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2022: July 3-9 - Blue Ridge School  

We plan a full week of Scottish Dance at Appalachian State University in July 2022.

The pandemic delayed our plans, but we have forged ahead and have full confidence the event

will take place and be successful.

If you plan to attend, please register BEFORE May 1 so we can guarantee enough

participants to protect our deposit. It only takes a deposit of $150 to hold your place.

Info & Registration: https://www.blueridgesds.org/registration

2022: July 8-11, and 11-16 - Pinewoods Sessions  

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, ceilidhs (known to the outside world as talent shows), and more!

Info & Registration:  http://rscdsboston.org/pinewoods-scottish-sessions.html

2022: July 16 - 44th Annual Orillia Scottish Festival  

Dancers of all ages are invited to join us in the mass dancing of the Opening Ceremonies 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 spares) and will dance three short simple dances. This has been very well received and enjoyed by thousands of spectators over the years.

Dances for the Opening Ceremonies are chosen for a basic level dancer and each dance is easily demonstrated on grass. We will dance three short, simple dances:
Hooper’s Jig, Friendships (strathspey, 3rd Graded Book), and Maxwell’s Rant.

Parade 12:00 pm. Opening Ceremonies 1:30 pm.

Info:  Barbara Chapman  or visit: http://www.scottishfestival.ca

2022: July 24-31 - TAC Summer School, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta  

Welcoming, supportive classes for dancers of all levels. Daily classes, evening social dances, formal ball and banquet.  Evening after-parties, ceilidh, silent auction.

Teachers:  Raphaëlle Orgeret (France), Robert McOwen (USA),
Jeanne Moody (USA).

Musicians: Judi Nicolson, Fred Collins, Ian Muir, Kathy Fraser-Collins, and Mary Ross.

Info/registration at:   tac-rscds.org/

2022: July 24 - 14 Aug - RSCDS Summer School, St Andrews, Scotland  

Three weeks of dancing fun and instruction in beautiful St Andrews.

Directors Jim Stott and Janet Johnston.
Morning classes at all levels, optional afternoon classes, evening social dances,
and serendipitous ceilidh evening fun.


2022: Sept 16 - 19 - Buenos Aires 2022   

Jim Stott, along with Buenos Aires Scottish Country Dancers, is organizing (covid permitting)
a weekend of Scottish country dancing in beautiful Buenos Aires, home of the Tango and the legendary Evita.

To pre-register, email:   jimstottdancecollection@gmail.com

Follow on Facebook:    Jim Stott Dance Collection 2020

▶︎ Info:   https://jstottdance.wixsite.com/jimstottdance/ 

2022: Sept 23 - 25 - Scottish Weekend 2022   

We are delighted to announce that Scottish Weekend 2022 IS ON at beautiful Camp Louise in Cascade, Maryland. We welcome as our teachers this year Robert McOwen (Boston, MA), Kate Neally (Ardmore, PA), and Yvonne Yang (Annandale, VA), plus additional staff teachers. Scottish Weekend is known for its splendid musicians, and this year will be no exception! Details to come in the weeks ahead.

Complete info and Registration: http://scottishweekend.org

2022: Sept 25 - Oct 02 - 45th Australian Winter School  

RSCDS Western Australia Branch invites dancers to join us at Muresk Institute in the Avon Valley, 96km east of Perth. Muresk Institute derives its name from the Dempsters of Muresk in Scotland who settled in this area in the 19th century.

The Institute offers excellent single rooms in recently refurbished accommodation. Dempster House, where all meals are served, is a State Heritage-listed homestead built in 1891. Classes will be held at the Institute or in Northam.

Please join us for a great week of dancing with terrific teachers and musicians.

The town of Northam, seven kilometres away, contains many fine examples of 19th century architecture and is the home of hot air ballooning in Western Australia. In spring, this area on the edge of the West Australian wheat belt is renowned for its wildflowers and birdlife.

Info:  https://winterschool2020.com

2022: Sept 30 - Oct 03 - International Branch’s Italy 2022  

International Branch invites you to come and discover the charm of Le Marche and Emilia-Romagna.

Teachers are Antoine Rousseau (France), Zsófi József (Scotland & Hungary), and Samuele Graziani ( Italy).

Live music by Elke Baker, Andy Imbrie, and Phill Jones.

Optional tourism programme. 

Info/registration:  International Branch website

2022:  Nov 4 - 6 Asilomar Workshop Weekend  

Join us at Asilomar, located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, just 120 miles south of San Francisco. This spectacular state park, with its historic buildings designed by Julia Morgan, 107 acres of woodlands, sand dunes, and ocean beach is an ideal setting for a magical weekend of Scottish country dancing. Asilomar offers charming, modern guest rooms, set in a rustic, restful setting and promises you an unforgettable weekend dancing in beautiful Merrill Hall, classes with world-class teachers and outstanding musicians.

Hosted by RSCSD San Francisco. Teachers: Jeff Corrigan, Arthur McNair, Jennifer Reiner, Helen Russell, Katherine Shearman. Features music by Tartan Ties (Ian Muir, Judi Nicolson, Kathy & Fred Collins).

Info:  asilomar.rscds-sf.org

2022:  Saturday, Nov 5 - 100 years of Dancing in the Waterloo Region 

Save the date for this celebratory Ball, co-sponsored by two Waterloo Region dance groups…

Kitchener-Waterloo Branch of the RSCDS was established in 1960;
Blair Scottish Country Dancers group was established in 1980. Add those legacies together and we can celebrate 100 years of dancing in Waterloo Region.

Come join us, and dance on a sprung wood floor at the Alpine Club in Kitchener to the Music of Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.

More details closer to the date. Download:  2022-Ball-Flyer-and-programme.pdf


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