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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.    Sign up online, or download: 2017-54th-Tartan-Ball-Order-Form.pdf

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.

Downloads:  2017-Tartan-Ball-Dance-briefs+video-links.pdf      2017-Tartan-Ball-Dance-Instructions.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 19 - Apr 30 -  DAA: Dancing Achievement Awards Programme continues 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>


Feb 20 -  St Clement’s “Nice and Easy Does It” on Family Day 

Yes! St Clement’s is dancing this Family Day Monday. Given your exertions at the Tartan Ball (and for some of you, the DAA), our theme is "Nice and Easy Does It” dances.  

The class will run from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, with no technique in the earlier session.  Please join us for a “quieter” evening of simply dances.  The dances will include:

The Castle of Mey (March), The Dancing Bees (West End Workshop), John McAlpin (March), and Blooms of Bon Accord (April).

7:00 - 9:00 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 25-26 - (note: these are new dates) London Weekend Workshop   >>> info here >>>


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


March 4 -  Hamilton Workshop & Tea Dance 

Teacher: Kay Munn. Music by Fred Moyes.  Our theme is “Three’s Company”  (i.e. 3-couple formations).

At Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl Street N. noon - 5:00 pm.

Download:  2017-Hamilton-Workshop.pdf    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.

Entry: $22/adult (non-Members $28); $10 Student Members, $5/spectator. Youth (< 18): $5.  Beginners in classes $10.

Host groups:  Hillcrest  • Petronella  •  ASTA

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

Downloads:  2017-March-Monthly-Dance-briefs+video.pdf     2017-Mar-11-Dance-Instructions.pdf


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.




Friday, March 24 -  A Social Evening with Fred DeMarse  

Fred DeMarse will warm up a winter’s evening with California Sunshine as Guest Teacher of
this Erin Mills Friday class. ( celebrating the 32nd West End Workshop  experience !)

Don Bartlett will provide the music, an added incentive to join in the fun !  
8pm to 10pm ( $8 at the door )

We hope to welcome you at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre Olga Tyne Auditorium, 1389 Cawthra Rd. <map>
(East side, at Arbor Court, 2 lights south of QEW)

Questions:  Jean Hamilton:  905.566-9599


Saturday, March 25 -  West End Workshop & Tea Dance 

Teachers: Fred DeMarse, 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


Saturday, March 25 -  Blair Spring Dance 

Dance with us at historic St Paul's Lutheran Church, 137 Queen Street, Kitchener ON N2G 1W2

We have a programme of mostly familiar dances, with light Refreshments to follow.

Music: The Best of the Bands (i.e. recorded)

$10 per ticket

Download:  2017-Blair-Spring-dance-flyer.pdf

Contact: klecocq@ymail.com or visit www.blairscottishcountrydancers.ca


Sunday, March 26 -  Teachers’ Workshop with Fred DeMarse  

Fred DeMarse will share his years of experience with:
Certified Teachers,
partially certificated teachers,
and (with permission*) those considering the teacher certification process.

Don Bartlett will play for the class.

Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga <map>

Time and details:   TBA

* Contact: Deirdre MacCuish Bark (905) 822-1707


Friday, April 7 -  Tartan Day Dinner and Ceilidh Dance  

Tartan Day is officially April 6 (Declaration of Arbroath), and there will be a big parade in New York, but April in Canada is better suited to indoor events -- such as a three-course dinner buffet, followed by some rousing ceilidh dances.

Reception at 6:00; Dinner at 7:00; Dancing at 9:00pm

At the Armour Heights Officers Mess, Canadian Forces College, 215 Yonge Blvd, Toronto.

Tickets and information:  www.standrews-society.ca/event/tartan-day-dinner-ceilidh-dance


Apr 7 - 9 - Lethbridge Workshop and Ball Weekend  >>> info here >>>


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) 

This evening we dance Theresa Malek’s winning entry in the contest for Members to develop a Monthly Dance programme. The dances are all well known except for one. The Toronto Volunteers was devised by Deirdre MacCuish Bark especially for this occasion, and to express her appreciation to the many who volunteer time and talent to make RSCDS Toronto the wonderful organisation it is.

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

Music by Scotch Mist.

THE PROGRAMME: 

•  Hooper’s Jig  •  Bridge of Nairn  •  Catch the Wind  •  The Laird of Milton’s Daughter  •  The Minister on the Loch  •  The Toronto Volunteers

INTERVAL  •  Mrs Stewart’s Jig  •  Barbara’s Strathspey  •  Blooms of Bon Accord  •  Scottish Reform  •  Bedrule  •  Reel of the Royal Scots 

EXTRAS:  •  Light and Airy  •  Maxwell’s Rant

Download:  2017-April-Volunteer-dance-briefs+video.pdf


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


Apr 21 - 23 - Winnipeg Workshop and Ball Weekend   >>> info here >>>


April 22 -  Back-to-Basics Workshop and Tea Dance, RSCDS St Catharines 

This workshop is ideal for those people who have just started dancing or who feel they would like to brush up on their dancing. The focus will be on Beginner and Intermediate level dancing skills.

Teresa Lockhart, a super teacher from Toronto, will be leading the workshop this year.

Register early so you don’t miss out!

Cost: Classes & Tea Dance $25     |    Tea Dance only (open to all levels) $10

Download the brochure/application form:  2017-St-Catharines-Workshop+Tea-dance.pdf

Contact Jeanne: jeanne@computan.on.ca  or visit the RSCDS St Catharines website


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

The Programme:

  1. Campbell’s FrolicThe Silver TassieThe ClansmanFollow Me Home
    Chasing the Eclipse  ••The AGM••  Reel of the Royal ScotsSociety Piper
    The Golden YearsThe Duke of Atholl’s Reel • The Executive Reel

Extras:  Sauchie HaughHaste to the WeddingThe College Hornpipe

Download:  2017-AGM-Apr-29-briefs+video.pdf


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  416.520-1705      |    Contact:  Susan & Ed Elliotson  519.941-2134    South Simcoe on Facebook


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.

Visit:  Stoney Lake Weekend webpage

Download:  2017-Stoney-Lake-Flyer.pdf