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May 30 - June 6 - June 13  -  Three more classes at St Clement’s 

In response to numerous inquiries. . .  YES! St Clement’s is still dancing.

Come early at 6:30 for technique and formations practise.
Social group dancing begins at 7:15 and we go home tired but happy at 9:30.

We dance at the Great Hall of Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Road, Forest Hill

  Enter main doors and sign in with BSS Security, please.
    Park on circular drive or on nearby streets.

Instructor / Contact: Teresa Lockhart 416.759-9845

May 31 - Last Night of the Season at Don Mills 

These fine folk of the Don Mills social group welcome your attendance at our last evening of the season. All levels are welcome.

7:30-9:30 pm  at

Banbury Community Centre,  120 Banbury Road, (S. off York Mills W. of Leslie) <map>

Instructor: Donalda McDonald 416.757-6739    |    Contact:  May Ralston  416.391-5107

June 7, 14, 21, 28 - Dancing In The Park at Edwards Gardens 

Weather permitting, we’ll have four great evenings of fun and outreach.
Music by Scotch Mist.  Dancing starts promptly at 7pm and goes until dusk.

This event is officially free BUT donations are gladly accepted to help defray the costs.


Week-1-briefs+video.pdf    |    Week-2-briefs+video.pdf 
Week-3-briefs+video.pdf    |    Week-4-briefs+video.pdf

Week-one-instructions.pdf    |    Week-two-instructions.pdf 
Week-three-instructions.pdf     |    Week-four-instructions.pdf  

June 11 - Happy & Glorious -- A Hats Off to the Queen Dance Party! 

Won’t you join the celebration?  Come and enjoy an afternoon tea dance honouring our beloved Patron, HM Queen Elizabeth, on her 90th year. Everyone is invited. Hats and fascinators strongly encouraged (in fact, spare fascinators will be available for the fascinator deprived).

In Britain on this day, Scottish country dancers will dance in the streets to celebrate HM’s 90th. On this side of the Atlantic, we’ll dance at:

St Leonard’s Anglican Church, 25 Wanless Ave (Nr. Lawrence Subway) <map>.

Doors open at 12:30; dancing starts promptly at 1:00 - 3:30 pm-ish.

After dancing, Tea and Scones, and other delectables will be served.

Cost is $10. As space is limited, please contact Teresa Lockhart to reserve your place (416 759-9845).

Download:  2016-Happy-&-Glorious-briefs.pdf (with video links)

June 11 - Kitchener/Waterloo 40th Anniversary Ball 

The evening opens with a reception where you may enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail from the cash bar. A three-course dinner follows the reception.

Next, enjoy dancing to music by Scotch Mist.

Two intervals in the programme allow some time for refreshment.

Reception at 5:30 in the Grand Ballroom of the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 105 King Street East in downtown Kitchener <map>.

Further info:  Susan McTavish  (519) 743-4143

Download:  2016-Kitchener-Waterloo-40th-Anniversary-Ball.pdf  (includes programme and ticket order form)

June 18 -  White Heather Ball 

Highlands of Durham Scottish Country Dancers invite you to THE WHITE HEATHER BALL at General Sikorski Hall,

1551 Stevenson Rd North, Oshawa <map>

Cocktails at 6:00 pm    Dinner at 7:00 pm    Dancing at 8:30 pm

Dinner and Dancing: $75     |    Dinner only: $40    |    Dancing only: $40

More info and tickets from:  Marjorie Mason 905 649 3532 (evenings)

Or marjorie@weetartanshop.ca at The Wee Tartan Shop, Port Perry: 905 985 6573

Practice nights (free) at Port Perry Legion :  June 2, 9, and 16 at 7:30 pm.

The Programme:  Scotch Rose  •  The Hunting Horn  •  Kendall's Hornpipe  •  Sauchie Haugh  •  White Heather Jig  • Interval  •  Highland Rambler  •  Duke of Perth  •  Culla Bay  •  Davy Nick Nack  •  Royal Deeside Railway  •   Interval  •  Seton's Ceilidh Band  •  Catch the Wind  •  MacDonald of the Isles  •  Irish Rover  •  De'il Amang the Tailors

Downloads:  2016-White-Heather-Ball-info.pdf        |    2016-White-Heather-Ball-cribs.pdf

June 18, 19, 25, 26  -  The James Plays Trilogy ~ Luminato 

3 Scottish kings. 3 modern plays. 1 epic theatre trilogy

This epic theatrical trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the turbulent fifteenth century. Following sold-out runs in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Adelaide, this 5-star modern classic, hailed as a “huge theatrical event” and “some of the finest history plays ever penned,” makes its only North American stop at the Luminato Festival in a brand new, purpose-built 1200-seat theatre at the iconic Hearn Generating Station on the Toronto waterfront.

Details & Tickets:  Luminato: The James Plays

Thursdays, June 23-Aug  -  Summer Dancing at Trinity College 

8:00 - 10:00pm in bea
utiful, breezy, Seeley Hall

The tradition continues. Toronto dancers of all levels, and visitors to Toronto who know how to Scottish country dance, delight in the Harry Potter-ish ambience of Seeley Hall. Each week features a different teacher (rota to be announced). Summer dancing also provides an opportunity for young teachers in training to hone their teaching and room management skills.

Seeley Hall is on the 2nd floor of Trinity College on the UofT campus at 6 Hoskin Avenue. St George and Museum subway stations are close at hand, and there is ample (paid) parking in the area.

For more info visit the Trinity Scottish Country Dancers website.

June 24 - 30 - Scottish Country Dance Week in Prague   >>> info here >>>

Aug 15-19 - Scotch On The Rocks with the Keppies in Wolfville, Nova Scotia   >>> info here >>>

Sept 9 - 10 - Annual Scottish Weekend in Jersey, C.I.   >>> info here >>>

Sept 17 - Oct 1 -  The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry — Telling Tales To Scotland 

The Scottish Diaspora’s tales are embroidered in works of community art that portray Scottish influence on countries around the world. Each panel tells its story in beautiful, imaginative pictorial style. A subset of the 305 completed panels from 34 countries will be on display in Toronto.

An accompanying exhibition booklet tells the story or history depicted by each panel.

Toronto host for this exhibit is St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough <map>

Host: Dr Bruce McCowan and St Andrew's Church

More information closer to the date.

Meanwhile, visit the Tapestry website (where you can download the booklet).

Oct 22 -  St Andrew’s of Brampton 50th Anniversary Dance 

Marjorie Coulter (recently deceased) started a dance group in Brampton on November 7, 1966. We have been dancing for half a century since!  We hope you will come and help us celebrate our 50th birthday.  

We will dance at the Chris Gibson Recreation Centre, 125 McLaughlin Road north, Brampton <map>.  

The dance will begin at 7:30pm and we’ll have music by Laird Brown and Don Wood.

Tickets are $15 at the door and the programme will be posted on our website.  

More info:  Ann Campbell  (905) 459-5213