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June 5, 12, 19, 26 -  Dancing In The Park

Every Tuesday evening in June. . . we trod the sod at Edwards Gardens, 7pm to dusk. Come, join in the fun, and remember to bring a friend. This is one of our most popular outreach events. All are welcome: dancers, would-be dancers, and spectators alike. We appreciate your participation and support. There is no official charge, but your contributions to the donation box help keep the tradition going.

We dance on The Green (behind the barn), at Edwards Gardens (Leslie & Lawrence Ave. East), weather permitting. If rain threatens then a notice will be posted on our website by 4:00 p.m giving the location of the hall to be used for that evening.

This year the programme theme, by Tony Szeto, highlights the world-wide phenomenon that is Scottish country dance. More info, including rain locations, on the DITP page.

Dance programme with video links:  2018-Dancing-In-The-Park-Programme+links.pdf

Week 1:   June 5 ~ Toronto Devisors   •2018-DITP-Week-1-briefs+links.pdf        2018-DITP-Week-1-instructions.pdf

Week 2:   June 12 ~ North American Devisors   •   2018-DITP-Week-2-briefs+links.pdf    2018-DITP-Week-2-instructions.pdf

Week 3:   June 19 ~ European Devisors   •   2018-DITP-Week-3-briefs+links.pdf   2018-DITP-Week-3-instructions.pdf

Week 4:   June 26 ~ Down Under Devisors•   2018-DITP-Week-4-briefs+links.pdf   2018-DITP-Week-4-instructions.pdf

New Year Jig (Maureen Robson)  •  The Old Man of Hoy (John Trew)  •  The Bonnie Tree (Romaine Butterfield)    •  Pelorus Jack (Barry Skelton)  •  Orpington Caledonians (John Brenchley)  •  Dianne Murdoch’s Promenade (Ruary Laidlaw)  •  Napier’s Index (Brian Charlton)  •  Sealed With A Kiss (Aidan McElduff)  •  The Wandering Wallaby (Peter Fish)  •  The Australian Ladies (Bob Campbell)  •  Extras:  •  The Kingston Flyer (Noeline O’Connor)  •  Come What May (Romaine Butterfield)

Thursdays, June 14 - July 26 -  Summer Dancing at Highlands of Durham

All are welcome to join us at the Port Perry Legion. 7 pm -> 9 pm (great wooden floor and air conditioning) with a social hour afterwards in the downstairs club room. $5 per person.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 419, 484 Bay Street, Port Perry <map>

Info: Alan Graham (905) 982-1534

Thursdays, June 21 - Aug 2 -  Summer Dancing at Trinity

All are welcome to dance in beautiful, breezy Seeley Hall
at Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Ave. <map>  8pm-10:00

Guest teachers:
21 June: Moira Korus     28 June: Colin Campbell          5 July: May Divers
12 July: Andrew Collins    19 July: Arlene Koteff;         26 July: Tony Szeto; 
2 Aug: David Booz

More info:  Ken Adamson: ken.adamson@sympatico.ca 416 763 0073

July 21 -  41st Annual Orillia Scottish Festival 

Dancers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to join us in the mass dancing of the opening ceremonies. Sign up as a 4-couple set representing your dance group or come on your own — you will be matched up to form sets.

We plan three short, simple dances easy to demonstrate on grass: 2018-Orillia-Scottish-Festival-Dances.pdf     

Parade 12pm. Opening Ceremonies 1:30pm.

There will also be dancing, 2-4pm, in the picturesque Pavilion by Lake Couchiching. We invite your dance group to demo a few dances and to lead audience participation ceilidh dances.

There’s a Friday evening Welcome Ceilidh at the local Legion Branch 34, from 6-12pm. Call for tickets: 705-487-5868.

On Sunday the 22nd there is a wee party bash at the Royal Canadian Legion with live entertainment – FREE!

To register or to receive more information on the Festival please contact:  Will Kinghorn 705-259 -3232,  uilleam.ailean@gmail.com

Download:  2018-Orillia-Scottish-Festival-flyer.pdf        Festival Website