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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 •  Reel of the Royal Scots  ••The AGM••  Society 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      2017-Apr-29-Dance-Instructions.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 

Join us, as we celebrate the arrival of spring! For the FIRST TIME, our seasonally-themed dance programme will be accompanied by Laird Brown and Donnie Wood of Scotch Mist fame! 

The dancing will be followed by a sumptuous supper. All for only $10!  Download: 2017-SS-Spring-Dance-Programme.pdf

The fun starts at 7:30pm. It's worth the drive to Alliston.

Knox Presbyterian Church, King St. South, Alliston <Google-map>    Pocket map:  KnoxMapSnipped.PNG

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

May 5 -  Trinity Samples Potential New ‘Book’ Dances  

David Booz has been asked by the Toronto Association for Trinity to test dance, and rate,
eight potential dances to be included in RSCDS Book 52.

We have booked Seeley Hall for Friday, May 5, to test these dances. David considers the task doable and as many dancers as possible are encouraged to come out to test these dances and to give their opinions.

8:00-10:00pm at Seeley Hall, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue < map >.

(Trinity is a brief walk from either Museum and St George subway stations.
Metered street parking on Hoskin and Devonshire; or the Trinity carpark just south of Varsity Stadium.)

May 6 -  The Youth Ball (for ages up to 35yrs) 

Lorna Larmour will be our special guest at the youth ball this year. Many of you had Lorna as your teacher and I know you would love to see her and catch up, and she would love to see you!  Come and join us all on May 6th. And, please join the Youth Ball Facebook group         . . . Moira Korus

We’ll have live music by Fred Moyes and his bionic accordion.

Reception at 5:00; Dinner at 5:30; Dancing 6:45-9:30

2017-Youth-Ball-application.pdf  |  2017-Youth-Ball-Programme-&-video-links.pdf

Youth Ball Practices: Rosedale Presbyterian Church, starting Saturday, April 22nd, 10:15-11:45.

Some Youth Ball videos: Postie’s Jig    De’il Amang The Tailors    Highland Rambler

The Programme:  The Doonhamer Delight  •  The White Cockade  •  Light and Airy  •  The Dream Catcher  •  The Spring Fling Reel  •  Frae a’ the Airts  •  Australian Ladies  •  Intermission  •  Linton Ploughman  •  Blooms of Bon Accord  •  Rougemont Castle  •  Starry Eyed Lassie  •  There’s Something About Thirty  •  Reel of the Royal Scots  •  Extras  •  White Heather Jig  •  A Trip to Bavaria

May 8 -  St Clement’s Dances the West Toronto Ball 

The tradition continues. . . Teresa Lockhart will lead a spirited evening of shared dance endeavour to get ready for fun at the ball. We’ll dance the programme, top to bottom, in order. The exercise will test, and assist, your preparedness for the West Toronto Ball.

6:30-9:30 pm (starts promptly)

at The Great Hall of Bishop Strachan School, 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.

May 9 -  Hillcrest’s Run-thru of West Toronto Ball Programme 

Tuesday evening, Jean Noble will host a run-thru of the entire West Toronto Ball Programme; some dances only once through as time permits.

7:00-9:00 pm at Toronto French School, 296 - 318 Lawrence Ave East [at Bayview] <map>

Enter annex of western-most building [lower level entrance on right] & go downstairs to the gym.

Instructor: Jean Noble  416.449-8070

May 13 -  West Toronto Ball (a.k.a. The Beginners’ Ball) 

Come dance the night away at the 48th annual West Toronto Ball. This dance program is devised with the beginner in mind, but is fun for all levels of dancers. Enjoy a full service, sit-down meal, the Grand March, and dancing to the music of Scotch Mist. All-inclusive dinner and dance ticket $85 per person.

Ticket order forms available at your group or download: 
2017-West-Toronto-Ball-brochure.pdf     |    2017-West-Toronto-Ball-briefs.pdf

Info: Moira Loudoun at 905-274-0229

Held at the beautiful Sala Caboto in Villa Colombo, 40 Playfair Ave, Toronto. Free parking.

The Programme: Cutty SarkLady Lucy Ramsay • Scotland’s Gardens • The Starry Eyed LassieWisp Of ThistleSummer WooingThe Bramble Bush • Wells House • Davy Nick NackThe Dundee WhalerGeneral Stuart's ReelThe Kelloholm JigThe Lass Of Richmond HillThe Minister On The LochThe Machine Without HorsesReel Of The Royal Scots

May 16 -  Calvin’s Spring Celebration Dance 

Calvin SCD Group invites all dancers to join our Spring Celebration at our last dance of the season.

We’ll have wonderful music by Don Bartlett on piano.

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

Contact Nancy Stokes 416 425 2195 or Mary Baldwin 416 485 8280.

7:30pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church,  26 Delisle Avenue <map>

May 17 -  Glenview’s Spring Dance 

Enjoy an evening of dancing, to the live music of Fred Moyes, at Glenview's end-of-season dance.

Tickets $15 at the door. Refreshments follow dancing. Everyone welcome. Starts 7:30 p.m.
Info: glenviewscdg.org

May 24 -  St Andrew’s of Brampton Spring Dance 

St Andrew's of Brampton is holding a spring dance on
Wednesday May 24 at St Andrew's Church, 44 Church St E, Brampton <map>.  

Dancing will start at 7.30 and the cost is $8 at the door.  

The programme (by Paul Maloney) will be posted here.  

Come out and enjoy dancing on a wonderful wooden floor, and of course there will be refreshments!

May 24 -  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

June 6, 13, 20, 27 -  Dancing In The Park at Edwards Gardens 

Come and join in the fun at Edwards Gardens! 
Each evening features at least two audience participation dances.

Please join us. Give it a go, or just enjoy the music, and the spectacle.

Check this page:   The_Park

Tuesday evenings in June. Dancing starts at 7pm and goes until dusk (weather permitting).

Downloads:  2017-Dancing-in-the-Park-list-&-video.pdf.

2017-DITP-Week-1-briefs&video-links.pdf    2017-DITP-Week-2-briefs&video-links.pdf 
2017-DITP-Week-3-briefs&video-links.pdf        2017-DITP-Week-4-briefs&video-links.pdf

June 17 -  White Heather Ball 

The Highlands of Durham SCD will be holding their Annual White Heather Ball on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

It will be held at the same location, General Sikorski Hall in Oshawa.

Tickets will be available soon as will the program.

Learn/practice the dances free on Thursdays, June 1, 8 & 15 at 7 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Perry.

Download:  2017-White-Heather-Ball-poster.jpg

June 24 -  Canada 150 Celebration ‘Red & White’ Dance 

We request the pleasure of your company for a grand afternoon of whimsy and cheer to celebrate Confederation’s 150th.  Join the party by wearing something red and white.. it will be a great dance party! We’ve programmed 13 dances, reflecting the 10 provinces and 3 territories of our home and native land.

At Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Forest Hill. Full details TBA.

The Programme:  Canadian Barn Dance (warm-up) • The Jubilee JigWisp of Thistle • Maple Leaf Rant • Wild GeeseBob CampbellOh CanadaGranville Market •  INTERVAL  •  Tribute to the Borders • The Great Spirit’s Voice • The Craighellachie Reel • Bauldy Bain’s FiddleSaint John RiverMaxwell’s Rant •  EXTRAS: Montgomeries’ RantTerrace Loggers Jig (or Celebrations) • Seann Truibhas Willichan

June 22 -  Summer Dancing at Trinity 

Summer dancing in beautiful Seeley Hall is a Toronto Tradition. Each week features a different Guest Teacher or teacher in training (names TBA).

The atmosphere is casual; all are welcome. Dates: June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3.

8:00-10:00pm at Seeley Hall, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue < map >.

(Trinity is a brief walk from either Museum and St George subway stations.
Metered street parking on Hoskin and Devonshire; or the Trinity carpark just south of Varsity Stadium.).

July 15 -  40th Annual Orillia Scottish Festival 

Dancers of all ages are invited to dance in the Opening Ceremonies of this joyful event. The three short, simple dances are easy for the learner dancer and grass-friendly. Sign up as a 4-couple set representing your social group and receive an honorarium, or come on your own and be matched up to form two-couple sets. After receiving the applause of our several thousand spectators you are free to explore the delights of the festival grounds.

Parade 12 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 1:30

Pavilion dances adjacent to Lake Couchiching will be a mixture of communal dances and demo dances from each group. (2-4 p.m.).

A Potluck and BBQ is open to all dancers and friends and will commence immediately following closing ceremonies.
RSVP to Will Kinghorn 705 259 3232, freshstart.wk@gmail.com 

A Friday evening ceilidh hosted by the Scottish festival committee at the local Legion will be held 14th July, 6-12 p.m. For tickets  call 705 487 5868. 

Sunday evening: wee party bash (free) at the Royal Canadian Legion with live entertainment.

To register or for more info:  Will Kinghorn 705 259 3232, freshstart.wk@gmail.com.

Download:  2017-July-15-Orillia-Scottish-Festival-Dancers'-flyer.pdf

September 10 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins 

Shiftin’Bobbins meets one Sunday afternoon a month in central Toronto. Each session a different guest MC will feature dances not often seen elsewhere for those already comfortable with the more complex RSCDS formations and able to participate with minimal instruction.

We welcome Alicia Manson from Oakville to this season opener class.

Additional dates: Oct 15, Nov 18 (St Andrew’s Dance), Jan 21, March 11, April 8.

For Membership and other information, visit the Shiftin’ Bobbins website.

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

October 21 -  Calvin’s 60th Anniversary Dance 

On this date, 60 years ago, the first SCD class at Calvin Presbyterian Church was held.
We’re having a party to celebrate these six decades of dancing and you are invited.

Don Bartlett will play piano for dances collected over 60 years -- balls with Trinity, Calvin favourites, and popular new dances.

There will be snacks and, of course, birthday cake!

For only $15 all this fun and extravagance is yours! 

2:00 - 4:30pm at Calvin Presbyterian, 26 Delisle Road, Toronto (Yonge & St Clair) <map>

To reserve tickets, please email Vicky Zeltins at dancescottishwithvicky@gmail.com

November 25 -  RSCDS Toronto’s 60th Anniversary Dance 

Save the date!  RSCSD Toronto celebrates our Diamond Anniversary year with a gala dance at beautiful Sala Caboto Ball room. We’ll have a Guest of Honour, Andrew Kellett, the Chair Elect of the Society.

We’ll have have the great music of Scotch Mist and delicious catered snacks.

$60 for Members; half price for Youth.

More details and programme are under development. . . but it will be a great dance party!