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December 2016

Sat, December 17
Ottawa (ON) Christmas pot-luck and dance at Parkdale United Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. 6-10:30pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Pot-luck buffet. $6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Barbara Anglin anglin7576@rogers.com. [www.ardbrae.org]

Tue, December 27
Vancouver (WA) Betwixt and Between Dance and Ceilidh at Columbia Dance Center, 1700 Broadway. 7:30-10:00pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Southwest Washington State Branch. Casual attire. Potluck Finger Food. $3. Contact Linda Mae Dennis lmae@comcast.net.

2017

January 2017

Sat, January 7
Kensington (CA) Monthly Party at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave. 7:30pm-10:30pm. Sponsored by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, skirts or dresses for women. Finger foods following the dance. $12 RSCDS members, $18 non-members, $6 youth members (18 and under), or limited income members, $2 new dancers (with coupon). Free for spectators. Walk-throughs of program dances held at the hall before the party 6:45-7:15pm. Everyone welcome! Contact Susie Langdon Kass 415-333-9372 www.sf-scottishdancers.org or Linnea Johnson 415-841-9456 sfscottishdancers@gmail.com. [www.rscds-sf.org]

February 2017

Sat, February 11
Ottawa (ON) Annual Ball at Glebe Community Centre Heritage Ballroom, 175 Third Ave. 5:45pm-midnight. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Music by Torridon Scottish Country Dance Band. Buffet precedes dancing; dessert and coffee after dancing. Cdn$90 US$90. Sunday Brunch at the home of an Ardbrae member. Slow jam for musicians on Saturday morning. Hospitality available. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Barbara Anglin anglin7576@rogers.com.  [www.ardbrae.org]
Oakland (CA) Valentine's Ball at Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr. Sherry Social 6:30pm, Grand March 7:30pm, Lite Buffet. Sponsored by RSCDS San Francisco Branch. Music by Reel of Seven. Semi-Formal or Formal attire. Sherry Social before & Lite Buffet after the Ball. RSCDS members: $60, Non-RSCDS: $75, Dancers 25 & under: $30. Registrations after 27 January 2017 add $15. Beginner Discount with Teacher Coupon: $10. Spectator with Midnight Buffet: $25. Prices include Sherry Social before the Ball & Lite Buffet afterwards. Dancers 16 & under please contact Ball Chair Ellen Lovell before registering. Hospitality available, please contact Ball Chair. See our webpage & flyer for more info & to apply (available September 2016). Contact Ellen Lovell 408-489-1939 lln.lvll@gmail.com or Sharon Stewart 415-257-6322 Sharon.stewart@comcast.net. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/#VB]

Fri-Sun, February 17-19
Honolulu (HI) Aloha Winter Weekend at Ala Wai Golf Club Ballroom, 404 Kapahulu Ave. Fri: 5-8:30pm; Sat: classes 9am-2pm, dinner/dance 5:00pm, Sun: am class, pm ceilidh. Sponsored by RSCDS Hawaii. Teachers are Bruce Herbold, David Newitt, Patti Cobb. Music by Humuhumunukunukuapua'a & Strathspey Society Band. Classes casual attire; dinner/dance semi-formal attire. Meals at classes, Sat dance and ceilidh. $185. An annual event for 35 years, teachers and band returning for an enjoyable weekend filled with warmth and aloha. Contact Melissa Lindsay 808-256-3347 MLindsay@hawaii.rr.com or Bruce McEwan 808-265-1141 bemacewan@gmail.com. [www.rscdsHawaii.org]

Sat, February 18
Toronto (ON) The 54th Tartan Ball at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St W. 6pm-1am. Sponsored by Toronto RSCDS Association. Music by Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Served dinner. $135. Please join us for this magical night in the Concert Hall of the Royal York Hotel. Everyone is welcome. Contact Laurie McConachie 416-567.0010 laurie-m@rogers.com or Joanne Racic 905-430-1255 joanne.racic@gmail.com. [www.dancescottish.ca/Tartan_Ball.html]

March 2017

Sat-Sun, March 4-5
West Hartford (CT) New Haven Highland Ball Weekend at West Hartford Town Hall Conference Center, 50 S Main St. Sat: Ball 5pm-midnight; Sun: Brunch 11am-3pm. Sponsored by RSCDS New Haven Branch. Music by Terry Traub, Catherine Miller, Marielle Webster, Campbell Webster. Formal attire. Dinner Saturday, brunch Sunday. $85. Sunday brunch is at the High Lane Club, 40 High Ln, North Haven, CT 06473 and is a potluck provided by the RSCDS New Haven Branch dancers. Contact Cate Mahoney 203-879-6000 harpdancer@gmail.com or George Thomson georgethomson@sbcglobal.net. [www.nhrscds.com]

Sat, March 4
San Rafael (CA) Monthly Party at Unitarian Universalist Marin, 240 Channing Way. 7:30pm-10:30pm. Sponsored by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, skirts or dresses for women. Finger foods following the party. $12. Walk-throughs of program dances held at the hall before the party 6:45-7:15pm. Everyone welcome! $12 RSCDS members, $18 non-members, $6 youth members (18 and under), or limited income members, $2 new dancers (with coupon). Free for spectators. Contact Mark Burt 510-760-7595 m5burt@yahoo.com. [www.rscds-sf.org]
Hamilton (ON) "Three's Company" - Spring Workshop & Dance at Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl St N. noon-5pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Hamilton, Ontario Branch. Teacher is Kay Munn (Kingston, Ontario). Music by Fred Moyes. Usual dancing attire. Juice Break, Tea & Biscuit Break. $25. Our Spring Workshop is a focus on three couple formations and is designed for intermediate and advanced dancers who have a good working knowledge of RSCDS steps and formations. Contact Elaine Lawrence 905-319-2227 elawrence2@cogeco.ca or Sue Dilworth 905-331-7846 sdilworth1@bell.net. [www.rscdshamilton.org]

Fri-Sat, March 10-11
Calgary (AB) St Giles Scottish Country Dance Club Workshop and Ball at Winston Heights Mountiew Community Association, 520-27th Ave NE. Fri: ceilidh 7:30-10:30pm; Sat: classes 9am-noon & 1:15-2:45pm, ball 8-11:30pm. Sponsored by St. Giles Scottish Country Dance Club. Teachers are Bob Anderson, Ferne Katzberg and Gail Michener. Music by Glenmorin. Semi-formal, formal attire. Finger food for ceilidh, lunch and buffet. $125. Please contact us as we also have youth at this event. Wonderful facilities and great ceilidh. Contact Karen Hyde karenhyde@telus.net or Janyn Bertram 403-585-3842 janyn_bertram@hotmail.com.

Sat, March 11
Kensington (MD) Snowdrop Celebration Dance at Academy of the Holy Cross, 4920 Strathmore Ave. 2-5pm. Sponsored by DC-area dancers Ellie and Mel Briscoe, Elizabeth Holtan, and Maria Ward. Music by Judi Nicolson (fiddle), Kathy Fraser-Collins (piano), Fred Collins (drums), Neil Barron (accordion). Festive attire encouraged. Contributions to the refreshments table welcome. Free. Open invitation dance in honor of the birthdays of Ellie and Mel Briscoe, Elizabeth Holtan, and Maria Ward. The more, the merrier! Contact Elizabeth Holtan info@rscds-greaterdc.org. [www.rscds-greaterdc.org]

Sat-Sun, March 18-19
Vancouver (BC) Heather Ball Weekend at Ball: Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Sat: Ball 5:45-midnight; Sun: Concert 3-5pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Luke Brady and his band. Formal attire. Champagne reception, supper. $95 comb. Sunday concert at Holy Trinity Church, 1440 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC. Luke is a talented young Scottish accordionist and pianist, and will delight his audience with Scottish tunes and other music genres. Billets available. Contact Rosemary Coupe 604-298-6552 rcoupe@shaw.ca or Cathrine Conings 604-299-6447 ccmusic@telus.net. [www.rscdsvancouver.org]

Sat, March 18
Madison (WI) 40th Anniversary Ruby Ball at University of Wisconsin Union South, Varsity Hall, 1308 W Dayton St. Sat: Social hour w/cash bar 5-6pm, Sit-down dinner 6 pm, ball 7:30pm. Sponsored by Madison Scottish Country Dancers. Music by Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas. Semi-formal attire. $60 includes dinner and ball. Additional event details forthcoming closer to the event. Contact Nancy McClements or Ann Lindsay madisonscottishcountrydancers@gmail.com. [madisonscottishcountrydancers.org]

Fri-Sat, March 24-25
Cocoa Beach (FL) Space Coast Scottish Dance Weekend at Cocoa Beach Recreation Center, 321 Ramp Rd. Fri: dance 7:30-10:30pm; Sat: classes 9-noon & 1-2:30pm, dance 7-11pm. Sponsored by Space Coast and Brevard Scottish Country Dancers. Teachers are Craig Williams of Ottawa, CA. Recorded music. Semi-formal ball Sat night. Fri: finger food; Sat: lunch. $40. Programme and briefs will be available mid-Nov 2016. Contact James Kutzner 321-2552756 jkutzner@earthlink.net. [www.rscdsorlandobranch.org]

Sat, March 25
Victoria (BC) VISCDS Workshop and Ball. Workshop levels: Advanced, Intermediate, and Basic (if numbers warrant). Teachers are Irene Townshend (Edmonton) and Hazel MacDonald (Nanaimo). Save the date...More information coming. Contact Jonelle McLellan gjmclellan@gmail.com. [viscds.ca]

Sun, March 26
Ottawa (ON) Spring Tea Dance at Churchill Recreation Centre Ballroom, 345 Richmond Rd. 2-4:30pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Punch and finger food. Cdn$6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Barbara Anglin anglin7576@rogers.com. [www.ardbrae.org]

April 2017

Sat, April 1
Mountain View (CA) Monthly Party at Mountain View Masonic Temple, 890 Church St. 7:30pm-10:30pm. Sponsored by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, skirts or dresses for women. Finger foods following the dance. $12. Walk-throughs of program dances held at the hall before the party 6:45-7:15pm. Everyone welcome! $12 RSCDS members, $18 non-members, $6 youth members (18 and under), or limited income members, $2 new dancers (with coupon). Free for spectators. Contact Jewel Murphy 925- 360-7685 or Janet Kitajima 650-567-9285. [www.rscds-sf.org]

Sat, April 29
Southbury (CT) Kilts & Ghillies Tea Dance date changed to Sunday, April 30.
Hamilton (ON) John Middleton Ball at The Scotch Rite, 4 Queen St S. Welcome 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Grand March 8:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Hamilton Branch. Music by Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Refreshments: Dinner. Dancers $75, Non-RSCDS Members $80, Non-Dancers $50. Hospitality available. Flyer and Registration Form on website. Contact J'ina Middleton 905-522-2151. [www.rscdshamilton.org/events.html]

Sun, April 30
Southbury (CT) Kilts & Ghillies Tea Dance at South Britain Congregational Church Parish House, 693 S Britain Rd. 3-7pm. Sponsored by RSCDS New Haven Branch. Music by Dave Wiesler plus fiddler Light refreshments. $30. Contact Ingrid Davis 203-263-3578 ingrid20@sbcglobal.net. [nhrscds.com]

May 2017

Sat, May 6
Hayward (CA) Monthly Party - Tea Dance at Hill and Valley Club, 1808 B St. 3-6pm. Sponsored by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, skirts or dresses for women. Finger foods following the dance. $12. Walk-throughs of program dances held at the hall before the party from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Everyone welcome! $12 RSCDS members, $18 non-members, $6 youth members (18 and under), or limited income members, $2 new dancers (with coupon). Free for spectators. Contact George Nesbitt 510-655-8532 or Mark Burt 510-760-7595 m5burt@yahoo.com. [www.rscds-sf.org]

Sun, May 7
Truro (NS) A Royal Tea Party at St Andrews Church Hall, 55 King St. Dancing at 2pm. High Tea follows. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia Branch. Music by The Mini-Macs. informal. Hats requested. High Tea - scones, shortcake, clotted cream, etc. $20. 35th Anniversary Royal Tea party with prizes for the best hat (men and women). Discounts available for RSCDS members and groups of 8 (registered as a block). We expect to have available our Branch book of dances and CD (recorded by Muriel Johnstone and Keith Smith). Contact Marlene Cormier-Cox 902-478-3555 marblemuse.1@xplornet.com or Kathy Warren 902-406-6568 kathyerniew3@gmail.com. [www.rscdsnovascotia.ca]

Sat, May 13
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae AGM, pot-luck and dance at Parkdale United Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. 6-10:30pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Pot-luck buffet. $6. Contact Elaine Hoag elaine.hoag@gmail.com or Barbara Anglin anglin7576@rogers.com. [www.ardbrae.org]
Alexandria (VA) Basic Tea Dance at St Stephen's & St Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine St. 2-5pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia. Music by David Knight (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano). Tea dance attire. Contributions to the tea table are welcome. $20, student $10. An easy, simple springtime dance. Beginners welcome! Contact Elizabeth Holtan info@rscds-greaterdc.org. [www.rscds-greaterdc.org]

Fri-Sun, May 19-21
Copake (NY) NEW Pawling Weekend at Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp, 159 Empire Rd. Fri: Welcome dance 8-10:30pm, party; Sat: Classes 9:30am-12:15pm, Teachers' workshop or Ball walk-thru 2-3:30pm, Ball 8-11:30pm, Ceilidh midnight-1am, party 1am-?; Sun: Classes 10:30am-noon, Champagne dance 2-3:15pm. Sponsored by RSCDS New York Branch. Teachers are Antoine Rousseau (Paris, France), Rebecca Roman (Buffalo, NY) & Arthur McNair (Pittsburgh). Welcome dance - casual attire; Ball - formal attire. Refreshments: All meals provided from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. US$TBD. More details are forthcoming. Contact (Public Contact) contact@rscdsnewyork.org. [rscdsnewyork.org]

June 2017

Sat, June 3
Aptos (CA) Monthly Party at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr. 3-6pm. Sponsored by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, skirts or dresses for women. Finger foods following the dance. $12. Please note that the attire for this dance is a wee bit unusual. Since this is Santa Cruz, Hawaiian prints and tie-dyed shirts and dresses are not only welcome but encouraged! Walk-throughs of program dances held at the hall before the party from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Everyone welcome! $12 RSCDS members, $18 non-members, $6 youth members (18 and under), or limited income members, $2 new dancers (with coupon). Free for spectators. Contact Mark Burt 510-760-7595 m5burt@yahoo.com. [www.rscds-sf.org]

Fri-Sun, June 9-11
Beaver Dam (WI) Midwest Scottish Weekend at Wayland Academy, 101 N University Ave. Fri: dance & after-party evening; Sat: classes am&pm, banquet, ball & ceilidh evening; Sun: classes am, brunch noon. Sponsored by Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee Branches. Teacher is Stella Fogg. Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker & Liz Donaldson. Ball is semi-formal attire. 3 meals per day, including ball banquet & evening parties. Lodging provided in dorm rooms. Madison, Milwaukee & Chicago (O'Hare) airports are all options, with Madison being the nearest. Contact Nancy McClements 608-358-4478 nancymcclements@gmail.com or Diana Hankes 414-828-0570 dianahankes@gmail.com. [sites.google.com/site/midwestscottishweekend]

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

Fri-Sun, October 6-8
Dartmouth (NS) 35th Anniversary Fall Workshop at Christchurch Parish Hall, 61 Dundas St. Fri: ceilidh 7pm; Sat: classes am&pm, Banquet & Ball evening; Sun: Teachers' Class. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia Branch. Teachers are Ron Wallace (USA), Jim Stott (Scotland). Music by Dean Herington and Mara Shea (USA). Semi-formal attire. Sat: lunch, banquet, Sun: lunch. $100. Accommodation in local hotels, motels, B&Bs. Registration will start March 1, 2017. Partial attendance prices available. Please inquire.Contact Lydia Hedge 902-482-6577 lydiahedge@accesswave.ca or Kathy Warren 902-406-6568 kathyerniew3@gmail.com. [www.rscdsnovascotia.ca]

November 2017

December 2017




 

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