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August 2016

September 2016

Wed, September 7
Hamilton (ON) Hamilton RSCDS Registration Night at MacNab Street Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNab St S. 8pm. $85. Contact Heather Pate 519-621-8274. []

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 Blackhall-Peters, 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 Sacred Heart Chaldean Catholic Church, 2101 Lansdowne Ave. Fri: Ceilidh 8pm-midnight; Sat: Classes 9:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-3pm, Banquet 6pm, Ball to follow. Sponsored by Saskatoon Scottish Country Dancers. Teacher is Elinor Vandegrift. Music by Ron Krug & Dennis Orr. Workshop: casual attire; Banquet & ball: semi-form attire. Fri: ceilidh snacks, Sat: lunch and dinner. $135. Contact Bob McNaughton []

October 2016

Sun, October 16
Ottawa (ON) After Harvest Tea Dance at Churchill Recreation Centre Ballroom, 345 Richmond Rd. 2-4:30pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Music by Laura Risk (fiddle) and Nick Williams (keyboard). Tea and nibbles. $20. Contact Elaine Hoag or Barbara Anglin []

Sat, October 22
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, Oct 23 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  []

Sun, October 23
Bristol (CT) Scottish Music Workshop and Dance at New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave. Music workshop 2-4pm, Dance 4-6pm. Sponsored by RSCDS New Haven Branch. Teachers are Terry Traub & Barbara McOwen. Music by Terry Traub & Barbara McOwen. Casual attire. $30 Music Workshop & Dance, $10 Dance only. Musicians may choose to dance or to play for the dancers. All instruments are welcome. Contact Cate Mahoney 203-879-6000 []

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 []

Fri-Sun, October 28-30
Houston (TX) Houston Ball and Workshop at Rice University, 6100 Main St. Fri: Ball Walk thru 7:30pm, Sat: Class 9:30am-1pm, Ball 7pm. Sponsored by Houston RSCDS. Teacher is Marjorie McLaughlin. Music by Judi Nicolson and Kathleen Fraser-Collins. After five attire. After party with dinner following ball. Contact Tiffany Clede or Nancy Stockwell []

Fri-Sat, October 28-29
Charlotte (NC) Reel Scottish Weekend at British International School, 7000 Endhaven Ln. Fri 6-11pm; Sat 9am-11pm. Sponsored by Charlotte Scottish Country Dance Society Inc. Teachers are Margo Priestley & James Stott. Music by Marian Anderson's Scottish (3 piece) Dance Band. Semi-formal attire. Fri/Sat Dance: Finger Buffet; Sat: Coffee, Lunch, Catered Dinner. $115. Contact Jack Pressley 704-814-9647

Sat, October 29
New Berlin (WI) Hallowe'en Dance Party at Our Lord's United Methodist Church, 5000 S Sunnyslope Rd. 2-5pm. Sponsored by Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers. Music by Rare Privilege. Costumes encouraged. $10. Potluck dinner following the dance. If you would be so kind, please bring a dish to pass. Contact Paul Gunderson 414-364-7472 or Valerie Lau 847-334-5904 []

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 []
Kingston (ON) 50th Anniversary Weekend Workshop and Ball at Frontenac Secondary School, 1789 Bath Rd. Fri: Dance 7pm; Sat: Classes 9am-12:45pm, Lunch 1pm, Dinner 6:15pm, Ball 8pm; Sun: Class 10am, Brunch noon. Sponsored by RSCDS Kingston. Teachers are Antoine Rousseau (Paris) and Marjorie McLaughlin (San Diego). Music by Scotch Mist. Semi-formal attire. Sat Lunch and Dinner, Sun Brunch. $160. Full weekend (no dinner) $125, a la carte: Dinner and ball $85, ball only $50, 3 classes and lunch $60, 3 classes $45, Friday dance $20, brunch $5. Contact JimMacLachan 613-382-8682 []

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 []

Sat-Sun, November 12-13
West Point (NY) Jeannie Carmichael Ball Weekend at MacArthur Ballroom, Thayer Hotel, US Military Academy, West Point. Sat: 6:30 Dinner, 8pm Ball; Sun: 9am Brunch, 11am-2pm Dance. Sponsored by New York area SCD groups. Music by Hanneke Cassel & Dave Wiesler. Ball - formal attire; Brunch dance - casual attire. Contact Chris Ronald 201-941-5821 []

Sat, November 12
Toronto (ON) Toronto Workshop & Afternoon Dance at Branksome Hall, 10 Elm Ave. Sat: Classes 9:15-10:30am, 10:45am-noon, 12:50-2:05pm, Dance 2:30-5:00pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto Association. Teachers are Linda Henderson, Alicia Manson, Vicky Zeltins. Music by Fred Moyes, Don Bartlett, and Laird Brown & Donny Wood. Wear attire comfortable for daylong workshop. Morning: coffee, pastries; Lunch: soup, sandwich, fruit, sweets; Afternoon Tea and sweets. $90. Contact Michael Morris 416-751-9234 or Nancy White 416-923-4392 []

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 or Barbara Anglin []


January 2017

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 or Barbara Anglin  []
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 or Sharon Stewart 415-257-6322 []

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 or George Thomson []

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 or Janyn Bertram 403-585-3842

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, Ellen Ternes, and Maria Ward. Music by Judi Nicolson (fiddle), Kathy Fraser-Collins (piano), Fred Collins (drums), Neil Barron (accordion). Formal ball attire. Tea refreshments provided, and contributions welcome. Free. Open invitation dance in honor of the birthdays of Ellie and Mel Briscoe, Elizabeth Holtan, Ellen Ternes, and Maria Ward. Cost is only the pleasure of your company, and the more, the merrier! Contact Elizabeth Holtan []

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 []

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 []

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 or Barbara Anglin []

April 2017

Sat, April 29
§ Southbury (CT) Kilts & Ghillies Tea Dance at South Britain Congregational Church, 693 S Britain Rd. 3-7pm. Sponsored by RSCDS New Haven Branch. Light refreshments. Contact Ingrid Davis 203-263-3578 []

May 2017

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 or Barbara Anglin []

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