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Sept 28 - 30 - RSCDS Saskatchewan Workshop Weekend, Moose Jaw, SK 

Join with your Saskatchewan friends-in-dance for a workshop led by TAC Chair, FIONA MILLER of Calgary.

There will be a Friday Welcome Ceilidh, Workshop Classes Saturday (for specific levels), followed by a Banquet and Ball Saturday evening.

Sunday morning 10:00 - noon will be a combined Workshop Class, and the event wraps up with Lunch

At the Heritage Inn Hotel. Download:  2018-RSCDS-Sask-Workshop.pdf    Further info: Mike Blanchard 

Oct 5 - 8 - Scots Gathering and White Rose Ball 2018

Unleash your inner Scot!  Join our annual Scots’ Gathering in beautiful Canmore, Alberta, this Thanksgiving weekend. The weekend starts with a Ceilidh 7:30pm Friday. On Saturday you may choose from a wide variety of classes which feature aspects of Scottish culture including Scottish Country Dancing, Gaelic, piping, whisky tasting and many more. 

MARY MURRAY and JIM STOTT are our Scottish Country Dance teachers this year with music by Dennis Orr and Scott Duncan.  The Wild Rose ball is Saturday evening.

There will also be classes Sunday morning and a SCD teachers’ class Sunday afternoon.

The meal package includes Friday Ceilidh (light snacks), Saturday lunch and dinner, and the Wild Rose Ball.

Canmore Coast Hotel, 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore AB

More info and Registration form:  www.calgaryscots.org

Oct 12 - 14 - RSCDS Ottawa Workshop Weekend 

Join us for a special workshop weekend with great teachers, great music, great friends.

Your teachers are Geoffrey Selling and Terry Harvey.


Download:  2018-Ottawa-Workshop.pdf

Info:  Jody Poapst or Marion Hamilton  or  visit www.rscdsottawa.ca

Oct 20 - Jeannie Carmichael Ball, New York 

RSCDS New York Branch is pleased to invite you to the 49th Annual Jeannie Carmichael Ball at Forest Hills Community House in beautiful Forest Hills, New York City.

Music for the programme will be provided by Parcel of Rogues directed by Susie Petrov on piano and featuring Calum Pasqua on fiddle, and Dan Houghton on pipes. 

Cribs: Dance List: Jeannie Carmichael Ball 2018 | SCDDB

Ticket prices:  Ball & Dinner is $95, Ball only is $70 and Dinner only is $40.

Full details, including accommodation info at: https://rscdsnewyork.ticketleap.com/jcball2018/details

All reservations (mailed and online) for dinner and dancing must be received no later than October 10th; dancing only reservations will be accepted until October 17th.

Brochure/Application Form:  2018-Jeannie-Carmichael-Ball.pdf

Hope to see you there!

Oct 26 - 28 - RSCDS San Francisco Asilomar Weekend 

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:  DAVID HALL (Vienna, Austria), LINDA HENDERSON (California), CECILY SELLING (Philadelphia), ELINOR VANDEGRIFT (Seattle), CRAIG WILLIAMS (Kanata, Ontario).

Now accepting applications:  https://sfasilomardance.wixsite.com/asilomarweekend 

Info:  sfasilomardance@gmail.com

Oct 26 - 28 - Autumn in Gamundia: An international Scottish Dance Weekend for advanced dancers 

Over the centuries, many have made their way to Schwäbisch Gmünd, from Romans defending their frontier town known as Gamundia to the medieval artisans who originated the town‘s title as the‚ Gold and Silver City. Why not dance in their footsteps in Autumn 2018?

The town will echo to the sound of the pipes and kilts will grace the historic streets. The dance venue, is an attractive modern congress centre in a beautiful location, with a small park just across the road from the hotel where accommodation will be available for all participants.

Teacher: Andrew Nolan.    Music: Luke & Adam Brady.

There will be a welcome dance on Friday evening, classes on Saturday and Sunday morning and a ball on Saturday evening.

Detailed info:   www.rechbergscottishdancers.de
or sign up for e-mail alerts.

Contact: Ute Pitzal, gamundia@rechbergscottishdancers.de

Oct 27 - RSCDS Windsor Annual Ball 

This will be an extra special event because we will be celebrating June Deys’ Retirement from Teaching!  She has taught for many, many years and we are hoping everyone can come down and celebrate with us.

There will be 18 dances in total for the ball and they include:  The White Cockade, The Happy Meeting, The Silver Tassie, The Jubilee Jig, and The Triumph.

Music by Scotch Mist at Roseland Golf & Curling Club

Downloads:  2018-Windsor-Ball-brochure.pdf    2018-Windsor-Ball-briefs.pdf

Info: http://rscdswindsor.org  or email  Diane Bell

Oct 27 - RSCDS Kitchener-Waterloo Autumn Afternoon Dance 

Kitchener-Waterloo Branch invites you to their Afternoon Fall Dance.

We will dance to “The Best of the Bands”, and tea and scones will follow.

2:00 - 5:00pm at Historic St Paul’s Lutheran Church

137 Queen Street, South Kitchener <map>

Downloads:  2018-K-W-October-Dance-Cribs.pdf    2018-KW-Fall-Dance-brochure.pdf

More info:  http://rscds.kitchener.on.ca

Nov 2 - 4 - 52nd Annual Kingston Workshop Weekend and Ball 

Greetings from Kingston!  RSCDS Kingston Ontario invites you to our 52nd Weekend Workshop. 

Your teachers are BARBARA JOHNSTON of Edmonton and JODY KULAS of Ottawa.

At the Saturday Ball, we will dance once again to the music of Scotch Mist — and this year will be special. . . gifted bagpiper Campbell Webster will be joining the band.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Here’s what Laird Brown has to say about Cam Webster.pdf.

Downloads: 2018-Kingston-Workshop-Registration-Brochure.pdf    2018-Kingston-Workshop-Ball-Cribs+video.pdf   

More info:  visit www.rscdskingston.org  or contact Jim MacLachlan  613 382-8682

Attached are a copy of the Registration Brochure and the cribs for the Ball.  It would be appreciated if you could pass this information on to others who you think may be interested in attending.  Information and registration forms are also on our website at www.rscdskingston.org

Nov 30 - Dec 2 - December Weekend In Portugal, Curia 

The 5th Annual December Weekend in Portugal returns to the Curia Palace Hotel, such was the enthusiasm of the dancers about the venue! Curia is a small spa-town between two important university cities, Coimbra and Aveiro, in the heart of the Bairrada wine-growing district.

The home of Portugal's Baga grape, Bairrada is bounded on one side by the mountainous Dao region and on the other by the surf-washed Atlantic beaches. The region is known for its delicious gastronomy and beautiful landscapes.

The weekend offers two balls with music by Keith Smith and Peter Shand, SCD classes with Raphaelle Orgeret (shown), and an optional half-day tour on Saturday afternoon. The complete package includes accommodation at the Curia Palace Hotel, two breakfasts and two dinners, two balls and the classes. 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.

Download:  2018-weeekend-in-Portugal-flyer.pdf    2018-Curia-Welcome-Ball-Programme.pdf    2018-Curia-Gala-Ball-Programme.pdf

More info:  dancinginportugal@mail.com  or visit:  www.moonluza.pt

Dec 9 - The 55th Annual Gleneagles Ball, Vancouver 

Dance to the music of the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra in the beautiful Ballroom of the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. 

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before dancing and a decadent dessert buffet afterwards.

Complete Info, including cribs & video:  https://rscdsgleneagles.org/2018gleneaglesball

Questions: Margaret Doughty 

2019: Feb 15 - 17 - Edmonton Caledonian Workshop & Ball 

Join us at the beautiful Château Lacombe Hotel for the 49th annual Workshop and Ball.

Teachers:  MARJORIE McLAUGHLIN (San Diego), RACHEL PUSEY (Seattle), CRAIG WILLIAMS (Kanata).

Music: The Tartan Players (a 5-piece band)

More info:  Ann MacDonald  1-780-224-7191

2019: Feb 16 - 17 - Dance Weekend with RSCDS Moscow 

RSCDS Moscow Branch welcomes JIM STOTT for a weekend of Scottish country dance, part of Jim’s 2019 Grand Tour across Russia, which will also take him to St Petersburg and Kazan.

International visitors are most welcome to join us.

More info:  http://www.scottishdance.ru/en/events/calendar/111

2019: Feb 18 - 25  and/or  Feb 25 - March 4 - The Sunday Class Holiday in Madeira 


Actually, your choice of two weeks. The first week we dance to CDs, except for one evening of live music. The second week features live music on 5 evenings, and impromptu entertainment by Alex Hodgson. Our band is the wonderful Marian Anderson & Her Scottish Dance Band.

We will stay in the Vila Gale hotel in Santa Cruz, which boasts amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, along with a picturesque town and is only a short transfer from the airport and 7½ miles from Funchal.

Our package is for Half Board with wine and water included with your evening meal and prices include the cost of transfers between Funchal airport and the hotel.

Info:  www.thesundayclass.org.uk/holidays.htm   or   contact Amanda Peart

2019: March 29 - 31 - Madison Scottish Country Dancers Ball Weekend 

Save the date.


Teachers: TBA

Location:  The Great Hall of the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison, Wisconsin

Info: madisonscottishcountrydancers.org 

2019: April 12 - 14 - SCD Weekend In Lyon 


Musicians:  SUSAN  and  FIONA MacFADYEN

Classes for Intermediate, Advanced, and Very Advanced dancers. Optional Highland Class.

All classes will be given in English.

Download brochure & Application Form: 2019-LYON-weekend-12-14-April.pdf

Questions:  Raphaël Orgeret

2019: 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

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.


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

2019: 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

2019: 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 Zobel (Johnstone) on the 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