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Annual General Meeting, Apr 25 

Clearly, there will be no dance; no assembly of members.

A virtual meeting via Zoom is being explored, or the meeting will take place at a later date.

Further information will be available after the next board meeting, April 8. 
(26 March 2020)




Friday, March 27 -  Erin Mills’ West End Workshop Welcome Dance  CANCELLED :-(

Jean Hamilton welcomes everyone to an evening of social dance,
led by the three Workshop teachers.

Music by “The Best of the Bands”.

7:30pm - 9:30 at Mississauga Seniors’ Centre, Olga Tyne Auditorium, 1389 Cawthra Rd. <map>

(East side, at Arbor Crt., 2 lights south of QEW)

Instructor/Contact:  Jean Hamilton  905.566-9599

$10 at the door.    Lots of free parking on campus.


Saturday, March 28 -  West End Workshop and Tea Dance CANCELLED :-(

Head 'west' for a day of dancing fun!

8:45am to 5:30pm

Tea Dance at 3pm, followed by tea & treats

Main venue: historic Clarke Memorial Hall in Port Credit

161 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga, L5H 1G3 <google-map>

Teachers: DAVID QUEEN (Cheshire, Eng.), MARION HAMILTON (Ottawa) and MAY DIVERS (Toronto). Teacher bios

Musicians: Don Bartlett, Blair Mackenzie, Laird Brown and Don Wood


Cost: Full day Workshop incl. lunch plus Tea Dance incl. afternoon tea is $75    |    Youth (14-24): $35     |     Only the Tea Dance & tea: $20 

Parking available in the vicinity.  Venue accessible by GO Train to Clarkson Station plus short bus ride along Lakeshore. For details check with Mississauga Transit  905.615-4736

Two class levels:  Basic/Intermediate  or  Intermediate/Advanced

Downloads:  2020-West-End-Workshop.pdf     2020-West-End-Workshop-Tea-Dance-Briefs+video.pdf    Map-to-Clarke-Hall.pdf

Contact:  Theresa Malek


Sunday, March 29 -  Teachers’ Workshop with David Queen  CANCELLED :-(

Place:  Clarke Hall in Port Credit (Mississauga)

Doors open 1:30pm     |    Class Time: 2:00 - 4:30

Special guest teacher: DAVID QUEEN    |    Musician: Don Bartlett

This event is open to Certified Teachers and Teacher Candidates.  $15 at the door.

Contact: Arlene Koteff

Lots of free street parking in the vicinity.  Venue accessible by GO Train to Clarkson Station plus short bus ride along Lakeshore. For details check with Mississauga Transit  905.615-4736




Saturday Afternoons:  April 4, 18, 25 -  Scottish Step Classes at Rosedale  CANCELLED :-(

ALMA SMITH will teach this traditional, very graceful, Scottish dance genre.
Scottish Step (formerly known as Ladies’ Step) combines elements of
Scottish Country dance, Ballet, and Highland dance.

$10/class

Saturdays, noon to 1:15 at
Rosedale Presbyterian Church, South Drive at Mt Pleasant <map>

Info:  Moira Korus  647.378-5753



Sunday, April 5 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Moira Korus & Halyna Sydorenko     CANCELLED :-(

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 and Halyna Sydorenko from Toronto will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

Parish Hall
Grace Church-on-the-Hill,
300 Lonsdale Road at Russell Hill, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com



Saturday, April 25 -  AGM and April Volunteer Appreciation Dance    CANCELLED until an alternative is developed :-(

This year we shall dance the winning programme in the Design-A-Dance-Programme competition.

The programme was designed by Jane Robinson [with modification by the Board].

Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs

NEW TIME:  • AGM: 7pm [ 2020-AGM-Agenda_&_Motions.pdf ] or visit Members’ Home Page

• Dancing starts approx 7:45 to 10:30 (and out by 11:00)

Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Avenue  <map>

The Programme:  • Laird of Milton’s Daughter  • Starlight  • Village Reel  • Follow Me Home  • Drumelzier  • Toronto Volunteers  ~ Interval ~  • Hooper’s Jig  • Fair Donald  • General Stuart’s Reel  ~ Extras ~ • Shiftin’ Bobbins  • Seann Truibhas Willichan  • Petronella  • Silver Tassie  • Trip To Bavaria

Downloads:  2020-April-25-Dance-briefs+video-rev2.pdf    2020-Apr-25-Dance-Instructions.pdf


Sunday, April 26 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Lou Emslie    CANCELLED :-(

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, our season closer meeting, Lou Emslie from Guelph will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00,  Parish Hall, Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road at Russell Hill, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


Friday, May 1 -  Bluebell Spring Dance and Light Supper      CANCELLED :-(

South Simcoe Scottish Country Dancing invites you to enjoy an evening of dance inspired by spring,
followed by an indulgent light supper for only $10!

LIVE MUSIC provided by Laird Brown and Don Wood

Knox Church, 160 King Street South, Alliston <map>

Dancing starts at 7:30 pm! Carpool to Alliston and dance the night away!

Dance programme coming soon!

Questions?:  SCDAlliston@gmail.com

Saturday, May 2 -  60th Anniversary, St Catharines:  Allan McKenzie Ball    POSTPONED until TBA  :-(

Hear ye, hear ye! Breaking News! The year 2020 marks 60 years of dancing in St Catharines! 

To celebrate this milestone we are hosting the inaugural Allan McKenzie Ball, named after Allan who, with his wife Dorothea, was one of the original founding members of our group. 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend this extravaganza! 

There will be live music and a family-style sit down dinner with desserts served at half time.   

Tickets: $75 for dancers; $55 for non-dancers.  Programme and tickets will be available shortly.

Info:  www.rscdsstcatharines.ca


Saturday, May 9 -  51st West Toronto Ball     CANCELLED :-(

Come Reel at our 51st Anniversary West Toronto Ball,
at the beautiful Sala Caboto in Villa Colombo, 40 Playfair Ave, Toronto <map>.  Free parking. 

The dance programme is devised with the beginner in mind, but it’s fun for all levels of dancers. 
Enjoy a full service, sit-down meal, the Grand March, and dancing to the music of Scotch Mist.   

All-inclusive dinner and dance ticket $95 per person. 

Ticket Forms, and dance briefs are available at your group and at the links below.  

Two Ticket options:
a. Order online and pay via e-Transfer  
b. Paper•Pen•Post using this form: 2020-West-Toronto-Ball-Ticket-Order-Form.pdf

Download:  2020-West-Toronto-Ball-Briefs+video.pdf    

For ticket queries contact Linda Steggles.  Other info: Keith Wallace 

The Programme:  • Highland Fair  • Delvine Side  • Loch Ness Monster Reel  • Rodney's Rant  • Bob Campbell  • Highland Rambler  ~|~ • Mrs Stewart's Jig  • Monymusk  • Wee Anna's Reel  • Triple Happiness  • Kissing Bridge ~|~ • Tribute To The Borders  • Irish Rover  • Seann Truibhas Willichan  • Dancing Bells  • The Reel Of The 51st Division 


Wednesday, May 13 -  Glenview’s Spring Dance    CANCELLED :-(

Spring has sprung, the grass is 'ris',
I wonder where First Corner is!

Come dance with your corners, and the rest of your dancing friends at Glenview’s Spring celebration.

We’ll dance to the music of Fred Moyes. Everyone welcome.

Tickets $15 at the door.

Dancing starts at 7:30pm. Refreshments follow dancing.

Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue

Info: www.glenviewscdg.org


May 15-17 -  Spring Fling 2020:  Toronto ~ Dance Adventure for 12-35 yr-olds    CANCELLED :-(

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.

Toronto Teachers:
• Gary Coull (Scotland)
• Linda Henderson (California)
• Fiona Philip (Toronto)

Details are now well advanced. Check these websites for info and booking:  • Spring Fling Toronto 

Meanwhile, join the Spring Fling Toronto Facebook Group. What’s a SpringFling?  see Spring Fling 2019 in Paris.

Typically, there is an accompanying Spring Fringe for adults, e.g. Paris Spring Fringe website

Download a printable reminder to stick on your fridge or calendar:  SpringFling portrait poster.pdf


Tuesday, May 19 -  Calvin’s Spring Celebration Dance      CANCELLED :-(

Calvin SCD Group invites all dancers to join our Spring Celebration — the last dance of the season.

Don Bartlett on piano will give us wonderful music.

Your $10 entry fee includes light refreshments at the interval.

Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue (one block north of St. Clair, west off Yonge) <map>

Contacts: Nancy Stokes 416.425-2195 or Mary Baldwin 416.485-8280


Wednesday, May 20 -  St Andrew’s of Brampton Spring Dance    CANCELLED :-(

Save the date.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 44 Church Street E., Brampton <map>

Dancing begins at 7:30pm.

Instructor: Paul Maloney  905.821-4387    |      Contact:  Ann Campbell  905.459-5213 



Four Tuesdays: June 02, 09, 16, 23Dancing In The Park

Edwards Gardens (Leslie & Lawrence), 7pm to dusk

Music by Scotch Mist. Programme by Arlene Koteff. 

2020-Dancing-in-the-Park-programme.pdf   (4-week programme listing with video links)

Dancing In The Park is free, but donations are cheerfully appreciated.

Programme, Week One:

  1. Highland Fair   • The Welcome Reel  • Lady C Bruce's Reel  • Balquidder Strathspey  • The Music Makars ~ Interval ~  The Loch Ness Monster  • It's All Right  • The Kissing Bridge  • Triple Happiness  • Davy Nick Nack~ Extras ~  • Espie McNabb  • Easy Peasy

  2. Download:  2020-DITP-week-1-briefs+video.pdf

More info:  www.dancescottish.ca/The_Park.html


Tuesday, June 09Dancing In The Park, Week 2

Edwards Gardens (Leslie & Lawrence), 7pm to dusk

Music by Scotch Mist. Programme by Arlene Koteff. 

Dancing In The Park is free, but donations are cheerfully appreciated.

Programme, Week Two:

A Trip To Crinan  • Kelso Races  • The Dhoon   • The Silver Tassie  • Jessie’s Hornpipe   ~ Interval ~  • Clatterin' Brig  • Canadian Barn Dance  • Seann Truibhas Willichan   • The Machine Without Horses   • The Reel Of The Royal Scots   ~ Extras ~  • Jig To The Music   • The White Cockade

Download: 2020-DITP-week-2-briefs+video.pdf

More info:  www.dancescottish.ca/The_Park.html


Tuesday, June 16Dancing In The Park, Week 3

Edwards Gardens (Leslie & Lawrence), 7pm to dusk

Music by Scotch Mist. Programme by Arlene Koteff. 

Dancing In The Park is free, but donations are cheerfully appreciated.

Programme, Week Three:

The Provost Wynd  • The Misses Cramb Of Linlithgow  • Festival Interceltique  • Invercauld's Reel  • Around The Corner  ~ Interval ~  • The Fairy Ring  • The Captain's House  • Bedrule  • The Nurseryman   • The Sailor  ~ Extras ~  • A Jig For Mrs Dunn  • Catch The Wind

Download: 2020-DITP-week-3-briefs+video.pdf 

More info:  www.dancescottish.ca/The_Park.html



Tuesday, June 23Dancing In The Park, Week 4

Edwards Gardens (Leslie & Lawrence), 7pm to dusk

Music by Scotch Mist. Programme by Arlene Koteff. 

Dancing In The Park is free, but donations are cheerfully appreciated.

Programme, Week Four:

The Greenbelt Jig  • The Grassmarket Reel  • Pluto's Head  • Miss Milligan’s Strathspey  • Tribute To The Borders   ~ Interval ~  • Laird Of Milton’s Daughter  • See You Again   • The Haar On Skye   • The Starry-Eyed Lassie   • Flowers Of Edinburgh   • Extras  • Scotland  • Happy Returns

Download: 2020-DITP-week-4-briefs+video.pdf

More info:  www.dancescottish.ca/The_Park.html





Saturday, July 18Orillia Scottish Festival, Couchiching Park <map>

Dancers of all ages are invited to join in the dancing of the Opening Ceremonies. This has been well received and enjoyed by thousands of spectators over the years. Sign up as a 4-couple set representing your social group or come on your own (with advance notice). Individuals will be paired to form sets (if enough spares).

We will dance three short, simple dances to some amended music. Contact Will Kinghorn for a free CD of music to practice within your group.

Parade at noon; Opening Ceremonies at 1:30pm.

The Scottish Festival Committee hosts a ceilidh at Legion Branch 34, Friday, July 17th from 6-12pm. Tickets: 705.487-5868

On Sunday the 19th there is a wee afternoon party bash at the Royal Canadian Legion with live entertainment – FREE!

Registration or more info:  Will Kinghorn 705.259-3232 uilleam.ailean@gmail.com

Downloads:  2020-Orillia-Festival-poster.pdf    2020-Orillia-Festival-Dances.pdf








 

All Social Groups are on MORATORIUM.

All citizens are
staying home.

If they MUST go out, they MUST stay 2m apart.

No dancing
until further notice.