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2023:  Dec 2-3    ~    Zürich Scottish Country Dance Weekend

We are delighted to announce the resumption of our biennial Scottish Country Dance Weekend, which will be held this year at the Hotel Kreuz, Rapperswil-Jona, about 35 km south-east of Zurich. As the rooms in the Kreuz are very limited, accommodation will be in the nearby Moxy Hotel.

Teacher: Graham Donald
Musicians: Ian Robertson & Adam Brady

Details and application forms:  https://www.zscdc.ch, or contact event coordinator, Olga Ivanova at events@zscdc.ch

2023:  Dec 2    ~    RSCDS Hamilton Christmas Dance

Dancing, live music, and Christmas Cheer!

We’ll enjoy the music of Laird Brown and Warren Beasley.

At MacNab Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNab Street, Hamilton <map>

Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance.   Mocktails: 7pm - 8:00 Dancing is 8pm – 11:00

Download:  2023-Hamilton-Christmas-Dance.pdf    

Website:  https://www.rscdshamilton.org/events

2023:  Dec 9    ~    RSCDS St Catharines Christmas Dance

Please join us for an evening of dancing to the music of Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.
Tickets are $20 from Jean Rittenhouse

7:30pm at the Parish Hall of St Columba Anglican Church, 7 St Columba Drive, St Catharines <map>

Download:  Programme & ticket info:  2023- St-Catharines-Xmas-programme.pdf

2023-2024:  Dec 28 - Jan 5    ~    RSCDS New Zealand Summer School, Nelson

We look forward to seeing you at NZ Branch Inc Summer School to be held in Nelson (at the top of the sunny South Island). We have a great line up of teachers from NZ and Australia as well as local musicians. There will be a full range of classes for all abilities and ages.

Nelson is known for local arts and crafts stores, and art galleries. It's also a popular base for nearby vineyards and the Abel Tasman National Park. Nelson regularly tops New Zealand’s most sunshine hours and has several golden sand beaches.

Further information and details, contact the Organiser: Doug Mills

2024:  Feb 16-18  ~    Isle Of Wight Weekend

TEACHERS: HELEN RUSSELL (York & North Humberside) ANDREW NOLAN (London)



VENUE:  SHANKLIN HOTEL, Clarendon Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6DP

For further information contact:
Catherine Packwood-Bluett: 01980 621322
Aileen Napper: 01983 614993

2024:  Feb 17   ~    Ardbrae Diamond Jubilee Ball, Ottawa

The Ardbrae Dancers invite you to join us at our Diamond Jubilee Ball on
Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa.

Music will be provided by the Atlantic Firth Scottish Country Dance Band.

Enjoy a Winterlude weekend in Ottawa, ending with a Sunday Brunch before you set off for home.

For programme and ticket details see the Events page at https://ardbrae.org.

2024:  Feb 18 - 23   ~    RSCDS Winter School, Pitlochry

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. 

Bookings for Winter School 2024 open on September 1st.

More info:  https://rscds.org/events/winter-school-2024

2024:  March 8 - 10   ~    28th Iberian Gathering of Scottish Country Dance, Évora, Portugal

Teachers and musicians: Andrew Nolan (Edinburgh), Ramona Zohm (Munich), and Matthias Rank (Munich). Andrew Nolan is coming both as a musician (pianist) and as one of our teachers. Andrew has played often at summer school at St Andrews. He is an outstanding dancer. Our other teacher, Ramona Zohm, has taught in various European countries and at summer school in St Andrews. Her husband, Matthias Rank, is our fiddler, and has played at numerous weekend events, and at summer school.  More info

This event is now wait-listed. To get on the list, contact, Roger Picken and Sue Willdig at suerog@mail.telepac.pt

2024:  April 12-14  ~    Spring Fling 2024, Cambridge, England

All young dancers (18-40) are invited to Cambridge for next year's Spring Fling (and Spring Fringe for those outwith 18-40yrs). It will be a weekend of fellowship and fun and dancers will come from far and wide to enjoy classes, dances, and a ball. 

You can look forward to a weekend of music and dancing in the land of punting,
academic gowns, and Chelsea buns. We can't wait to welcome you!

General information:

2024:  May 24-26  ~    Stoney Lake Weekend 

Save the date!

Peterborough Scottish Country Dancers are delighted to announce we plan to host our traditional Stoney Lake Weekend in 2024. Date: May 24 - 26, 2024

Teacher: Arlene Koteff

Musician: Don Bartlett and Blair Mackenzie

Accommodation: Pine Vista Resort <map>

Dance Venue: Upper Stoney Lake Pavilion

Monitor the Peterborough Branch website for details as they develop: www.pscds.ca

2024:  Sunday, June 16  ~    Victoria Hall, Afternoon Dance, Coburg 

Save the date!

It is with great pleasure that the Cobourg Scottish Country Dancers will host a
second dance in the magnificent Concert Hall of Victoria Hall (a national historic site,
opened in 1860 by Edward, Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII).  

Once more, the event takes place in the wake of the local Highland Games,
and dancing will begin at 2:00pm.

We’ll have live music by Blair Mackenzie (violin) and Helen Batten (piano).

Other details and Programme TBA.

Info: Diane Coulombe

2024:  Sept 13-16  ~    International Branch Weekend, Olso, Norway

Save the date.

Website: https://www.rscds-ib.org

2024:  October 11-13  ~    Paris Branch 40th Anniversary

Join us in Paris to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

The weekend includes a welcome dance on Friday evening, a sumptuous ball on Saturday evening, and a social workshop on Sunday morning.
The weekend is open to advanced dancers.

We are delighted to have fantastic musicians playing for us:
• David Knight, USA, fiddle
• Keith Smith, UK, fiddle
• Dave Wiesler, USA, piano

We hope to see you in Paris to celebrate 40 years of dancing! 
Registration opens in early January, stay tuned!

Website:   https://www.rscdsparis.fr/40th-anniversary-week-end-october-2024/


   To have your event posted send Rob Lockhart a brief write-up, with Date, Time, Location, Cost, Contact Info, and brochure/sign-up form.
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Set&Link, send info to Suzanne Dubeau  by the 10th of each month.