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2016
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February 2016

Fri-Sun, February 12-14
Honolulu (HI) Aloha Winter Weekend at Ala Wai Golf Club Ballroom, 404 Kapahulu Ave. Fri: eve dance; Sat: classes 9am-2pm, eve ball; Sun: class 9:30-11:30am, eve ceilidh. Sponsored by RSCDS Hawaii Branch. Teacher is Linda Henderson. Music by Humuhumunukunukuapua'a & Strathspey Society Band. Classes: casual attire, Ball: semi-formal attire. Most meals provided. 38th Annual Workshop. Contact Melissa Lindsay 808-256-3347 mlindsay@hawaii.rr.com or Bruce McEwan 808-265-1141 bemacewan@gmail.com. [www.rscdsHawaii.org]

Sat, February 13
Oakland (CA) San Francisco Branch Valentines Ball at Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr. Social 6:30pm, Grand March 7:30pm. Sponsored by SF Branch RSCDS. Music by Hood Wink and Swagger. Semi-formal attire. Lite buffet. US$60. Contact Dwayne McQuilliams 415-272-9465 mcqdreambuilder@aol.com or Sharon Stewart 415-257-6322 Sharon.stewart@comcast.net.

Fri-Sun, February 19-21
§ Edmonton (AB) 46th Annual Workshop & Ball at Sutton Place Hotel, 10235-101 St. Fri: Ceilidh 7:30pm; Sat: classes 9am-2:30pm, Ball 6pm; Sun: class 10am. Sponsored by RSCDS Edmonton Caledonian Branch. Teachers are Sharon Barker, Ruth Jappy, Linda Henderson. Music by Torridon SCD Band with guests Judi Nicolson and Ian Muir. Casual attire for classes, formal attire for Ball. Lunch, dinner, Sunday breakfast. $130. Contact Barbara Johnston 780-456-8122 barb.johnston@shaw.ca. [www.rscdsedmonton.com]

Sat, February 20
Toronto (ON) Tartan Ball at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St W. 6pm until the wee hours. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Association. Music by Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Delicious 3 course meal with optional wine. $130. The Tartan Ball is the highlight of the Toronto dance season and one of the largest Scottish country dance events in Canada. The RSCDS Toronto association has held this gala in the main ball room of the glorious old Royal York Hotel since 1964. It is a gorgeous venue. Order your tickets on the website. Early Bird Draw! Contact Laurie McConachie 416-567-0010 laurie-m@rogers.com. [www.dancescottish.ca]
§ Hamilton (ON) White Cockade 60th Anniversary Tea Dance at Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl St N. 1-4pm. Sponsored by The White Cockade Social and Dance Club. Teacher is Christine Basnet. Music by Fred Moyes. Informal attire. Intermission tea and coffee with sandwiches and goodies. $10 & $15. We are a group that meets the third Saturday of the month from September to April. Our usual venue is MacNab Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario 8-11 pm. This event is a special afternoon tea dance to celebrate the group's 60 years of Scottish Country Dancing. Parking is on the street or at Victoria Park, a few blocks away. Contact Sue Giliauskas sgiliauskas@gmail.com.

Fri-Sun, February 26-28
Helen (GA) Atlanta Branch 30th Anniversary Spring Workshop at Unicoi Lodge Ballroom, Unicoi State Park. Fri: welcome dance 8pm; Sat: classes 9:15am-4:15pm; Sun: classes 9:45am-11:45am. Sponsored by RSCDS Atlanta Branch. Teacher is Catherine Shaw. Music by Laura Risk, Nicolas Williams, Mara Shea. Welcome dance: casual; Ball: semi-formal attire. Finger food. $140. Registration increases to $160 after 1/31/16. Lodge rate for event #06530 is $94 double occupancy and must be made separately. There is $5 vehicle fee good for the duration of your stay. Contact Susan Tumlin 770-386-3656 susantumlin@yahoo.com. [rscds-atlanta.org]

Fri-Sat, February 26-27
§ London (ON) Annual Workshop Weekend at Polish Combatants Hall, 80 Ann St. Workshop Registration 9am, Classes 10-11:30am, 12:45-2:45pm, Tea Dance 3-5pm. Sponsored by RSCDS London Canada. Music by Laird Brown and Donny Wood. Casual attire. Hot lunch 11:45am-12:45pm and Light Lunch 5-6pm. $55.00. $55.00 includes the Ceilidh and Workshop. Contact Lesley Craigan 519-455-1025 craigan1025@rogers.com. [www.rscdslondoncanada.org]

Fri, February 26
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

Sat, February 27
Arlington (VA) Snowdrop Ball at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th St N. 8pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia. Music by Waverley Station: Liz Donaldson (piano), David Knight (fiddle), and Ralph Gordon (bass). Formal attire. Tea refreshments provided. $25. Student admission price: $15. Contact Elizabeth Holtan info@rscds-greaterdc.org. [www.rscds-greaterdc.org]

March 2016

Sat-Sun, March 5-6
West Hartford (CT) RSCDS New Haven Connecticut Highland Ball Weekend at West Hartford Town Hall Conference Center, 50 S Main Street. Sat: 5pm Appetizers, 6pm Dinner & Dance; Sun 11am Brunch & Dancing. Sponsored by RSCDS New Haven Connecticut Branch. Sat: Formal attire; Sun: Semi-Casual attire. Sat: Appetizers & Dinner; Sun: Brunch. Note: Sunday Brunch/Dance to be held at High Lane Club, 40 High Lane, North Haven, CT 06473. Contact Alice Hencir 203-245-7051 ahencir@snet.net or Judy Locker 860-688-8037 jlocker24@hotmail.com. [www.nhrscds.com/upcoming-events]

Sat, March 5
San Rafael (CA) Monthly Party at Unitarian Universalist Marin, 240 Channing Way. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The Santa Rosa class and Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Sharon Stewart 415-257-6322 or Cynthia Sobrero 925-417-0739. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/#Monthly]

Fri-Sat, March 18-19
Cocoa Beach (FL) 33rd Annual Space Coast Spring Fling at Cocoa Beach Recreation Center, 321 Ramp Rd. Fri: dance 7:30-10:30pm; Sat: classes 9am-noon & 1-2:30pm, dance 7-11pm. Sponsored by Space Coast and Brevard Scottish Country Dancers. Teachers are Sandy Gallamore of Richmond, Virginia. Music by Recorded music. Florida casual attire. Fri: finger food; Sat: lunch. $40. All dances during the evening programs will be briefed and might be walked. Contact James Kutzner 321-255-2756 jkutzner@earthlink.net. [www.rscdsOrlandoBranch.org]
Calgary (AB) St Giles Scottish Country Dance Club Workshop and Ball at Winston Heights Mountiew Community Association, 520-27th Ave NE. Fri: ceilidh 7:30-10:30; Sat: classes 9-noon & 1:15-2:45, ball 8-11:30pm. Sponsored by St Giles Scottish Country Dance Club. Teachers are Donna Angus, Gordon Robinson and Irene Townshend. Semi-formal, formal attire. Lunch and Banquet. $120. If you wish to present an item at the ceilidh please contact Janyn Bertram. Happy Dancing and see you then. Contact Karen Hyde 403-283-8488 Karenhyde@telus.net or Janyn Bertram 403-585-3842 janyn_bertram@hotmail.com.

Sat-Sun, March 19-20
Washington (PA) Pittsburgh 35th Annual Highland Ball and Workshop at The George Washington Hotel, 60 S Main St. Sat: 1pm-midnight workshop, dinner, ball; Sun: 10:30am-1pm workshop, brunch. Sponsored by Pittsburgh Scottish Country Dance Society. Teacher is Lou Hanson. Music by Terpsichore (Elke Baker, Liz Donaldson, Ralph Gordon). Semi-Formal or Formal attire. Dinner Saturday, Brunch Sunday. Saturday: $80, Sunday: $20. Contact Arthur McNair pscds-email@verizon.net. [www.pittsburghscottishcountrydance.org]

Fri, March 25
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

April 2016

Fri-Sun, April 1-3
§ Kensington (MD) Capital Weekend at The Academy of the Holy Cross, 4920 Strathmore Ave. Welcome dance Fri: Class Sat AM; Ball Sat evening; Sun Class. Sponsored by RSCDS - DC Branch. Teachers are Kathy Giacoletti. Music by Terpsichore: Liz Donaldson, Elke Baker, and Ralph Gordon. Casual; Semi-formal attire. Finger buffet. $75. Contact Sally Beth Buckner 301-564-0097 buck_leigh@comcast.net or Jenn Mayrovitz 401-381-3948 jmayrovitz@verizon.net. [www.capitalweekend.org]

Sat, April 2
Mountain View (CA) Monthly Party at Mountain View Masonic Temple, 890 Church St. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The Campbell class and Red Thistle Dancers. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Rebecca Davis 408-378-3817 or Kathy Allen 408-252-8406. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/#Monthly]
Brampton (ON) West End Workshop at Turner Fenton Secondary School, Kennedy Rd (near Hwy 401). 8:45am-5:30pm. Teachers are Gary Coull (Scotland), Sara Posen, Jean Noble. Music by Don Bartlett, Laird Brown. Lunch, afternoon tea. $63. Contact Theresa Malek theresamalek@rogers.com. [www.dancescottish.ca/Whats-On-Near.html]

Sun, April 3
Ottawa (ON) Spring Tea Dance at Churchill Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Rd. 2-4:30pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. $6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Barbara Anglin anglin7576@rogers.com. [www.ardbrae.org]

Sat-Sun, April 16-17
§ Ottawa (ON) Ottawa Branch - Golden Anniversary Ball at Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd. Sat: Dinner & Ball 6:00-11:30 pm; Sun: Brunch 10am-1 pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Ottawa Branch. Music by Laird Brown and the Scotch Mist. Formal - Semi-formal attire. Dinner. $100. Dinner & Ball Tickets - $100, First Year Dancers or Dinner Only - $70. Brunch Venue: Churchill Community Centre, 345 Richmond ad. Bring a food item. Contact Bill Low 613-834-7510 lowbdott@yahoo.ca. [rscdsottawa.ca]

Sat, April 16
§ Ottawa (ON) Ottawa Branch Golden Anniversary Ball at Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd. Dinner & Ball 6:00pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Ottawa Branch. Music by Laird Brown & the Scotch Mist. Semi-formal/Formal attire. Dinner. $100. Tickets for First Year Dancers or Dinner Only - $70. Contact Bill Low 613-225-3457 lowbdott@yahoo.ca.

Fri-Sun, April 22-24
§ Winnipeg (MB) Winnipeg Workshop at 45th Annual Spring Workshop & Ball, 17 Wing Air Force Base, Bldg 76, Whytewold Road North of Ness Avenue. Fri: Ceildh 7:30; Sat: class 10:00am, Class 12:30pm, Dinner&Ball 6:15pm; Sun: Class&Brunch 10:00am. Sponsored by Winnipeg Branch of Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Teachers are Kay Munn and Betsy Brydon. Music by Piano Ron Krug plus CD's. Usual workshop dress & Ball attire. Fri Ceilidh snack foods, Sat AM Cofee and muffins, Sat lunch, Sat Dinner, Sunday AM Coffee/muffin then Brunch at 11:30. $125.00. 17 Wing Air Base is a lovely location to hold our workshop, we have been most pleased with it in the past. However, because it is an air base, there are a couple of security requirements. For one thing, we need the names of all participants to be in to us by the deadline date of April 13th. The other thing is when entering the base, they can ask for photo ID so we all need to be ready to provide it. It would be great to have a good turnout once again so please seriously consider it! Contact Sharon Plaitin, Registrar 204-661-1257 joesdaughter@hotmail.com or Gerri Stemler, Chair 204-488-7386 wpstem@mts.net. [www.rscdswinnipeg.ca]

Fri, April 29
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

Sat, April 30
Vernon (BC) Vernon Scottish Country Dancers One Day Workshop at Paddlewheel Park Hall, 7801 OK Landing Rd. Sat: Classes 9am-2:30pm, Dance 4:30-8:30pm. Sponsored by Vernon Scottish Country dancers. Teacher is Ruth Jappy. Music by Mary Ross (Victoria). Lunch and Supper. Contact Ruth Hurst 250-545-2626 kenhurst@shaw.ca or Kathy Drew 250-542-4139 kathdin@shaw.ca. [vernonscd.wix.com/vernonscd]
§ San Pedro (Los Angeles) (CA) LA 50th Anniversary Dinner and Ball at Ports o' Call, Berth 76 1199 Nagoya Way. 6:00pm. Sponsored by Los Angeles Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Formal Dinner. $75. Contact Rosemary Abend 310-373-1985 rabend7731@verizon.net or Roberta Gotfried 310-490-9594 rgotfried@alum.vassar.edu. [www.rscds-losangeles.org/50Anniv.html]
§ Ames (IA) 25th Annual Ball of the RSCDS Central Iowa Branch at Great Hall of the Iowa State University Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way. Walk-Through 12:30-2:30pm; Dinner 6:00pm; Grand March and Ball 7:30pm; After-Party 11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Central Iowa Branch. Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker, Liz Donaldson, and Ralph Gordon. Buffet-style supper with vegetarian and meat options. Food also at Friday concert, Ball After-Party, and Sunday Brunch. $30-55. There will be a Friday-night concert (8:00pm, April 29) with Terpsichore at St. Luke's Episcopal Church (3424 Forest Ave., Des Moines, Iowa). A Sunday potluck brunch (10:30 am, May 1) will be hosted at Brookside Park on 6th Street in Ames. The cost of the Ball alone is $30, the Dinner alone is $30, and the Ball plus Dinner is $55. Contact Gayle Hoepner or Linda Lieberman. [www.rscdscentraliowa.org/events/2016-ball]

May 2016

Sat, May 7
Southbury (CT) Kilts & Ghillies Tea Dance at South Britain Congregational Church, Rte 172 & E Flat Hill Rd. 3-7pm. Sponsored by New Haven Branch RSCDS. Wear comfortable dancing duds. Light supper. Contact Ingrid Davis ingrid20@sbcglobal.net.
Alameda (CA) Monthly Party at Alameda Masonic Temple, 2312 Alameda Ave. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The San Francisco class and the New World Dancers. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Linnea Johnson 415-841-9456 or Greg Reznick 510-558-8075. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/#Monthly]

Fri-Sun, May 13-15
Boston (MA) 60th Anniversary Highland Ball Weekend at various locations. Fri: Welcome Dance 8-11pm; Sat: Dinner 5:30, Ball 7:45pm; Sun: Brunch Dance 11am. Sponsored by RSCDS Boston Branch. Music by Tullochgorum. Formal black-and-white themed ball attire. US$85. Friday Welcome Dance at First Parish Church Hall, 349 Boston Post Rd, Weston MA, 8pm. Saturday dinner and Black-and-White Ball at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St, Melrose MA. Sunday brunch dance at a private home, directions on request. Home hospitality available for out-of-town guests. Contact Emily Peterson highlandball@rscdsboston.org. [www.rscdsboston.org/events-HighlandBall.html]

Sat, May 14
Ottawa (ON) AGM, Pot Luck Dinner & Dance at Parkdale United Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. Pot Luck Dinner 6pm; Dancing 8pm-11pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. $6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Barbara Anglin anglin7576@rogers.com. [www.ardbrae.org]

Fri-Sun, May 20-22
Hopewell Junction (NY) Pawling Weekend at Circle Lodge, 335 Sylvan Lake Rd. Fri: Buffet supper 6pm, Dance 8pm, Sat: Classes, Dinner 6:30pm, Ball 8pm, Ceilidh 11:30pm,. Sponsored by RSCDS New York Branch. Teachers are Pat Houghton (UK), Tim Wilson (California) and Robert McOwen (Mass.). Music by Scotch Mist and guests. More details to follow. Contact Sally Clayton pawlingweekend@gmail.com. [www.rscdsnewyork.org]

Fri, May 20
§ Ottawa (ON) Dancing on Parliament Hill to the Carilloneur at Parliament Hill Peace Tower - on the Lawn, 111 Wellington St. Noon. Sponsored by RSCDS Ottawa Branch. Music by Dr. McCrady. Scottish attire. Come & join us for some Scottish Country Dancing to the Carillon and CD music in celebration of the RSCDS Ottawa's 50th Anniversary. Contact Bill Low 613-834-7510 lowbdott@yahoo.com. [rscdsottawa.ca]

June 2016

Sat, June 4
Aptos (CA) Monthly Party at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr. 3-7pm. Sponsored by The Santa Cruz and Monterey classes. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men, but many dancers wear Hawaiian or tie-dye themed outfits to this dance. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-through of dances on the program is held in the hall before the party 2:15-2:45pm. Contact Mary Larson 831-427-1921 or Kim Jorgensen 831-663-3227. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/#Monthly]

Sat, June 11
Kitchener (ON) 40th Anniversary KW Ball at Grand Ballroom Crowne Plaza KW, 105 King St E. Reception 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Dance 8:30pm-midnight. Sponsored by RSCDS KW Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Delicious 3 course meal. Cdn$80. Please come join us for a wonderful evening of dancing on our 40th Anniversary. Contact Susan McTavish 519-743-4143 kwball2016@rscds.kitchener.on.ca or David Murison 519-576-4262. [www.rscds.kitchener.on.ca]

Fri-Sun, June 24-26
Beloit (WI) Midwest Scottish Weekend at Beloit College. 8pm Friday - 1pm Sunday. Sponsored by Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison RSCDS groups. Teacher is Sandy Gallamore. Music by Mara Shea and Dave Wiesler. $240. Contact Diana Hankes 262-679-8522 midwestscottishweekend@gmail.com or Mady Newfield 630-584-0825 folkdance@fnal.gov. [sites.google.com/site/midwestscottishweekend]

July 2016

Fri-Sat, July 8-16
Plymouth (MA) Pinewoods Scottish Sessions I and II at Pinewoods Camp, 80 Cornish Field Rd. One 3-day session and one 5-day session. Sponsored by RSCDS Boston Branch. Teachers are Antoine Rousseau, Elaine Brunken, Tim Wilson, & Jen Schoonover. Music by Barbara McOwen, James MacQueen, Laird Brown, Peter Barnes, Catherine Miller, & others. Various attire. All meals included. $315-685. Please note that our application deadline has changed. Applications postmarked by March 1 (not April 1) will receive equal treatment. Late applications will be considered in order of the date of mailing. All levels of experience are welcome; $25 discount for RSCDS members. Hope to see many of you this summer! Contact Linda McJannet 617-492-8180 scdpinewoods2016@gmail.com or Beth Birdsall 802-989-3147 scdpinewoods2016@gmail.com. [rscdsboston.org/events-pinewoods-scottish.html]

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November 2016

Fri-Sun, November 4-6
Gainesville (FL) North Florida Fall Ball and Workshop at Ustler Hall, University of Florida, 162 Fletcher Dr. Fri: Welcome Dance 8-11pm; Sat: Class 9am-noon, Fall Ball 8-11pm. Sponsored by Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers. Music by MacRowdie Ceilidh Band. Friday night casual attire, Saturday night semi-formal attire. Friday night - light snacks, Saturday lunch, ball intermission - chocolate fondue. $85. Contact Norma Wilson 352-234-3773 gainesvillescd@yahoo.com. [www.rscdsorlandobranch.org]

December 2016

 

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