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August 2014

Mon-Fri, August 18-22
Wolfville (NS) Scotch on the Rocks at Old Orchard Inn. Morning Classes; Afternoon Excursions; Evening dances. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia. Teachers are Duncan and Maggie Keppie. Music by The Macadians. Meals and accommodation not included. $200. The PDF file has the registration form and further details. Contact Duncan Keppie 902-542-5320 []

Sat, August 23
Alexandria (VA) Carol Porter Celebration Dance at St Stephen's & St Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine St. 8pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia Branch. Music by Elke Baker (fiddle) and Jim Stevenson-Mathews (piano). Tea dance attire. Ready-to-serve contributions for the refreshment table are gratefully accepted. US$25. Student admission price: $15. Contact Elizabeth Holtan []

September 2014

Thu, September 4
§ Winnipeg (MB) Open House at St Paul's Anglican Church, 830 North Dr. 8pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Winnipeg Branch. Recorded Music. Casual attire. Light snacks. Free. Come out to try Scottish Country Dancing and if you enjoy it, sign up for our Basic class beginning Sep 11. Contact David Kroeker 204-284-4667. []

Fri-Sun, September 12-14
Round Top (TX) Houston Ball @ Round Top - Retreat Weekend at Henkel Hall, Henkel Square Market 201 N Live Oak. Friday night Ceilidh, Saturday night Ball. Sponsored by Houston & District Branch of the RSCDS. Music by Judi Nicolson & Andy Imbrie. Formal/Semi-formal for Ball attire. Contact Judi Hallenbeck []
Port Townsend (WA) Fort Worden Weekend Workshop (40th Anniversary) at Fort Worden State Park & Conference Center, Fort Worden. Fri: Welcome dance 8pm-11pm, Sat: classes 9-noon, 1:15-2:30pm, Ball 8-11:30pm. Sponsored by Seattle Branch RSCDS. Teachers are Avril and David Quarrie, Tim Wilson, Lin Pettengill. Music by Calum MacKinnon, Laura Risk, Lisa Scott, Ginny Snowe. Ball: semi-formal/formal attire. Contact Elizabeth Miller 206-782-8345 or Kathi Ploeger (registrar) 206-499-7717 []
High View (WV) Scottish Weekend at Timber Ridge Camp. Sponsored by Scottish Weekend. Teachers are Bill Zobel, Terry Harvey & Marjorie McLaughlin. Music by Muriel Johnstone, Mara Shea, Elke Baker, David Knight, Liz Donaldson & Dave Wiesler. Classes, Welcome Dance: semi-formal attire; Ball: formal attire. 6 main meals; snacks. Full information available at our website. Full adult registration: $275; Teens 13-18: $140; Children 6-12: $90; Children under 6: free. Contact []

October 2014

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 []

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 []

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 or Sue Wartell 614-371-2512

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 or Elizabeth Woodbury 613-746-5466 []
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 or Kathleen Noble

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 []

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 []

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

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 or Helen Packer 360-738-9788 []
§ 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 or Paul Gunderson 414-364-7472 []

November 2014

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 or Margaret Mitchell 805-610-8474

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 []

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 []

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.. []

December 2014

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 or Elizabeth Woodbury 613-746-5466 []


January 2015

February 2015

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 or Elizabeth Woodbury []

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 or Bruce McEwan 808-538-7707 []

March 2015

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 or Elizabeth Woodbury 613-746-5466 []

April 2015

May 2015

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 or Elizabeth Woodbury []

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