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April 2016

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 or Gerri Stemler, Chair 204-488-7386 []

Sat-Sun, April 23-24
Vancouver (WA) RSCDS Southwest WA State Branch Annual Dinner Dance at St Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E Fourth Plain Blvd. Sat: Tour the Fort 1pm, Dinner 6pm, Dance 7:15pm; Sun: Walk thru downtown. Sponsored by RSCDS Southwest Washington State Branch. Music by Andy Imbrie, Sherryl Faux, David Knight. Semi-formal attire. $35. Contact Linda Mae Dennis []

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 []

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 or Kathy Drew 250-542-4139 []
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 or Roberta Gotfried 310-490-9594 []
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. Gayle (Registrar) 515-707-6934 or Linda and Sue (Co-Ball Chairs) 515-292-8590 515-267-1537. []

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
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. []

Sat, May 7
London (ON) Spring Ball at The Great Hall, Western University. Reception 5:30pm, Dinner 6pm, Dancing 8pm. Sponsored by RSCDS London Canada. Music by Laird Brown and The Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Buffet Dinner. $65, Non-dancer $40. Contact Alasdair and Anne Campbell (Ball inquries) 519-641-3550 or Maureen Graham (Accommodations) 519-472-3422 []

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 []

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 or Barbara Anglin []

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 []

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 []

Sun, May 22
Alexandria (VA) Basic Tea Dance at St Stephen's and St Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine St. 2pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia Branch. Music by Waverley Station: David Knight (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano). Tea dance attire. Refreshment contributions gratefully accepted. $20. Contact Elizabeth Holtan []

Sat-Sun, May 28-29
Belfast (ME) Memorial Day Weekend Party at American Legion Hall, 143 High Street. Sat: 3:30pm Tricky Dance Walk-through, 5:45pm Potluck Supper, 7:00pm Party, Sun: 10am-2pm Brunch & Ceilidh. Sponsored by Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers. Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker (Fiddle), Liz Donaldson (Piano). Casual to dressy attire. Potluck supper $1 + pot. 7:00pm Dance $10 RSCDS, $12 non-members. Brunch hosted by Carolyn & Peter Maruhnic, 45 Haystack Mountain Rd, Montville, ME. Contact (Party Info) Donna Griffith 207-785-2216 or Kim Jacobs (Hospitality) 207-722-3139 []

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. []

Tue, June 7
§ Toronto (ON) Dancing in the Park at Edwards Gardens, Leslie St & Lawrence Ave E. 7pm to dusk. Tuesdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Casual attire. $donate. Contact Dave Drewette []

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 or David Murison 519-576-4262. []

Tue, June 14
§ Toronto (ON) Dancing in the Park at Edwards Gardens, Leslie St & Lawrence Ave E. 7pm to dusk. Tuesdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Casual attire. $donate. Rain Location: Church of the Ascension, 33 Overland Dr (just south of Donway West). Contact Dave Drewette []

Tue, June 21
§ Toronto (ON) Dancing in the Park at Edwards Gardens, Leslie St & Lawrence Ave E. 7pm to dusk. Tuesdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Casual attire. $donate. Rain Location: Church of the Ascension, 33 Overland Dr (just south of Donway West). Contact Dave Drewette []

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 or Mady Newfield 630-584-0825 []

Sat, June 25
§ Austin (TX) Midsummer Ball at Ben Hur Shriners' Temple, 7811 Rockwood Ln. Reception 6pm; Grand March & Ball 6:30-10:30pm. Sponsored by Scottish Country Dance Alliance. Music by Judi Nicolson & Kathy Fraser-Collins. Semi-formal attire. Finger Buffet. $35. Special room rates available at Courtyard by Marriott until May 27th. Links for reservations, ball registration and dance cribnotes on website. Contact Arthur McLean or Pat Thomas []

Tue, June 28
§ Toronto (ON) Dancing in the Park at Edwards Gardens, Leslie St & Lawrence Ave E. 7pm to dusk. Tuesdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Casual attire. $donate. Rain Location: Church of the Ascension, 33 Overland Dr (just south of Donway West). Contact Dave Drewette []

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 or Beth Birdsall 802-989-3147 []

August 2016

September 2016

Fri-Sun, September 9-11
Port Townsend (WA) Fort Worden Workshop Weekend at Fort Worden State Park & Conference Centre, Fort Worden. Fri: Welcome dance 8-11pm, Sat: classes 9-noon, 1:15-2:30pm, Ball 8-11:30pm, Sun: am class. Sponsored by Seattle Branch RSCDS. Teachers are Sharon Osborne Barker, Linda Henderson, Andrew Smith, Ron Wallace. Music by Muriel Johnstone, Keith Smith. Ball: semi formal-formal attire. Contact Elizabeth Miller 206-782-8345 or Sarah Manchanda (Registrar) []

Fri-Sun, September 16-18
§ Highview (WV) Scottish Weekend at Timber Ridge Camp. Fri: Welcome dance 8pm; Sat: Classes 9am-noon, Ball 8pm; Sun: classes 9am-noon. Sponsored by Scottish Weekend. Teachers are Jamie Berg, Rebecca Blackwell, Sandy Gallamore. Music by James Gray, Elke Baker, Liz Donaldson, Dan Emery, Ralph Gordon, Katie McNally, Becky Ross. Casual; Ball - semi-formal attire. All meals and snacks. $275. 27th year for this event! Contact Eva Lanyi 703-922-1713 or Fred Eustis 410-922-6369 []

Fri-Sat, September 30-October 1
Saskatoon (SK) Saskatchewan Branch Workshop, Banquet and Ball at Third Avenue United Church, 304 3rd Ave N. Fri: ceilidh evening; Sat: classes morning & afternoon, banquet & ball evening. Sponsored by Saskatoon Scottish Country Dancers. Teacher is Elinor Vandegrift. Music by Ron Krug & Dennis Orr. Workshop: casual attire; Banquet & ball: semi-formal attire. Saturday lunch and banquet. More details will be added as decisions are made. Contact Bob McNaughton []

October 2016

Sat, October 15
§ Halifax (NS) Fall Workshop 2016 at All Nations Christian Reformed Church Hall, Robie St and Charles St. Morning classes & Afternoon Social. Sponsored by RSCDS NS Branch. Teachers are Martin Mulligan (NF) and Colleen Putt (NS). Music by "Mini-Macs" for the afternoon Social. Informal attire. Lunch and break food provided. $30. Sunday-16 Oct - afternoon - Challenge Class also taught by Martin Mulligan. N Woodside Comm. Ctr. See website for details.Contact Kathy Warren 902-406-6568 or Lydia Hedge 902-482-6577  []

Fri-Sun, October 28-30
Pacific Grove (CA) Asilomar Weekend & Workshop at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Friday afternoon through Sunday lunch. Sponsored by RSCDS San Francisco Branch. Teachers are Pat Coyle, Graham Donald, Sara Gratiot, Robert McOwen, Lin Pettengill, Andrew Smith. Sat Ball music by Tullochgorum. Fri Night Music by StringFire!. Formal attire for Sat Ball. Full meals provided: Fri dinner - Sun lunch with additonal refreshments during Friday night's Ceilidh. Weekend activities include an informal Welcome Dance on Friday evening, Friday night Ceilidh, Saturday classes with live music, optional Ball review, Teacher's choice classes, the Kim McGarrity Memorial Ball on Saturday evening, and a combined Sunday morning class. The Asilomar Conference Grounds and State Beach are renowned as the Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by the Sea". Whether you are from nearby or afar, join San Francisco Branch members for the Annual Asilomar Weekend! See our website for more info, pricing & to apply (from April 1, 2016). Contact Patti Cobb (Chair) 510-858-7588 or Julee Montes (Registrar) 650-722-0473 []

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 []

Fri-Sun, November 11-13
§ Alexandria (VA) Argyle Weekend at St Stephen's and St Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine St. Fri: Welcome Dance 8:30pm; Sat: Classes 9:30am-noon, ball 8pm; Sun: Class 1pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia Branch. Teachers are Elaine Brunken (Kansas City, MO) and Terry Harvey (Newtown Square, PA). Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano). Fri dance: Semi-formal attire; Sat. ball: Formal attire. Fri and Sat tea refreshments, Sun brunch provided; Sat lunch available for $10. US$80. Save $5 if registering before Oct 21. Student package price: $50. Contact Elizabeth Holtan []

December 2016


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