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Wednesday, Dec 12 -  Glenview Christmas Dance

Have you ever wondered how Santa stays fit enough to do his job?  He Scottish dances of course. 

Come get into the holiday spirit dancing to the music of The Scottish Heirs Duo (Don Bartlett & Jimmy Darge). 

Refreshments to follow provided by members of Glenview. $15 at the door. 

7:30pm at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue <map>

Glenview website


Saturday, Dec 15 -  Woven Dreams ~ Songs for our Community 

Yes. . . another Christmastide concert. . . but there will be something special at this one:

Our Demo Pool will dance Mairi’s Wedding to the singing of the chorus!

The concert is at our well-beloved venue, Eastminster United Church, at Danforth and Jackman, in the sanctuary.

Tickets: $20 • Seniors $10  •  Students $5  www.commonthreadchorus.ca/concerts/

7:30pm





Sunday, Dec 16 -  Glenview’s Hogmanay Dance Practice 

Shiftin' Bobbins is hosting a practice, led by Moira Korus,
for Glenview's Hogmanay Dance. 

2pm to 4:00

The Gymnasium, Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale

(back of church, off Russell Hill Road, downstairs) Info: Valerie Fisher

Monday, Dec 17 -  St Clement’s Merry Mix of Dance Favourites 

Celebrate the Christmas season with St Clement’s.

We’ll have special guest musician, Don Bartlett, and dance a merry mix of favourites.

Dancing starts promptly at 7pm and goes to 8:45-ish —
followed by nibbles and natter in the beautiful Great Hall of Bishop Strachan School.

Download the programme:   2018-St-Clem's-Christmas-Dance+video.pdf

Questions: Teresa Lockhart

The Great Hall of Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road, Forest Hill <map>

  Enter main doors and sign in with BSS Security, please.
    Park on circular drive or on nearby streets. Note: A Beginner-friendly and scent-free group.

QuickLinx:   • A Ceilidh for Christmas • Sugar Candie • The Piper & The Penguin  • The Edinburgh Toy Shop 
• The Water of Leith • The Chequered Court (time permitting)  • Smiling Lila • Minister on the Loch 
• New Year Jig • Mairi’s Wedding 


Friday, Dec 21 -  John McDermott Family Christmas

John McDermott is a legend. His work in support of veterans has touched members of the SCD community. He supports many good causes with his Family Christmas concerts and he puts on a wonderful, fun, moving programme. His special guests, Dala, weave amazing harmonies.

Also, expect the unexpected. Last year, a brilliant fiddler from Ireland, was joined by the tallest, skinniest, funniest leprechaun you ever saw. When the fiddler lamented her moral lapse at sharing the leprechaun’s last bottle of fine wine with friends, his rejoinder was, “Sometimes it’s okay to do the wrong thing -- if you do it at the right time.”

7pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St (just N of St Clair) <map>

Ticket Info:    call 416-949-9211    $30 at the door  or  visit:  www.johnmcdermott.com


Monday, Dec 31 -  Glenview Hogmanay Dance and Ceilidh

Start 2019 off on the right foot (unless you are a man doing a poussette,
in which case please start on your left foot). 

Join your friends for an evening of dancing to Scotch Mist

Bring and share refreshments at the end of dancing prior to midnight,

followed by a ceilidh after midnight.

$30 tickets to be purchased in advance from Valerie Fisher 

Glenview website



2019: Saturday, Jan 5 -  January Monthly Dance

Music by Scotch Mist.

These two dances briefed only:   Lea Rig  and  Sandy’s Scotch Broth

Download:  2019-Jan-5-Monthly-Dance-cribs+video-links.pdf   |    2019-Jan-05-Dance-Instructions.pdf

QuickLinx:  New Year Jig  • Lea Rig  • Fife Hunt  • Remparts de Séville  • Paisley Weavers  • Scotia Sea  • Twa Rogueish E’en  • Glasgow Highlanders  • Royal Deeside Railway  • Lincoln Imp  • Sandy’s Scotch Broth  • Orpington Caledonians  EXTRA:  Joie de Vivre


2019: Sunday, Jan 20 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins goes Highland

“and now for something completely different” — Shiftin’ Bobbins goes Highland!

Donald Holmes joins the group for this session, open to any dancers to learn basic
Highland steps or interested in pursuing the art of Highland Dance.

Attire:  please wear a kilt or knee-length skirt.

2 pm to 4:00

Parish Hall
Grace Church on the Hill,
300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale
Toronto. ($5 for non-members)



2019: Friday, Feb 1 -  Highlands of Durham Burns Celebration

(evening) - This will be held at the Port Perry Legion.

Tickets will be $65 pp. 

Info:  Alan Graham


2019: Saturday, Feb 2 -  Amadeus Choir: Songs From A Celtic Heart

This annual fundraising concert tugs at the Celtic soul, and oft brings a wee tear to the eye.

The concert features the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, with conductors Lydia Adams and Joan Andrews, plus conductor and pianist Shawn Grenke. Guest performers include Tom Leighton on guitar and vocals and Anne Lederman on fiddle.

Two performances: 2pm and 7pm  ~  At Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Don Mills <map>

Single tickets; $50 | $40 | $25  ($5 off before Jan 15)  Call 416.446-0188

Info: www.amadeuschoir.com 

[Webmaster’s note:  several of our dancers are in this choir]


2019: Saturday, Feb 9 -  South Simcoe’s Valentine Workshop

Join your South Simcoe friends for our popular, and now-traditional, Valentine Workshop.

Details closer to the date. Info:  Maureen Richardson


2019: Saturday, Feb 16 -  56th Annual Tartan Ball

Music by Scotch Mist, a very danceable programme by Deirdre MacCuish Bark,
and this year we have a wonderful new home:  The Old Mill. More info on Tartan Ball Page

Order your tickets now:  Online via JotForm  or   Download paper-based form

Downloads:  2019-Tartan-Ball-briefs+video-links.pdf    |    2019-Tartan-Ball-Dance-Instructions.pdf

QuickLinx:   • Ferry LouperBirks of Invermay  • White Cockade  • Glasgow Highlanders  • Remparts de Séville  • Australian Ladies  • Happy Meeting  • Balgeddie Reel  • Bob Campbell  • Chequered Court  • Ruby Rant  • Light & Airy  • City of Belfast  • Scotia Sea  • Lea Rig  • Reel of the 51st  •  EXTRAS:  • Jubilee Jig  • Jean Martin of Aberdeen  • Mairi’s Wedding 


2019: Saturday, March 9 -  March Monthly Dance:  Beginners’ Night

Music by Scotch Mist.

All dances will be briefed and walked.

Download:  2019-March-Beginners-Night-briefs+video-links.pdf

QuickLinx:  • Provost Wynd  • Luckenbooth Brooch  • Gramachie  • Corryvreckan  • Lochiel’s Rant  • The Barmkin  • Edinburgh Toy Shop  • Swansea Strathspey  • Sailing On Shawnigan Lake  • Haste To The Wedding  • Karin’s Strathspey  • Duke of Perth  •  EXTRA: • Granville Market


2019: Saturday, March 23 -  West End Workshop

SAVE THE DATE

The teachers will be Ellie Briscoe from Alexandria, Virginia; Catherine Reid from Hamilton; and Arlene Koteff from Toronto.

Turner Fenton School in Brampton.

More details anon.


2019: Sunday, March 24 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Moira Korus

Each session, a different guest teacher presents a challenging  program for those with prior knowledge of the more complex RSCDS formations,the ability to phrase and execute all steps to a high standard and assimilate instruction quickly.

At this meeting Moira Korus will share interesting dances.

2 pm to 4:00

Parish Hall
Grace Church on the Hill,
300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale
Toronto. ($5 for non-members)

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


2019: Sunday, April 7 -  Tartan Day in Port Perry

(daytime) - Parade, followed by Kirkin' O' The Tartan, followed by a party at the Port Perry Legion.

Tickets will be $20 pp for the party. (Parade & Kirkin' free.) 

Info:  Alan Graham


2019: Saturday, April 13 -  April Monthly Dance:  Volunteer Appreciation Night

Music by Scotch Mist.

These two dances briefed only:  Silver Tassie  and   Mairi’s Wedding

The rest of the programme will be posted soon.

QuickLinx:  (to come)


2019: Sunday, April 14 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Lou Emslie

Each session, a different guest teacher presents a challenging  program for those with prior knowledge of the more complex RSCDS formations,the ability to phrase and execute all steps to a high standard and assimilate instruction quickly.

At this meeting Lou Emslie from Guelph will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

Parish Hall
Grace Church on the Hill,
300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale
Toronto. ($5 for non-members)

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


2019: Saturday, April 27 -  AGM & Dance

Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.

These two dances briefed only:  Tarry A While  and  My Only Jo and Dearie O

Downloads:  2019-AGM-Apr-27-briefs+video-links.pdf

QuickLinx:  • It’s All Right  • Pair of Jeans  • Miss Catherine Allan  • Tarry A While  • Bridge of Nairn  • Whigmaleeries  • Retiring Chairman  • Westminster Reel  • My Only Jo and Dearie O  • Lass of Richmond Hill   EXTRAS:  • Tribute to The Borders  • Anderson’s Rant  • Lady Glasgow


2019: Saturday, May 11 -  West Toronto Ball

Save the date. At Sala Caboto. Music by Scotch Mist

Additional info and dance programme closer to the date.


2019: Sunday, June 9 -  White Heather Ball

(Due to a foul up by Sikorski Hall, our usual Saturday is not available.) 

Dancing will be from 2 - 5 pm, followed by our usual dinner.

Ticket prices are $75 pp for dancing & dinner, $40 pp for dancing only and $40 pp for non-dancers (dinner only). 

Info:  Alan Graham