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Victoria Day Holiday Monday, May 20 -  St Clement’s Celebrates 200 Years. . .

Spend your holiday Monday dancing in the stately Great Hall of Bishop Strachan School
and reel-ly celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth. From the sprightly
to the sedate, dances for all levels. We shall be amused by dance and royal merriments.
Rumour has it we shall enjoy empress-worthy Belgium biscuits at the interval.

Dances include:  • My Wife’s a Winsome Wee Thing (an easy jig)  • Many Happy Returns (strathspey with Corner Pass & Turn) • The Duke of Atholl’s Reel (Dancing in the Park) • The Royal Deeside RailwayBalmoral Strathspey • Best Set in the Hall or The Starry Eyed Lassie  • Fireworks Reel or Westminster Reel  • Neidpath Castle  • Mairi’s Wedding (Dancing in the Park) or Mairi’s Double Wedding

Hope to see you on the BSS dance floor on Monday; if not, enjoy your long weekend celebrations!  Cheerful regards, Teresa      

  1. 7 p.m.  at Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road <map>     Info: teresa.lockhart@rogers.com  
    (Enter main door of school and sign in with BSS security) Plentiful parking on circular drive in front of school, or on nearby streets.
    BSS is a pleasant 10-minute walk north on Russell Hill from the St Clair Tramway.


Wednesday, May 22 -  St Andrew’s of Brampton Spring Dance

St Andrew’s of Brampton invites you to our traditional spring dance.  

Come and dance on a great wooden floor!  
Programme and other info posted here:  http://www.maloneys.ca/SAB/springdance.html   

Cost is $8 at the door.  Refreshments follow dancing.

7:30pm at St. Andrew’s Church, 44 Church St E., Brampton <map>

Info: Ann Campbell


Saturday, May 25 -  Oakville Spring Dance

The Oakville Scottish Dance Group invites you to our Spring Dance. 
Music and dancing to Don Bartlett and Jim Darge

Doors open at 7pm; dancing at 7:30. 

Tickets are $15, plus a contribution of finger food for intermission.
Available from Alicia Manson and Wendy Stirrat 905.338-0711

At the Bronte Legion, Jones Street, Oakville <map>

Download: 2019-Oakville-Spring-Dance.pdf



Tuesday evenings in June (4, 11, 18, 25)Dancing In The Park

Come and join the fun at Edwards Gardens! Every Tuesday evening in June.
Each evening features at least two audience participation dances,
and live music by the Scotch Mist band.
Give it a go, or just enjoy the music, and the spectacle.

See you in June, Tuesday evenings 7pm - dusk

Rain Locations: 

    June 4: Church of the Ascension <map> 
    June 11, 18, 25:  St Bonaventure Church Hall <map>

The Programme: 

Week-1-cribs+video.pdf   •   Week-1-instructions.pdf

Week-2-cribs+video.pdf   •   Week-2-instructions.pdf

Week-3-cribs+video.pdf   •  Week-3-instructions.pdf 

Week-4-cribs+video.pdf    •  Week-4-instructions.pdf


Sunday, June 9 -  White Heather Ball

Dancing will be from 2 - 5 pm, followed by our usual dinner.

Ticket prices are $75 pp for dancing & dinner, $40 pp for dancing only and $40 pp for non-dancers (dinner only). 

Info:  Alan Graham    or visit: www.dancescottishportperry.com

The Programme:  • EH3 7AF  • Bob Campbell  • The Laird of Milton’s Daughter  • The Kissing Bridge  • Jean Martin of Aberdeen  • The Piper and the Penguin   ~BREAK~  • Pelorus Jack  • Staircase in Styria  • Slytherin House  • The Dancing Bees  • The White Heather Jig   ~BREAK~  • Festival Fling  • Postie’s Jig  • Hope Little’s Strathspey  • Catch The Wind  • De’il Amang the Tailors  


Sunday, June 16 -  Demo Pool at Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Brigadoon, Lerner & Lowe’s smash hit about a magical village that “awakens”
out of the Scottish mists, is playing the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Our Demo Pool has a gig prior to the June 16 (Fathers’ Day) matinée performance.
They will be in the courtyard of the Festival Theatre.

We also plan to paper the town with brochures as a follow-up
to our advertisement in the Shawfest brochure.

Tickets:    https://www.shawfest.com/playbill/brigadoon/





June 27 - Aug 1Summer Dancing at Trinity

Seeley Hall has been booked for the traditional Trinity summer program.

This popular programme has been offered by Trinity for decades. The program will feature guest teachers invited by David Booz, and dance selections will be suitable for a range of dancers with  mixed abilities.

Please come, and invite your friends, to these light-hearted, summer evenings in beautiful, breezy Seeley Hall, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue <map> 

(St George and Museum subway stations are close by)


Saturday, July 20 - 42nd Annual Orillia Scottish Festival

Dancers of all ages are invited to join in the mass dancing of the Opening Ceremonies and to promote Scottish Country Dancing. Sign up as a 4-couple set representing your dance group or come on your own. Individual dancers will be matched up to form sets (if enough numbers).

We’ll dance three short, simple dances. A free CD of the music will be available for your group to practice.

Parade at noon. Opening Ceremonies at 1:30pm.

Your group is invited to perform selected demos, and audience participation dances in the lake-side Pavilion. (2-4pm)       

The Scottish Festival Committee hosts a ceilidh at the local Legion Branch 34, Friday July 20th from 6-12pm. For tickets call 705-487-5868.

On Sunday the 22nd there is a wee afternoon party bash at the Royal Canadian Legion with live entertainment – FREE!

Info: Will Kinghorn


September 20 & 21The Keppies are Coming!

Save the dates: 

Renowned Nova Scotians, Maggie & Duncan Keppie are visiting the Toronto area,
a sort of Haliburton reunion, CD launch, and Last Chance Tour.

It has been 10 years since the fun workshops with Duncan and Maggie at the Haliburton School of the Arts. So, it seems time to re-visit the delightful challenge of various Keppie formation and dance ideas. This ceilidh is designed for dancers (intermediate and advanced) AND those who would like attend but not dance.

Details and ticket info:  2019-KEPPIE-CEILIDH.pdf 

A glimpse at the new CD:  Celtic-Airs-CD-poster.pdf

Events to be held at Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga <map> 




Saturday, September 21 -  Family Ceilidh

Save the Date:  Bring your family and friends to the annual Family Ceilidh! 

Enjoy an afternoon of dance, followed by refreshments.

Keith Bark will lead the dancers with his customary wit and wisdom.

No experience is needed.

4:00 pm-6:30 at St Leonard’s Parish Hall

25 Wanless Avenue, Toronto <map>

(2 minutes’ walk from Lawrence Station).


Sunday, September 29 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Alicia Manson

Each session, a different guest teacher presents a challenging  program for those with prior knowledge of the more complex RSCDS formations,
the ability to phrase and execute all steps to a high standard and assimilate instruction quickly.

At this meeting Alicia Manson from Oakville will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

Parish Hall
Grace Church-on-the-Hill,
300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


Sunday, October 27 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Claire Collier

Each session, a different guest teacher presents a challenging  program for those with prior knowledge of the more complex RSCDS formations,
the ability to phrase and execute all steps to a high standard and assimilate instruction quickly.

At this meeting Claire Collier from Buffalo will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

Parish Hall
Grace Church-on-the-Hill,
300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


Saturday, November 9 -  The Toronto Workshop

Save the date.

More info as it develops.

Meantime, if you have questions, contact Christy Barber.



Sunday, November 10 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins goes Highland (again!)

Each session, a different guest teacher presents a challenging  program for those with prior knowledge of the more complex RSCDS formations,
the ability to phrase and execute all steps to a high standard and assimilate instruction quickly.

At this meeting Donald Holmes from Toronto will share Highland steps.

2 pm to 4:00

Parish Hall
Grace Church-on-the-Hill,
300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


Saturday, November 23 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins Annual St Andrew’s Dance & Buffet

Tickets $35 for Members, $40 for non Members
(Early Bird Offer: only $35 for non Members who buy a ticket prior to Nov9/10)
All are asked to contribute a “bring and share” item.

7:30 pm to Midnight

Parish Hall
Grace Church-on-the-Hill,
300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


Sunday, December 8 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Maureen Richardson

Each session, a different guest teacher presents a challenging  program for those with prior knowledge of the more complex RSCDS formations,
the ability to phrase and execute all steps to a high standard and assimilate instruction quickly.

At this meeting Maureen Richardson from Aurora will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

Parish Hall
Grace Church-on-the-Hill,
300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


2020: Sunday, March 27 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Moira Korus

Each session, a different guest teacher presents a challenging  program for those with prior knowledge of the more complex RSCDS formations,
the ability to phrase and execute all steps to a high standard and assimilate instruction quickly.

At this meeting Moira Korus from Toronto will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00

Parish Hall
Grace Church-on-the-Hill,
300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


2020: Sunday, April 26 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins with Lou Emslie

Each session, a different guest teacher presents a challenging  program for those with prior knowledge of the more complex RSCDS formations,
the ability to phrase and execute all steps to a high standard and assimilate instruction quickly.

At this, our season closer meeting, Lou Emslie from Guelph will share dances to enjoy.

2 pm to 4:00,  Parish Hall, Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Russell Hill Road at Lonsdale, Toronto

Info:  https://shiftinbobbins.webs.com


2020: May 15-17Spring Fling 2020 in Toronto (and St Petersburg)

Each year the Society mounts a special Spring Fling festival for young dancers (12-35),
typically in some exotic location worldwide (e.g., London, Bonn, Glasgow, Paris...).

In 2020, Spring Fling is spreading it’s wings — it will be in TWO exotic locations:
Toronto and St Petersburg, Russia.

Details are in development. Meanwhile you could check out Spring Fling 2019 in Paris.

Info:  Spring Fling St Petersburg    •    Spring Fling Toronto (note, both websites are bare bones for now)

Typically, there is an accompanying Spring Fringe for adults.
Paris Spring Fringe website.

Download a printable reminder to stick on your fridge or calendar:  2020-Spring_Fling_Toronto+Russia_Flyer.pdf