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Saturday, November 18, 25, Dec 2 -  Scottish Step Classes at Rosedale

Alma Smith is offering a series of three  Scottish Step Classes at Rosedale Presbyterian Church.

Nov. 18, 25 and Dec. 2 ~ noon to 1:15 p.m.

Scottish Step Dance is a hybrid, with elements of both Highland and Scottish country dance.
The genre originated in 19th century Scotland, typically taught to ladies by ballet masters,
hence the name “Ladies’ Step”.  However, men can give it a go as well and some excel,
thus Scottish Step is now the preferred term. 

These classes are an intro to Scottish Step. It’s possible more classes will be offered in the Winter Term. 
Sign up for all three classes for $25 or pay $10 per class. 

Please contact Moira Korus at to let her know if you will be attending. 416 924 9616

noon - 1:15 at Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mount Pleasant Rd at South Drive <map>.  


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    2017-60th-Anniversary-Dance-Instructions.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>



Friday, December 1 -  South Simcoe’s Christmas Dance 

South Simcoe Scottish Country Dancers invites you to join our holiday celebration.  To make the evening fun for everyone, we walk each dance first.

Once all the dancing is done, we revitalize ourselves with hors d'oeuvres, sandwiches, and loads of desserts!!! 

All for only $7!  A great way for everyone to get into the holiday spirit!

Program is published on the South Simcoe Scottish Country Dancing Facebook page

Info: Susan Elliotson at 519-941-2134 elliotsone@sympatico.ca     Or, visit us on Facebook.

Download: 2017-South-Simcoe-Christmas-Dance-Programme.pdf



Saturday, December 2 -  Hamilton Branch Christmas Dance 

Have your heard? It’s time to get ready for Hamilton’s Annual Christmas Dance!

MUSIC BY: Laird & Donny     PROGRAM BY: Ian Manson

PLACE: MacNab Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNab Street S., Hamilton L8P 3C3

TIMES: Door opens at 7:00 pm     Light dinner from 7:30 to 8:15 pm     Dancing 8:30 to 11:30 pm

TICKETS: Dancers: RSCDS Members $25    Non Members $30    Non-Dancers $10 

Download: 2017-Hamilton-Branch-Christmas-Dance-Registration.pdf


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


Sunday, December 10 -  May Divers Teaches Dances of Tom Kerr . . . and a wee bit o’ Glasgow 

May Divers invites you to a Sunday afternoon sampling of dances by Tom Kerr—and a wee bit of Glasgow. 

Tom Kerr is a jovial chap. He’ll sing to you, unprovoked, and he’ll tell you, with a certain amount of glee, and obvious pride, that he’s the reason the Queen never got seasick— because he designed hydraulic stabilizers for Royal Yacht Britannia!   Tom also designs interesting dances, usually with a story attached. For example, Cape Town Wedding, and the follow-up, Fare Thee Well. 

Sunday Dec. 10 ~ 2-4 p.m. ~ $6 at the door        Broadlands Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, Don Mills


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 416.485-8280 mbaldwin456@hotmail.com

7:30 - 9:30pm at Calvin Presbyterian, 26 Delisle Avenue, Toronto (Yonge & St Clair) <map>


Wednesday, December 13 -  Glenview Christmas Dance 

Join us at Glenview’s annual Christmas Dance for a fun evening of dancing to the music of Fred Moyes.

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

7:30-9:15 pm  at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue  <map>
(West of Yonge; 3 blocks S of Lawrence; off Duplex or Glengrove)

Info:  Valerie Fisher at 416.497-4186 or visit:  www.glenviewscdg.org


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

Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs

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

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

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

Downloads:  2017-December-16-dance-briefs+video.pdf    2017-Dec-16-Dance-Instructions.pdf


Monday, December 18 -  St Clements’ Christmas Treat 

Welcome one and all to our Christmas dance.  We have the extraordinary Don Bartlett as our musician to play for us in the beautiful Great Hall of Bishop Strachan School.

It promises to be a joyful end-of-season programme. 

Delicious refreshments provided.  $10 at the door. 

Programme to be posted soon.

Info:  teresa.lockhart@rogers.com



Thursday, December 21 -  The Barra MacNeils East Coast Christmas Show 

The Barra MacNeils, Canada’s First Family of Celtic Music, bring their East Coast Christmas Show to Roy Thomson Hall.

Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, the Barra MacNeils are deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language, and history.  Over thirty years performing together, the family band has thrilled millions of concert goers around the world.

To purchase tickets:   https://www.roythomsonhall.com/tickets/barra-macneils/

HOWEVER: A discount is available if someone at RSCDS Toronto steps forward to organise a group of ten or more.  Please let your webmaster (Rob Lockhart) know and your contact info will be placed here:   This could be YOU!


Sunday, December 31 -  Glenview’s Hogmanay Dance & Ceilidh 

Glenview’s Hogmanay celebration is always a much anticipated event to end the year. 

Music by Scotch Mist.

Enjoy bring-and-share treats about midnight, and prepare to laugh during the ceilidh afterwards.

Tickets at $30 are limited. Reserve now from Valerie Fisher

8pm - 1:00 am at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>

Info:  email  Valerie Fisher or visit:  www.glenviewscdg.org

December 17 ~ 2:00 - 4:00 ~ A practice for the Hogmanay Dance
will be held at Grace Church on-the-Hill led by Moira Korus and Donalda McDonald. 


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 ~ Music by Scotch Mist 

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

Briefers:    • Paul Maloney  • Arlene Koteff  • Moira Korus

The Programme:  •  The Laird of Milton’s Daughter   •   Salute To Miss Milligan   •   Linnea’s Strathspey   •   The Tri-Mariner   •   Macdonald of Keppoch   •   The Nurseryman   • ~ INTERVAL ~ •   The Compleat Gardener   •   Cuillins of Skye   •   Wedderburn's Reel (The Fife Hunt)   •   Muirland Willie   •   The Flower of Glasgow   •   Memory Lane   •  EXTRA   •   Lamb Skinnet

Downloads:  2018-Jan-Monthly-Dance-cribs+video.pdf    2018-Jan-20-Dance-Instructions.pdf


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: January 27 -  Burns Supper Hosted by Association for Scottish Traditions and Arts 

Experience the Address To The Haggis, time-honoured Burns toasts, and Ceilidh featuring. . .

MUSIC by:  Scotch Mist with Laird Brown & Don Woods

Brae Ben Golf Course, 5700 Terry Fox Way, Mississauga  <map>

Doors open 4:30pm;  Address To The Haggis 5:00pm;  Dinner 5:15pm

Ticket prices:-

     Purchased before Dec 14: Adults: $60    |    Children and young adults ages 12 – 19:  $30

     Purchased after Dec 14:   Adults: $66    |    Children and young adults ages 12 – 19:  $33

Info. . . contact: Margaret Shortt  905 257 0941    Download:  2018-ASTA-Burns-Supper-flyer.pdf


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 on the Tartan Ball page.     Order on line now active.

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! 

Music by Scotch Mist.

Host Groups:      • Hillcrest  • Woodglen  • Trinity  

Briefers:   • Jean Noble  • Tony Szeto  • David Booz

The Programme:  It’s Nae Bother  •  Longfield Reel  •  Keppoch’s Rant  •  One Step Forward  •  Wisp of Thistle  •  The Kelloholm Jig  • ~ INTERVAL ~ •  Two and Two  •  The Haar on Skye  •  A Reel For Alice  •  Collichur  •  Inverarary  •  Shiftin’ Bobbins  •  EXTRA   •  Happy Returns


Download:  2018-March-Monthly-Dance-briefs+video.pdf


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 

Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs

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

More info soon. . .



2018:  May 5 -  Youth Ball 

Save the date! Music by Fred Moyes

More info soon. .