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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 3 - Booking for Winter School 2020 Opens 

The RSCDS Winter School is one of our premier events. Attendees stay in the Atholl Palace Hotel, a four-star Victorian accommodation that is the epitome of comfort. 

Classes are held at different venues around the town of Pitlochry, a gorgeous village nestled at the edge of the highlands. All venues are accessible by foot and/or car, and some are located in Atholl Palace. With classes held every morning and optional classes or sessions in the afternoon, there is the potential for a full day of dancing; that is, if your feet are up for it!

Winter School is Feb 16 - 21.

Info and booking:  https://www.rscds.org/events/winter-school-2020




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 


September 13-16  - A Dublin Jig 

Join DanceTour for a weekend at the Green Isle Hotel in Dublin. 
Teacher: GARY COULL ~ Music: Ian Robertson and John Dudley,

Friday: Irish Set Dance evening (with introductory class) at Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre

Saturday: Morning Scottish Country Dance class. Afternoon tour in Dublin. Dinner at Hotel; Scottish Country Dance evening.

Sunday: Morning Scottish Country dance class. Afternoon visit to Dublin. Dinner at Hotel; Scottish Country dance evening.

Monday: Depart after breakfast.

Info:  Fiona Grant (Bristol) or Kate Kinnear (Crieff)  Email: scotdancetour@gmail.com


September 20-22  - Dancing In New Places: Zakopane, Poland 

Katalin Konya has made a career for herself imagining new places to Dance Scottish, and meticulously planning such events for Advanced and Intermediate dancers. She hires only the best teachers and musicians. This weekend’s exotic locale is southern Poland and there are optional tourist programmes both before and after the dance weekend. 
Teacher: WILLIAM WILLIAMSON ~ Music: Ian Robertson and Rebecca Hare.

Download: 2019-Dancing-in-New-Places-Poland.pdf or email Katalin: kkonyakatalin@gmail.com


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.

Download complete details, including brochure, registration, accommodation, and Ball cribs:
2019-Kingston-Ball-Weekend.pdf

www.rscdskingston.org


Oct 26 - Scottish Hallowe’en Party in Buenos Aires 

Buenos Aires Scottish country dancers invite you to join them for a
Hallowe’en celebration with Scottish country dances, Pipers, and comestibles.

At the Hotel Castelar.

Download:  2019-Buenos-Aires-Hallowe'en-Party.pdf


Nov 1 - 3 - The Autumn Gathering (formerly known as the RSCDS AGM Weekend), Perth, Scotland 

The Autumn Gathering sees the largest number of dancers for any single RSCDS event gather over a weekend in Perth, Scotland. Some 500 dancers, from the UK, North America, continental Europe, and other far-away places. All Members can attend, and take part in classes, dances, discussion forums, and workshops (but only official Branch delegates can vote).

Whether attending as delegates or spectators, all enjoy the social events which surround the business of the AGM.

There’s a sociable  Welcome Dance on the Friday, ahead of Saturday evening’s civic reception and grand ball.

Information and Booking

At the Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth, Scotland



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


Nov 15 - 17 - Scottish Country Dance Weekend, Lyon 

RSCDS Lyon invites you to a weekend school taught by FLORENCE BURGY and LINDSEY IBBOTSON.

There will be 2 separate classes: advanced and intermediate.

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

Music: Black Bear Duo, coming all the way from Australia!!!

More info :  Website      Registration Form:  2019-RSCDS-Lyon-Weekend-Nov-15-17.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


Nov 30 - Dec 1  - Weekend of Scottish Country Dance & St Andrew’s Night Ball, Zürich

Yes. . . the gnomes of Zürich love to Scottish country dance!
Combine a winter skiing holiday, or a trip to your banker, with a weekend of dance.

Teacher: WILLIAM WILLIAMSON

Musicians: Muriel Johnstone and Ian Robertson.

Check the Zürich Scottish Country Dancing Club website for info updates,
and/or contact the club secretary:
secretary@zscdc.ch


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: Feb 14-16 - Isle of Wight Weekend School 

What better place to experience a delightful early spring than on the beautiful Isle of Wight!

Teachers: FRED DEMARSE & DIANE ROONEY.

Music: Robert Mackay and Ian & Judith Muir

PLUS. . .  for the social dances: Ian Muir & The Craigellachie Band.

Download:  2020-Isle-of-Wight-Weekend.pdf

Info:  Catherine Packwood-Bluett or call 01980 621322

2020: Feb 14-16 - Aloha Winter Weekend 

Hawaii. . . in February. . .

Guest Teacher: RACHEL PUSEY

Music (say this after me...):
Humuhumunukunukapua’a and Strathspey Society Band

  1.   Friday Night Social Class

  2.   Saturday Night Dinner & Dance

  3.   Sunday Class

  4.   Sunday Evening Ceilidh

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

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


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-Spring_Fling_Toronto+Russia_Flyer.pdf



2020: May 15-17 - Benelux Weekend in Belgium (near Antwerp) 

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.

Teachers: SUE PORTER and ERIC FINLEY

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



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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