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April 2014

Fri, April 25
§ Tucson (AZ) Tucson Branch 20th Anniversary Dinner and Ball at FIrst United Methodist Church Hall, 915 E Fourth St (at Park Ave). Dinner 6 pm, Ball 7:30-10pm. Sponsored by Tucson, RSCDS Branch. Recorded music. Semi-formal attire. Main dish provided, bring salad or dessert to share. $5. Contact Gail Cordy 520-319-8468

Sat, April 26
Hamilton (ON) John Middleton Ball Hamilton (ON) Branch at The Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St S (at King St W). Welcome 6pm, dinner 6:30pm, Grand March 8:30pm. Sponsored by Hamilton (ON) Branch. Music by The Scottish Accent. Semi-Formal attire. Cdn$65. We are also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Hamilton branch. I am sure we could find accommodation for some people. Contact Jina Middleton 905-522-2151 or Annette Sabourin []
§ Vancouver (WA) Southwest Washington State Branch Dinner Dance at St Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E Fourth Plain Blvd. Dinner 6pm, Grand March and Dance 7:15pm. Sponsored by Southwest Washington State, RSCDS  Branch. Music by Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Linda Danielson. Semi-formal attire. Catered Dinner. US$35. Contact Linda Mae Dennis []
§ Vernon (BC) Vernon Scottish Country Dancers Annual One Day Workshop at Paddlewheel Park Hall, 7801 Okanagan Landing Rd. Classes 9am-2:30pm, Dance 4:30pm-8:30pm. Sponsored by Vernon Scottish Country Dancers. Teacher is Mureen Lyon from White Rock. Music by Kristi and Friends. Lunch, evening meal and snacks. $55. Contact Ruth Hurst 250-545-2626

May 2014

Fri-Sun, May 2-4
Avalon (Catalina) (CA) Catalina Island Scottish Country Dance Workshop. Sponsored by Southern California Interbranch Committee. Teachers are Rebecca Blackhall-Peters, Fred DeMarse, and Marjorie McLaughlin. Music by Fiddlesticks & Ivory. Ball - formal attire. Breakfasts, Saturday dinner. US$430. Transportation to Catalina not included in cost of the weekend. "Ball only" option is $150. Contact Doris Fisher []
Winnipeg (MB) Spring Workshop & Ball at 17 Wing Air Force Base, Bldg #76, Whytewold Road (N of Ness Ave). Fri Ceilidh 7:30; Sat: classes 9am-2pm; Dinner & Ball; Sun: Combined Class 10am, Brunch 11:45am. Sponsored by Winnipeg, RSCDS Branch. Teachers are Ruth Jappy (BC), Cheryl Durnin (MB). Music by Ken Nattrass (accordian), Ron Krug (piano), Ball: Scotch Measure. Classes: Casual attire; Ball: Semi-formal attire. $150. Anyone wanting to participate in this workshop must have had at least one year of previous instruction in Scottish Country Dancing. Contact Sharon Plaitin, Registrar 204-661-1257 or Jane Nattrass (Chairperson) 204-667-0814
Ames (IA) 23rd Annual Spring Ball Weekend at Collegiate United Methodist Church-Wesley Foundation Annex, 130 S Sheldon. Fri: concert Des Moines 8pm; Sat: walkthru 12:30pm banquet/ball 5:30pm; Sun: brunch/dance 10:30am. Sponsored by RSCDS Central Iowa Branch. Music by Local Hero: Susie Petrov, Paul Woodiel. Semi-formal attire. Buffet Banquet, roast herbed chicken, vegetables, Eggplant parmesan, rolls, salad. US$55. Friday night concert is at St. Luke’s, Des Moines, at 8pm. All other events are in Ames. Contact Linda Lieberman 515-292-8590 []

Fri-Sun, May 9-11
Melrose (MA) Boston Highland Ball Weekend at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. Fri: 8-11pm; Sat: 5:30-11pm; Sun: 11am-3pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Boston Branch. Music by Hanneke Cassel (fiddle), Mike Block (cello), Neil Pearlman (piano). Fri: semi-formal attire, Sat: formal ball attire, Sun: casual attire. Fri: Welcome dance light refreshments, Sat: Ball buffet dinner, Sun: brunch. $75. Contact Sara/Ed Pokrass 508-362-5861 []

Sat, May 10
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae AGM, pot-luck dinner & dance at Parkdale United Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. 6-11pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Cdn$6. Pot luck at 6pm, meeting at 7pm, dancing from 8-11pm. Contact Elaine Hoag or Helen Atkinson []

Fri-Sun, May 16-18
Pawling (NY) Pawling Weekend. Sponsored by RSCDS New York Branch. Teachers are Antoine Rousseau (Paris, France), Elaine Brunken (Laurel, Maryland) and Martin Mulligan (St. John's, Newfoundland). Music by Scotch Mist with guest artist Calum Pasqua, and Jim Stevenson-Mathews. Contact Sally Clayton []

Sat-Sun, May 24-25
§ Belfast (ME) Memorial Day Weekend Party at American Legion Hall, 143 Church St. Sat: potluck 6:30pm, dance 8pm; Sun: brunch/ceilidh 10am. Sponsored by Penobscot Bay Scottish Country Dancers. Music by Elke Baker & Terry Traub. Casual to dressy attire. Potluck: $1 + pot. $11 / $9 RSCDS members. Contact Kim Jacobs 207-722-3139 or David Thompson 207-469-3293 []

June 2014

Fri-Sun, June 6-8
Beloit (WI) Midwest Scottish Weekend at Beloit College, 700 College St. Friday evening through Sunday lunch. Sponsored by RSCDS Chicago and John Muir (Madison) Branches and Milwaukee affiliate group. Teachers are Rebecca Blackhall-Peters & Susie Petrov. Music by Susie Petrov (piano) and Calum Pasqua (fiddle). Full board, including Saturday banquet. US$240. Contact Mady Newfield 630-584-0825 or Nancy McClements []

Sat, June 7
Larchmont (NY) Westchester Ball at St. John's Episcopal Church, 4 Fountain Square. 5:30 Sherry Party, 6:15 Dinner, 7:15 Grand March. Sponsored by Westchester Scottish Country Dance Society. Ball attire. Appetizers, dinner, dessert. $45. Contact Lynn Hanover 914-762-1173 or Mary Zagami 718-823-0119 []

Sat, June 14
Kitchener (ON) Kitchener-Waterloo Ball at Crowne Plaza Hotel - Grand Ballroom, 105 King St E. Reception 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Dance 8:30pm . Sponsored by Kitchener-Waterloo RSCDS. Music by Scotch Mist. Formal attire. Three course dinner. Dancers $75 / Non-dancers $55. For accommodations, please contact the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1-877-424-4188. Contact Susan McTavish 519-743-4143

Sat, June 28
§ Cottleville (MO) St Louis Highland Mist Ball at Arches Dance Academy, 5055 Highway N. Restaurant dinner 5:30pm, Ball 7pm. Sponsored by Highland Mist Scottish Country Dancers. Music by the finest recorded SCD bands in the world. Fancy attire (your definition). $20. All dances will be walked thru and talked thru. After party at your choice of a nearby microbrewery, a nearby wine bar, or a nearby chocolate bar. Contact Connie Bellinghausen 314-223-1223 or Doug Schneider []
§ Austin (TX) Mid Summer Ball at Ben Hur Shriners' Temple, 7811 Rockwood Ln. Reception 6pm, Grand March & Ball 7-10pm, Party 10-11pm. Sponsored by Scottish Country Dance Alliance. Music by Judi Nicolson & Lisa Scott. Semi-formal attire. Reception: Nibbles/Beverages, Party: Finger food/Beverages. $35. Contact Arthur or Sharon []

July 2014

Fri-Mon, July 11-14
Plymouth (MA) Pinewoods Scottish Session 1 at Pinewoods Camp, 80 Cornish Field Rd. morning & afternoon classes, evening dance parties. Sponsored by RSCDS Boston Branch. Teachers are Kathy Giacoletti, Linda Henderson, Antoine Rousseau, and Jen Schoonover. Music by Liz Donaldson, Elke Baker, Dan Emery (pipes), and more. Three meals per day. US$300. Active RSCDS members get a $25 discount on their attendance fee. Anyone attending both sessions gets a $50 discount ($650 altogether, or $625 for RSCDS members). Contact Jeremy Thorpe 518-316-1234 or Kendra Eshleman []

Mon-Sat, July 14-19
Plymouth (MA) Pinewoods Scottish Session 2 at Pinewoods Camp, 80 Cornish Field Rd. morning and afternoon classes; evening dance parties. Sponsored by RSCDS Boston. Teachers are Kathy Giacoletti, Linda Henderson, Antoine Rousseau, and Jen Schoonover. Music by Liz Donaldson, Elke Baker, Dan Emery (pipes), and more. Three meals per day. US$400. Active RSCDS members get a $25 discount on their attendance fee. Those attending both sessions get a $50 discount ($650 total, or $625 for RSCDS members). Contact Jeremy Thorpe 518-316-1234 or Kendra Eshleman []

Sun-Sun, July 20-August 3
Greeley (CO) TAC Teacher Candidate Classes at University of Northern Colorado. Sponsored by TAC. Tutors: Ron Wallace & Elaine Brunken. All meals included. Cdn$1800. Deadline for Unit 5 is January 31, 2014. Unit 4 has to be submitted to the RSCDS 6 months before sitting Unit 5 exam. Unit 2/3 deadline is April 1, 2014. Contact Nora Sutherland or Jody Williams []

Sun-Sun, July 27-August 3
Greeley (CO) T.A.C. Summer School at University of Northern Colorado, 2253 11th Ave. Starts 3:00pm Sun 27th, finishes Sun 3rd 11:00am. Sponsored by Teachers' Association Canada (T.A.C.). Teachers are Graham Donald, Helen Russell, Tim Wilson, Marjorie McLaughlin, Keith Bark. Music by Marian Anderson - Music Director. 3 meals daily. US$890. Other Musicians: Keith Smith, Judi Nicolson, Isobelle Hodgson, Max Ketchin, Graham Bell, Steve Carcary. Full time music course will be offered. Candidate courses will run from July 20th to Aug 3 for Units 2/3 and 5. Medal Test Assessors Training Course will be taught by Anne Smyth. Contact Jody Williams 613-869-4296 []

August 2014

Sat-Sun, August 2-3
Monterey (CA) Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival at Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Rd. 9am-5pm. Music by Seamus Kennedy, Stand Easy and more. Casual attire. Food for sale. Contact Wendy Brickman 831-633-4444 []

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 []

September 2014

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 []

October 2014

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

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

November 2014

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



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