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Saturday, Sept 30 -  Culture Days Drop-in Ceilidh 

Huzzah!  All is now in place for this event to proceed, at St Barnabas.

FREE:  DROP-IN CEILIDH: 

This is part of a cross-Canada celebration of different cultures.
We will dance easy-peasy, lots of fun, ceilidh dances.

This is a great way to experience a taste of Scottish social dance. You can drop in, have a nibble of Scottish nosh, have a dance or two and be on your way with something to think about. We hope you will think about Scottish country dance lessons, right here at Eastminster Thursday evenings.

You do not need a partner, we change partners every dance anyway.
You should be fit, this is good aerobic exercise. It can be a mental challenge, too, but today’s programme will be easy-peasy.

1:00 ~ 3:30 at St Barnabas Church on the Danforth opposite Carrot Common Please enter via Hampton Avenue, through the playground.


Saturday, October 14 -  Monthly Dance for October 

Come dance to live music!

Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs

Host Groups:    • Erin Mills (Tuesday Group)  • Don Mills  • Scarborough  
Briefers:          • Keith Bark  • Sandra Scott  • Nigel Keenan

Download:  2017-October-14-dance-briefs+video.pdf

                      2017-Oct-14-Dance-Instructions.pdf 

The Programme:  Good Hearted Glasgow  •  Bea's Delight  •  Miss Milligan’s Strathspey  •  Sueno's Stone  •  Mrs Hamilton of Eaglemount  •  Miss Allie Anderson  •  ~ INTERVAL ~  •  Saint Andrew’s Fair  •  The Royal Wedding  •  The Dancer’s Wedding  •  The Immigrant Lass  •  Village Reel  •  The Mason’s Apron  •  ~ EXTRA ~  •   Hedwig’s Reel


Sunday, October 15 -  Autumnal Thanksgiving Dances with Blair Gerrie

Venue: Broadlands

Time:2pm-4pm

Charge:$6

Level:Intermediate+

Instructor: Blair Gerrie

Theme: Autumnal or Thanksgiving theme

2:00 - 4:00 pm at Broadland’s Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, Don Mills <map>



Sunday, October 15 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Claire Collier

Shiftin’ Bobbins meets one Sunday afternoon a month in central Toronto. Each session a different guest MC features dances not often seen elsewhere for those already comfortable with the more complex RSCDS formations and able to participate with minimal instruction.

We welcome Claire Collier from Buffalo to this class.

Additional dates: Nov 18 (St Andrew’s Dance), Jan 21, March 11, April 8.

For Membership and other information, visit the Shiftin’ Bobbins website.

2:00-4:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>


Saturday, October 21 -  Calvin’s 60th Anniversary Dance 

On this date, 60 years ago, the first SCD class at Calvin Presbyterian Church was held.
We’re having a party to celebrate these six decades of dancing and you are invited.

Don Bartlett will play piano for dances collected over 60 years — balls with Trinity, Calvin favourites,
and popular new dances.

There will be snacks and, of course, birthday cake! For only $15 all this fun and extravagance is yours!

For food-planning, please let Fiona Morton know if you intend to come: 416.787-9605

1:30 - 4:30pm at Calvin Presbyterian, 26 Delisle Avenue, Toronto (Yonge & St Clair) <map>

To reserve your place at the dance, please email Vicky Zeltins: dancescottishwithvicky@gmail.com


The Programme: 2017-Calvin's-60th-Anniversary-programme.pdf


Saturday, October 21 -  The White Cockade 

The White Cockade is a social club that dances, typically, the 3rd Saturday of the month in dance season.
They dance to recorded music. Guest Teacher and programme compiler this evening is Maureen Richardson.

There is a membership fee of $20 but membership is not compulsory.
At the door, members pay $5 and non-members pay $10.

Info:   Sue Dilworth 905.331-7846.  Download:  2017-Oct_12-Briefs-White-Cockade.pdf

8:00-11:00pm at MacNabb Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNabb Street, Hamilton L8P 3C3 <map>


Sunday, October 22 -  Devise a Dance Programme Workshop 

Have you been thinking of creating a program for the April Volunteer Monthly Dance? 

Are you interested in the how’s, what’s, why’s and why nots behind the creative process? 

All are welcome.

Come join Teresa Lockhart, Teachers Panel Chair, and musician Don Bartlett.

2:00 - 4:00 pm at Broadland’s Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, Don Mills <map>


Saturday, October 28 + 29  Demo at The Zoomer Show: Men in Kilts please apply! 

The Demo Pool has a double gig at The Zoomer Show but, so far, all the dancers are female. We would like some men to participate because this is a great outreach opportunity and we want to give a realistic impression of our beloved past-time. Even if you don’t dance, you can walk around, kilted, and pass out a brochure.  Participants get a FREE PASS to the show.

Questions, assurances, put-me-on-your-roster pledges:   Contact Stella Henderson 416.498-1940

Location: Enercare Centre, 100 Princess Blvd., CNE Grounds

Saturday, October 28:  10 am -  5 pm

Sunday, October 29:  11 am -  5 pm

Demo pool dancing two 25-minute slots on Saturday and one 25-minute slot on Sunday.
Times still to be confirmed.


Saturday, October 28 -  Family Ceilidh and Pizza Party 

Our popular Family Ceilidh is back! 

All ages are welcome to join this afternoon of ceilidh dance fun followed by a pizza supper.

Entry is $6/person but under 5s are free, and there is a family limit of $18 max.  More details as they are developed.  See also, our ceilidh page.

Come ready to dance with soft shoes and cool garb -- you will heat up with dancing!

4:00pm - 6:30 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, 25 Wanless Ave.
(very near Yonge & Lawrence, just north of Lawrence Station)  <map>


Thursday, November 2 -  Grimsby 8th Annual Tea Dance 

Come to Grimsby and enjoy dancing to the music of Don Bartlett. We shall make you welcome.

2:00 - 5:00 pm at the Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby.

Tickets are $10, available from Jean Rittenhouse 905.892-0813

To see the programme, download the brochure:  2017-Grimsby-Tea-Dance.pdf


Sunday, November 5 -  1867 Dance and High Tea 

Ye shall Dance (1:30 - 4:30pm) to Dances and Music composed before 1867.

Music shall be excellently performed By Don Bartlett and his Fiddlers.

Ye shall then partake of High Tea and Refreshments from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Entertainment is planned for your enjoyment ~ and perhaps your participation! Perhaps a famous personage will grace us with a visit! Perhaps your fortune shall be told!

You are invited to participate by wearing or bringing something reminiscent of the era. Perhaps you fancy your own tea cup (but it is not required.) Please plan to join us for an afternoon of music, friends, food and fun!

Early Bird Tickets: $35 each, rising to $40 after September 30th.

This Celebrated Gathering shall take place at The Scottish Rite, 4 Queen Street South, Hamilton <map>
Sunday, the 5th Day of November in the Year 2017 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Download:  1867-Dance-RSCDS-Hamilton.pdf

Info:  https://www.rscdshamilton.org/events


Saturday, November 11 -  The Toronto Workshop 

We are pleased to dance once again in the beautiful Athletics & Wellness Centre of Branksome Hall.

Our teachers this year will be Jim Stott of Aberdeen (current director of Summer School at St Andrews); Marion Hamilton of Kanata, who teaches advanced dancing for the Ottawa RSCDS; and Maureen Richardson of King, who is well known In the Toronto area Scottish dance community.

More details on the workshop page

Now accepting applications: Use On-line Form 

~ or ~  Download & print paper brochure and Applcation Form


Saturday, November 11 -  The Toronto Workshop Afternoon Dance 

Dancing begins at 2:30 and goes to 5:00. We will dance in the magnificent elevated gymnasium of the new Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre. The hall has an engineered wood floor and you will enjoy the light flooding in from the glass wall.

We’ll have great music by Scotch Mist. All dances will be briefed and walked, except for two (May Yarker & Coats Land) which will be briefed only.

The Programme: (underlines indicate link to video)  A Trip To Glasgow  •  The Music Makars  •  May Yarker's Strathspey  •  Blooms Of Bon Accord  •  Midsummer Common  •  The Zoologist  •  ~ INTERVAL ~  •  Blue Bonnets  •  St Andrews Links  •  The Peat Road  •  Coats Land  •  Margaret Parker's  Strathspey  •  General Stuart's Reel  •  ~ EXTRA ~  •  The Duran Ranger

Download:  2017-Nov-Workshop-afternoon-dance-briefs+video.pdf


Saturday, November 18 -  Youth Workshop

All young dancers are welcome to this workshop.  9:15-10:15 and 10:30-11:45.

Teacher Maureen Richardson.

At Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Pleasant Rd at South Drive <map>

Questions:  Moira Korus 416.924-9616


Saturday, November 18 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins’ St Andrew’s Celebration Dance

Come dance at our 4th Annual St Andrew’s Celebration Dance (music by Scotch Mist).

Non-members $25. All  tickets must be reserved in advance either via the Shiftin’ Bobbins website "contact us" tab: or by email to shiftinbobbins@gmail.com

Cut off date is Nov 10, 2017.

Additional dates: Jan 21, March 11, April 8.

For Membership and other information, visit the Shiftin’ Bobbins website.

8 pm - 11:00 at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>


Saturday, November 18 -  The White Cockade 

The White Cockade is a social club that dances, typically, the 3rd Saturday of the month in dance season. They dance to recorded music and usually have a Guest Teacher, and/or a guest programme compiler.

There is a membership fee of $20 but membership is not compulsory.
At the door, members pay $5 and non-members pay $10.

For more info contact Sue Dilworth 905.331-7846.

8:00-11:00pm at MacNabb Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNabb Street, Hamilton L8P 3C3 <map>


Sunday, Nov 19 -  Demo Pool Practise

Joining the Demo Pool does not commit you to ALL of our gigs — you can pick and choose to suit your own schedule. However, we think you will enjoy the many opportunities we have to meet-and-greet nice people in many different venue across the city. Come and give us a try.

2:00 - 4:00 pm at Broadland’s Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, Don Mills <map>

Contact Stella Henderson 416.498-1940


Tuesday, November 21 -  Hillcrest Prep-night for the 60th Anniversary Dance 

At Hillcrest this evening Jean will feature the lesser-known dances on the 60th Anniversary Dance programme. It will be a grand evening and you’ll want to think about having fun, not  Yikes! What comes next !?

Hillcrest meets 7:00 - 9:00pm
at Toronto French School, 296 - 318 Lawrence Ave East [at Bayview] <map>

Enter annex of western-most building [lower level entrance on right] and go downstairs to the gym.

Instructor: Jean Noble  416.449-8070   


November 25 -  RSCDS Toronto’s 60th Anniversary Dance 

RSCSD Toronto celebrates our Diamond Anniversary year with a gala dance at beautiful Sala Caboto ballroom. We’ll have a Guest of Honour, Andrew Kellett, the Chair Elect of the Society. We’ll have the great music of Scotch Mist and delicious catered snacks. It will be a great dance party!

Reception begins at 6:00; at 7:00 we’ll follow the piper for a grand march into the ballroom.
Various remarks and ceremonies will ensue.

Dancing begins at 7:30. We have a great Toronto-inspired programme by David Booz.
The Interval, at 9:00 will feature Hors d’Oeuvres; coffee/tea; Anniversary Cake with fresh fruit. There will be a toast the Queen, several prizes, and time to mingle and chat.
Then. . . . back to dancing until it’s time for carriages.

$60 / person;  half price for Youth (30 and under).  

Order Tickets online Now /  or download this Ticket Order FormMy_60th_Anniversary_Dance_Ticket_Order_Form.pdf

The Programme:   A Trip To Crinan  •  The Peat Road (a.k.a. The 50th Tartan Ball Reel)  • Mrs Hamilton of Eaglemount  •  St Andrew’s of Brampton  •  Michelle Depledge of Preston  •  The Dancing Bells  •  The Scottish Accent Reel  •  The Spirit of the Dance  •  Linton Ploughman  •  St Andrews Links  •  Bea's Delight  •  The Chequered Court  •  Tweedbridge Court  •  The White Heather Jig  •  Bedrule  •  Davy Nick Nack  •  ~ EXTRAS ~  •  The Merry Dancers  •  West’s Hornpipe  •  Neidpath Castle

Download:  2017-60th-Anniversary-dance-briefs+video.pdf


Sunday, November 26 -  Afternoon Tea and Chat with Andrew Kellett 

This FREE event, in the comfortable confines of Rosedale United Church (NOT Rosedale Presbyterian!) will give members of RSCDS Toronto a chance to hear from, to talk with, and to ask questions of Andrew Kellett, Chair-elect of RSCDS. 

 Please indicate your intention to attend to Liz Clunie eclunie@rogers.com 416 486 6582 and  let her know if there are any topics you wish Andrew to address.

2 p.m. - 5:00  Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Dr.  <map>



Sunday, Dec 3 -  Demo Pool Practise

Joining the Demo Pool does not commit you to ALL of our gigs — you can pick and choose to suit your own schedule. However, we think you will enjoy the many opportunities we have to meet-and-greet nice people in many different venue across the city. Come and give us a try.

2:00 - 4:00 pm at Broadland’s Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, Don Mills <map>

Contact Stella Henderson 416.498-1940


Tuesday, December 12 -  Calvin’s Christmas Party 

Calvin SCD Group invites all dancers to join our Christmas party,
with the wonderful music of Don Bartlett on piano.

Your $10 entry includes light refreshments at the interval. You can pay at the door.

Questions?  Contributions?  Expression of Interest?   Contact Nancy Stokes 416.425-2195 or Mary Baldwin 416485-8280 mbaldwin456@hotmail.com

1:30 - 4:30pm at Calvin Presbyterian, 26 Delisle Avenue, Toronto (Yonge & St Clair) <map>


Saturday, December 16 -  Monthly Dance for December: The Family Christmas Dance! 

Save the date!

Host Groups:  • St Clements  • Aurora  • St Andrew’s  • Humbercrest 

Briefers:    • Teresa Lockhart  • Maureen Richardson  • Deirdre McCuish-Bark

More info soon. . .

The Programme:  Cutty Sark  •  The Highland Lass  •  Brochan Lom  •  The Old Man of Storr  •  The Dundee Whaler  •  Miss Hadden's Reel   •  ~ INTERVAL ~  •  The Lassies of Dunse  •  The Anniversary  •  Round Reel of Eight  •  Over the Water to Charlie (New Way)  •  Rakes of Glasgow  •  Jessie’s Hornpipe  •  ~ EXTRA ~  •   Kiss Under the Stairs



Sunday, Jan 7 + Jan 14 -  Demo Pool Practise

Joining the Demo Pool does not commit you to ALL of our gigs — you can pick and choose to suit your own schedule. However, we think you will enjoy the many opportunities we have to meet-and-greet nice people in many different venue across the city. Come and give us a try.

2:00 - 4:00 pm at Broadland’s Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, Don Mills <map>

Contact Stella Henderson 416.498-1940


2018:  Saturday, January 20 -  Monthly Dance for January 

Save the date!

Host Groups:   • St Andrews of Brampton  • Bloorlea  • Glenview

Briefers:    • Paul Maloney  • Arlene Koteff  • Moira Korus

More info soon. . .

The Programme:  The Laird of Milton’s Daughter  •  Salute to Miss Milligan  •  Linnea’s Strathspey  •  The Hamilton Rant  •  MacDonald of Keppoch  •  The Nurseryman  •  ~ INTERVAL ~  •  The Compleat Gardener  •  Cuillins of Skye  •  Minard Castle  •  Muirland Willie  •  The Flower of Glasgow  •  Memory Lane  •  ~ EXTRA ~  •  Lamb Skinnet


2018: January 21 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Maureen Richardson

Shiftin’ Bobbins meets one Sunday afternoon a month in central Toronto. Each session a different guest MC features dances not often seen elsewhere for those already comfortable with the more complex RSCDS formations and able to participate with minimal instruction.

We welcome Maureen Richardson from King to this class.

Additional dates: February 11, March 11, April 8.

For Membership and other information, visit the Shiftin’ Bobbins website.

2:00-4:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>


2018: February 11 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Moira Korus

Shiftin’ Bobbins meets one Sunday afternoon a month in central Toronto. Each session a different guest MC features dances not often seen elsewhere for those already comfortable with the more complex RSCDS formations and able to participate with minimal instruction.

We welcome Moira Korus from Toronto to this class.

Additional dates: March 11, April 8.

For Membership and other information, visit the Shiftin’ Bobbins website.

2:00-4:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>


2018:  Saturday, February 17 -  The 55th Tartan Ball 

Save the date! The Tartan Ball is always a splendid evening.

Last year, visitors from Tasmania said:

“We had a wonderful experience attending our first Tartan Ball. We had a well-presented and delicious meal and a great night of dancing to powerful music that surely encouraged dancers to greater heights — and all in such a beautiful room. We enjoyed the friendliness of the dancers who made us feel very much at home.”

The 55th Tartan Ball Committee is committed to ensuring that you enjoy an equally memorable evening. Scotch Mist will be playing for us once again and David Booz has compiled a wonderful programme of old and new favourite dances:

More info closer to the date. . .

The Programme:  Cutty Sark  •  The Old Man of Storr  •  Rakes of Glasgow  •  The Zoologist  •  Midsummer Common  •  The Dancers’ Wedding  ~ 1st INTERVAL ~   •  Miss Allie Anderson  •  MacDonald of Keppoch  •  The Compleat Gardener  •  Miss Milligan’s Strathspey  •  The Mason’s Apron  ~ 2nd INTERVAL ~   •  Saint Andrew’s Fair  •   Blooms of Bon Accord  •  The Flower of Glasgow  •  The Nurseryman  •  Memory Lane  •   ~ EXTRAS ~  •  The Laird of Milton’s Daughter  •  The Highland Lass  •  The Dundee Whaler


Sunday, Feb 25 -  Demo Pool Practise

Joining the Demo Pool does not commit you to ALL of our gigs — you can pick and choose to suit your own schedule. However, we think you will enjoy the many opportunities we have to meet-and-greet nice people in many different venue across the city. Come and give us a try.

2:00 - 4:00 pm at Broadland’s Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, Don Mills <map>

Contact Stella Henderson 416.498-1940


2018:  Saturday, March 10 -  Monthly Dance for March:  Beginners‘ Night! 

Save the date!

Host Groups:      • Hillcrest  • Woodglen  • Trinity  

Briefers:   • Jean Noble  • Tony Szeto  • David Booz

More info soon. . .

The Programme: It’s Nae Bother  •  Longfield Reel  •  Keppoch’s Rant  •  Harcourt Cross Roads  •  Wisp of Thistle  •  Welcome to Ayr  •  ~ INTERVAL ~  •   Two and Two  •  The Haar on Skye  •  A Reel for Alice  •  Collichur  •  Inveraray  •  Shiftin’ Bobbins  •  ~ INTERVAL ~  •  Happy Returns


Sunday, Apr 1 -  Demo Pool Practise

Joining the Demo Pool does not commit you to ALL of our gigs — you can pick and choose to suit your own schedule. However, we think you will enjoy the many opportunities we have to meet-and-greet nice people in many different venue across the city. Come and give us a try.

2:00 - 4:00 pm at Broadland’s Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, Don Mills <map>

Contact Stella Henderson 416.498-1940


2018: March 11 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Lou Emslie

Shiftin’ Bobbins meets one Sunday afternoon a month in central Toronto. Each session a different guest MC features dances not often seen elsewhere for those already comfortable with the more complex RSCDS formations and able to participate with minimal instruction.

We welcome Lou Emslie from Guelph to this class.

Additional date: April 8.

For Membership and other information, visit the Shiftin’ Bobbins website.

2:00-4:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>



2018: April 8 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Christine Basnett and Fred Moyes

Shiftin’ Bobbins meets one Sunday afternoon a month in central Toronto. Each session a different guest MC features dances not often seen elsewhere for those already comfortable with the more complex RSCDS formations and able to participate with minimal instruction.

For this season closer we welcome teacher Christine Basnett from Kitchener/Waterloo, and we will enjoy live music from Fred Moyes.

For Membership and other information, visit the Shiftin’ Bobbins website.

2:00-4:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>



2018:  Saturday, April 14 -  Monthly Dance for April: Volunteer Appreciation Night! 

Save the date!

Host Groups:      Tayside  Calvin  Highlands of Durham  ASTA

Briefers:    Blair Gerrie  Vicky Zeltins  Barbara Taylor

More info soon. . .

The Programme: The programme for this evening is a winning entry in the recent “Compile a Dance Programme” contest. It will be posted here when released.






2018:  Saturday, April 28 -  Annual General Meeting and Dance 

Save the date!

Host Groups:      Erin Mills (Friday Group)  Petronella  South Simcoe  Newtonbrook    |    Briefers:      Jean Hamilton  Carole Skinner  Gordon Hayburn

More info soon. . .

The Programme: Miss Bennet’s Jig  •  Festival Fling  •  Gang the Same Gate  •  Let’s Have a Ceilidh  •  Within a Mile o’ Edinburgh Toon  •  Major Ian Stewart  •   ~ INTERVAL & AGM ~  • The Missing Turn  •  Mrs Milne of Kinneff  •  The Gilly Flower  •  The Montgomeries’ Rant  •  ~ EXTRAS ~  •  Last of the Lairds  •  Not I  •  MacDonald of the Isles



2018:  May 5 -  Youth Ball 

Save the date! Music by Fred Moyes

More info soon. .