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Saturday Apr 15 ~ April Monthly Dance ~  8pm-10:00

Tonight’s programme is designed by Jane Robinson (Chair of RSCDS Toronto 2007-2009). 2023-April-cribs.pdf  

Music:  Scotch Mist

Briefers: Alma Smith - 1st 6 dances; Jean Noble - last 6

Gymnasium of Havergal College Junior School,
460 Rosewell Avenue, Toronto

Saturday April 22 ~ West Toronto BallTickets on sale now! 

Come Reel with us at the 51st Anniversary West Toronto Ball!

It will be held in an elegant, beautiful ballroom with a wood floor at the Crystal Grand Banquet Hall, 2110 Dundas St. E., Mississauga <map>

• Reception and delicious 4-course meal <menu> •  Full cash bar!

Scotch Mist Trio will give us wonderful live music

• Our own piper and entertainment at the Interval

• Free Parking  • Close to Public Transit!

Tickets:  $125 per person. 
Reception 5pm, Dinner 5:45pm, Dancing 8pm-12.   Order by April 17th.

To purchase tickets online, click here:  Purchase on-line   
To pay by mail, download: 

2023-Ball-Programme.pdf       2023-51st-West-Toronto-Ball-Briefs.pdf

Questions and mailing info:   Susanne Cuffe, Ticket Convenor wtbascd@gmail.com


We will abide by the current Ontario Health guidelines, https://www.ontario.ca/.../public-health-measures-and-advice.   Attendees should visit this page before attending the Ball.

Summary of the guidelines:

• Masks, although optional, are highly recommended indoors.

• If you are feeling unwell or experiencing cold, ‘flu, or Covid symptoms, stay home.

If anyone arrives for the Ball showing any cold, ‘flu, or Covid symptoms, we ask that they take a test (which we will provide) and ask that they leave if they test is positive.

Friday May 5 ~ South Simcoe’s Bluebell Dance

Our final dance for spring season will be Friday May 5, 7:30 to 9:30 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 160 King St. South, Alliston <map>.

Laird Brown and Donny Wood will provide live music. 

South Simcoe Dancers will provide refreshments.  

Masks optional.

Pay at the door $20/person.

Wednesday May 17 ~ Glenview’s Salute To Spring

Join us at Glenview for our Salute to Spring.

Fred Moyes will be our musician and the dance will be followed by refreshments.

Details and the programme will be posted on the Glenview website closer to the date.
7:30pm at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave.

May 26-28 ~ Spring Fling 2023 in Toronto 2023

Spring Fling is for dancers ages 12-35. Teachers and musicians will alternate between Saturday and Sunday classes.

A parallel “Spring Fringe” is planned for dancers outwith the Fling’s 12-35 yrs age category.

Teachers: (L-R) Fiona Mackie (Scotland), Linda Henderson (California), and Gavin Keachie (Toronto)      More info about teachers and musicians

Musicians:  Don Bartlett, Laird Brown, Donny Wood, and Mara Shea.

Dance venues and accommodation will be at Glendon Campus, York University <map>

More info:  https://www.springfling2023.ca    and/or   Spring Fling blog

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available to cover registration and accommodation costs for Fling participants. Application deadline January 31, 2023.

June 6, 13, 20, 27 ~ Dancing in the Park ~  Tuesdays evenings, 7pm - dusk.
The dates are firm.  Details as they develop.

Saturday November 4 ~ Trinity’s 50th Anniversary Dance ~  Trinity dance group returns to their ancestral home for an evening of celebration at beautiful Seeley Hall. Details as they develop.

2024 ~ May 4  ~  RSCDS Centenary Ball ~  

The Great Lakes Group of Scottish Country Dancers (comprising dance groups from around Ontario, Buffalo, Detroit, Montreal) is organizing its first joint project a Spring 2024 Ball to celebrate 100 years since Miss Jean Milligan and Stewart of Fasnacloich founded the now world-wide Scottish Country Dance Society. The 2024 Ball committee agreed to schedule the event for May 4, 2024, in Kitchener. More details to come. This should be a great occasion that will help knit together Scottish country dancers throughout the region.