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May 2015

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 []

Fri-Mon, May 22-25
Copenhagen (Denmark) RSCDS International Branch Dance Weekend at Go Hotel (Lanes and Lounges). Fri: dance 7:30-10:30; Sat/Sun/Mon: classes 9:30-12:30; Sat eve: ceilidh; Sun eve: Ball. Sponsored by RSCDS International Branch. Teachers are Ron Wallace (USA), Jessie Stuart (SCO), Gary Coull (SCO). Music by Ian Muir and the Craigellachie Band. attire. May 26-31: Six-day holiday of Denmark is also available immediately following the dance weekend. Contact Fred DeMarse or Chris Harris []

Sat-Sun, May 23-24
Belfast (ME) Memorial Day Weekend Party at American Legion Hall, Church St & Market St. Sat: Tricky dances 3:30pm, Potluck 6pm, Dance 7:30pm; Sun: brunch/ceilidh 10am-2pm. Music by Lyle Ramshaw (piano) & Susan Worland Bentley (fiddle). Casual to dressy attire. Potluck ($1 + pot), desserts at break. Sat dance $10 RSCDS members, $12 non-members. Contact Donna Griffith (party info) 207-785-2216 or Kim Jacobs (hospitality) 207-722-3139 []

Sat, May 23
Palmyra (VA) Spring Dance and Cookout at Camp Friendship, 573 Friendship Way. Dance 2pm, Cookout follows dance. Sponsored by Charlottesville Scottish Country Dancers. Casual attire. Refreshments: Intermission: finger buffet; Cookout: burgers and other picnic fare. Contact Kelly Dryden 434-982-0598; or Zanne Macdonald 434-979-1964 []

June 2015

Fri-Sat, June 5-7
Beloit (IL) Midwest Scottish Weekend at Beloit College, 700 College St. Fri welcome dance 8-11pm; Sat classes, Ball, ceilidh; Sun classes 9am-noon. Sponsored by Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee Scottish Country Dance Groups. Teacher is Linda Henderson. Music by Katie MacNally (fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (piano). US$240. Contact Mady Newfield 630-584-0825 []

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.

Sat, June 13
Columbus (OH) Columbus Workshop & Ball 2015 at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 West Weisheimer Rd. Workshops 9:30am-3pm; Sherry & Ball 7:30-11pm. Sponsored by Heather N Thistle, Columbus RSCDS (Cincinnati Branch RSCDS). Teacher is Melbourne Briscoe. Music by Dave Wiesler and Mara Shea. Casual daytime, formal evening attire. Box lunch from local gourmet store; sherry party & dessert buffet at ball. US$95. Contact Laura Russell 614-270-9160 or Sue Wartell []

Fri-Sat, June 26-27
§ Cottleville (MO) St Louis, Missouri, Ball Weekend at Arches Dance Academy, 5055 State Highway N. Fri eve: teachers roundtable; Sat daytime: Workshops; Sat eve: Ball with walkthru. Sponsored by Highland Mist Scottish Country Dancers. Teachers are Gayle Hoepner, Linda Lieberman, Sandy Furrer. Music by the finest recorded SCD bands in the world. Your definition of fancy attire. Lunch provided during workshop. $50. The title of the workshop is "The Best Of The Midwest", featuring Sandy Furrer (Arkansas), Linda Lieberman (Iowa), and Gayle Hoepner (Iowa). Contact Connie Bellinghausen 636-978-2181 or Doug Schneider 314-221-6381 []

Sat-Sun, June 27-28
Truckee (CA) 25th Almost-Annual Truckee Workshop and Dance at Truckee-Donner Recreation Centre, 10046 Church St. Workshop 1-5pm, Dance party 7-11pm. Sponsored by Silver State Scottish Country Dancers, Reno, Nevada. Teacher is Rebecca Blackhall-Peters. Music by Lyle Ramshaw, Janet Kurnick, Patricia Van Winkle. It's a party! Probably more than you can eat. US$45. Come and celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Jacobite Uprising in this spectacular setting high in the Sierra Nevada. Great dancing, wonderful hiking, breathtaking scenery, good company, Lake Tahoe, the Donner Pass (bring food!), wine country, deserts, mountains, worth the trip even without the dancing! See you in June! [!truckee-workshop/cee5]

July 2015

August 2015

Mon-Fri, August 24-28
Wolfville (NS) Scotch on the Rocks at Old Orchard Inn - Heritage Barn, 153 Greenwich Rd S. Classes: 9:30am-12.30pm. Teachers are Duncan and Maggie Keppie. Music by MiniMacs. Cdn/US $200. Scottish country dance (Four day classes at Intermediate-Advanced level) & a dance with live music. Two one-half day excursions into the past 350 million years at beautiful shoreline localities. One 1-hour massage designed to help keep one dancing through the years. Accommodations not included. Special rates available at Old Orchard Inn. See flyer for further information. Contact Valley Scottish Country Dancers 902-542-5320 []

Fri-Wed, August 28-September 2
Salzburg (Austria) SCD Workshop and Tourist Program at Turnhalle Maxlan, Maxglaner Hauptstrasse 29a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. Fri: ceilidh 7pm; Sat classes morn&aft, ball; Sun morn class, optional tour of Salzburg, Mon-Wed optional tourist program. Teachers are Ron Wallace & Jim Cook. Ceilidh music by Liam Smith and his band, Ball music by Sarah-Jane Summers, Workshop music by Sue Bollans and Silke Groshoz. Meals, snacks, drinks provided. US$255. Contact Regina Freinbichler []

September 2015

Fri-Sun, September 11-13
Port Townsend (WA) Fort Worden Dance Workshop Weekend at Fort Worden State Park & Conference Centre. 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 Patricia Houghton, Rebecca Blackhall Peters, Sandy Gallamore, Gordon Robinson. Music by Deby Benton Grosjean, Calum MacKinnon, Ralph Gordon, Andy Imbrie. Ball is semi-formal/formal attire. There will be a music workshop on Friday afternoon this year. Contact Elizabeth Miller 206-7828345 or Kathi Ploeger (Registrar) []
Sebring (FL) Sebring Florida SCD Weekend at Kenilworth Lodge, 1610 Lakeview Dr. Fri: dance 8pm; Sat: class 8:45am-12:30pm, dinner and dance 6pm; Sun: class 9-10:30am. Teachers are Norma Wilson and James Kutzner. Recorded music. Florida casual attire. Saturday Lunch / Dinner. US$128. Price includes accommodation, t-shirt, 2 evening dances, Sat lunch & dinner. Contact Mary Baird 407-862-4248. []

Fri-Sun, September 18-20
High View (WV) Scottish Weekend at Timber Ridge Camp. Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Sponsored by Scottish Weekend. Teachers are Antoine Rousseau, Janet Walker, and Ellie Briscoe. Music by Jim Lindsay, featured musician. Casual, semiformal, formal attire. All meals and refreshments/snacks. US$275. Weekend includes Welcome Dance, classes Saturday morning, evening dress Ball followed by a ceilidh; Sunday morning classes. Friday dinner, all meals Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, along with snacks, included. Camp located in beautiful West Virginia mountains. Contact Scottish Weekend []

October 2015

Sat, October 17
Halifax (NS) Fall Workshop 2015 at All Nations Christian Reformed Church, Charles and Robie Sts. Class 9-12, Social 1-4. Sponsored by RSCDS NS Branch. Teachers are Charlie Inglis (Ottawa, ON). Casual attire. Breaks and Lunch included. A Challenge Class on Sunday (18 Oct) will be taught by Charlie as well. See Branch Calendar on our website. Contact Lydia Hedge 902-827-2033 []
§ Southbury (CT) The 10th Annual Nutmeg Workshop at South Britain Congregational Church Parish House, Rte 172 and East Flat Hill Road. Sat: 1-4:45pm Classes, 5:15-6:45pm Potluck Supper, 7-9pm Dance. Sponsored by RSCDS New Haven Connecticut Branch. Semi-formal attire. Potluck Supper. Contact Alice Hencir 203-245-7051 []

November 2015

Fri-Sun, November 13-15
Pacific Grove (CA) Asilomar Weekend & Workshop at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Fri: Social Dance & Ceilidh; Sat: classes & Formal Ball; Sun: Class. Sponsored by RSCDS San Francisco Branch. Teachers are Jimmie Hill, Elaine Brunken, Ruth Jappy, Alan Twhigg, Jeff Corrigan. Sat Ball music by Fiddlesticks & Ivory, Fri Night Music by Judi Nicolson & Andy Imbrie. Formal attire for Sat Ball attire. Full meals provided: Fri dinner - Sun lunch with additonal refreshments during Friday night's Ceilidh. US$415/db. 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, celebrate San Francisco Branch's 50th Anniversary at Asilomar. Contact Patti Cobb (Chair) 510-858-7588 or Julee Montes (Registrar) 650-722-0473 []

Sat, November 21
§ Troy, Michigan (MI) Detroit Branch 35th Anniversary Ball. 6pm. Sponsored by Detroit Branch, RSCDS. Music by Highland Square. Contact Margaret Sarna 248-637-2824 or Susan Boczek 248-637-2824

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January 2016

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. Teachers are David Newitt, Bruce Herbold. 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 or Bruce McEwan 808-265-1141 []

March 2016

Sat-Sun, March 5-6 2016
§ 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 or Judy Locker 860-688-8037 []

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