Breton Step.

Our teachers:  RON WALLACE (USA) – SCD, Step Dance (hard and soft shoes) and GABOR TURI (Hungary) – SCD.  And we hope to see DERYCK MITCHELSON (UK) as a Highland Dance teacher.

Our dancers come from all parts of Russia. Most are young and energetic. This school allows dancers from distant areas to learn from the best practices and inspires them for continuing study of Scottish dancing and spreading Scottish culture around.

We would be glad to see experienced dancers, as well as beginners, from all around the world. This would allow our participants to become acquainted with different traditions and schools of Scottish dancing.

More info:  http://www.scottishdance.ru/en/school/spring-school/spring-school-2019


May 3 - 6 - International Branch Weekend in The Netherlands 

“In Netherlands the vast sea of flowers starts with crocus in March, followed by daffodils and hyacinths, then finally the tulips show their gorgeous colours, from mid-April through the first week of May.”

International Branch has chosen this wonderful season to invite you to visit this beautiful country with us. The Dance Weekend is be based in the Mitland Hotel, Utrecht, just 45 minutes from Amsterdam. We’ll be based in the same hotel for the Tourist Programme the week before (28 Apr - 3 May), during which we will visit Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, Gouda, Keukenhof Gardens, and more.


Teachers: FRED DEMARSE (USA), JANET JOHNSTON (Scotland), RAMONA ZOHM (Germany)

Musicians: Ian Robertson (England), Shona McFadyen (Scotland), Edwin Werner (Netherlands)

More Info: www.rscds-ib.org  or email netherlands@rscds-ib.org    Download: 2019-International-Branch-Weekend-Netherlands-2019.pdf


May 4 - London, Ontario, Spring Ball 

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

Live music will be provided by Laird Brown & Scotch Mist.

At Polish Combatants Hall, 80 Ann Street, London <map>

Reception: 5:30pm  • Dinner at 6pm  •  Dancing follow  •  $75 for dancers and $50 for non-dancers.

Meal choices: Chicken, salmon, or vegetarian.

Download: 2019-London-Spring-Ball-Flyer.pdf  (includes application & programme)


May 10-12 - Boston Highland Ball Weekend 

The Highland Ball includs a cocktail hour with hor d'oeuvres at 6:00, followed by a Grand March at 7:00 and the Ball at 7:15, followed by dessert. 

Music by Thistle House: Dave Wiesler, David Knight, and Dan Emery

MCs: Gayle Koyanagi, Robert McOwen, Cathy Fahey

Highland Ball Weekend Flier (contains program)

Highland Ball Application

Highland Ball Online Application

Highland Ball Dance Diagrams

Highland Ball Dance Descriptions

Melrose Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose, MA

Tickets and info: http://rscdsboston.org/event-highland-ball.html


May 11 -  Edinburgh 95th Anniversary Ball 

RSCDS Edinburgh Branch celebrates 95 years with a glamourous  Anniversary Ball. Dancers from all over the world are invited to join us in the iconic Greyfriars Kirk, in the heart Auld Reekie. This historic building creates a unique and memorable atmosphere.

Andrew Kellett, Chair of the RSCDS, will be joining us and we look forward to dancers from California and New Zealand joining us, making this a truly international event.

The evening starts at 6:30pm with a drinks reception, then dancing to Iain MacPhail and band — followed by supper and more dancing until late.
The Grassmarket Café, a local social enterprise, are making a welcome return serving a buffet supper of fresh, local produce.

Tickets are on sale now. Check our Functions page for more info and to download an application form, or pay online now. 


Info: 
www.rscdsedinburgh.org


May 17 & 18 -  Mini Workshop and Tartan Tea, in Picton 

Hi Scottish Dancers: Prince Edward County Scottish Country Dancers, invite you to join us for a Mini Workshop and Tartan Tea, preceded by a Friday, evening of Social/Scottish Country/Ceilidh Dancing.  Live music both days by Fred Moyes.  Hope you can join us for the dancing fun and socializing.

All events and lunch, take place at the scenic Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield St., Picton, Ontario

Registration fees can be a la carte, or a reduced fee if attending all events. 
2019-Tartan-Tea-Registration.pdf

Friday May 17:  7:30 to 9:30:  Scottish Country/Ceilidh Dancing  –  Easy dances and requests for Tartan Tea dance

All dances will be walked. No cribs needed for this evening of easy social dancing. Light Refreshments follow.

Saturday, May 18: 

10:00am to 12:00pm  - Mini Workshop - Guest Teacher Christine Basnett, London, Ontario 

12:15pm to 1:15pm  -  Lunch

1:30pm to 4:00pm  -  Tartan Tea Dance (All dances will be briefed and walked). Refreshments follow.

Download:  2019-Tartan-Tea-Cribs.pdf   (Click blue dance names for video)

More info: Sheila Keller, Registrar and Organizer  613 393-2955


May 17-19 -  Pawling Weekend 

RSCDS New York invites you to enjoy a full weekend of classes, evening dances, and social activities in Columbia County, NY.

Teachers: JIMMY HILL (Edinburgh), REBECCA BLACKHALL-PETERS (British Columbia), TERRY HARVEY (Pennsylvania).

Musicians: Laura Risk and friends

More information at: http://rscdsnewyork.org/pawling


May 24-26 -  Stoney Lake Weekend 

The 35th Annual Scottish Country Dance Weekend at Stoney Lake will be held at Pine Vista, a lovely resort located in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes, just a 45 minute drive north of Peterborough, Ontario. Come and join us for this relaxing, fun weekend of Scottish country dancing and socializing. All levels of dancing experience are welcome at this event.

Our teacher will be MOIRA KORUS.

More info closer to the event. Meanwhile:  Facebook    Website

Downloads:

2019-Stoney-Lake-Weekend-Friday-Welcome-Dance.pdf

2019-Stoney-Lake-Ball-briefs.pdf


May 31 - June 2 - Budapest Scottish Country Dance Weekend 

Dance with us in beautiful Budapest. Our teacher is ALASDAIR GRAY, with music by James Gray on piano, plus Andrew Lyon and Phill Jones on accordion.

The weekend will be followed by an optional tour to Sopron and environs in the northwest of Hungary (from Tuesday 4 to 7 June). This historic area with wonderful countryside and local culture (including viticulture) is sure to be a great pleasure.

From Sopron, there will be transport onwards for those joining the June 7 SCD Weekend in Vienna, or a return to Budapest.

More details and registration: http://bstk.hu/ball2019  or, write to us at ball.budapest@gmail.com

Download:  budapest-2019_poster.pdf


June 7 - 9 - Midwest Scottish Weekend, Wisconsin 

Join our residential weekend of Scottish country dance and song, in south-central Wisconsin.

Experienced teachers Tine MacKay (Pennsylvania) and Kate Deck (Wisconsin) will be accompanied by renowned musicians from two coasts, Ralph Gordon (bass), Dave Wiesler (piano), and Susan Worland (fiddle).

In addition to the dance workshops, a party, music workshop, formal ball, silent auction, ceilidh, and even a massage therapist will be on tap! The dance programs are online, the schedule is posted, and you can now register at our spiffy new website, midwestscottishweekend.org

Wayland Academy, the small beautiful campus in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, is the site of your fun for the weekend. You will enjoy a wonderful menu, topped off with soft-serve ice cream cones for the young-at-heart. The air-conditioned gym and dance studio provide wonderful atmosphere regardless of the weather. Register by May 24 to join old and new friends for an excellent weekend!


June 7 - 10 - Scottish Dance Weekend in Vienna 

We are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the RSCDS Vienna Branch.

Highlight will be a Dance Weekend for advanced dancers in Vienna, with RAPHAELLE ORGERET as teacher and Peter Shand as class pianist.

We are very happy to welcome Muriel Johnstone and Keith Smith as musicians for the evening dances and the ball on Sunday evening.

The venue for the weekend, Hotel Europahaus, Vienna, combines the dance hall, restaurant, and hotel rooms under one roof. The hotel is surrounded by a small park, the city can be easily reached by public transport. The Vienna Woods are nearby, the famous Schönbrunn Palace is only a few subway stops away, and one of the most important Art Nouveau churches, St. Leopold at Steinhof, is 3km distance.

More info, visit:  http://www.rscdsvienna.org/2019 or email weekend2019@rscdsvienna.org


Saturday, June 8 - Spring Dance & Social, Sault Ste Marie  

The Sault Ste Marie Scottish Country Dancers invite you to celebrate spring with us.
Dinner will be at 6pm followed by an evening of jigs, reels, and strathspeys.

We’ll have live music performed by Julie Schryer (keyboards) and Áine Schryer-O’Gorman (fiddle).

Cost is $35 per person for dancers; $30 for students and non-dancers.

Tickets from Maureen Stefanizzi 705.946-4957  Limited billeting available.

At the Masonic Hall, 378 Albert St. E., Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.

Dance programme and other details here: https://tinyurl.com/ssmscdancers  

or here: https://www.facebook.com/events/136366677302093/

Download:  2019-Sault-Ste-Marie-Spring-Dance.pdf


June 26 - 30 - Kuckucksnest Summer Course, Schlüchtern 

Teacher: Ian Brockbank

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

Pre-Registration

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

Kids Zsófia József

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/     
Registration:
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!

www.rscdskingston.org


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.

Teachers:
• 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
2019-December-Curia-weekend-application.docx


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.

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

Info: www.rscdsparis.fr





2020: May 1-3Spring Fling 2020 in St Petersburg (and 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-Spring_Fling_Toronto+Russia_Flyer.pdf





 

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