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Thursdays, June 23 - Aug 4  -  Summer Dancing at Trinity College 

8:00 - 10:00pm in bea
utiful, breezy, Seeley Hall

The tradition continues. Toronto dancers of all levels, and visitors to Toronto who know how to Scottish country dance, delight in the Harry Potter-ish ambience of Seeley Hall. Each week features a different teacher.

June 23 - Fiona & Colin Philip

June 30 - Tony Szeto

July 7 - Colin Campbell

July 14 - Andrew Collins

July 21 - Gordon Hayburn

July 28 - May Divers

August 4 - Arlene Koteff

Seeley Hall is on the 2nd floor of Trinity College on the UofT campus at 6 Hoskin Avenue. St George and Museum subway stations are close at hand, and there is ample (paid) parking in the area.

For more info visit the Trinity Scottish Country Dancers website.


July 17 - Aug 14 -  St Andrews Summer School, Scotland 


July 24 - 30 - Scottish Country Dance Week in Prague   >>> info here >>>


July 31 - Aug 7 -  T.A.C. Summer School, Sherbrooke QC 

The Teachers’ Association of Canada (TAC) holds a summer school each year, in different regions of North America, alternating between east and west; north and south. Summer 2016 will be at the beautiful Bishop’s University campus in Sherbrooke, Québec.

There are classes suitable for all levels of experience (including beginners).

Teachers: Bill Williamson (Scotland), Mary Murray (BC), Fred DeMarse (CA), Janet Walker (PA)

Musicians: Kathy Fraser-Collins (Director), Ian Muir (Scotland), Laird Brown, Don Wood, Judi Nicolson, Fred Collins

Enjoy a week of Scottish country dancing in a beautiful location with some of the world’s best teachers and musicians.   More info:  www.tac-rscds.org       Online Registration  


Teachers’ Conference Weekend Dances:

2016-TAC-SS-Friday-July-29-briefs+video.pdf       2016-TAC-SS-Saturday-July-30-briefs+video.pdf 

Summer School Evening Dances:

1. 2016-TAC-SS-Sunday-briefs+video.pdf              2.  2016-TAC-SS-Monday-briefs+video.pdf  

3. 2016-TAC-SS-Tuesday-briefs+video.pdf            4.   2016-TAC-SS-Thursday-briefs+video.pdf         5. 2016-TAC-SS-Ball-briefs+video.pdf  


Aug 15-19 - Scotch On The Rocks with the Keppies in Wolfville, Nova Scotia   >>> info here >>>


Aug 25 -  Dance Dufferin Grove 

It’s an end-of-summer tradition. This is our 7th annual Dufferin Grove Park outreach event. It’s a great night to attract new dancers and to enjoy one of Toronto’s most community-oriented and busy downtown parks.  The park is a quick 5-minute walk south from Dufferin subway station. Drivers can park free at Dufferin Mall across the street. 

   We dance on grass in the northwest corner, next to the park building. Keith and Deirdre Bark will play recorded music and brief easy, fun dances aimed at crowd participation. This is outreach so there’s no fee.

   The dance coincides with the weekly Organic Farmers Market, which ends at 7 p.m., so come early and pick up some fresh organic produce. There are also vendors selling snacks and drinks. 

Download:  2016-Dufferin-Grove-briefs.pdf  (with video links)


Sept 9 - 10 - Annual Scottish Weekend in Jersey, C.I.   >>> info here >>>


Sept 4 -  Scottish Themed Tall Ship Cruise 

Join Scottish Studies for the Annual Tall Ship Cruise Sunday, Sept 4 (Labour Day Weekend). We sail on the Empire Sandy, Canada's tallest sailing ship, and we commemorate the arrival of the Scots pioneers in Pictou, Nova Scotia, back in 1773 on board the old ship Hector.

Entertainment includes the Celtic band "Mystic Fyre," Highland dancers from the Bold Steps Dance Studio, and piper Rory Sinclair.  The CNE's spectacular Air Show is also on that day — an added bonus!

Tickets purchased in advance* are $30 for adults and $5 for children (15 and under). Tickets purchased on day of sail: $35 adults, $8 children. Food and drinks are available for purchase on board the ship.  Details: www.scottishstudies.com or contact Heather Bridge 416-902-7872.

* You are strongly advised to get tickets ahead of time -- this event always sells out!


Sept 11 -  Shiftin‘ Bobbins with Alicia Manson 

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 Alicia Manson from Oakville.

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


Sept 17 -  Scottish Studies’ Fall Colloquium 

The 2016 Scottish Studies Fall Colloquium will take place Saturday, September 17, at the University of Guelph (precise venue to be confirmed).  

This event will pay tribute to the Foundation and we are delighted to have Professor Emeritus Ted Cowan of the University of Glasgow on hand to deliver the Jill McKenzie Memorial Lecture.  Ted was professor of Scottish Studies at Guelph from 1979 to 1993 and inspired our early volunteers to establish a Chair of Scottish Studies there.  

More details on this event will be available soon.

Scottish Studies’ website:  www.scottishstudies.com


Sept 17 - Oct 1 -  The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry — Telling Tales To Scotland 

The Scottish Diaspora’s tales are embroidered in works of community art that portray Scottish influence on countries around the world. Each panel tells its story in beautiful, imaginative pictorial style. A subset of the 305 completed panels from 34 countries will be on display in Toronto.

An accompanying exhibition booklet tells the story or history depicted by each panel.

Toronto host for this exhibit is St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough <map>

Host: Dr Bruce McCowan and St Andrew's Church

More information closer to the date.

Meanwhile, visit the Tapestry website (where you can download the booklet).


Sept 24 -  September Monthly Dance 

Get back into the groove. . . 8pm - 11pm at Crescent School <map>. Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.


Oct 2 -  Shiftin‘ Bobbins with Claire Collier 

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 Claire Collier from Buffalo who will share her renowned enthusiasm and a variety of dances so often enjoyed at the “White Cockade”.

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


Saturday, Oct 15 -  Family Ceilidh 

This event is for children, families, and all beginner and other dancers.  Dancing from 4-6 with pizza served at 6pm.  All ages are welcome.  Under 5s are free and families up to 4 people are $15.  Individuals are $5. 

The venue is St Leonards Parish Hall, 25 Wanless Avenue (just off Yonge Street just north of Lawrence subway station).


Oct 22 -  St Andrew’s of Brampton 50th Anniversary Dance 

Marjorie Coulter (recently deceased) started a dance group in Brampton on November 7, 1966. We have been dancing for half a century since!  We hope you will come and help us celebrate our 50th birthday.  

We will dance at the Chris Gibson Recreation Centre, 125 McLaughlin Road north, Brampton <map>.  

The dance will begin at 7:30pm and we’ll have music by Laird Brown and Don Wood.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

The programme, with Instructions and video links is posted on our website:

http://www.maloneys.ca/SAB/50thanniversarydance.html 

More info:  Ann Campbell  (905) 459-5213



Nov 12 -  Toronto Workshop & Afternoon Dance 

Our wonderful new location is Branksome Hall school for girls near Bloor and Yonge. The new Athletic and Wellness Centre, with a spacious and light filled gym will amaze you. $90 (same as last year) for the workshop and dance. More info soon, but the teachers are Linda Henderson, Alicia Manson, and Vicky Zeltins.


Nov 26 -  Shiftin’ Bobbins’ St Andrew’s Celebration 

Join us for the 3rd Annual St Andrew’s Celebration Dance with music by Laird Brown and Donny Wood.

MCs: Donalda McDonald,  Moira Korus, Claire Collier, Alicia Manson, Maureen Richardson, and Jean Hamilton.

$20 for members; $25 non members.  Tickets must be reserved and pre-paid. Contact:

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 10 -  December “Family Christmas” Dance 

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


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



Jan 14 -  January Monthly Dance 

Dance away the holiday hangover. . . 8pm - 11pm at Crescent School <map>. Music by Don Bartlett & The Scottish Heirs.


Feb 18 -  The 54th Tartan Ball 

Memories will be made. . . 5pm - the wee hours in the beautiful Concert Hall of at the Royal York Hotel. Music by Scotch Mist.


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.


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 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