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 for a teaching weekend, 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.

In 2017, aid will be offered for Capital Weekend, June 23-25, 2017, and Argyle Weekend, November 10-12, 2017. Assistance for other teaching events may also be requested.

New for 2017, the fund is also offering "Event Discount Cards" for a $5 discount off the admission fee at participating events between April 2017 and March 2018. The cards have been distributed to groups in the DC area, Charlottesville (VA), Richmond (VA), Harrisburg (PA), and Lancaster (PA), and are available from each group's teacher or organizer.

Top of page Application Guidelines

Dancers applying for assistance will fill out an application, 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 Capital Weekend Requests

To receive up to 50% in financial assistance to attend Capital Weekend:

The Between the Rivers Fund Committee will make a decision by June 5, 2017, and notify you about the amount you will receive.

Capital Weekend financial aid recipients are expected to:

  • Attend the Capital 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

Top of page Argyle Weekend Requests

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 November 5, 2017, 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