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2022:  Dec 17  ~  RSCDS London (Ont) Branch Christmas Dinner & Dance  

Come out and celebrate the holiday season and being back dancing with good food, good friends and a great evening of dancing. Live music will be provided by Laird Brown & Scotch Mist.

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the Polish Combatants Hall, 80 Ann Street, London <map>

Reception:     5:30 p.m. Cash bar opens

Dinner:         6:30 p.m.     ~    Dance to follow

Cost:             $85 EARLY BIRD, $90 after Dec 3     ~  $60 for Non-dancers

Meal choices: Salmon, Beef or Vegetarian

Brochure:      2022-London-Christmas-Dance.pdf        Website

Questions?     Contact Helen Bell   or  519-471-0623

2022-2023:  28 Dec 2022 ~ 5 Jan 2023  -  New Zealand Summer School, Auckland N

Pack your dancing shoes and join us for a nine-day gathering of classes, socials, workshops, excursions and evening events.   

Learn, practise, improve, and broaden your dance and music skills. We use a flexible system based on demand. Instead of choosing a class; choose an Interest Group. This way we can focus on what you want from your classes at Summer School. Based on demand for each interest group, we will split the group into the appropriate number of classes.

We especially welcome first-timers, and less experienced dancers. There are classes for all abilities. 

More info:  Facebook page and on our website here
Register by 31st August to secure your place.

2023:  January 28 - Kitchener-Waterloo Burns Tea Dance

The Kitchener-Waterloo Branch Invites you to our Burns Tea Dance.

Refreshments to follow. . . and there will be HAGGIS!

Time & Place:   2pm - 5:00 at Historic St Pauls’ Lutheran Church, 137 Queen Street South, Kitchener <map> 
Music:               Best of the Bands

Tickets:             $15

Brochure, with programme:  2023-Jan-28-KW-Burns-Tea-Dance.pdf

More info and registration:  http://www.rscds.kitchener.on.ca

2023:  January 28 - Oakville Burns Supper & Dance

Oakville dancers invite you to our Burns Tea Dance at the Bronte Legion, 79 Jones Street, Oakville <map>

Music and Dancing to “Best of the Bands”.  Programme devised by Alicia Manson.

  1. Tickets $30. Cash Bar  • Cocktails 6:30pm  • Address To The Haggis 7pm  • Traditional Haggis Supper 7:15pm

For tickets contact: Susan Eadie, sdeadie.16@gmail.com - 905-827-8350   or  Alicia Manson, manson@globalserve.net - 905-849-7180

Downloads:  2023-Oakville-Burns-Night-28-Jan.pdf        Briefs:  http://www.oscdg.ca/uploads/3/4/2/2/34221947/oakville_burns_night_2023_briefs.pdf

2023:  February 10 - 12 - Edmonton Caledonian Branch 51st Annual Workshop and Ball

Venue:         The beautiful Château Lacombe, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Teachers:     Geoffrey Selling, Raphaëlle Orgeret, and Louise McGillivray
Musicians:    Tartan Ties: (Judi Nicolson, Ian Muir, Kathy Fraser-Collins, Fred Collins and Mary Ross)

Info and registration:  edmontonballchair@gmail.com

2023:  February 17 - 19 - Aloha Winter Weekend Workshop

“Aloha nui loa” from the RSCDS Hawaii Branch! We are already making plans to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2023. We have guest instructor, Jeanne Moody as well as the amazing Humuhumunukunukuapua’a and Strathspey Society Band. Stay tuned for more details.

We have a wonderful lineup of dances for the weekend, covering all ranges of skill level and formations. Whether you enjoy 2-couple dances, 4-couple dances, allemande, double triangles, or simply circle round and back, there is something for everyone.

Info & updates:  https://rscdshawaii.org/workshop/

2023:  February 19-24 - Winter School 2023, Pitlochry, Scotland

Taking place over five days in the Scottish town of Pitlochry, Winter School attracts around 150 dancers from the UK, continental Europe, North America, and Australasia. Attendees enjoy a 4-star stay in the Atholl Palace Hotel, with a range of classes, social dances, tours and, of course, the famous ball at Blair Castle.

Info & updates:  https://www.rscds.org/events/winter-school-2023

2023:  March 9-12  The Spring Course, Kuckucksnest, Schlüchtern, Germany  

Level: 2 Classes- Beginner & Intermediate      Language: English & German

Teachers: Ramona Rank, Viktor Lehmann

Musician: Wolfgang Müller   

Total fee: tbd, incl. lessons, meals, accommodation

Start: Thursday, 09.03.2023 with supper at 19:00 hrs

End: Sunday, 12.03.2023 after lunch

General info about the Scottish country dance events of RSCDS Central Germany branch

2023:  March 25 - RSCDS Centenary Ball, Edinburgh

Members from around the world are invited to join our Centenary celebrations at a special Ball hosted in Edinburgh's stunning Assembly Rooms on Saturday 25th March 2023.

Places for this magical evening of dancing are limited so remember to book early so you don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.  

Music will be provided by some of the best Scottish country dance musicians, and dancers will be able to move between the Ballroom and the Music Room throughout the evening to enjoy the toe tapping delights of both Marian Anderson’s Band and David Oswald’s Band.

Info and Registration: https://www.rscds.org/events/rscds-centenary-ball-2023

Download:  Ball programme

2023:  March 9-12  The Easter Course, Kuckucksnest, Schlüchtern, Germany  

Level: Advanced      Language: English

Teacher: Sue Porter    Musician: Anselm Lingnau

Total fee: tbd,- incl. lessons, meals, accommodation

Start: Thursday, 06.04.2023 with supper at 19:00 hrs

End: Monday, 10.04.2023 after breakfast

General info about the Scottish country dance events of RSCDS Central Germany branch

2023:  March 10-12  27th Iberian SCD Weekend - Calpe, Spain   

The Javea Scottish Country Dancing Group is delighted to host the 27th Iberian Gathering of Scottish Country Dancing in Calpe, a town on Spain’s Mediterranean coast known for its beaches, such as the beautiful Arenal-Bol. The Roman site Baños de la Reina, with its rock-cut sea pools, is nearby, and on a headland to the east, Peñón de Ifach is a huge limestone rock with thriving birdlife. Below it lie the ruins of Pobla de Ifac, a medieval walled village.

We are extremely pleased our teacher will be the outstanding Jim Stott, and we’ll have the excellent Frank Thomson Band to play for us.

The event will be held at AR Diamanté Beach Spa Hotel and Convention Centre,  Av. Juan Carlos 1, 48, 03710, Calpe, Alicante. The Diamanté Beach is an excellent hotel and offers a large wooden floored ballroom for our exclusive use.  

Dance cribs are available here for Friday and here for Saturday

2023:  April 1 - 50 Years of Scottish Country Dancing in Brussels

We look forward to welcoming dancers from near and far to celebrate with us 50 years of Scottish Country Dancing in Brussels.

Celebrations will take place in the beautiful Horta Art Nouveau Hall in Antwerp, where we will have dinner and dance to the music of Marian Anderson & her Scottish Dance Band with the following line-up: Marian Anderson & Graham Bell on accordions, Isobelle Hodgson on piano, and Max Ketchin on drums. There will also be a walking tour of Antwerp.

Info: https://bricksite.com/scdbrussels/50th-anniversary-dinner-ball

2023:  April 21 - 23 - RSCDS Winnipeg 60th Anniversary Workshop & Ball

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the branch and the 50th of the workshop and ball.

Teachers: Linda Henderson and Jim Stott.

Musicians: Mary Ross, Janette Polson, and Ron Krug.

More info:  http://www.rscdswinnipeg.ca/events.html

2023:  April 28 - March 1st - Scottish Country Dance Long Weekend in Italy

A long weekend of Scottish Country Dance in Italy: a lot of surprises, to dance in the best Scottish tradition with our own Italian appeal!

The best RSCDS teachers: Helen Russell, Antoine Rousseau, Jim Stott

Live music with: James Gray and Matthias Rank

Friday Welcome Dance and whisky tasting.

Download the brochure: Northern Italy Dance Weekend Brochure.pdf

More info:  https://www.rscds.it/doc.php?iddoc=273 

2023:  April 29 - RSCDS Ottawa Spring Ball

Save the date.

Musicians: Don Bartlett and his daughter Jacqui.

Updates:  https://rscdsottawa.ca

2023:  May 19 - 21 - 60th Annual Pawling Weekend

RSCDS New York invites you to save the date.

Teachers: Janet Johnston (R) and Andy Taylor-Blenis (L)  

Musicians:  Tom Pixton, Mara Shea, Julie Gorka

Updates:  https://www.rscdsnewyork.org/pawling-weekend 

2023:  May 27 - 28 - Heather Ball Weekend, Vancouver

Heads-up… RSCDS Vancouver is holding our traditional Heather Ball Weekend —  so rudely interrupted by covid! 

We were able to get the same musicians we had booked for 2020, and the travel voucher is still valid!  Lucky us!

We hope dancers will be able to join us.  Billets for overnight accommodation can be arranged through Cathrine Conings.

More details once the program and caterers have been decided on!

More info:  https://rscdsvancouver.org  
Download the flyer:

2023:  June 9 - 11 - Midwest Scottish Weekend

Teachers:     Marjorie McLaughlin and Geoffrey Selling.

Musicians:     Laura Risk, Nicholas Williams, and Ralph Gordon.

Venue:        Ripon College, Wisconsin.

Contacts:      Diana Hankes (414) 828-0570 or Mady Newfield (630) 584-0825  or email: midwestscottishweekend@gmail.com

2023:  June 21-25  Summer Course & Ball, Kuckucksnest, Schlüchtern, Germany  

Level: Intermediate/Advanced      Language: English

Teacher: Duncan Brown       Musician: Anselm Lingnau

Total fee: tbd,- Euro incl. lessons, meals, accommodation

Start: Wednesday, 21.06.2023 with supper at 19:00 hrs

End: Sunday, 25.06.2023 after breakfast

General info about the Scottish country dance events of RSCDS Central Germany branch

2023:  July 7-10 & July 10-15  Pinewoods Sessions 2023 

Join RSCDS Boston in the woods of Plymouth for Scottish dancing beneath the tall pines. You'll enjoy dance and music

classes during the day and a dance party every night, plus after parties, auctions and ceilidhs.

• Scottish Session I: July 7-10, 2023    • Scottish Session II: July 10-15, 2023

More info & registration: http://rscdsboston.org/pinewoods-scottish-sessions.html

2023:  July 16 - Aug 13  RSCDS Summer School in St Andrews 

Summer School is an action-packed four weeks of dancing in the historic seaside town of St Andrews.

Come and join with dancers from around the world and be led by some of the best of Scottish Country Dance teachers and musicians.

More info & registration: https://www.rscds.org/events/summer-school-2023

2023:  July 30 - Aug 6  65th Annual TAC Summer School, Halifax  

The 2023 TAC Summer School moves east -- to beautiful Halifax. We will be based at King’s and Dalhousie Universities. We are celebrating our 65th Anniversary of engaging with dancers throughout North America, and visitors from away.

Summer School is always preceded by the Teachers’ Conference Weekend -- an opportunity for teacher talk and business meetings, including, of course, dancing and dinner.

The list of Designated teachers and musicians is not yet finalised but will be posted here when available.

There will be classes for every level of dancer with excellent tuition, and special events/classes through the week. A highlight of the week is always the talent ceilidh evening -- start preparing your gig now.

Info (awaiting update): https://tac-rscds.org/index.php/6-pages/summer-school

2023:  Aug 13 - 20  Prague Scottish Dance Week  

You are cordially invited to our International Dance Course. We have been organizing dance courses for more than 30 years. Participants will surely be thrilled to learn our teacher will be Ron Wallace, with Gary Thomas on piano, and  Lisa Doyle on fiddle.

Saturday August 19 we will take you to North Bohemia to join The Scottish Highland Games. Several thousand fans of Scottish culture are expected to attend the event this year.

This course is for experienced Scottish country dancers who have mastered basic formations and steps. Classes will take place in a hall with a wood floor, just a short walking distance from the hotel. We very much look forward to meeting you.

Yours, Jitka Bonušová and Jan Pumpr    More info & registration: https://dvorana.cz/uvod/uvod/uvod/dance/scottish-dance-week/


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