What’s On: Far


2023:  Sept 22-24    ~    Scottish Weekend, Maryland  

Join your friends-in-dance of RSCDS Boston at this popular end-of-summer event.

Teachers: • Katherine Giacoletti  • Jeanne Moody   • Andy Taylor-Blemis

Musicians:  • Elke Baker  • Hanneke Cassel  • Liz Donaldson  • Ralph Gordon
                 • Julie Gorka  • Bob Mitchell  • Miranda Weinberg  • Dave Wiesler

Venue:  Camp Louise, in the Maryland Catoctin Mountains just north of Camp David

More info and Registration:  http://www.scottishweekend.org/index.html

A first-timer’s account of her Scottish Weekend experience.

2023:  Sept 22-24    ~    Scottish Country Dance Weekend, Oberlethe, Germany  

Level: Advanced/Very Advanced, Intermediate, Kids

Teachers:  • Alice Stainer (advanced)   • Florence Burgy (intermediate)   • Tim Hoffmann (kids)

Musicians:  • Anne-Laure Latour   • Keith Smith

Venue: Hof Oberlethe

Start: Friday, 22.09.2022 from 7pm    End: Sunday, 24.09.2022 after lunch (around 2pm)

Information and time table       Pre-Registration

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

2023:  Sept 22-24    ~    Scottish Country Dance Weekend, Budapest  

Welcome to the 13th Budapest Scottish Country Dance Weekend Course and Ball, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the RSCDS.

We (and you) are extremely lucky that we will have high quality dance music, professional teaching and we are going to dance in the city centre, in a special gym hall taking up two levels and having natural light through the roof of the building in the prestigious Piarist Centre. Its renovation was awarded with a special European architectural prize.

Teacher:   Antoine Rousseau    Music:  Judith & Ian Muir

Everybody and everything is ready for another fantastic Scottish dance weekend.

Let's have a good time together    Info/Registration:  http://www.bstk.hu/en.htm

2023:  Sept 24- Oct 1    ~    46th Australian Winter School, Kiama, NSW

Come and join us in Kiama on the beautiful shores of the south coast of New South Wales. There will be classes in the mornings, a variety of interesting afternoon sessions, a social or special event in the evenings, culminating in the Centenary Ball.

TEACHERS:  Gary Coull (UK), Hazel Fish (NZ), Andrew Nolan (UK), Ann Oliver (NZ), Sally Ord (Tas)

MUSICIANS: Ewan Galloway (UK), Shona McFadyen (UK), Iain Mckenzie (Qld), Emma Nixon (Qld), Sharlene Penman (NZ)

The theme of the school is Dancing Through the Decades. Each day will include dances chosen from the RSCDS books spanning a different decade of the past 100 years. The Centenary Ball will be a Dance Through the RSCDS Decades.   Email: winterschool@rscds.org.au  

Website: https://www.sydneywinterschool2023.com    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sydneyws23

2023:  Oct 6 - 8    ~    Youth Weekend Away, Philadelphia 

We are thrilled to collaborate with the DelVal Branch to welcome dancers under the age of 36 to our very first Weekend Away outside Europe!

The Weekend Away is an exciting flurry of Scottish country dancing featuring a welcome party, workshop classes, an evening ball, and finally a tour of Old City, Philadelphia: what a package! This is a great opportunity for young dancers to meet one another (or reunite!), take some exciting classes, and have a grand old time on the dance floor. Teachers will be Kat Dutton (Boston), Katherine Giacoletti (Delaware Valley), and Terry Harvey (Delaware Valley). Musicians are Elizabeth Anderson (Boston), Dave Wiesler (Delaware Valley), and Dan Emery (Delaware Valley). The full Weekend Away is available to Youth Branch dancers aged 12–35. (Minors must be accompanied by an adult.) The Saturday evening ball is open to dancers of all ages.

Save the date for our Youth Weekend Away in Philadelphia… we can’t wait to see you there!  Register HERE!

Full weekend (Friday Welcome Party + Saturday dance workshop + Saturday lunch + Saturday evening dance + Sunday city tour)

2023:  Oct 14-15    ~    October Advanced Weekend, Paris  

RSCDS Paris Branch invites you to an advanced level workshop and social dancing.

Teacher: Jim Stott     Music: Ian (accordion) & Judith (piano) Muir

Musician: Ian (accordion) & Judith (piano) Muir

Saturday 14th Oct:  
2pm – 5pm: Dance workshop at Gymnase du lycée François Villon (welcoming at 1:30pm)

7pm – 10:30pm: Social dancing at Gymnase du lycée François Villon (welcoming at 6:30pm)

Sunday 15th Oct:    10am – 1pm: Dance workshop at Gymnase du lycée François Villon

Info & Registration: https://www.rscdsparis.fr/october-advanced-week-end-2023/

2023:  Oct 19-22    ~    Autumn Course, Kuckucksnest, Schlüchtern, Germany  

Level:  Higher Intermediate

Language: English    Teacher: Carola Fischer    Musician: Silke Grosholz

Total fee incl. lessons, meals, accommodation:

279,00 € for non-members, 264,00 € for members

Start: Thursday, 19.10.2023 with supper at 19:00 hrs

End: Sunday, 22.10.2023 after lunch


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

2023:  Oct 27-29   ~    RSCDS San Francisco’s Asilomar Weekend

Asilomar is a “bucket List” destination for Scottish country dancers. Asilomar is on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, 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.

Teachers:  Laura Cooper, Deb Lees, Marjorie McLaughlin, Kate Nealley, David Queen

Music:  • Reel of Seven  • Caroline McCaskey & Patti Cobb

Join dancers from near and far at Asilomar! Accepting applications after July 1. 
Visit our website in the summer for more information: 

2023:  Nov 3-5    ~    The Autumn Gathering (and AGM),  Glasgow

A weekend of dancing and discussion

The Autumn Gathering brings dancers from across the world to gather over a weekend full of activities in autumn.

Thank you to everyone who attended last year's Autumn Gathering — we hope to see you again this year at the beautiful, historic Kelvin Hall in Glasgow!

• Ewan Galloway for the Friday dance 
• John Carmichael for the Friday ceilidh
• Luke Brady for the ball

Teachers:  Andrew Nolan will teach the Saturday morning class, accompanied by Angela Young;

David Queen will teach the Sunday morning class, accompanied by Susan MacFadyen

Hawaii branch have devised the Friday dance programme; Glasgow branch the ball programme.

Downloads:  2023_Autumn-Gathering-Friday-programme.pdf    2023_Autumn-Gathering-Friday-cribs.pdf   
2023_Autumn-Gathering-Saturday-Ball-programme.pdf    2023_Autumn-Gathering-Saturday-Ball-cribs.pdf   

More info:  https://rscds.org/events/autumn-gathering-2023

2023:  Nov 4    ~    Dancing Through The Decades, Kitchener/Waterloo 

Kitchener-Waterloo Branch invites you to a Dance Through the Decades,
celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. 

The programme:  2023-November-4-Dance-Thru'-The-Decades.pdf     
Briefs and Video:

1:30-5:00pm     Light refreshments to follow

Tickets: $15   Contact:  Kathryn Lecocq or call 519-572-2741

Venue:  Historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 137 Queen Street S., Kitchener <map>

2023:  Nov 22-26    ~    November Course, Kuckucksnest, Schlüchtern, Germany 

Level: Very Advanced

Teacher: Andrew Nolan    Musician: Stefan Schatz

Language: English

Total fee incl. lessons, meals, accommodation:

344,00 € for non-members, 329,00 € for members

Start: Wednesday, 22.11.2023 with supper at 19:00 hrs    End: Sunday, 26.11.2023 after breakfast


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

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

2023-2024:  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 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:  Sept 13-16  ~    International Branch Weekend, Olso, Norway

Save the date.

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


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