Scottish Country Dancing in the Washington, D.C. Area, the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia Branches of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Between the Rivers

Sponsored by the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia Branches

Branches Scholarship Fund Will Help Dancers Attend Events

The Northern Virginia and Washington Branches have established a scholarship fund to help dancers attend designated branch and area events. The Between the Rivers Fund will provide 50% of fees, up to $50, to dancers who can benefit from financial assistance.

The fund aims to help dancers who need financial aid to attend events and to encourage new and young dancers to become involved in the dance community.

The Between the Rivers Fund is funded by donations and proceeds from Between the Rivers, the book of dances devised by members of both branches, and a generous bequest from Jim McCullough, a long-time Scottish Country Dancer and former Chairman of the Washington Branch. If you would like to donate to the fund or get more information, e-mail the Between the Rivers Fund committee at betweentherivers@rscds-greaterdc.org.

Top of page Application Guidelines

Dancers applying for assistance will fill out an application.

For assistance to attend dance weekends, dancers must also submit a recommendation from a teacher, and write a brief description of their experience. Recipients are expected to take part in all classes and dances in the event.

Applicants do not need to be Washington or Northern Virginia branch members or area dancers, but if requests exceed available funds, local dancers may be given preference. Dancers may apply for a scholarship to more than one event.

Top of page General Requests

Dancers can use our general application form for events such as a dance party. The application must be submitted at least two weeks before the event for which aid is requested; up to half the admission price may be awarded.

Top of page Argyle Weekend Requests

In 2019, aid will be offered for Argyle Weekend, November 8-10, 2019. Assistance for other teaching events may also be requested.

To receive up to 50% of the package fee in financial assistance to attend Argyle Weekend:

The Between the Rivers Fund Committee will make a decision by October 21, 2019, and notify you about the amount you will receive.

Argyle Weekend financial aid recipients are expected to:

  • Attend the Argyle Weekend Welcome Dance, Saturday classes, and Saturday night ball
  • Write a brief description of their experience and e-mail it to betweentherivers@rscds-greaterdc.org

Applicants do not need to be Washington or Northern Virginia branch members or area dancers, however, if requests exceed available funds, local dancers may be given preference.

Financial aid is provided through the Between the Rivers Fund, a joint project of the Washington and Northern Virginia Branches funded by proceeds from Between the Rivers, a book of dances devised by members of both branches and nearby groups, and donations.