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Jan 20 -  Erin Mills Friday Evening Class resumes 

New season:  Jan 20, 27;   Feb 10, 24;  March 10, 24;  April 7, 21;   May 5, 12, 19

Detailed info here.    Questions:  Jean Hamilton:  905.566-9599


Jan 20 -  St Andrew’s Society Burns Dinner 

Banish mid-winter blahs with some “richt guid” cheer celebrating Robert Burns in time-honoured fashion: bagpipes, Address to the Haggis, Toasts to the Lassies and Laddies, and The Immortal Memory.

Our special guests are The Honourable Bob Rae PC CC OOnt QC and his wife Arlene Perly Rae. Bob will toast The Immortal Memory. Those who have heard Bob at Burns Dinners or other informal events know his remarks will be highly entertaining.

In keeping with our objectives to support of Scottish culture, we plan to shed light on some of the obscure language in Burns’ poetry!  Various members of the Society will read a selection of Burns’ poems followed by “English translations”. Should be fun!  

This event is usually a sell out, so don’t delay getting tickets.

6:30pm at the University Club of Toronto.

Click "Here" to order your tickets.


Jan 21 -  Sir John A's Great Canadian Kilt Skate (Toronto) 

To celebrate the bicentennial of Canada's first prime minister, the Scottish Society of Ottawa launched the first Sir John A's Great Canadian Kilt Skate on January 31, 2015.

In 2017, communities across Canada will mark Canada's 150th birthday with the Third Annual Sir John A's Great Canadian Kilt Skate.  INFO: www.kiltskate.com

This dafty drafty event is open to everyone. You don’t have to be Scottish. You don’t *have* to wear a kilt. Just come to the party with a spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude, and wear Canada’s favourite colour – tartan!

12:00 - 2:00pm at Nathan Phillips Square:  Wear a kilt; put on your skates.

Your Toronto hosts are Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association.

Contact: kim.henwood@sonsofscotland.com 416-482-1250

Cross Canada dates: Montreal: Jan 24,  Lloydminster: Jan 14,   Ottawa:  Jan 28,  Winnipeg:  Jan 28,  Saskatoon: Jan 28,  Calgary:  Feb 12


Jan 21 -  The White Cockade 

Dancing to recorded music; programme devised and taught by various guest teachers.

Members $5; otherwise $7 at the door.

At MacNab Presbyterian Church Hall, 116 MacNab Street South, in Hamilton.

Downloads: 

2017-January-White-Cockade-Program.pdf

2017-January-White-Cockade-MiniCrib.pdf        2017-January-White-Cockade-Diagrams.pdf  


Jan 22 - Apr 30 -  DAA: Dancing Achievement Awards Programme Begins at Broadlands 

For Intermediate Dancers:  Eight 2-hour Sunday afternoon classes, 2-4:00 p.m. at Broadlands, will prepare dancers for the Intermediate DAA. Class dates: January 22, February 19, 26, March 5, 19, April 2, 9, 30 (which is Assessment day).

Under the excellent tutelage of Moira Korus and Barbara Taylor, dancers will improve and refine footwork and technique, as individuals and as dancers in a set.  Before starting the course participants must know these six dances:

Light & Airy (J8x32), Linton Ploughman (J8x32), Catch the Wind (R8x32), The Sailor (R8x32), The Banks of Clyde (S8x32), Monymusk (S8x32)

The DAA Programme costs $80 (Member price) payable as a lump sum (no pay-by-week option). This fee does not include the DAA Assessment fee.

Please let Maureen Richardson know immediately if you are interested in participating.

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


Jan 24, 31, Feb 7 -  Calvin’s Tartan Ball Practices 

We will learn and practise the dances and the figures within them. Everyone is welcome.

January 24 we will do the last 5 dances,
January 31 we will do the middle 5 dances, and
February 7 we will do the first 6 dances.

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. $6

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

Park at the Green-P next to the church, or walk 5-minutes from the St Clair subway station.


Jan 28 -  50th Annual Burns Supper in Buffalo 

Your friends in dance at RSCDS Buffalo invite you to our 50th Annual Burns Night Celebration.

You’ll enjoy all of the traditional elements of a Burns celebration,
including a 4:30pm Reception and Basket Raffle.

Dinner at 5:15pm, program and dancing to follow.

$45 US, $55 CDN.  Reservation information is on the website: www.rscdsbuffalo.com/burns.html

Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy, Snyder, NY 14226  <map>

[Ed: According to usually reliable sources, this is one of the best Burns Suppers around.]


Jan 28 -  ASTA Annual Burns Dinner 

Experience the address to the Haggis, time-honoured Burns toasts, and a Ceilidh.

Featuring Scotch Mist with Laird Brown and Don Wood.

Info and tickets: Margaret Shortt 905-257-0941 Maggiebarl68@gmail.com

At Brae Ben Golf Course, 5700 Terry Fox Way, Mississauga <map>


Jan 28 -  Oakville Burns Supper and Dance 

On the menu for this evening:  Cocktails at 6:30, Dinner at 7:00 (haggis, neaps and tatties, steak pie, trifle, and shortbread).

$25. Tickets are limited. Contact Louise Whyman.

At the Bronte Legion, 79 Jones St, Oakville, ON L6L 3E <map>


Jan 28 -  Kitchener-Waterloo Burns Supper and Dance 

Traditional Scottish Dinner, Dancing, and The Immortal Memory.  2017-RSCDS-KW-Burns-Supper-flyer.pdf

$45 before Dec 15; $50 after that date.

Contact dance@rscds.kitchener.on.ca  519.743-4143    Download:  2017-RSCDS-KW-Burns-Supper-Order-Form.pdf

At St. Jacob’s Community Centre, 29 Parkside Drive, St. Jacobs <map>


Feb 8, 15 -  Glenview’s Tartan Ball Practices 

February 8 we will teach the first half of the Tartan Ball programme.

February 15 we will teach the second half of the programme.

Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:15 p.m. $6

Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue (near Yonge and Lawrence) <map>

Glenview website:  www.glenviewscd.org




Feb 11 -  South Simcoe Valentine’s Workshop & Tea Dance 

Welcome to our traditional Valentine’s Workshop and Tea Dance. Our teachers are mother-and-daughter team Jean Noble and Fiona Philip.

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

Instructor: Maureen Richardson  905.939-2712      |    Contact:  Susan & Ed Elliotson  519.941-2134


Feb 11-12 - Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa Ball   >>> info here >>>


Feb 12 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins 

This Shiftin' Bobbins session features teacher Moira Korus of Toronto.

2:00 to 4:00 pm at Grace Church on the Hill (driving directions).

More info:  http://shiftinbobbins.webs.com

For Intermediate and Advanced dancers)  $25 Season Membership (7 classes) or $6 at the door.




Feb 13 -  St Clement’s Tartan Ball Run-Through 

By February 13 your confidence with Tartan Ball dances should be well developed. All the social groups have been doing Ball dances and Calvin and Glenview have had specific Tartan Ball classes. This evening gives you a chance to see how you’re doing while there’s still time for remedial practice

Teresa Lockhart will lead her now-traditional Tartan Ball Run-Through. The entire Ball programme, top to bottom, in order. It’s a test of your preparedness; and lots of fun.

All dances are briefed and walked, but some, especially strathspeys, may be abbreviated. Starts promptly at 6:30.

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $6  at Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road <map>

Park in circular drive in front of school or on neighbouring streets. Enter main doors and sign in with BSS Security. Sign in again, and pay, at The Great Hall.


Feb 17 -  RSCDS Peterborough Monthly Dance 

7:30pm at St John’s Anglican Church, 99 Brock St, Peterborough, ON K9H 2P2 <map>

Info:  Jim Armstrong


Feb 18 -  The 54th Tartan Ball 

Memories will be made. . . 6pm - the wee hours in the beautiful Concert Hall of at the Royal York Hotel. Music by Scotch Mist.

Join us for a night of magic at the iconic Royal York Hotel. More info.

The Programme:  Joie de Vivre, Crom Allt, The Jordanhill Strathspey, Flora’s Fancy, Anna Holden’s Strathspey, J.B. Milne •Interval• Pelorus Jack, The Dream Catcher, Neil M Grant, Argyll Strathspey, The Irish Rover, Hooper’s Jig  •Interval•  The Lass of Richmond Hill, Miss Eleanor, Mrs Stewart’s Jig, Mrs MacLeod (of Raasay). Extras:  Postie’s Jig, Jessie’s Hornpipe, Sugar Candie.

Download:  2017-Tartan-Ball-Dance-briefs+video-links.pdf


Feb 18 -  The White Cockade, Tea Dance 

Dancing to recorded music; programme devised and taught by various guest teachers

1:00pm - 4:00 at Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl Street N. in Hamilton.






Feb 24-25 - London Weekend Workshop Weekend   >>> info here >>>


March 3 - 5 - Belleville Weekend Workshop and Ball   >>> info here >>>


March 4 -  Hamilton Workshop & Tea Dance 

Teacher: Kay Munn. At Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl Street N. noon - 5:00 pm. More info:  RSCDS Hamilton website.


March 11 -  March Monthly Dance “Beginners’ Night” 

Okay. . . maybe *this* is the most fun night of the year. . .

7:30pm - 11pm at Crescent School <map>. Music by Scotch Mist.

The Programme:  Le Papillon  • Flowers of Edinburgh  • Adieu Mon Ami  • The Happy Meeting  • John McAlpin  • The Edinburgh Castle Reel  • Interval •   Well Done Jack  • Monymusk  • The Castle of Mey  • Joe MacDiarmid’s Jig  • Bedrule  • The Deil Amang the Tailors  • Extra •  The Frisky


March 12 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins 

This Shiftin' Bobbins session features teacher Lou Emslie of Guelph.

2:00-4:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>  (driving directions).

More info:  http://shiftinbobbins.webs.com

For Intermediate and Advanced dancers)  $25 Season Membership (7 classes) or $6 at the door.





March 17 -  RSCDS Peterborough Monthly Dance 

Live music tonight by Blair Mackenzie

7:30pm at St John’s Anglican Church, 99 Brock St, Peterborough, ON K9H 2P2 <map>

Info:  Jim Armstrong


March 18 -  The White Cockade 

Dancing to recorded music; programme devised and taught by various guest teachers.

At MacNab Presbyterian Church Hall, 116 MacNab Street South, in Hamilton.

$10 at the door.




March 25 -  West End Workshop & Tea Dance 

Teachers: Fred De Marse, Christine Basnett, Deirdre MacCuish Bark. 
Musicians: Don Bartlett, Laird Brown/Don Wood, Fred Moyes.

Be sure to join us for a great day of dancing—for either the whole day,
or just for the afternoon tea dance—and food.

At Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton <map>.

Fred De Marse will also teach a Social Class Friday March 24 and
a Teachers’ Workshop Sunday, March 26.

Contact: theresamalek@rogers.com


Downloads:  2017-west-end-workshop-brochure.pdf    2017-west-end-workshop-tea-dance-briefs.pdf   Map-to-WEW.pdf


Apr 7 - 9 - RSCDS Lyon Spring Weekend, France   >>> info here >>>


Apr 7 - 9 - Guernsey Scottish Dance Weekend, C.I.   >>> info here >>>


April 8 -  April Monthly Dance (Volunteer Appreciation Night) 

Volunteers are payment optional for this evening. . . 7:00pm - 11pm at Crescent School <map>. Music by Scotch Mist.


April 9 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins 

This Shiftin' Bobbins session features teacher Christine Bassnet and live music by Fred Moyes.

2:00-4:00 pm  at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road  (Forest Hill Village) <map>  (driving directions).

More info:  http://shiftinbobbins.webs.com

For Intermediate and Advanced dancers)  $25 Season Membership (7 classes) or $6 at the door.





April 21 -  RSCDS Peterborough Monthly Dance 

Live music tonight by Don Bartlett.

7:30pm at St John’s Anglican Church, 99 Brock St, Peterborough, ON K9H 2P2 <map>

Info:  Jim Armstrong


April 22 -  The White Cockade: AGM, Dinner, and  Dance 

Dancing to recorded music; programme devised and taught by various guest teachers.

At MacNab Presbyterian Church Hall, 116 MacNab Street South, in Hamilton.






April 29 -  RSCDS Toronto’s AGM and Dance 

Dance, discuss, dance some more. . . 7:30pm - 11pm at Crescent School <map>. Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs


April 29 -  RSCDS Hamilton Branch Spring Ball 

Dance with your friends in dancing to the music of Scotch Mist.

We’ll be dancing in The Scottish Rite. . .  a beautiful, historic, atmospheric building that would be right at home in an episode of Murdoch Mysteries (which it has been).

Dinner and dance:   $75 per person

The Scottish Rite is at 4 Queen Street South, Hamilton L8P 3R3 <map>.

Download:  2017-Hamilton-Spring-Ball-Registration.pdf

More info:  RSCDS Hamilton website


May 5 -  South Simcoe’s Spring Fling 

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

Instructor: Maureen Richardson  905.939-2712      |    Contact:  Susan & Ed Elliotson  519.941-2134


May 13 -  West Toronto Ball 

Save the date for the 48th annual West Toronto Ball. Held at the beautiful Sala Caboto in Villa Colombo, located at 40 Playfair Ave, Toronto. Music by Scotch Mist. Free parking available. Dance program and additional details will be posted when available.


May 26-28 -  Stoney Lake Weekend 

Join RSCDS Peterborough for 33rd Annual Scottish Country Dance Weekend. Now at Pine Vista Resort on Stoney Lake, Ontario. 

Guest Teacher:  Sandy Gallamore, Richmond, Virginia.  Music by Fred Moyes.  Contact Joan Reeves 705-748-5255.