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Friday, Dec 2 ~ South Simcoe Christmas Dance

South Simcoe Scottish Country Dancers invite you to their Christmas Dance, followed by Tea and Goodies.  We’ll dance to sprightly live music by Laird Brown and Don Wood.

$20/person   ~   Masks are optional


7:30 pm at Knox Church Hall, 160 King Street S., Alliston L9R 1B9 <map>

Contact:  Maureen Richardson  416.520-1705     Visit us on Facebook

Saturday Dec 10 ~ Family Christmas Dance

NOTE TIME 7:30  (doors open at 7:15)  
LOCATION: Gymnasium of Havergal College Junior School,
460 Rosewell Avenue, Toronto

MUSIC: by the Scotch Mist Trio.

Downloads:   2022-December-cribs.pdf  

Briefers: Nigel Keenan (first 6 dances); Deirdre MacCuish Bark (final 6).

Wednesday Dec 14 ~ Glenview’s Christmas Dance

7:30pm ~ $20 at the door  <map>

Join us for our Christmas Dance with music by Don Bartlett. Refreshments provided following the dance. Please wear masks when dancing. 


Info:  Glenview website  Contact:  v.fisher@sympatico.ca

Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave.   <map>

Saturday Dec 31 ~ Glenview’s Hogmanay Dance

8:00pm ~ 1am  ~ $40 in advance from Valerie Fisher: v.fisher@sympatico.ca 

Welcome 2023 with a lively Hogmanay dance to the music of Laird Brown and Donny Wood.  Refreshments provided following the dance. Please wear masks when dancing.


Info:  Glenview website  Contact:  v.fisher@sympatico.ca

Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave.   <map>

Note:  at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave.  <map>

Saturday Jan 14 ~ January Monthly Dance

Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.

Download the dance programme: 2023-January-cribs.pdf 

8pm-10:00 at Gymnasium of Havergal College Junior School, 460 Rosewell Avenue, Toronto <map>

Saturday Jan 21 ~ Family Ceilidh

Join us for a fun afternoon of easy ceilidh and country dances led by Keith Bark and Deirdre MacCuish-Bark.  The Family Ceilidh is a great opportunity to introduce friends, family members, and neighbours to the joy of Scottish country dancing!  No experience required.

Cost – $5 for children, $10 for adults, up to a total of $30 per family.

Time – Dancing from 3pm – 5:00, followed by a pizza dinner.

Where – Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue  <map>
(West of Yonge; 3 blocks S of Lawrence; off Duplex or Glengrove)

Download this poster and help spread the news:  2023 Family Ceilidh poster 4-up.pdf

Saturday Feb 18 ~ February Dance ~  More info as it comes in.

Note: There will be no Tartan Ball this February… but there will be a February dance.

Pat Coyle has created a special programme for us:


Saturday March 18 ~ March Monthly Dance

March is traditionally our Beginners’ Night, with easy-peasy fun dances: 2023-March-cribs.pdf  

More info as it comes in.

Saturday March 25 ~ West End Workshop

Save the Date!  Plans are underway to hold the West End Workshop on March 25, 2023.  

The teacher from overseas is David Hall and our local teacher is Marion Hamilton.  At a new location this year to be named when the contract is signed.  

Keep watch for further details.

Saturday Apr 15 ~ April Monthly Dance

Tonight’s programme is designed by Jane Robinson (Chair of RSCDS Toronto 2007-2009). 2023-April cribs.pdf   More info as it comes in.

Saturday April 22 ~ West Toronto BallSave this date! 

We are planning a return of the traditional “Beginners Ball”. Details such as band, venue, programme, cost, protocols are yet to be determined. However… the date is fixed!

More info as it comes in.

May 26-28 ~ Spring Fling 2023

Spring Fling is for dancers age 12-35 and our goal is to have a minimum of forty Fling dancers attend the event. A Spring Fringe for those who can’t Fling will run Parallel to the Fling, with teachers and musicians alternating between Saturday and Sunday classes.

Teachers: (L-R) Fiona Mackie (Scotland), Linda Henderson (California), and Gavin Keachie (Toronto). 

Musicians:  Don Bartlett, Laird Brown, Donny Wood, and Mara Shea.

Dance venues and accommodation will be at Glendon Campus, York University <map>

More info:  https://www.springfling2023.ca    and/or   Spring Fling blog

June 6, 13, 20, 27 ~ Dancing in the Park ~  Tuesdays evenings, 7pm - dusk.
The dates are firm, but the event as yet unconfirmed. Details as they develop.


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