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FOUND at the Tartan Ball: a silver RSCDS pin Contact Laurie McConachie

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

Music by Scotch Mist.

Come and lend your expertise to our new dancers. Many of them will have butterflies as this is probably the first time they will have danced to live music and in a crowd of people. 

Beginners will be wearing ribbons for easy recognition.

All dances will be briefed and walked; all dancers will have enormous fun!


2019-March-Beginners-Night-briefs+video-links.pdf     2019-Mar-09-Dance-Instructions.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

Friday, March 22 -  Social Dance Evening with Ellie Briscoe

Erin Mills (Fri.) Social Group welcomes guest teacher ELLIE BRISCOE from Alexandria, Virginia. 

Dancing begins 7:30 until 9:30.

Mississauga Seniors’ Centre,  Olga Tyne Auditorium,  1389 Cawthra Rd. <map>
(East side, at Arbor Crt., 2 lights south of QEW).

Info: Jean Hamilton  905.566-9599

Saturday, March 23 -  West End Workshop & Tea Dance

Enjoy a day improving your dancing skills with three great teachers:
  1. ELLIE BRISCOE from Alexandria, Virginia 
    • CATHERINE REID from Dundas, Ont.
    • ARLENE KOTEFF from Toronto

Musicians: Don Bartlett, and Laird Brown with Don Wood. 

$75 Full day workshop, lunch, tea dance and afternoon tea;
$35 Youth (14-25); $20 tea dance only including afternoon tea. 
Registration starts at 8:30am; Tea Dance at 2:30pm

Turner Fenton School Secondary School, 7935 Kennedy Road, Brampton <map>

Note: The Tea Dance includes after-dance tea and treats.

Download:  2019-West-End Workshop.pdf (includes registration and Tea Dance programme)

Sunday, March 24 -  Teachers’ Workshop

Special guest teacher ELLIE BRISCOE will lead a workshop for certified teachers,
partially certificated teachers, and (with permission*) those considering the teacher certification process. 

Don Bartlett will play for the class.

*Contact: Barbara Taylor 905.271-1598    $15 at the door  (doors open at 1:30pm).

2-5pm at Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga <map>

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

Saturday, March 30 -  Blair Spring Dance

Celebrate Spring with your-friends-in-dance.
We’ll dance to the best of the bands, and enjoy light refreshments.

At Historic St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 137 Queen Street South, Kitchener N2G 1W2 <map>.

Info: Kathryn Lecocqu


2019-BLAIR-SPRING-DANCE-FLYER.pdf    2019-blair-spring-dance-cribs.pdf    2019-blair-spring-dance-diagrams.pdf

Blair website:  www.blairscottishcountrydancers.ca

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

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

Music by Scotch Mist.  Programme by Theresa Malek

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

Downloads:  2019-Apr-13-briefs+video-links.pdf    |   2019-Apr-13-Dance-Instructions.pdf

QuickLinx:  • Machine Without HorsesSilver Tassie  • Society Piper  • Follow Me Home  • Anna Holden’s Strathspey  • Toronto Volunteers  ~Interval~  Tribute To The Borders  • The Bonnie Tree  • St Andrews of Brampton  • Cranberry Tart  • Neidpath Castle  • Mairi’s Wedding  • ~Extras~ • Wild Geese  • Maxwell’s Rant  • Miss Milligan’s Strathspey

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

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    2019-Apr-27-Dance-Instructions.pdf

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

Saturday, May 4 -  15th Annual Youth Ball

Come join the celebration!   Dance to the wonderful music of Fred Moyes.

• Reception at 5   • dinner 5:30   • dancing 6:45-9:30

This year at Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Avenue, Toronto M2N 4V9 <map>

Tickets, including dinner, $30 available soon.   Info:  Maureen Richardson

More details anon.

QuickLinx:  • Borrowdale Exchange (a mixer in circles of 3 couples)  • Joie de Vivre  • The Piper & The Penguin  • Slytherin HouseShetland Shepherdess   • Madame Pipeau (medley)  • Trip To Timber Ridge  ~INTERVAL~  • The Flying Scotsman   • The Kissing Bridge  • Miss Gibson’s Strathspey •  Loki’s Dance   
• Mathilde Is A Delight  •  Reel of the 51st Division   
~EXTRAS~  • St Andrew’s Fair   • The Lass of Richmond Hill

Saturday, May 11 -  West Toronto Ball

At Sala Caboto. Music by Scotch Mist

Join us for the 49th Annual “Beginners’ Ball”. The dances are do-able, the food is great, the room is beautiful, the atmosphere is electric. What more could a dancer ask for?

2019-West-Toronto-Ball-Briefs.pdf   |    2019-West-Toronto-Ball-Tickets.pdf

QuickLinx:  •  EH3 7AF  •  Fair Donald  •  The Piper & The Penguin  •  The Silver Tassie 
• The Laird of Milton’s  Daughter  •  Flowers of Edinburgh  •   Catch The Wind  •  Jean Martin of Aberdeen  • Jubilee Jig  •   Swansea Strathspey  •  Australian Ladies  •  Luckenbooth Brooch  •  Neidpath Castle  •  Maxwell's Rant  • Postie's Jig  •  Reel Of The Royal Scots

Wednesday, May 15 -  Glenview’s Spring Dance

Que les fleurs poussent! (May the flowers grow!), may the people poussette. 

Come join the Glenview dancers for a celebration of spring. Dance to the live music of Fred Moyes. 

Everyone welcome. 

Tickets $15 at the door. Dancing starts at 7:30.  Refreshments following dancing. 

Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave.  Info: glenviewscdg.org  

Tuesday evenings in June (3, 10, 17, 24)Dancing In The PaRK

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

See you in June, Tuesday evenings 7pm - dusk

The Programme: ~ To come, but meanwhile, here’s 2019-Dancing-in-the-Park-Week-1-instructions.pdf

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

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