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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 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 4  -  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.

June 23 - Fiona & Colin Philip

June 30 - Tony Szeto

July 7 - Colin Campbell

July 14 - Andrew Collins

July 21 - Gordon Hayburn

July 28 - May Divers

August 4 - Arlene Koteff

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.

July 17 - Aug 14 -  St Andrews Summer School, Scotland 

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

July 31 - Aug 7 -  T.A.C. Summer School, Sherbrooke QC 

The Teachers’ Association of Canada (TAC) holds a summer school each year, in different regions of North America, alternating between east and west; north and south. Summer 2016 will be at the beautiful Bishop’s University campus in Sherbrooke, Québec.

There are classes suitable for all levels of experience (including beginners).

The Teachers: Bill Williamson (Scotland), Mary Murray (BC), Fred DeMarse (CA), Janet Walker (PA),

The Musicians: Kathy Fraser-Collins (Director), Ian Muir (Scotland), Laird Brown, Don Wood, Judi Nicolson, Fred Collins

Enjoy a week of Scottish country dancing in a beautiful location with some of the world’s best teachers and musicians.

More info:  www.tac-rscds.org       Online Registration

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).

Saturday, Oct 15 -  Family Ceilidh 

This event is for children, families, and all beginner and other dancers.  Dancing from 4-6 with pizza served at 6pm.  All ages are welcome.  Under 5s are free and families up to 4 people are $15.  Individuals are $5. 

The venue is St Leonards Parish Hall, 25 Wanless Avenue (just off Yonge Street just north of Lawrence subway station).

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