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Tuesday evenings in June (4, 11, 18, 25)Dancing In The Park

Come and join the fun at Edwards Gardens! Every Tuesday evening in June.
Each evening features at least two audience participation dances,
and live music by the Scotch Mist band.
Give it a go, or just enjoy the music, and the spectacle.

See you in June, Tuesday evenings 7pm - dusk

Rain Location, all 4 weeks (this is a change):
Church of the Ascension, 33 Overland Drive <map> 

[ A notice will be posted here on the day about 4pm ]

The Programme: 

Week-1-cribs+video.pdf   •   Week-1-instructions.pdf

Week-2-cribs+video.pdf   •   Week-2-instructions.pdf

Week-3-cribs+video.pdf   •  Week-3-instructions.pdf 

June 27 - Aug 1Summer Dancing at Trinity

Seeley Hall is reserved for the traditional Trinity summer program.

This popular programme has been offered by Trinity for decades. The program will feature guest teachers invited by David Booz, and dance selections will be suitable for a range of dancers with  mixed abilities.

Please come, and invite your friends, to these light-hearted, summer evenings in beautiful, breezy Seeley Hall, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue <map> 

(St George and Museum subway stations are close by)


Saturday, July 20 - 42nd Annual Orillia Scottish Festival

Dancers of all ages are invited to join in the mass dancing of the Opening Ceremonies and to promote Scottish Country Dancing. Sign up as a 4-couple set representing your dance group or come on your own. Individual dancers will be matched up to form sets (if enough numbers).

We’ll dance three short, simple dances. A free CD of the music will be available for your group to practice.

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

Your group is invited to perform selected demos, and audience participation dances in the lake-side Pavilion. (2-4pm)       

The Scottish Festival Committee hosts a ceilidh at the local Legion Branch 34, Friday July 20th from 6-12pm. For tickets call 705-487-5868.

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

Info: Will Kinghorn


Aug 24Dance Dufferin Grove Park

Dufferin Grove Park is the most community-involved park in the city and each year they welcome this free, public-participation Scottish country dance event. COINCIDENTALLY. . . the event coincides with the Farmers’ Market in the park.

So come, stock up on fresh produce, and have a great deal of fun under the direction of Ceilidh Masters, Keith Bark and Deirdre MacCuish Bark.

6:30 - 8pm at Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Park Ave, M6H 4B2 <map> 

The park is on the east side of Dufferin Street, south of Bloor Street West.
It’s one block south of Dufferin subway station and across the street from Dufferin Mall.

[Did I mention this event is FREE?]

September 20 & 21The Keppies are Coming!

Save the dates: 

Renowned Nova Scotians, Maggie & Duncan Keppie are visiting the Toronto area,
a sort of Haliburton reunion, CD launch, and Last Chance Tour.

We're quite ready for The Keppie Gathering on September 20 and 21st,  and looking forward to seeing those who have already registered!

For those now registering, please complete the 2019-Keppie-Gathering-registration.pdf form by printing and mailing with fee payment (or scanning to email). 

It helps planning to know how many will be coming.  Note the photo history request just after registration. There is a discount accommodation offer at Waterside Inn, a few minutes' walk from Clarke Hall (see page 3). It’s advisable to reserve asap. Mention "The Keppie Gathering" for the discount.

Here’s a poster about Duncan’s new CD Celtic Airs : Celtic-Airs-CD-poster.pdf  Details and ticket info:  2019-KEPPIE-CEILIDH.pdf

The CD is $20 plus shipping. If you order ahead Duncan will bring it to the Gathering. 
These earlier CDs of dance music can also be ordered: The Macadians…the Dance Goes On!!  and The Macadians Dancing Master (2 cd collection)

At Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga <map> 


Saturday, September 21 -  Family Ceilidh

Save the Date:  Bring your family and friends to the annual Family Ceilidh! 

Enjoy an afternoon of dance, followed by refreshments.

Keith Bark will lead the dancers with his customary wit and wisdom.

No experience is needed.

4:00 pm-6:30 at St Leonard’s Parish Hall

25 Wanless Avenue, Toronto <map>

(2 minutes’ walk from Lawrence Station).


Saturday, September 28 -  Culture Days

FREE. . . AND FUN!   Culture Days is a cross-Canada celebration of the Canadian cultural mosaic. We are doing our bit by inviting interested persons (and unsuspecting passers-by) to join us for an afternoon of Scottish country dances. It’s a free drop-in --  there will be typically-Scottish treats, and easy-peasy, family-friendly dances. Dress to be cool (and stay cool), wear soft shoes. Bring your best smile.

Keith Bark and Deirdre MacCuish Bark will be your dance masters. No experience is needed.

12:30pm-3:00 at St Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Avenue (opposite Carrot Common; Chester Station)

Info: Sue Ann Bryce


Sunday, September 29 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Alicia Manson

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 Alicia Manson from Oakville will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

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

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


Sunday, October 27 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Claire Collier

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 Claire Collier from Buffalo will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

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

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


Saturday, November 9 -  The Toronto Workshop

Save the date.

More info as it develops.

Meantime, if you have questions, contact Christy Barber.



Sunday, November 10 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins goes Highland (again!)

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 Donald Holmes from Toronto will share Highland steps.

2 pm to 4:00

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

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


Saturday, November 23 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins Annual St Andrew’s Dance & Buffet

Tickets $35 for Members, $40 for non Members
(Early Bird Offer: only $35 for non Members who buy a ticket prior to Nov9/10)
All are asked to contribute a “bring and share” item.

7:30 pm to Midnight

Music by Scotch Mist.

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

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


Sunday, December 8 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Maureen Richardson

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 Maureen Richardson from Aurora will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

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

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


2020: Sunday, March 27 -  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 from Toronto will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

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

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


2020: Sunday, April 26 -  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, 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 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


2020: May 15-17Spring Fling 2020 in Toronto (and St Petersburg)

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.

Details are in development. Meanwhile you could check out Spring Fling 2019 in Paris.

Info:  Spring Fling St Petersburg    •    Spring Fling Toronto (note, both websites are bare bones for now)

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

Download a printable reminder to stick on your fridge or calendar:  2020-Spring_Fling_Toronto+Russia_Flyer.pdf