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Tuesdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1 -  West Toronto at Ball Practices at Calvin

Calvin will include the dances on the West Toronto Ball programme when we meet on the Tuesdays listed above.

All dancers are welcome. Cost is $6 per evening.

Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue (one block north of St. Clair, west off Yonge) <map>

Instructor:  Vicky Zeltins  416.393-5502    |    Contact:  Nancy Stokes 416.425-2195.

Saturday, April 28 -  Annual General Meeting and Dance 

Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs

Host Groups:      Erin Mills (Friday Group)  Petronella  South Simcoe  Newtonbrook      

Briefers:      Jean Hamilton  Andrew Collins  Gordon Hayburn

2018-AGM-slate-of-nominees-for-board-positions-revised.pdf (new content)

2018-April-28-AGM-briefs+video.pdf     2018-Apr-28-Dance-Instructions.pdf

Dances/Links:  •  Miss Bennet’s Jig  •  Festival Fling  •  Gang The Same Gate  •  Let’s Have A Ceilidh  •  Within A Mile Of Edinburgh Toon  •  Major Ian Stewart  •  Hedwig’s Reel  •  Mrs Milne of Kinneff  •  The Gilly Flower  •  The Montgomeries’ Rant  •  Last Of The Lairds  •  Not I  •  Macdonald Of The Isles

Friday, May 4 -  Bluebell Dance, Alliston 

Gather up your prettiest posies for your May Day garland and celebrate the arrival of spring with South Simcoe SCD! 

Come and dance to LIVE music provided by Laird Brown and Don Wood.

We walk through every dance first and we finish the evening with a delicious light supper. 

Download the brochure and programme cribs:  2018-Bluebell-Dance.pdf

$10.    Knox Presbyterian Church, 160 King St. South, Alliston <map>

Contacts: Maureen Richardson  416.520-1705 or Susan & Ed Elliotson  519.941-2134

May 5 -  Youth Ball 

Rosedale, Toronto’s group for young dancers, is celebrating 60 years, and all former Rosedale teachers and dancers are urged to join this special anniversary ball.  If you know a former Rosedalian, please let them know of the event. Photos of dancing at Rosedale, festivals, etc. are also welcome. Please email images to Moira,  or contact her to arrange posting of scans or prints.

We’ll dance a youthful programme to the lively music of Fred Moyes (who played for the first Youth Ball).

Also invited are dancers of any age who wish to support young dancers. Please do not hesitate to join the fun. Hospitality is offered for out-of-towners who wish to stay in Toronto the night of the ball.

Attire:   Not formal but dressy   Girls/Ladies: Dress or Skirt   Boys/Men:  Kilt

Reception at 5:00pm   •   Dinner 5:30   •   Grand March followed by Dancing 6:45 to 9:30

Hospitality is available for out-of-towners who would like to stay in Toronto the night of the ball.

Cummer Avenue United Church, 53 Cummer Avenue, North York <map>  

Reception at 5:00pm; dinner 5:30; dancing 6:45 to 9:30.  Ticket Price $30. Music by Fred Moyes

The Programme:  • Scottish Roulette  •  Cutty Sark  •  C’est Si Bon  •  Holyrood Strathspey  •  The Edinburgh Toy Shop  • The Braes of Breadalbane  •  The Montgomeries’ Rant  •  It’s All Right  •  Oh Canada  •  Miss Milligan’s Strathspey  •  Arthur’s Seat  •  Croft Castle  •  The De’il Amang the Tailors  • EXTRAS:  The Waratah Weaver  •  Pluto’s Head 

Downloads:     2018-Youth-Ball-cribs+video-links.pdf      

2018-Youth-Ball-registration-form.pdf  [You MUST save this form and open it in Acrobat / Adobe Reader before printing or filling it on screen]

Saturday, May 5 -  RSCDS St Catharines Spring Ball 

Welcome spring at the St Catharines Spring Ball, with wonderful music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs

Reception with a light supper at 6:30pm, followed by dancing.

Champagne Ballroom at the Royal Canadian legion 418, 294 Vine Street, St Catharines

Download the Programme:  2018-St-Catharines-Spring-Ball.pdf

More info:  http://www.rscdsstcatharines.ca

Sunday, May 6 -  Broadlands Sunday Afternoon

Deirdre MacCuish Bark will teach dances “Dances by local devisors, past and present” 

2-4 p.m. ~ $6 at the door

Broadlands Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, Don Mills <map>

{ All dancers are welcome }

Saturday, May 12 -  The West Toronto Ball

Come dance the night away at the annual Beginners’ Ball. The programme is devised with the beginner in mind, but is fun for all levels of dancers.

Enjoy a full service, sit-down meal, the Grand March, and dancing to the music of Scotch Mist.

All-inclusive dinner and dance ticket $85 per person.

Ticket order forms are available at your social group or download:

2018-West-Toronto-Ball-brochure.pdf  (includes Order Form) 

Info:  Marcia Delamere  647-296-1869 or Keith Wallace 905-822-8010 kcwall4@gmail.com:  

At Sala Caboto in Villa Colombo, 40 Playfair Ave, Toronto

Tuesday, May 15 -  Calvin Spring Celebration Dance

Calvin SCD Group invites all dancers to join our Spring Celebration
at our last dance of the season, with the wonderful music of Don Bartlett on piano.

Your $10 entry fee includes light refreshments at the interval.

Contact Nancy Stokes (416) 425-2195 or Mary Baldwin (416) 485-8280  

Wednesday, May 16 -  Glenview’s Spring Fling

Enjoy an evening of dancing to the lively music of Fred Moyes at Glenview's end-of-season Spring Fling.

Tickets are $15 at the door.  Refreshments follow dancing.  Everyone welcome. 

Info at glenviewscdg.org

7:30 pm at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue  <map>  (near Yonge & Lawrence)

Monday, May 21 -  Victorious Victoria Day at St Clement’s

Join us for our season’s finale.  We shall be amused.

Dances include The Royal Yacht Britannia and The Royal Wedding (of course!) plus other delights. 

Light refreshments included.

For more info, contact Teresa Lockhart  

Wednesday, May 23 -  St Andrews of Brampton Spring Dance

Brampton dancers invite you to our season closing Spring Dance at

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 44 Church Street East

(2nd traffic light north of Queen - east off Main Street), Brampton <map>

Dancing begins at 7:30pm.

For more info, contact Ann Campbell  

May 25-27 -  34th Annual Stoney Lake Workshop

RSCDS Peterborough invites you to dance with guest teacher
Rebecca Blackhall-Peters and musician Fred Moyes. 

Enjoy the beauty and recreation of Pine Vista Resort.

Info:  www.pscds-on.org  or Tom Kunza, Chair, PSCDS   tkunza@cogeco.ca

June 5, 12, 19, 26 -  Dancing In The Park

Every Tuesday evening in June. . . we trod the sod at Edwards Gardens, 7pm to dusk. This year the programme theme, by Tony Szeto, highlights the world-wide phenomenon that is Scottish country dance. More info closer to the date, but here are the dances with video links:

Week 1:   June 12 ~ Toronto Devisors —————————————-•

A Trip To Crinan  (Mairi & Andrew Collins)  •  Sir Barry Pipes  (Carole Skinner)  •  Mrs Hamilton of Eaglemount  (Jean Noble)  •  Canadian Barn Dance  (trad) •  The Countess of Dunmore’s Reel (Deirdre MacCuish Bark)  •  It’s All Right  (Elma See)  •  Bedrule  (Betty Grant)  •  Reel of the Pinehurst Eight  (Barbara Taylor)  •  St Bernard’s Waltz (trad)  •  The Dancing Bells (Ann Campbell)  •    Extras:  •  Davy Nick Nack (Bob Campbell)  •  St Andrews Links (Georgina Finlay)

Week 2:   June 5 ~ North American Devisors —————————————-•

The Shetland Shepherdess  (Ron Wallace)  •  Munro of Glengarry (Jody Williams)  •  The Falkirk Lass (Elaine Brunken)  •  Waltz Country Dance (trad)  •  The Captain’s House (Holly Boyd)  •  Flora’s Fancy (RSCDS Tucson)   •  Gay Gordons (trad)  •  Flower of Glasgow (Ruth Taylor)  • 

The Black Leather Jig (Geoffrey Selling)  •  Granville Market (E Vandegrift)  •   Extra: •  Flowers of Edinburgh (trad)

Week 3:   June 19 ~ European Devisors ———————————-•

Crom Allt [The Crooked Burn] (Roy Goldring)  •  The Jubilee Jig  •  Neidpath Castle (Derek Haynes)  •  The Britannia Two-step (trad)  •  The Royal Yacht Britannia (John Drewry)  •  Bill Clement MBE (John Wilkinson)  •  Ways In New Hall (R Adams)  •  The Spirit of the Dance  (Irene Paterson)  •  The Kingston Jig (Roy Goldring)  •  Mairi’s Wedding (James Cosh)   •   Extras:  •  Lass of Richmond Hill (Fiona Turnbull)  •  May The 4th Be With You (Antoine Rousseau)

Week 4:   June 26 ~ Down Under Devisors————————————-•

New Year Jig (Maureen Robson)  •  The Old Man of Hoy (John Trew)  •  The Bonnie Tree (Romaine Butterfield)    •  Pelorus Jack (Barry Skelton)  •  Orpington Caledonians (John Brenchley)  •  Dianne Murdoch’s Promenade (Ruary Laidlaw)  •  Napier’s Index (Brian Charlton)  •  Sealed With A Kiss (Aidan McElduff)  •  The Wandering Wallaby (Peter Fish)  •  The Australian Ladies (Bob Campbell)  •  Extras:  •  The Kingston Flyer (Noeline O’Connor)  •  Come What May (Romaine Butterfield)

June 9 -  The Kitchener-Waterloo Ball

Dance with our K-W friends-in-dance to the wonderful music of SCOTCH MIST.

We have a new venue this year, The Viennese Ballroom at The Inn of Waterloo.

Download Brochure and Application Form:  2018-K-W-Spring-Ball.pdf

July 21 -  41st Annual Orillia Scottish Festival 

Dancers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to join us in the mass dancing of the opening ceremonies. Sign up as a 4-couple set representing your dance group or come on your own — you will be matched up to form sets.

We plan three short, simple dances easy to demonstrate on grass: 2018-Orillia-Scottish-Festival-Dances.pdf     

Parade 12pm. Opening Ceremonies 1:30pm.

There will also be dancing, 2-4pm, in the picturesque Pavilion by Lake Couchiching. We invite your dance group to demo a few dances and to lead audience participation ceilidh dances.

There’s a Friday evening Welcome Ceilidh at the local Legion Branch 34, from 6-12pm. Call for tickets: 705-487-5868.

On Sunday the 22nd there is a wee party bash at the Royal Canadian Legion with live entertainment – FREE!

To register or to receive more information on the Festival please contact:  Will Kinghorn 705-259 -3232,  uilleam.ailean@gmail.com

Download:  2018-Orillia-Scottish-Festival-flyer.pdf        Festival Website