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Fri-Sun, October 3-5
Regina (SK) Saskatchewan's Annual Fall Workshop at Victoria Club, 1300 Victoria Ave. Fri: reg/ceilidh 6:30pm; Sat: classes 9am-12:15pm & 1:15-2:45pm; ball 5:30pm; Sun: class 10:15am-noon. Sponsored by Regina Scottish Country Dancers. Teacher is Ruth Jappy (Delta, BC). Music by Ron Krug and Ken Nattrass (Winnipeg, Manitoba). Semi-formal attire. Saturday and Sunday lunches, and Saturday banquet. Cdn$150. Contact Registrar reginaScottishCountryDancers@gmail.com. [www.RSCDSsask.org]
Sat, October 4
Montreal (QC) Montreal Fall Workshop at Church of Saint Andrew and Saint Paul -- Kildonan Hall, 3415 Redpath St. Classes 10am, Dance: 2pm. Teacher is Charlie Inglis. Music by Torridon Scottish Dance Band. Lunch available. Complete information, application form, and cheat sheet available on the website. Contact Adriana Linden 450-672-1391 adrianaLinden@yahoo.com. [scdMontrealOrg.weebly.com/workshops.html]
Mountain View (CA) Monthly Party at Mountain View Masonic Temple, 890 Church St. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Ellen Lovell 408-274-6524.
Sun, October 12
Worthington (OH) Scottish Tea Dance (Columbus Country Dance Weekend) at Worthington Community Center, 345 E Wilson Bridge Rd. 2-5pm. Sponsored by Heather N Thistle, Columbus RSCDS (Cincinnati Branch RSCDS). Music by Earl Gaddis & Jacqueline Schwab. Casual attire. Potluck at dancers home afterward; light snacks during. $22. This is a very informal dance as part of the larger Columbus Country Dance Weekend. Very beginner-friendly (dances will be walked if needed). Its goal is to encourage dancers familiar with other country dance traditions (English and Contra) to cross-over into Scottish. Contact Laura Russell 614-270-9160 LRussell942@gmail.com or Sue Wartell 614-371-2512 SWartell@gmail.com.
Fri-Sun, October 17-19
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae 50th Anniversary Workshop Weekend, Ottawa at Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave. Fri evening & Sat morning: classes; Sat evening: dinner & dance; Sun afternoon: concert. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Teachers are Sandy Gallamore (Richmond, VA) & Linda Henderson (San Francisco, CA). Music by Ian Robertson (Aston Clinton, UK) & Peter Shand (Edinburgh). Catered dinner (Sat evening; vegetarian options); Light refreshments at reception (Sun afternoon). Cdn$130 US$130. Classes are offered at both the intermediate & advanced levels. For prices of individual parts of the weekend see the brochure on our website. Hospitality available.Contact Elaine Hoag firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Woodbury 613-746-5466 email@example.com. [www.ardbrae.org]
St Catharines (ON) Hamilton Ontario, 60th Anniversary Week End at Ukrainian Black Sea Hall, 455 Welland Ave. Fri: Registration 7:30-9:30 Welcome Dance 8:30-9:30 Ceilidh 9:30. Sponsored by Hamilton Branch of the RSCDS. Teachers are Linda Gaul (Scotland) Ralph Stoddard (USA). Music by Scotch Mist. Semi-formal attire. Cdn$180. We have an early bird price of $170.00 until Sept 14th. Also a special price at the hotel $109 a night. Contact J'ina Middleton 905-522-2151 jjCeilidh@sympatico.ca or Kathleen Noble kNoble2@cogeco.ca.
Sat, October 18
Halifax (NS) Fall Workshop at All Nations Christian Reformed Church, 2535 Robie St (at Charles St). Morning Classes; Afternoon Social. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia. Teachers are Marjorie McLaughlin (San Diego, CA) and Maggie Keppie (Wolfville, NS). Casual attire. Lunch and Breaks included. $30. Partial attendance prices detailed on the website. Contact Lydia Hedge 902-827-2033 lydiaHedge@accesswave.ca. [www.rscdsNovaScotia.ca/Oct_2014_Ad.html]
§ Seattle (WA) NW Scottish Step Dance Workshop at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 7706 25th Ave NW. 9:00am-3:30pm. Sponsored by Seattle Step Dance Class. Teacher is Ron Wallace. Music by Helen Van Mater and Chris Leininger. Lunch and snacks. $65. There will be a Seattle Branch RSCDS dance in the evening with music by Calum MacKinnon and Lisa Scott. Contact Elizabeth Miller 206-782-8345 firstname.lastname@example.org or Adrienne Price (Registrar) 206-687-9643 email@example.com.
Sun, October 19
Dartmouth (NS) Challenge Class at North Woodside Community Center, 230 Pleasant St. 1:30-3:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia. Teacher is Marjorie McLaughlin (San Diego, CA). Casual attire. $7. RSCDS members price $5. Contact Lydia Hedge 902-827-2033 lydiaHedge@accesswave.ca. [www.rscdsNovaScotia.ca/Calendar.html]
Fri-Sat, October 24-25
Charlotte (NC) A Reel Scottish Weekend at British American School Gymnasium, 7000 Endhaven Ln. Fri: Concert 7pm, Dance 8pm; Sat: Classes 9:30am-3:30pm, Dance 7pm-11pm. Sponsored by Charlotte Scottish Country Dance Society. Teachers are Margo Priestley (Edinburgh) & Jim Stott (Aberdeenshire). Music by Marian Anderson's Scottish Dance Band. Semi-Formal attire. Lunch, dinner & finger buffet at dances. US$115. Contact Jack Pressley 704-8149647 Jpres79334@aol.com charlotteScottishDance@wordpress.com.
Sat, October 25
Bellingham (WA) Masquerade Ball at The Majestic Ballroom, 1027 N Forest St. 6:30-11pm. Sponsored by Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers. Music by Callum MacKinnon; Deby Benton Grosjean, Andy Imbrie and Ginny Snow. Formal / Masquerade attire. Buffet. We encourage historic dress and vintage costumes &ndash or simply adorn your formal ball attire with a mask for the Grand March! Contact Mary Anderson 360-933-1779 andersonMary41@comcast.net or Helen Packer 360-738-9788 bellinghamSCD@gmail.com. [www.BellinghamSCD.org]
New Berlin (WI) Hallowe'en Dance at Our Lords UMC Fellowship Hall, 5000 S Sunnyslope Rd. 2pm. Sponsored by Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers. Costumes are fun, not required. Music by Ladies of the Lake: Maria Terres and Amy McFarland.. $10. Potluck dinner follows. Contact Hilary Forbes 414-651-8177 Hil4bs@aol.com or Paul Gunderson 414-364-7472 firstname.lastname@example.org. [www.MilwaukeeSCD.org/program14-10.html]
Fri-Sun, October 31-Nov 2
Kingston (ON) 48th Annual Workshop and Ball at Frontenac Secondary School, 1789 Bath Rd. Fri: registration, dance 7:30-10 pm; Sat classes: 9am-2:45pm; Ball 8:15pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Kingston, Ontario Branch. Teachers are Elaine Brunken, Holly Boyd, Tony Szeto. Music by Scotch Mist. Sat: lunch and dinner; Sun: brunch. $160. A la carte pricing available. Contact Barbara Kisilevsky registrar@rscdsKingston.org. [www.rscdsKingston.org]
Sat, November 1
Hayward (CA) Monthly Party at Hill and Valley Club, 1808 B St. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Margaret Ward 925-449-5932 or Witsie McKelvy 925-676-3637.
Fri-Sun, November 7-9
Pacific Grove (CA) Asilomar Weekend Workhop and Ball at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Fri: Dance 8pm-11pm, Ceilidh 11pm-midnight; Sat: Class 9am-4, Ball 7:45-11:30pm; Sun: class. Sponsored by San Francisco Branch of the RSCDS. Teachers are Sandy Gallamore, Jeanne Moody, Margo Priestley, Greg Reznick, Janet Walker. Fri: Music by Waverley Station; Sat: Music by Reel of Seven. Ball: Formal attire. Fri dinner through Sun lunch, snacks at ceilidh. $470. Contact Julee Montes 650-722-0473 email@example.com or Margaret Mitchell 805-610-8474 mMitchel@msn.com.
Sat-Sun, November 8-9
West Point (NY) Jeannie Carmichael Ball Weekend at The Thayer Hotel, US Military Academy. Sat: Dinner 6:30pm, Ball 8pm, After-party ??; Sun: Brunch 9am-noon, Brunch dance 11am-2pm. Music by Hanneke Cassel & Dave Wiesler. Ball: formal attire, Brunch: casual attire. Ball alone $90, Brunch alone $55, Both Ball and Brunch $115. These prices are inclusive of the meals and dances. Hotel reservations must be made separately. Contact Mary Zagami firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen Ocasio email@example.com. [www.rscdsNewYork.org]
Fri-Sun, November 14-16
Alexandria (VA) Argyle XXXI at St Stephens/St Agnes Episcopal School, 400 Fontaine St. Fri: dance 8:30pm; Sat: classes 9:15am-12:30pm, Ball 8pm; Sun: class 11am. Sponsored by Northern VA Branch, RSCDS. Teachers are Linda Gaul (Pitlochry, Scotland) & Sandy Gallamore (Richmond, VA). Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass) & Anne Hooper. Ball: fomal attire, comfortable-semi-formal attire otherwise. Finger buffets at classes and evening dances. Price for full package approx $90; actual price may be lower depending on specific events and options selected. Hospitality available. Contact Argyle Committee firstname.lastname@example.org. [www.argyle-weekend.org]
Sat, November 22
Greenland (NH) 18th Century Night - 30th Anniversary Dance at Greenland Community Congregational Church - Parish House, 10 Post Road (Route 151). Saturday before Thanksgiving. Pot Luck 6pm, Dance 7:30pm. Sponsored by Boston Branch (Seacoast Dancers). Music by RP Hale (Harpsichord), Vince O'Donnell (Violin). Period or usual dancing attire. Bring dish to share. $12. Contact Laurie Stevens 603-380-2144 seacoastDancers@rscdsBoston.org. [www.rscdsBoston.org]
§ Toronto (ON) Annual Workshop at Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Rd. Workshop 8:30am-2:15pm, Afternoon Dance 3-5:30pm. Teachers are Sue Porter (Oban, Scotland), Ian Paterson (Vineland, ON), and Teresa Lockhart (Toronto, ON). Workshop music by Laird Brown, Donny Wood, Don Bartlett, and Fred Moyes. Afternoon Dance music by Scottish Mist. Workshop, Lunch & Afternoon Dance: $35 Youth (14-25)/$85 RSCDS/$99 non-RSCDS, Workshop & Lunch only: $30 Youth (14-25)/$55 RSCDS/$69 non-RSCDS. Three levels of classes - Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced - will be led by our teachers in the two morning sessions, and in the afternoon participants can choose to prepare for the Afternoon Dance (Basic/ Intermediate level), undertake Unique & Challenging Dances (Intermediate/Advanced level), or join a Low Impact Class (All levels welcome). The full workshop package includes a tasty lunch and the Afternoon Dance from 3:00 to 5:30 with music by Scotch Mist. Contact Mike Morris (Convener) email@example.com or Tony Szeto (Registrar) firstname.lastname@example.org. [www.dancescottish.ca/Workshop.html]
Sat, November 29
Toronto (ON) St Andrew's Night Celebration at Grace Church-on-the-Hill (gym), 300 Lonsdale Rd. Dance 8pm-midnight. Sponsored by Shiftin' Bobbins Social Group. Music by Laird Brown and Don Wood. Semi-Formal attire. Bring and Share refreshments. $15. Visit website for more information.. [shiftinbobbins.webs.com/standrewsnight.htm]
Sat-Sun, December 6-7
§ Austin (TX) 38th Annual St Andrew’s Ball at St David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E 8th St. Sat: Workshop 9:30am-1pm, Ball-registration 6pm, Grand March 7pm; Sun: Brunch. Sponsored by Austin Scottish Country Dance Society. Teacher is Linda Mae Dennis. Music by Judi Nicholson (Fiddle) & Andy Imbrie (Keyboard). Semi-formal attire. After-party onsite. Workshop: $10; Ball $45/$55 at door for adults, $25/$25 at door youth 16 and under, Non-dancers: $10. Contact Elizabeth Chennault 512-415-6013 email@example.com or Sarah Harriman 512-913-9095 firstname.lastname@example.org. [www.AustinSCD.org]
Sat, December 6
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae Christmas Pot-luck Dinner & Dance at Parkdale Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. 6pm (pot-luck), 8pm-11pm (dancing). Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Pot luck dinner. Cdn$6. Contact Elaine Hoag email@example.com or Elizabeth Woodbury 613-746-5466 eWoodbury@sympatico.ca. [www.ardbrae.org]
Palo Alto (CA) Monthly Party at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Jewel Murphy 650-493-3620 or Janet Kitajima 650-567-9285.
Sat, January 3
Kensington (CA) Monthly Party at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Mindy Brown-Lechner 510-237-1412 or Kate Fletcher 510-548-2324.
Fri-Sun, February 6-8
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae Ball Weekend, Ottawa at Glebe Community Centre Heritage Ballroom, 175 Third Ave. Fri Welcome Dance, Sat Dinner & Ball, Sun Brunch. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Music by Torridon Scottish Country Dance Band. Catered buffet dinner. Cdn$90 US$90. Slow jam for musicians Sat morning. Non-dancing tickets: $60. Dancing at the ball only, followed by dessert & coffee: $60. Hospitality available. Contact Elaine Hoag firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth Woodbury eWoodbury@sympatico.ca. [www.ardbrae.org]
Fri-Sun, February 13-15
Honolulu (HI) Aloha Winter Weekend at Ala Wai Golf Club Ballroom and others, 404 Kapahulu Ave. Fri: eve social; Sat: classes, eve ball; Sun: am classes, eve ceilidh. Sponsored by Hawaii, RSCDS Branch. Teacher is Linda Henderson. Music by Humuhumunukunuku & Strathspey Society Band. Casual / semi-formal attire. Fri: finger buffet; Sat: 3 meals; Sun: breakfast & dinner. US$160. Contact Melissa Lindsay 808-256-3347 MLindsay@hawaii.rr.com or Bruce McEwan 808-538-7707 email@example.com. [www.RSCDSHawaii.org]
Sat-Sun, March 7-8
West Hartford (CT) New Haven Highland Ball and Brunch Weekend at West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium, 50 S Main St. Sat: Ball 5-11pm; Sun: Brunch 11am. Sponsored by New Haven RSCDS. Music by Tom Pixton with Saucy Bess. Catered dinner at the Ball, potluck at the brunch. Contact Karen Pestana 860-539-2944 firstname.lastname@example.org. [www.rscdsNewHaven.org]
Sat, March 7
San Rafael (CA) Monthly Party at Unitarian Universalist Marin, 240 Channing Way. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Sharon Stewart 415-257-6322.
Sun, March 15
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae Spring Tea Dance at Churchill Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Rd. 2pm-4:30pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Cdn$6. Contact Elaine Hoag email@example.com or Elizabeth Woodbury 613-746-5466 eWoodbury@sympatico.ca. [ www.ardbrae.org]
Sat, April 4
Mountain View (CA) Monthly Party at Mountain View Masonic Temple, 890 Church St. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Rebecca Davis 408-378-3817 or Sue Anderson 650-327-0762.
Fri-Sun, April 17-19
§ Melrose (MA) RSCDS Boston Branch Highland Ball Weekend at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. Fri: Welcome dance 8pm; Sat: Reception 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Grand March 8pm; Sun: Brunch 11am-3pm. Sponsored by Boston, RSCDS Branch. Welcome Dance music by Ed Pearlman (fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (keyboard). Ball music by Frost and Fire: Peter Macfarlane, fiddle, Viveka Fox (fiddle, Aaron Marcus (keyboard), Hollis Easter (flute and pipes). Sunday Brunch music by Dan Wheatley and the Gunns.
Welcome Dance will be held at First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Rd, Weston, MA. See website for application, dance program and directions. Contact Sara and Ed Pokrass (Co-chairs) firstname.lastname@example.org. [www.rscdsBoston.org/events-HighlandBall.html]
Sat, May 2
Alameda (CA) Monthly Party at Alameda Masonic Temple, 2312 Alameda Ave. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Linnea Johnson 415-841-9456 or Greg Reznick 510-558-8075.
Sat, May 9
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae Pot-luck, AGM & Dance at Parkdale Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. 6pm (pot-luck dinner), 8pm (dancing). Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Pot-luck dinner. Cdn$6. Contact Elaine Hoag email@example.com or Elizabeth Woodbury eWoodbury@sympatico.ca. [www.ardbrae.org]
Fri-Sun, May 15-17
Hopewell Junction (NY) Pawling Weekend at Circle Lodge, Sylvan Lake. Fri: 8pm Welcome dance, 11pm-?? After-party. Sponsored by RSCDS New York Branch. Teachers are Jim Stott (Aberdeen, UK), Marjorie Mclaughlin (San Diego) and Fred DeMarse (San Francisco). Music by Scotch Mist and Jim Stevenson-Mathews. Welcome dance: casual attire; Ball: formal attire. Sat: 9am-12:15pm Classes, 2pm Teacher workshop or Ball walk-through, 8pm Ball, midnight: Ceilidh, 1am After-party; Sun: 10.30am Classes, 2pm Champagne dance. All meals provided from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. Prices: See website in January 2015. Contact Sally Clayton pawlingWeekend@gmail.com. [www.rscdsNewYork.org]
Sat, June 6
Aptos (CA) Monthly Party at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr. 3:00-7:00pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - San Francisco Branch. Kilts for men, and skirts or dresses for women. Finger buffet following the dance. Please note that the attire for this dance is a bit unusual. Since this is Santa Cruz, Hawaiian prints and tie-dyed shirts and dresses are encouraged. If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come and join us! Contact Colleen Brokaw 831-466-0503 or Kim Jorgensen 831-663-3227.