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Monthly Dances

Monthly Dances are typically (but not always) the 2nd Saturday of the month in dance season. We dance to wonderful, put-wings-on-your-heels live music by the best Scottish country dance musicians in North America. The Family Christmas Dance and the March Beginners’ Dance are particular favourites. 

The admission fee includes potluck light refreshments at the Interval. All dances are briefed, and most are walked through once. If it’s not Beginners’ Night or Christmas, two dances on the programme (one easy; one more challenging) are briefed only. Dance Briefs and Dance Instructions are posted here as they become available. Social group teachers practice the dances leading to the event.

At the June 2019 Board meeting a motion was approved to raise the Monthly Dance fee for the first time in 10 years. New fees listed here:

  1. * Members - $27 (includes HST)  * Non Members - $32 (includes HST)
    * Young Adult Members (18-34yrs) - $10   * Youth (under 18yrs) - $5
    * Spectators - $5.

  2. *March Monthly Dance Beginners’ Night AND December Family Christmas Dance: -
    $10 for those enrolled in Beginner Classes.

Monthly Dances are usually at Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave., (north of Lawrence Ave. E, 1st light north of the long bridge, opposite Granite Club.) There is ample free parking on the Crescent School campus. <map to Crescent School>. The December Family Christmas Dance this year will be at Branksome Hall <map>.

The November Afternoon dance is held at Branksome Hall School, as a continuance of the Toronto Workshop. You don’t have to attend the Workshop to attend the dance — just pay at the door as usual.

Monthly Dance Contact: Max Fothergill or phone: 416-318-4041

 

Core Events for the 2019 / 2020 Season


October Dance  ~  Saturday, Oct 5  ~  8pm - 10:30 (out by 11:00!) ~  Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs

Location:            Crescent School (Upper Gym) <map>  

Host Groups:      •  Bloorlea  • Calvin  • Scarborough    |    Briefers:  •  Arlene Koteff  Nigel Keenan  •  Vicky Zeltins   

Downloads:         2019-Oct-5-dance-briefs+video-links.pdf 2019-Oct-05-Dance-Instructions.pdf


Toronto Workshop (and Afternoon Dance)  ~  Nov 9  ~  8:30am - 5:00pm ~  Music by Scotch Mist

Location:        Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre <map>  

Teachers:       Angela Young  • Claire Collier  • Colin Campbell    

Musicians:       Don Bartlett  • Laird Brown  • Don Wood  • Fred Moyes    |    Scotch Mist will play for the Afternoon Dance

More info:       Workshop Page     

Downloads:    2019-workshop-afternoon-dance-briefs+video.pdf     |    


December Family Christmas Dance  ~  Dec 14  ~  7:30pm - 10:30 (out by 11:00!) ~  Music by Scotch Mist

Location:            Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre <map>  

Host Groups:      • Aurora St Andrew’s   • Glenview  •  Humbercrest    |    Briefers:  • Blair Gerrie  • Deirdre MacCuish Bark   • Moira Korus 

Downloads:        2019-Dec-Family-Xmas-dance-briefs+video.pdf   | 


January Dance  ~  Jan 11  ~  8:00pm - 10:30pm (out by 11:00!) ~  Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs

Location:            Crescent School (Upper Gym) <map>  

Host Groups:      • Don Mills  • South Simcoe  • Trinity   |    Briefers:  • Sandra Scott   • Maureen Richardson  • Colin Philip

Downloads:         2020-Jan-Dance-cribs+video.pdf   |  


57th Tartan Ball  ~  Feb 15  ~  5:30pm - The wee hours  ~  Music by Scotch Mist

Location:             The Brûlé Ballrooms of The Old Mill <map>      |    More Info:    Please visit the Tartan Ball page  

Downloads:           2020-Tartan-Ball-cribs+video.pdf   |   


March Dance: “Beginners’ Night”  ~  March 21  ~  7:30pm - 10:30 (out by 11:00!) ~  Music by Scotch Mist

Location:            Crescent School (Upper Gym) <map>  

Host Groups:      • ASTA  • St Clement’s  • Woodglen   |    Briefers:  • Teresa Lockhart   • Barbara Taylor  • May Divers

Downloads:         2020-March-Beginners-Dance-briefs+video.pdf   |  


April AGM and Volunteer Appreciation Dance ~ April 25 ~ 7:00pm - 10:30 (out by 11:00!) ~  Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs

Location:            Crescent School (Upper Gym) <map>  

Host Groups:      • Erin Mills  • Hillcrest  • St Andrews’s of Brampton   |    Briefers:  •Paul Maloney   • Keith Bark  • Jean Noble

Downloads:            


West Toronto Ball  ~  2020: May 9  ~  5:30pm - midnight  ~  Music by Scotch Mist

Location:            Sala Caboto, part of the COLUMBUS CENTRE at Lawrence Ave & Dufferin Street. 40 Playfair Avenue <GoogleMap>.

Downloads:             |   


Dancing in the Park  ~  Every Tuesday in June  ~  7:00pm - dusk  ~  Music by Scotch Mist

Location:             Edwards Gardens <map>       Visit the Dancing in the Park page for more info, including rain locations.

Four Tuesdays in June: 

Downloads:        

 

Max Fothergill
Monthly Dance Convenor