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September 2017

Fri-Sun, Sep 15-17
High View (WV) Scottish Weekend 2017 at Timber Ridge Camp, 759 Timber Ridge Camp Rd. Fri: Welcome Dance 8pm; Sat: Classes am&pm, Ball 8pm; Sun: Classes. Sponsored by Scottish Weekend. Teachers are David Queen, Robert McOwen, Margaret Grenadine. Music by SW Ensemble. Casual and semi-formal attire. All meals and refreshments. $275. Contact Sandy Gallamore 804-678-8927 []

Sat, September 16
North Charleston (SC) Post Games Dance at Felix Davis Community Center, Park Circle. 7:30pm. Sponsored by Charleston Scottish Country Dancers. Recorded music. Semi-formal attire. Finger buffet. $5. Contact Irene Stancik 843-810-7797

October 2017

Fri-Mon, October 6-9
Canmore (AB) Scots Gathering at various locations around Canmore. Sponsored by St Andrews Caledonian Society/RSCDS - Calgary Branch. SCD Teachers are Pat Houghton, Evelyn Nixon, Fiona Carnie. Music by Ron Krugg, Lisa Scott and Mary Ross. Come celebrate and be part of Scottish culture with classes on Scottish studies, Chorale music, needlework, whiskey tasting, Gaelic language, piping, Scottish Country Dance music and more. Dance classes include- highland, long sword, Cape Breton Step, and of course Scottish Country Dancing. Classes run Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. Ceilidh on Sat evening and Ball on Sunday. Classes-casual attire, Ceilidh- Business casual attire, Ball-highland formal attire. Also teaching will be: Judy Nicholson (SCD music), Ken Blackwood (long sword dancing), Alix Esterhuizen (highland and step dancing). Meals, accommodation, class descriptions/schedule, and pricing information is available on the website. Contact Ann Vanderwal 403-912-8086 []

Fri-Sun, October 6-8
Dartmouth (NS) 35th Anniversary Fall Workshop at Christchurch Parish Hall, 61 Dundas St. Fri: ceilidh 7pm; Sat: classes am&pm, Banquet & Ball evening; Sun: Teachers' and Combined Classes. Sponsored by RSCDS Nova Scotia Branch. Teachers are Ron Wallace (USA), Jim Stott (Scotland). Music by Dean Herington and Mara Shea (USA). Semi-formal attire. Sat: lunch, banquet, Sun: lunch. $100. Accommodation in local hotels, motels, B&Bs. Partial attendance prices available. Please inquire. Contact Lydia Hedge 902-482-6577 or Kathy Warren 902-406-6568 []

Sat-Sun, October 14-15
§ Westchester County (NY) 44th Jeannie Carmichael Ball and Brunch at Edith Macy Conference Center, 550 Chappaqua Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Sat: 3pm Ball walk-thru, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:45pm Ball; Sun: Brunch: 9-10:30am, Dance 11am-2pm. Sponsored by New York Area SCD Groups. Music by Liz Donaldson and David Knight. Ball: formal attire; Walk-thru & Sunday dance: casual attire. Saturday Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Prices: $110 for ball and brunch, $80 for ball only, $45 for brunch only. Reduced prices available for non-dancing partners. Contact Maureen Ocasio or Fred Cotton, 211 S Buckhout St, Irvington, NY 10533. []

Fri-Sun, October 20-22
§ Houston (TX) Houston and District Branch All Hallows Eve Ball and Workshop at Rice University: Rice Memorial Center, 6100 Main St. Fri: Walk Thru 7-9:30pm; Sat: Workshop 9:30am-1pm; Sat: Ball 7-11pm. Sponsored by Houston and District Branch RSCDS. Teacher is Geoffrey Selling. Music by Judi and Ian Nicolson, Kathleen and Fred Collins. Costume (encouraged), "After five" or Scottish attire. Coffee for Workshop; After party immediately following the ball. US$60. Member price: $60, Non-member: $70, Youth: $25 by October 7th. Register before October 7th to save money. Contact Marcela Diz []

Fri-Sat, October 20-21
Ottawa (ON) Fall Workshop & Gala Dance at Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave. Fri: Ceilidh 7:30pm; Sat: Classes 9:30am-1:30pm, Reception & Buffet 5:30pm, Dancing 7:30pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Teachers are Barbara Johnston (Edmonton AB) & Tracey Applebee (Cincinnati, OH). Music by Hanneke Cassel & Laura Risk (fiddles) & Nick Williams (keyboard). $130. Classes at basic/int & int/adv levels. Hospitality available. Participants may select only a part or parts of the weekend (e.g. classes only, Gala dance only) at a reduced price. Contact Barbara Anglin or Doug Squires []

Sat, October 28
Southbury (CT) Nutmeg Workshop at South Britain Congregational Church Parish House, 693 S Britain Rd (Rt 172 & E Flat Hill Rd). Sponsored by RSCDS New Haven Branch. Teacher is Ellen Ternes. Music by Millbrae (Terry Traub & Ann Hooper). $TBD. Contact Alice Hencir (registrar) 203-245-7051
§ New Berlin (WI) Hallowe'en Dance 2017 at Our Lord's United Methodist Church, 5000 S. Sunnyslope Rd. 2-6pm. Sponsored by Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers. Music by Rare Privilege. Costumes encouraged but not required. $10. Potluck dinner after the dance. Contact Valerie Lau 847-334-5904 or Diana Hankes 414-828-0570 [

November 2017

Fri-Sun, November 10-12
§ Alexandria (VA) Argyle Weekend at St Stephen's and St Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine St. Fri: Dance 8pm; Sat: Morning classes, ball review, ball (8pm); Sun: Morning class, lunch. Sponsored by RSCDS Northern Virginia Branch. Teachers are RSCDS Chairman Helen Russell (UK) and Ellen Sears (NY). Music by Thistle House: David Knight, fiddle; Dave Wiesler, piano; Dan Emery, pipes; w/ Laura Risk. Dance: Semi-formal attire; Ball: Formal attire. Tea refreshments provided, lunch available with registration. The venue is located 15 minutes away from the DCA airport at a beautiful private school. Also accessible to IAD and BWI airports. For more information, please visit the Argyle website. Contact Elizabeth Holtan []

Sat, November 11
§ Toronto (ON) Toronto Workshop and Afternoon Dance at Branksome Hall, 10 Elm Avenue. Saturday 8.30 am - 5.00pm. Sponsored by RSCDS Toronto. Teachers are Jim Stott, Marion Hamilton, Maureen Richardson. Music by Don Bartlett, Laird Brown, Fred Moyes, Don Wood. comfortable dance attire. Continental Breakfast/Hot Lunch/Refreshments. $90. Part of RSCDS 60th anniversary celebrations.
Wonderful location with free on-site parking. Music for afternoon dance: Scotch Mist. Contact Christy Barber 416-489-2384 or Jane Robinson 416-463-5016 []

Fri-Sun, November 17-19
Pacific Grove (CA) Asilomar Weekend & Workshop at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Friday 3pm through Sunday 1pm. Sponsored by RSCDS San Francisco Branch. Teachers are Sue Porter, Fred DeMarse, Mary Murray and TBA. Sat Ball Music by Hood, Wink & Swagger. Fri Music TBA. Semi-formal or formal attire for Saturday Ball. Full meals Fri night-Sun lunch, Fri Ceilidh & Sat Ball include additional refreshments. Discover the Asilomar experience firsthand. Imagine yourself at a spectacular Fall Dance weekend in a unique location. Asilomar is located right in the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, only 120 miles south of San Francisco. 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. Accepting applications & registrations after April 1, 2017. More info and pricing will be available mid March 2017 on the website. Contact Patti Cobb 510-858-7588 or Julee Montes 650-722-0473 []

December 2017

Sat, December 2
§ Austin (TX) St Andrews Ball at St David's Episcopal Church, 301 E 8th St. Check-in 6pm, Grand March 7pm, after-party 10pm. Music by James MacQueen, Patti Cobb. Semi-formal attire. After-party light lunch. $45. Contact Diane Nousanen 512-299-5923 or Kate Walker []

Sat, December 9
Ottawa (ON) Christmas Potluck Dinner and Dance at Parkdale United Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. Potluck 6pm, Dancing 8pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. $6. Contact Elaine Hoag or Wayne Greer []


January 2018

February 2018

Sat-Sun, February 10-11
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae Annual Ball & Brunch at Glebe Community Centre Heritage Ballroom, 175 Third Ave. Sat: Ball 5:45pm-Midnight; Sun: Brunch 10:30am. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. Music by Torridon Scottish Country Dance Band. Ball Buffet Dinner; dessert & coffee following dancing; Brunch on Sunday. $95. Hospitality available. Non-dancers or Ball & dessert only: $65. Slow jam Sat morning. Contact Elaine Hoag or Doug Squires 613-851-2874 []

Fri-Sun, February 16-18
Honolulu (HI) Aloha Winter Weekend at Ala Wai Golf Club Ballroom, 404 Kapahulu. Fri: social 5:30pm; Sat: class 9am-2pm, dinner/dance 5pm; Sun: class 9:30-11:30am; Sun: ceilidh 5:30pm. Sponsored by RSCDS-Hawaii. Teacher is Mary Murray. Music by Humuhumunukunukuapua'a & Strathspey Society Band. Class/ceilidh: casual attire; Sat evening semi-formal attire. Fri: light supper; Sat: continental breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sun: cont breakfast, ceilieh dinner. $185. We extend our ALOHA for a weekend of social dancing, classes and a ceilidh in the subtropics. Book early for best hotel rates and availability. Contact Melissa Lindsay 808-256-3347 or Bruce McEwan 808-265-1141 []

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May 2018

Fri-Sun, May 11-13
§ Copake (NY) 55th Annual Pawling Weekend at Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp, 159 Empire Rd. 3pm Fri thru 3pm Sun. Sponsored by RSCDS New York Branch. Teachers are Willie Williamson (Scotland), Linda Henderson (California) and Sandy Gallamore (Virginia). Music Director is Hanneke Cassel. Welcome dance - casual attire, Ball - formal attire. All meals provided. Further details will be posted as they become available. Contact Chris Ronald []

Sat, May 12
Ottawa (ON) Ardbrae AGM, Potluck Dinner and Dance at Parkdale United Church Hall, 429 Parkdale Ave. Potluck 6pm, AGM 7pm, Dancing 8pm. Sponsored by Ardbrae Dancers of Ottawa. $6. Contact Elaine Hoag or Wayne Greer []

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