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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>.  

Programme by Paul Maloney. Dancing will start at 7.30 and the cost is $8 at the door.  

Download instructions and diagrams:  2017-St-Andrews-Brampton-Spring-Dance.pdf  

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

More info: visit St Andrew’s of Brampton website, or contact Ann Campbell.

The Programme:  Festival Interceltique  •  The Ferry Louper  •  Frae A' The Airts  •  Bobby Brown's Canadian Breakdown  •  The Hunting Horn  •  The Glasgow Highlanders  •  St. Andrews Of Brampton  •  Bannocks And Brose  •  The Blue Mess Jacket  •  Angus MacKinnon's Hornpipe  •  Follow Me Home  •  The Saint John River  •  Maple Leaf Rant

May 23 -  Don Mills Season Closer 

By May 23, some groups have closed down for the summer season. But we’ve extended our season and we welcome anyone who would like to join us for the final evening at the Banbury Centre, Tuesday 23rd May. We will start dancing at 7.30p.m. until 9.30 p.m.

Please feel free to join us. We dance on a good wood floor. 

The Banbury Community Centre is in Don Mills, 120 Banbury Road, (S. off York Mills W. of Leslie) <map>

Instructor: Donalda McDonald 416.757-6739    |    Contact:  May Ralston  416.391-5107

May 25 -  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 Thursday, May 25, 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 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

The Saturday Programme:  Well Done Jack  •  The Kissing Bridge  •  Monymusk  •  Den O’Mains  •  Blooms of Bon Accord  •  Lord Elgin’s Reel  •  Miller of Sessnie  •  Shiftin’ Bobbins  •  Intermission  •  Les Remparts de Séville  •  Robertson Rant  •  Waverley  •  Spirit of the Dance  •  Playful Porpoise  •  City of Belfast  •  Mairi’s Wedding

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, 1551 Stevenson Rd N Oshawa <map>.

Tickets available from: The Wee Tartan Shop, 905.985-6573.

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

Downloads:  2017-White-Heather-Ball-poster.jpg    2017-White-Heather-Ball-cribs.pdf

The Programme:   Highland Welcome  •  Dancing Bells  •  Maxwell’s Rant  •  Bridge of Nairn  •  Oh Canada  •  White Heather Jig  •  Itchy Feet  •  Morrison’s Measure  •  Neidpath Castle  •  Festival Fling  •  Shiftin’ Bobbins  •  Lady Dumfries  •  Blooms of Bon Accord  •  Wind on Loch Fyne  •  Bratach Bàna  •  De’il Amang the Tailors

June 22 - Aug 3 -  Summer Dancing at Trinity 

Summer dancing in beautiful, breezy Seeley Hall is a Toronto Tradition.

Each week features a different Guest Teacher or teacher in training:

June 22.......Arlene Koteff
June 29.......Colin Campbell
July 6.........Jean Noble
July 13........Tony Szeto
July 20........TBA
July 27........Moira Korus
Aug 3..........Gordon Hayburn

The atmosphere is casual; all are welcome.

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.

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.

1:30-4:30pm.  $10, including light refreshments.
Space is limited so please reserve with Teresa Lockhart 416 759-9845

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

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

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 Avenue, 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 the great music of Scotch Mist and delicious catered snacks. It will be a great dance party!

$60 for Members; half price for Youth.

The Programme:   A Trip To Crinan  •  The Peat Road (a.k.a. The 50th Tartan Ball Reel)  • Mrs Hamilton of Eaglemount  •  St. Andrew’s of Brampton  •  Michelle Depledge of Preston  •  The Dancing Bells  •  The Scottish Accent Reel  •  The Spirit of the Dance  •  Linton Ploughman  •  St. Andrew’s Links  •  Bea's Delight  •  The Chequered Court  •  Tweedbridge Court  •  The White Heather Jig  •  Bedrule  •  Davy Nick Nack  •  Extras:  •  The Merry Dancers  •  West’s Hornpipe  •  Neidpath Castle