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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 one-half 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 keppie@eastlink.ca. [www.vscd.info/2014_SCD_week.pdf]

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 rfreinbichler@gmx.at. [www.turnverein-maxglan.at/workshop.htm]

Sat, August 29
Arlington (VA) Carol Porter Dance at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N 16th St. 8pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia. Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano). Semi-formal attire. Tea refreshments at the interval. $20, Student price: $10. Contact Elizabeth Holtan info@rscds-greaterdc.org. [www.rscds-greaterdc.org/events.html]

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 3martlet@gmail.com or Kathi Ploeger (Registrar) fwreg@rscds-seattle.org. [www.rscds-seattle.org]
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. [www.rscdsOrlandoBranch.org]

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 2015@scottishweekend.org. [www.scottishweekend.org]

Fri, September 25
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

October 2015

Sat, October 3
§ Mountain View (CA) Monthly Party at Mountain View Masonic Temple, 890 Church St. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The San Jose class. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dance, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Ellen Lovell 408-274-6524 or Kathy Allen 408-252-8406. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/parties]

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) and Colleen Putt (Bedford, NS). 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 lydiahedge@accesswave.ca. [www.rscdsNovaScotia.ca]
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 ahencir@snet.net. [www.nhrscds.org]

Fri-Sun, October 23-25
Houston (TX) Houston All Hallows Eve Ball and Workshop at Rice University, 6100 Main St. Fri: night Walk-thru 7pm-9:30pm; Sat: classes 10am-12pm & 1-3pm; Ball 7-11pm; Sun Dutch Brunch. Sponsored by Houston & District Branch RSCDS. Teachers are Robert McOwen. Music by Judi Nicolson and Lisa Scott. Costume, mask, or traditional ball attire. Contact Tiffany Clede houstonrscds@gmail.com. [www.houstonrscds.org]

Fri-Sat, Oct 23-24
Ottawa (ON) Golden Anniversary Weekend at Parkdale United Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. Fri: Ceilidh 7:30pm ; Sat: Dance 7:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS - Ottawa Branch. Music by Torridon Scottish Dance Band. $30. Friday: Ceilidh produced and directed by Charlie Inglis - cost $10.
Saturday: Dance programme devised by Eileen Black and Phyllis MacCulloch assisted by Charlie Inglis & Brian Mackintosh. Cost $20.Contact Bill Low Lowbd@rogers.com. [www.rscdsOttawa.ca]

Fri, October 23
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

November 2015

Fri-Sun, November 6-8
Alexandria (VA) Argyle Weekend XXXII at St Stephen's and St Agnes School, 400 Fontaine St. Fri: Welcome Dance; Sat: Morning classes, walkthrough, and ball; Sun: Specialty class. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia. Teachers are Linda Henderson (North Berwick, Scotland/San Francisco) and Ellen Ternes (Waynesboro, PA). Music by Thistle House: Dave Wiesler (piano), David Knight (fiddle) and Dan Emery (pipes). Welcome dance: semi-formal attire; Sat ball: formal. attire. Welcome dance refreshements, ball refreshments, and Sunday brunch provided. $80. Early bird weekend package rate: $80, $50/students, or $85/55 at the door. Please see website for additional details. Contact (Argyle Chairs) argyle@rscds-greaterdc.org. [www.argyle-weekend.org]

Sat-Sun, November 7-8
§ West Point (NY) Jeannie Carmichael Ball Weekend at MacArthur Ballroom in Thayer Hotel, 674 Thayer Rd. Sat: Sherry 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Ball 8pm. Sun: Brunch 9am, Dance 11am. Sponsored by RSCDS New York and NY Area Groups. Music by Hanneke Cassel and Keith Murphy. Ball: formal attire; Brunch: casual attire. $120 for all events; $90 for the Dinner & Ball; $60 for the brunch & dance. Rooms at the hotel must be booked and paid for separately. Please book early. Contact Fred Cotton fredrick.cotton@verizon.net or Mary Gray marydgray@gmail.com. [www.rscdsnewyork.org]

Sat, November 7
§ Hayward (CA) Monthly Party at Hill and Valley Club, 1808 B Street. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The Livermore and Lafayette classes. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Margaret Ward 925-449-5932 or Witsie McKelvy 925-676-3637. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/parties]

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 pkcobb@pacbell.net or Julee Montes (Registrar) 650-722-0473 julm-hcs@pacbell.net. [asilomar.rscds-sf.org]

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 dssarna@comcast.net or Susan Boczek 248-637-2824 dssarna@sprintmail.com.

Fri, November 27
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

December 2015

Sat, December 5
§ Palo Alto (CA) Monthly Party at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The Mountain View class. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Jewel B Murphy 650-493-3620 or Janet Kitajima 650-567-9285. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/parties]

2016

January 2016

Fri, January 8
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

Sat, January 9
§ Kensington (CA) Monthly Party at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The Berkeley classes. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Kristi Closser 510-388-7924 or Mindy Brown-Lechner 510-2371412. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/parties]

February 2016

Fri, February 5
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

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. Teacher is Linda Henderson. 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 mlindsay@hawaii.rr.com or Bruce McEwan 808-265-1141 bemacewan@gmail.com. [www.rscdsHawaii.org]

Fri, February 26
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

March 2016

Sat-Sun, March 5-6
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 ahencir@snet.net or Judy Locker 860-688-8037 jlocker24@hotmail.com. [www.nhrscds.org]

Sat, March 5
§ San Rafael (CA) Monthly Party at Unitarian Universalist Marin, 240 Channing Way. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The Santa Rosa class and Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Sharon Stewart 415-257-6322 or Cynthia Sobrero 925-417-0739. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/parties]

Fri-Sat, March 18-19
§ Cocoa Beach (FL) 33rd Annual Space Coast Spring Fling at Cocoa Beach Recreation Center, 321 Ramp Rd. Fri: dance 7:30-10:30pm; Sat: classes 9am-noon & 1-2:30pm, dance 7-11pm. Sponsored by Space Coast and Brevard Scottish Country Dancers. Teachers are Sandy Gallamore of Richmond, Virginia. Music by Recorded music. Florida casual attire. Fri: finger food; Sat: lunch. $40. All dances during the evening programs will be briefed and might be walked. Contact James Kutzner 321-255-2756 jkutzner@earthlink.net. [www.rscdsOrlandoBranch.org]
§ Calgary (AB) St Giles Scottish Country Dance Club Workshop and Ball at Winston Heights Mountiew Community Association, 520-27th Ave NE. Fri: ceilidh 7:30-10:30; Sat: classes 9-noon & 1:15-2:45, ball 8-11:30pm. Sponsored by St Giles Scottish Country Dance Club. Teachers are Donna Angus, Gordon Robinson and Irene Townshend. Semi-formal, formal attire. Lunch and Banquet. $120. If you wish to present an item at the ceilidh please contact Janyn Bertram. Happy Dancing and see you then. Contact Karen Hyde 403-283-8488 Karenhyde@telus.net or Janyn Bertram 403-585-3842 janyn_bertram@hotmail.com.

Fri, March 25
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

April 2016

Sat, April 2
§ Mountain View (CA) Monthly Party at Mountain View Masonic Temple, 890 Church St. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The Campbell class and Red Thistle Dancers. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Rebecca Davis 408-378-3817 or Kathy Allen 408-252-8406. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/parties]

Fri, April 29
Vancouver (BC) Ceilidh Dance at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Class 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Vancouver Branch. Music by Calanais & friends. Casual attire. Juice, beer; cookies etc. $12. All steps taught & no partner or previous experience required. Wear flat, comfy shoes & join in the fun of this all ages event. Contact Duncan MacKenzie 604-536-9481 ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org. [www.vancouverceilidh.org]

May 2016

Sat, May 7
Southbury (CT) Kilts & Ghillies Tea Dance at South Britain Congregational Church, Rte 172 & E Flat Hill Rd. 3-7pm. Sponsored by New Haven Branch RSCDS. Wear comfortable dancing duds. Light supper. Contact Ingrid Davis ingrid20@sbcglobal.net.
§ Alameda (CA) Monthly Party at Alameda Masonic Temple, 2312 Alameda Ave. 7:30-11:30pm. Sponsored by The San Francisco class and the New World Dancers. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 6:45-7:15pm. Contact Linnea Johnson 415-841-9456 or Greg Reznick 510-558-8075. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/parties]

Fri-Sun, May 20-22
Hopewell Junction (NY) Pawling Weekend at Circle Lodge, 335 Sylvan Lake Rd. Fri: Buffet supper 6pm, Dance 8pm, Sat: Classes, Dinner 6:30pm, Ball 8pm, Ceilidh 11:30pm,. Sponsored by RSCDS New York Branch. Teachers are Pat Houghton (UK), Tim Wilson (California) and Robert McOwen (Mass.). Music by Scotch Mist and guests. More details to follow. Contact Sally Clayton pawlingweekend@gmail.com. [www.rscdsnewyork.org]

June 2016

Sat, June 4
Aptos (CA) Monthly Party at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr. 3-7pm. Sponsored by The Santa Cruz and Monterey classes. Attire: dresses for women, kilts for men, but many dancers wear Hawaiian or tie-dye themed outfits to this dance. Finger foods at evening's end. Great live music, popular dances, social, and fun. Everyone welcome! Walk-throughs of dances on the program are held in the hall before the Party 2:15-2:45pm. Contact Mary Larson 831-427-1921 or Kim Jorgensen 831-663-3227. [www.rscds-sf.org/events/parties]

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