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Send info to Webmaster:    RobLockhart@rogers.com. To also have your event in our monthly newsletter, Set&Link, copy Carole Bell: CarolewBell@sympatico.ca


Dec 10 -  December “Family Christmas” Dance 

The most fun night of the year. . . 7:30pm - 11pm at Crescent School <map>. Live music by Scotch Mist.

The programme:  Joie de Vivre  •  Fair Donald  •  The Royal Deeside Railway  •  Royal Edinburgh  •  The Minister On The Loch  •  The Lass Of Richmond Hill  •  The Brudenell Jig   —  Interval  — Crom Allt  •  Sandy O’er The Lea  •  Espie McNabb  •  St John River  •  Mrs MacLeod  — Extra:  Petronella

Downloads2016-dec-monthly-dance-briefs+video.pdf    |    2016-Dec-10-Dance-Instructions.pdf


Dec 10 -  Kitchener-Waterloo Christmas Dance 

Your friends in Kitchener-Waterloo invite you to our Annual Christmas Dance.
We’ll have live music by Fred Moyes and his bionic accordion.
Door prizes, Raffle, and light refreshments after the dance.

$18 in advance; $20 at the door. 

Contact:  519.743-4143 or dance@rscds.kitchener.on.ca or visit: www.rscds.kitchener.on.ca

7:30 p.m. at historic St Paul’s Church, 137 Queen Street S., Kitchener <map>

Download:  2016-RSCDS-KW-Christmas-Dance-Programme.pdf  


Dec 13 -  Calvin Christmas Dance

Calvin SCD group invites all dancers to join our holiday celebration.
Come and dance to the wonderful music of Don Bartlett on piano.

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

Contact Nancy Stokes (416) 425-2195 naristo@rogers.com or
Mary Baldwin (416) 485-8280 
mbaldwin456@hotmail.com

7:30 p.m. at 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.


Dec 14 -  Glenview Christmas Dance 

Dance to the inimitable Fred Moyes and his bionic accordion.

$15 at the door — light refreshments follow the dancing.

Contact Cameron Coneybeare.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Avenue.


Dec 17 -  The White Cockade: Auld Year’s Dance 

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

Tickets are required and will be sold in advance at the November Dance.

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



Dec 18 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Moira Korus and Donalda McDonald 

This advanced level group meets one Sunday a month under a different teacher in central Toronto. Programs are devised highlighting dances not usually seen elsewhere to provide a challenge for dancers already comfortable  with the more complex RSCDS formations.

This Sunday we welcome Moira Korus and Donalda McDonald who will lead an ‘open house” welcoming newer dancers to practice dances from the Glenview SCD Hogmanay program.

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

More info: shiftinbobbins.webs.com

Download:  2016-Shiftin'-Bobbins-overvu.pdf


Dec 19 -  St Clement’s Christmas Treat 

Don Bartlett loves to play the beautiful Yamaha Grand Piano on stage at the Great Hall of Bishop Strachan School where St Clement’s usually dances. He will tickle the ivories with his vast knowledge of tunes for Scottish country dance, for a joyful end-of-season dance programme.

7:00 to 9:00 pm (no supplementary technique training tonight) $10 at the door.

Bishop Strachan School is at 298 Lonsdale Road, Forest Hill <map>

Enter main doors and sign in with BSS Security, please.
Park on circular drive or on nearby streets. Note: A Beginner-friendly and scent-free group.

Instructor / Contact: Teresa Lockhart 416.759-9845


Dec 28 - Jan 5 - New Zealand Summer School   >>> info here >>>


Dec 31 -  Glenview’s Hogmanay Dance & Ceilidh 

Dance out 2016 to great music by Scotch Mist. Enjoy bring-and-share treats about midnight, and prepare to laugh during the ceilidh afterwards.

Tickets at $30 are limited, so reserve now from Valerie Fisher at 416 497 4186 or v.fisher@sympatico.ca
Info at
www.glenviewscd.org

8:00pm to 1am at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Forest Hill.


Jan 14 -  January Monthly Dance 

Dance away the holiday hangover. . . 8pm - 11pm at Crescent School <map>.

Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.

The programmeThe Bramble Bush, Seann Truibhas Willichan, The Pensioner’s Reel, Tribute to the Borders, Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, The Ruby Rant • Interval • Neil M Grant, Argyll Strathspey, The Glens of Angus, Mrs Stewart’s Jig, The Corian Strathspey, Starlight •  Extra:  Airyhall Delight

Download:  2017-January-Monthly-Dance-briefs+video.pdf


Jan 15 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins 

This Shiftin' Bobbins session features teacher Maureen Richardson and welcomes dancers from the Demo Pool following its practice which is to be held in Grace Church lower Gym from 1:00pm to 2:45 pm

Shiftin’ Bobbins will be 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Upper Parish Hall 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.


Jan 21 -  The White Cockade 

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

This evening is free to Members; otherwise $10 at the door.

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




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

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

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 11 -  South Simcoe Valentine’s Workshop & Tea Dance 

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

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


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 17 - 19 - Aloha Winter Weekend in Hawaii   >>> info here >>>


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


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 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.

Registration and Tea Dance details to come.

Contact: theresamalek@rogers.com


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 15 -  The White Cockade: AGM and Dinner 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>.

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.