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

Past Events, March 2012-present

This page is intended as an aid to teachers and instructors who plan classes and parties. Most of the links to programs and cheat sheets work;
for those that don't, the following Google page may have them.


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Saturday, March 3, 2012
No.Va. Snowdrop Ball
10:00 a.m. Music Workshop with Keith and Muriel
(intended for teachers but all are welcome to attend),
NIH Building T-39, Bethesda, MD
(please follow T-39 WEEKEND entry directions!)
3:00 p.m. Ball Review, 7:45 p.m. Grand March, & 8:00 p.m. Ball,
St. Stephen's & Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, VA
Music: Keith Smith, fiddle and Muriel Johnstone, piano
Admission: FREE!
Contact: 703-548-8031 or snowdrop@rscds-greaterdc.org

Saturday, March 10, 2012
St. Patrick's Day Dance Party
2:00 PM, Church of the Epiphany, Richmond VA
Music by John Turner - Fiddle and Susie Petrov - Piano

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Spring Ball
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA at 8 pm
Musician: George Meikle

Sunday, March 25, 2012
Baltimore Spring Tea Dance
2:30 p.m., St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD
Musicians: Terpsichore -- Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano), with Marty Taylor (winds and concertina)
Admission: $20.00 (Students $15)
Contacts: Don Vasbinder, 410-795-8144 or donald.vasbinder@verizon.net;
Fred Eustis, 410-922-6369 or fred.eustis@comcast.net

Friday-Sunday, March 30-April 1, 2012
Capital Weekend 2012
Cherry Hill Park Convention Center, College Park, MD
Musicians: Waverley Station - David Knight (fiddle) Liz Donaldson (piano) and Ralph Gordon (bass and cello)
Teacher: Catherine Shaw, London, Ontario

 

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Sunday, April 22, 2012
Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club Dance
2:00 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall, Glen Echo, MD
Musicians: Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
Admission: $10 (free to Glen Echo residents)
Contact: Becky Ross (BeckyRoss@PeatAndBarley.com or 301-208-8285)
or Basil Manns (basil_m@hotmail.com or 301-929-8540)

 

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Terrapin Spring Ball
8:00 p.m., University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Musicians: Becky Ross (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano) with Dan Emery (pipes)
Admission: Free! (donations to Royal Scottish Country Dance at Maryland gratefully accepted)
Contact: dance.scottish@gmail.com

Saturday, May 12, 2012
No.Va. Basic Tea Dance
2:00 p.m., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Lower School, Alexandria, VA
Musicians: Becky Ross, fiddle and Melissa Running, piano
Admission: $15 ($10 students)
Contact: Shanda Robertson, robertsonsh@yahoo.com.com or 703-425-5219

 

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Saturday, June 2-3, 2012
Silver Thistle Ball Weekend
Sherry Reception at 6:30 followed by A Grand March at 7:15
Hanover Arts Center Ballroom, Ashland VA
Music by Elke Baker/fiddle, James Stevenson-Mathews/keyboard, and Ralph Gordon/bass & cello
Contact: Stella Fogg at 804-282-5482 or stellafogg@comcast.net or Sandy Gallamore at 804-678-8927 or agallamore@aol.com
Reservation Form

June 23, 2012
ABCs of Scottish Country Dance (PDF)
Advance and Retire, Allemande, Back to Back, and Balance in Line, Casting, Chain Formations
10:00 a.m, NIH T-39, Bethessda, MD
Admission: $5
Contact: Shanda Robertson, robertsonsh@yahoo.com

 

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July 21, 2012
ABCs of Scottish Country Dance (PDF)
Corners, Cross Over, Crown Triangles, Double Triangles, En Rond
10:00 a.m, NIH T-39, Bethessda, MD
Admission: $5
Contact: Shanda Robertson, robertsonsh@yahoo.com

July 29 - August 5, 2012
TAC Summer School 2012
Portland, Oregon

 

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Carol Porter Celebration Dance
8:00 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA
Musicians: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $15 ($10 students)
Contact: Yvonne Y. Yang, yvonne@rscds-greaterdc.org, 703-750-2965

Saturday, August 18, 2012
16th Frederick Workshop and Dance
2:30 p.m., Walkersville Town Hall, Walkersville, MD
Dinner will be at 5:00, followed as soon as possible by an informal party
Teacher: Margaret Grandine
Admission: $5 per person and a contribution to the pot-luck Contact: Valerie Hill, vlhill@juno.com, 301-739-4553

Saturday, August 25, 2012
ABCs of Scottish Country Dance (PDF)
En Rond, Figure of 8, Hands Across, Hands Round, the Knot
10:00 a.m, NIH T-39, Bethessda, MD
Admission: $5
Contact: Shanda Robertson, robertsonsh@yahoo.com

 

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Saturday-Sunday, September 1-2, 2012
Virginia Scottish Games
5089 Tavern Road, Great Meadow, The Plains, VA
2:00 p.m. Dance at the SCD Tent (Saturday PDF; Sunday PDF)
Admission: 2-day adult $30, 1-day adult $20, children 5-12 $5, children under 5 free
Visit the Scottish Country Dance tent! Informal dances each afternoon included with Games admission. For free admission to the Games, call 703-548-8031 and volunteer to help at the SCD tent!

Friday-Sunday, September 14-16, 2012
Scottish Weekend
Welcome Dance and Ball Programs
Timber Ridge Camp, Highview, WV
Teachers: Eric Finley, Ayr, Scotland; Catherine Shaw, London, Ontario, Canada; Ellen Ternes, Waynesboro, PA
Music: Ralph Gordon, Hanneke Cassel, Katie McNally, David Knight, Nicholas Williams, Liz Donaldson, Melissa Running, Dave Wiesler, Dan Emery

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Monday, October 22, 2012
NIH Monday Night Class will have live music!
Music: Liz Donaldson, piano and Becky Ross, fiddle
Come and enjoy!

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Richmond Halloween Dance Party
2:00 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, Richmond, VA
Music: David Knight, fiddle and Melissa Running, piano
Admission: $20.00
Contact: Stella Fogg, 804-282-5482, stellafogg@comcast.net or Sandy Gallamore, 804-678-8927, agallamore@aol.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Delaware Valley Ball
Delaware Valley Ball
8:00 p.m., Wilmington Friends School, Wilmington, DE
Dance Instructions
Contact: Sian Frick (302) 368-2318 or sianfrick@gmail.com
Web Site

Tuesday, October 30 2012
St. Columba's Halloween Dance
8:00 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $10 students, $15 others
Contact: Chris Kleemeier, kleemeier@aol.com

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Friday-Sunday, November 2-4, 2012
Argyle XXIX
Argyle XXIX
400 Fontaine St., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Schools Lower School, Alexandria, VA
Teachers: Terry Harvey and Pam Stephens
Music: Terpsichore with Elke Baker, fiddle, Liz Donaldson, piano, and Ralph Gordon, bass

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Saturday, December 2, 2012
Alexandria Christmas Walk Dance
A benefit for The Campagna Center
11:00 parade through Old Town Alexandria
1:00 p.m. intro session, 2:00 p.m. dance, The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Melissa Running, piano
Admission: $20 dancers, $10 students, $5 spectators

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Richmond Christmas Dance
2:00 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, Richmond, VA
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20

Monday, December 10, 2012
NIH Class Christmas Party featuring live music! (PDF cheat sheet)
8:00 p.m., NIH Building T-39, Bethesda, MD
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Bring refreshments to share

Monday, December 17, 2012
Baltimore Christmas Social
8:00 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsfille, MD
Music: Marty Taylor, winds and concertina and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $5 drop-in

Monday-Tuesday, December 31, 2012-January 1, 2013
Delaware Valley Hogmanay
9:00 p.m., Germantown Friends School Field House, Philadelphia, PA (map)
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano; Ralph Gordon, bass & cello; with Dan Emery, pipes
Admission: $30 RSCDS members, $35 non-members, $5 non-dancers, $10 children

 

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
Welcome the New Year Dance
(PDF cheat sheet)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pizza Lunch and social time before the dance
1:00 - 4:00 PM Dance
Musicians: Liz Donaldson, piano and David Knight, fiddle
Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, College Park, MD (map)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
No.Va. Burns Night Party
8:00 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Admission: $5 drop-in

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Charlottesville Burns Night
Brochure, Crib sheet)
1:00 p.m. dance, Odd Fellows Hall, Charlottesville, VA
6:00 p.m. social hour, 6:45 p.m. dinner, 8:15 p.m. ceilidh, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, fiddle; Dave Wiesler, piano; Dan Emery, pipes and flute
Admission: $20 dance; $39 dinner

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Sunday, February 10, 2013
St. Columba's Valentine's Dance
2:00 p.m., Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, College Park, MD (map)

Saturday, February 16, 2013
St. Andrews Soc. of Mid MD Burns Supper
5:30 PM at the Urbana VFD Fire Hall
Members: $25, Students: $20, Non-members: $30 (add $5 after Feb 2)
Contact: Dorothy Penders 301-829-1733

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Richmond Ceilidh Dance
2:00 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, Richmond, VA
Music: CDs
Admission: $5

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Beginners' Boost (PDF)
4:00 p.m., 400 Fontaine St., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Schools Lower School, Alexandria, VA
Admission: $10

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Baltimore Spring Tea Dance
2:30 p.m., St. Mark's on the Hill, Pikesville, MD
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano; with Marty Taylor, flute and concertina
Admission: $20 ($15 students)

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Saturday, March 2, 2013
No.Va. Snowdrop Ball
8:00 p.m., 400 Fontaine St., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Schools Lower School, Alexandria, VA
Music: Elegant Echoes - Liz Donaldson, piano; Becky Ross, fiddle; and Colleen Reed, flute
Admission: $20 ($15 students)

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Richmond St. Patrick's Day Dance
2:00 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, Richmond, VA
Music: Mara Shea, fiddle and Julie Gorka, piano
Admission: $20

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club Dance
2:00 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall, Glen Echo, MD
Music: Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
Admission: $10 (free to Glen Echo residents)
Contact: Becky Ross (BeckyRoss@PeatAndBarley.com or 301-208-8285) or Basil Manns (basil_m@hotmail.com or 301-929-8540)

 

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Friday-Sunday, April 5-7, 2013
Capital Weekend 2013
Cherry Hill Park Convention Center, College Park, MD
Teacher: Jimmie Hill, Edinburgh
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, fiddle, Dave Wiesler, piano, and Dan Emery, pipes and flute

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Beginners' Boost 2 (PDF)
1:00 p.m., 400 Fontaine St., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Schools Lower School, Alexandria, VA
Admission: $10

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Lawless Dancing at the Dennises
4:00 p.m. dancing, 6:00 p.m. potluck, Potomac, MD
Contact: 703-548-8031 or dance.lawless@gmail.com Admission: FREE!

 

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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Terrapin Spring Ball
2:00 p.m., Stamp Student Union, Stamp Atrium, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: Free! (donations gratefully accepted)
Contact: dance.scottish@gmail.com

Saturday, May 11, 2013
No.Va. Basic Tea Dance
2:00 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Julie Gorka, piano
Admission: $20 ($10 students)
Contact: Yvonne, yvonne@rscds-greaterdc.org, 703-750-2965

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Richmond Ceilidh Dance
2:00 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, Richmond, VA
Music: CDs
Admission: $8

Saturday, May 25, 2013
CSCD Spring Dance and Picnic
2:00 p.m., Camp Friendship, Palmyra, VA
(PDF from camp web site)
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $18 dance & cookout; $10 students; $6 cookout only
RSVPs for cookout appreciated
Contact: Kelly Dryden, kdryden7w@gmail.com, 434-982-0525

Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9, 2013
Richmond Silver Thistle Ball & Brunch
Saturday 6:30 p.m. Sherry Reception, 7:15: p.m. Grand March, 8:00 p.m. Dance
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Brunch followed by Brunch Dance
Hanover Arts Center Ballroom, Ashland VA
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, fiddle, Dave Wiesler, piano, and Dan Emery, pipes and flute
Contact: Stella Fogg at 804-282-5482 or stellafogg@comcast.net or Sandy Gallamore at 804-678-8927 or agallamore@aol.com

 

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July 7 - 11, 2013 Silver Thistle School
Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina
Contact: Betty Lee Barnes, (202) 966-3595 or thistledance@verizon.net

 

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Carol Porter Celebration Dance
8:00 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA
Musicians: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $25 ($15 students)
Raffle at Dance Program Interval Details
Contact: Yvonne Y. Yang, yvonne@rscds-greaterdc.org, 703-750-2965

Saturday, August 17, 2013
17th Frederick Workshop and Dance
Workshop 2:30 p.m., Walkersville Town Hall, Walkersville, MD
Dinner will be at 5:00 pm, followed by more dancing
Teacher: David Gilliam
Admission: $5 per person and a contribution to the pot-luck Contact: Valerie Hill, vlhill@juno.com, 301-739-4553

Saturday, August 31
Virginia Scottish Games Dance Party
2:00 p.m. at the Scottish Country Dance Tent
Virginia Scottish Games, Great Meadows, The Plains, VA
Admission: Included with your admission to the Games!

Saturday-Sunday, August 31-September 1, 2013
Virginia Scottish Games
Great Meadows, The Plains, VA
Admission: Two day adult $30; Single day adult $20; Children 5 - 12 $5 (free on Sunday); Under 5 Free
Dancers: For free admission to the Games, volunteer to help at the Scottish Country Dance Tent!

 

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Friday-Sunday, September 13-15, 2013
Scottish Weekend
Welcome Dance and Ball Programs
Timber Ridge Camp, Highview, WV
Teachers: Pat Houghton, Ross-shire, Scotland; Linda Gaul, Pitlochry, Scotland; Mel Briscoe, Alexandria, VA

 

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Monday, October 21, 2013
Baltimore Halloween Party
Baltimore Halloween Party
8:00 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, MD
Music: Elke Baker and Marty Taylor
Dance Instructions
Drop-in: $5
Contact: Alyse Carter, carter.alyse7@gmail.com, (410) 948-7308

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Richmond Halloween Dance Party
2:00 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, Richmond, VA
Music: John Turner, fiddle and Susie Petrov, piano
Admission: $20.00
Contact: Stella Fogg, 804-282-5482, stellafogg@comcast.net or Sandy Gallamore, 804-678-8927, agallamore@aol.com

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Beginners' Boost!
2:00 p.m. Del Ray United Methodist Church
100 East Windsor Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
Admission: $5
Contact: info@rscds-greaterdc.org
Join us for a workshop designed to build your confidence. We will review basic figures and practice a few of the dances on upcoming programs. Soft flexible shoes like ballet slippers or dance sneakers are best. Partner not needed. After the workshop, join us for a potluck supper in a nearby home.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
St. Columba's Halloween Dance
8:00 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $10 students, $15 others
Contact: Ellen Ternes, ellenter@comcast.net, (301) 318-4208

 

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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Alexandria Christmas Walk Dance
2:00 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
1:00 p.m. intro session / walkthroughs
Music: David Knight, fiddle and Dave Wiesler, piano
Admission: $20 dancers, $10 students, $5 spectators
Contact: Alison Imbriaco, alison.imbriaco@gmail.com or 571-228-8118

Wednesday, December 31, 2013
SASMM Hogamany
Frederick Masonic Lodge, 6816 Blentlinger Road, Frederick, MD 21702 at 8 PM
Admission: $5
For information, please contact Scott or Dana Cameron at 301-846-0406

 

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Saturday, January 4, 2014
Welcome the New Year Dance
(PDF cheat sheet)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pizza Lunch and social time before the dance
1:00 - 4:00 PM Dance
Musicians: Liz Donaldson, piano and Becky Ross, fiddle
Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, College Park, MD (map)

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Harrisburg 12th Night
2:00 p.m., Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsburg, PA
Music: Terpischore - Elke Baker, fiddle & Liz Donaldson, piano, with Dan Emery on pipes and flute
Admission: $20
Contact: Tine MacKay, 717,725,0842, tine.mackay@gmail.com, Sue Zuke, 717,569,0668, petronella77@hotmail.com

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Charlottesville Burns Night
Dance Program (PDF)
1:00 p.m. dance, Odd Fellows Hall, Charlottesville, VA
6:00 p.m. social hour, 6:45 p.m. dinner, 8:15 p.m. ceilidh, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, fiddle; Dave Wiesler, piano; Dan Emery, pipes and flute

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - DATE CHANGE!
No.Va. Burns Night
8:00 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle
Contact: Yvonne, yvonne@rscds-greaterdc.org
Admission: $5 drop-in

Friday - Sunday, January 31 - February 2
Baltimore Scottish Country Dancers Lititz Weekend
General Sutter Inn, 14 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543
Contact Fred Eustis for more information at 410-922-6369

 

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Sunday, February 9, 2014
St. Columba's Valentine Dance
2:00 p.m., Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, College Park, MD (map)
Music: Terpsichore with Elke Baker and Liz Donaldson
Admission: $20 general, $15 students

Saturday - February 22, 2014
SASMM Annual Burns Night Supper
5:30 P.M., Urbana VFD Fire Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike, Urbana, MD
Information: Dorothy Penders 301-829-1733 or dundeedorothy@aol.com

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Richmond Ceilidh Dance
2:00 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, Richmond, VA
Music: CDs
Admission: $8
Contact: Stella Fogg, 804-405-2725, stellafogg@comcast.net

 

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Saturday, March 1, 2014
Northern Virginia Snowdrop Ball
8:00 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA
Music: David Knight, fiddle and Neil Pearlman, piano

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - LOCATION CHANGE!
Baltimore Spring Tea Dance
2:00 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano; with Marty Taylor, flute and concertina
Admission: $20 ($15 students)
Contact: Doug Nelson 410-831-2870, waveland@erols.com or Don Vasbinder 410-795 8144, donald.vasbinder@verizon.net

Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16, 2014
33rd Pittsburgh Highland Ball
George Washington Hotel, Washington, PA
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, fiddle; Dave Wiesler, piano; and Dan Emery, pipes and flute
Workshop Teacher: Eilean Yates

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Richmond St. Patrick's Day Dance
2:00 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, Richmond, VA
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20
Contact: Stella Fogg, 804-405-2725, stellafogg@comcast.net, Sandy Gallamore, 804-678-8927, agallamore@aol.com

Friday-Sunday, March 28-30, 2014
Capital Weekend 2014
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, fiddle; Dave Wiesler, piano; and Dan Emery, pipes and flute
Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, College Park, MD (map)

 

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club Dance
2:00 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall, Glen Echo, MD
Musicians: Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
Admission: $10 (free to Glen Echo residents)
Contact: Becky Ross (BeckyRoss@PeatAndBarley.com or 301-208-8285) or Basil Manns (basil_m@hotmail.com or 301-929-8540)

 

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Terrapin Spring Ball, 8:00 PM
St. Mary's Hall - Multipurpose Room
Musicians: John Roxburgh (fiddle and viola) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
Free Admission - Donations Accepted!

Saturday, May 17
Basic Tea Dance
2:00 p.m., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, VA 22302

Saturday, May 24
Charlottesville Spring Dance and Cookout
2 p.m., Camp Friendship, Palmyra, VA

Monday, May 26
Baltimore Dancers Social Evening
8 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church
Dance Instructions
Musicians: Becky Ross (Fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (Piano)


 

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Saturday-Sunday, June 14-15, 2014
Richmond Silver Thistle Ball and Brunch, June 14-15
Saturday 6:30 p.m. Sherry Reception, 7:15: p.m. Grand March, 8:00 p.m. Dance
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Brunch followed by Brunch Dance
Hanover Arts Center Ballroom, Ashland VA
Music: Tullochgorum - Barbara McOwen. fiddle; Terry Traub, piano & Robert McOwen, bass
Contact: Stella Fogg at 804-282-5482 or stellafogg@comcast.net or Sandy Gallamore at 804-678-8927 or agallamore@aol.com

 

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Annual Frederick Workshop
Walkersville Town Hall
Class: 2:30, Potluck: 5:30, Dancing: 6:30
Teacher: Arthur McNair
Admission: $5 plus bring something for the potluck table!
For more information, contact Valerie Hill at vlhill@juno.com

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Carol Porter Celebration Dance
8 p.m.
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, VA 22302

Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, 2014
2014 Virginia Scottish Games Dance Party
2 p.m.
Great Meadow, The Plains, VA 20198

 

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Friday - Sunday, September 12-14, 2014
Scottish Weekend
Welcome Dance and Ball Programs
Come join us for a great weekend of Scottish Country Dancing to the music of world-class musicians in the West Virginia mountains!
Check out the above web site for details!!

 

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Frederick 20th Anniversary Party
Walkersville Town Hall
Buffet Supper (not potluck) at 6:00pm: Dancing at 8:00pm
Musicians: Liz Donaldson (piano) and Elke Baker (fiddle)
For more information, contact Valerie Hill at vlhill@juno.com

 

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Friday-Sunday, November 14-16, 2014
Argyle Weekend 2014, Alexandria, VA
Teachers: Linda Gaul, Pitlochry, Scotland and Sandy Gallamore, Richmond, VA
Music: Terpsichore: Elke Baker, Fiddle; Liz Donaldson, Piano; Ralph Gordon, Bass and Cello
Location: St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School, 400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, VA 22302

 

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Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Scottish Country Dance Demonstration and Participation
Music: David Knight on Fiddle
Program
Come dance with us, all are welcome!

Monday, December 15, 2014
Baltimore Holiday Party
8:00 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsfille, MD
Music: Marty Taylor, winds and concertina and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $5 drop-in

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Northern VA Branch Class Night Party, 7:30 p.m.
The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, Fiddle; Liz Donaldson, Piano
Program

Monday, December 22, 2014
NIH Class Christmas Party
Music: Liz Donaldson and Becky Ross
Come and welcome the Christmas Season with the NIH Monday Class!

Saturday, December 27, 2014
Lawless "Boxing day plus 1" Dance Party
4:00 p.m., 3726 Millpond Court, Fairfax, VA
Dances by Maria Ward - easy and relaxing
Potluck supper to follow dancing
Info: Call Helen at 703-758-0688 or barneylaw@verizon.net

Wednesday-Thursday, December 31, 2014-January 1, 2015
Delaware Valley Hogmanay Ball
8:30 p.m., Germantown Friends School Field House, Philadelphia, PA

 

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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Harrisburg 12th Night Dance
2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 444 Silver Spring Road, Mechaniscburg, PA
Music: Liz Donaldson, Elke Baker, and Dan Emery
Dance Program and Instructions
Contact: Tine MacKay 717-725-0842

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Charlottesville Burns Night Celebration
Odd Fellows Hall, Charlottesville, VA
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, Fiddle; Dave Wiesler, piano; and Dan Emery, pipes and flute

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
No.Va. Burns Night Dance Party
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano

 

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Session 1: Dance through the new RSCDS Book 48 and Graded Book 3 (PDF flyer)
2:00 p.m., NIH Building T-39 (weekend entry directions)
(Session 2 on Saturday, March 7, 2015)

Sunday, February 8, 2015
St. Columba's Valentine Dance
12:30 p.m. at Greenbelt Community Center Upstairs Gym
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Comfort food and Social hour to follow dancing
Admission: dancers $20, students $15
Contact: Ellen Ternes, ellenter@comcast.net

February 28, 2015
No.Va. Snowdrop Ball
8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. ball review)
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School, Daniel Gym
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
Music: David Knight, fiddle and Neil Pearlman, piano
Admission: dancers $25, students $15

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Session 2: Dance through the new RSCDS Book 48 and Graded Book 3 (PDF flyer)
2:00 p.m., NIH Building T-39 (weekend entry directions)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Northern VA Branch Class Night Party
Flyer (PDF) and Cheat Sheet (PDF)
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, Fiddle; Liz Donaldson, Piano
Admission: $5 drop-in fee, free for No.Va. members

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Richmond St. Patrick's Day Dance
2 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 8000 Hermitage Road, Richmond VA
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle; and Liz Donaldson, piano

Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, 2015
Capital Weekend 2015
Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, College Park, MD (map)
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano; and Ralph Gordon, bass
Contact: Sally Beth Buckner, sally_buckner@comcast.net

 

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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Dance Party, Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
2 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo, MD 20812
Contact Becky Ross at BeckyRoss@PeatAndBarley.com or call 301-208-8285

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Baltimore Tea Dance
2:00 PM, St. Gabriel Community Center, 6948 Dogwood Road,Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Dance Instructions (PDF)
Musicians: Elke Baker, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano; and Marty Taylor, winds and concertina
Admission: $20 (students $15)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Northern VA Branch AGM and Class Night Party
Cheat Sheet (PDF)
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, Fiddle; Liz Donaldson, Piano
Admission: $5 drop-in fee, free for No.Va. members

 

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Saturday, May 9, 2015
Frederick Celtic Festival
Mt. Airy Fire Department Carnival Grounds
1003 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771: 9am to 6pm
Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert: 7pm to 10pm

Saturday, May 16, 2015
No.Va. Basic Tea Dance
2 p.m., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School (small gym)
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
Musicians: Mara Shea, fiddle; Dave Wiesler, piano
Admission: $20 ($10 students)

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Charlottesville Spring Dance and Cook-Out
2:00 PM, Camp Friendship, Palmyra, VA
Check cscd.avenue.org for updates

Monday, May 25, 2015
Baltomore May Social Evening, 8:00 PM
Catonsville Presbyterian Church, 1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD
Please enter using the side door to the the left of the playground
Becky Ross (fiddle) and Jane Ziki (piano)
For more information, contact Alyse Carter at 410-948-7308 or carter.alyse7@gmail.com

 

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Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14, 2015
Richmond Silver Thistle Ball Weekend

 

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Sunday-Friday, July 5-10, 2015
Thistle School of SCD

Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, North Carolina

Friday-Saturday, July 10-18, 2015
RSCDS Boston Pinewoods Scottish Sessions
Scottish Session I: July 10-13, 2015
Scottish Session II: July 13-18, 2015
Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA

Friday-Sunday, July 24-26, 2015
TAC AGM Conference Weekend (for teachers)
Basic Teaching Skills Course (for dancers)

Register before May 1, 2015 for early bird discount!
Longwood University, Farmville, VA
AGM Teacher: Sue Porter (Scotland)
Basic Teaching Skills Teacher: Ron Wallace (CA)
Class Musician: Neil Barron (England)
Ball Musicians: Kelly Fraser-Collins (Canada), Neil Barron (England), Fred Collins (Canada), Don Wood (Canada)

Sunday-Sunday, July 26-August 2, 2015
TAC Summer School (for dancers and musicians)
Register before May 1, 2015 for early bird discount!
Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Teachers: Rebecca Blackhall-Peters (Canada), Terry Harvey (PA), Robert McOwen (MA), Sue Porter (Scotland)
Musicians: Kelly Fraser-Collins (Canada), Neil Barron (England), Fred Collins (Canada), Judi Nicolson (TX), Etienne Ozorak (CA), Don Wood (Canada)

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Sunday-Sunday, July 26-August 23, 2015
RSCDS Summer School (for dancers and musicians)
Week 1 - July 26-August 2
Week 2 - August 2-9
Week 3 - August 9-16
Week 4 - August 16-23
Register for any 2 weeks
Teaching Courses: Unit 2 - Week 1; Unit 3 Week 2; Unit 5 - Weeks 3-4

St. Andrews University, Fife, Scotland

Saturday, August 15, 2015
19th Annual Frederick Workshop and Dance
19th Annual Frederick Workshop and Dance
2:30 p.m., Walkersville Town Hall, Walkersville, MD
Dinner will be at 5:00, followed as soon as possible by an informal party
Teacher: Ellen Ternes
Admission: $5 per person and a contribution to the pot-luck
Contact: Valerie Hill, vlhill@juno.com, 301-739-4553

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Carol Porter Celebration Dance
8:00 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205
Musicians: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20 ($10 students)
Come prepared to bid on a wide variety of goodies at the silent auction!

 

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September 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Northern Virginia Class Night Party
Music by Adam Bern, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Download the cheat sheet (PDF) here!

September 5 and 6, 2015
Virginia Scottish Games
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198
Please join us both days for participation dancing and a dance party!
Here are the schedule and cheat sheet.

Friday-Sunday, September 18-20, 2015
Scottish Weekend
Come join us for a great weekend of Scottish Country Dancing to the music of world-class musicians in the West Virginia mountains!
Check out the above web site for details!!

 

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
St. Columba's Halloween Dance (PDF)
St. Columba's Halloween Dance
8:00 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $15 students, $20 others
Download the cheat sheet (PDF) HERE! Contact: Ellen Ternes, ellenter@comcast.net, (301) 318-4208

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Northern Virginia Class Night Party (PDF)
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Download the cheat sheet (PDF) here!

 

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Friday-Sunday, November 6-8, 2015
Argyle Weekend
With teachers Linda Henderson (North Berwick, Scotland) and Ellen Ternes (Waynesboro, PA)
Music by Thistle House (David Knight, fiddle; Dave Wiesler, piano; Dan Emery, pipes)
Ceilidh Dances on Sunday (PDF) with Linda Henderson

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Beginners' Boost!
2:00 p.m., Del Ray United Methodist Church
100 East Windsor Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
Admission: $10 ($5 students)
Contact: yvonne@rscds-greaterdc.org

 

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Saturday, December 5, 2015
No.Va. Christmas Walk Tea Dance (PDF)
2 p.m. (Walk-through at 1 p.m.), St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, 22302 Music by Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
Download cheat sheet HERE! (PDF)

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Richmond Scottish Country Dancers Christmas Dance
2 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, Richmond VA

Monday, December 14, 2015
NIH Christmas Party (PDF cheat sheet)
8:00 p.m. (note later time!), NIH Building T-39, Bethesda, MD
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Melissa Running, piano

Monday, December 21, 2015
Baltimore Christmas Party (PDF flyer and cheat sheet)
8:00 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsfille, MD
Music: Marty Taylor, winds and concertina and Liz Donaldson, piano

 

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January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016

 

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Saturday, January 9, 2016
Welcome the New Year Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall, Glen Echo, MD 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Music: Waverley Station: David Knight (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
Open house and chili immediately after dance at Guy and Susan's home
Call 240-426-1898 for more information

Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24, 2016
Charlottesville Burns Night Celebration
1:00 PM at the Odd Fellows Hall, 116 4th St, Charlottesville, VA

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 February 10, 2016!
Northern Virginia Burns Night Celebration
7:30 p.m., Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Download cheat sheet HERE! (PDF)
Music by Becky Ross (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson, piano

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Dance Through Book 49 (
PDF)
2-5 p.m., NIH Building T-39, Bethesda, MD
Recommended for intermediate dancers and above

 

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Northern Virginia Burns Night Celebration
7:30 p.m., Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Download cheat sheet HERE! (PDF)
Music by Becky Ross (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson, piano

SASMM Burns Nicht Supper, February 20
Urbana Folunteer Fire Department Hall; 5:30 PM Social Hour, 6:30 Dinner
Reserve your place now!

Sunday, February 21, 2016
St. Columba's Second Chance Valentine Dance
1:30 p.m. at the Greenbelt Community Center Gym
Dance Instructions (PDF)
Comfort Food after the dance
Questions? Call Ellen Ternes at 301-318-4208

Saturday, February 27, 2016
The Snowdrop Ball
8:00 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205
Music by Waverley Station (David Knight, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano; Ralph Gordon, cello and bass)
Download dance instructions HERE! (PDF)
See links to videos HERE!
Admission: $25 ($15 students)

 

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Saturday, March 5, 2016
Scottish Country Dance Party and Participation Dancing
2:00 p.m., The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
Come dance with us, all are welcome! Dance program will include participation dances especially for our audience.
Dance instructions (PDF)
Music: Becky Ross on Fiddle
Admission: Free!

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Richmond St. Patrick's Day Dance
2 p.m., Church of the Epiphany
Music: Judi Nicholson, fiddle and Kathy Fraser-Collins, piano
Admission: $20

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Northern Virginia Class Dance Party, 7:30 p.m., Durant Center
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Click HERE (PDF) for cheat sheet.
Click HERE for list of dances with videos.

March 18-20, 2016
Pittsburgh Highland Ball
Music by Terpsichore; Elke Baker: fiddle, Liz Donaldson: piano, and Ralph Gordon: cello and bass
Workshop by Lou Hanson
The George Washington Hotel, Washington, PA

 

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Friday-Sunday, April 1-3, 2016
Capital Weekend 2016
The Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, MD
Guest Teacher: Kathy Giacoletti, Wyncote, PA
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, Liz Donaldson, Ralph Gordon

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club Dance
2 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo, MD 20812
2:00 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (2nd floor)
Music: The Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
Contact: Becky Ross BeckyRoss@PeatAndBarley.com, 301-208-8285 or Basil Manns, basil_m@hotmail.com, 301-929-8540

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Northern Virginia AGM and Dance Party
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano

 

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Baltimore Tea Dance
2:00 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, Liz Donaldson & Marty Taylor

Sunday, May 22, 2016
No.Va. Your Basic Tea Dance
2:00 p.m., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, 22302
Walk-through starting at 1:15
Music: Waverley Station - David Knight, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano

Monday, May 30, 2016
Baltimore Dancers Social Evening
8 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church
Music: Becky Ross (Fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (Piano)

 

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
The Montpelier Gathering
Montpelier Gathering
Sponsored by the Charlottesville Scottish Country Dancers and the Richmond Scottish Country Dancers
2:00 p.m., Montpelier Center for the Arts, Montpelier, VA
Music: Waverley Station - David Knight, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Download cheat sheet (PDF)

 

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Saturday, August 13,2016
The Carol Porter Celebration Dance
8 p.m.,
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205
Music by Waverley Station: David Knight, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Click HERE for video of "The Alderwood Knot," a new strathspey on the program.

Saturday, August 20, 2016
20th Annual Frederick Workshop and Dance
Walkersville Town Hall, Walkersville, MD
Class starts at 2:30: Potluck dinner starts at 5:00
Teacher: Yvonne Yang
Dance Instructions

 

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Friday, September 9, 2016
Scottish Weekend Welcome Dance Review
NIH, Building T-39, 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $5
Whether you're coming to Scottish Weekend or not, all are welcome to participate and do some great dances!

Friday-Sunday, September 16-18, 2016
Scottish Weekend
Welcome Dance and Ball Programs
Teachers: Rebecca Blackhall-Peters, Jamie Berg, and Sandy Gallamore
Featured Musician: James Grey plus the SW ensemble

 

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
St. Columba's Halloween Dance
8 PM, Greenbelt Community Center
$20 admission, $15 for students and Basic/Beginner class members

Monday, October 31, 2016
Baltimore Halloween Party
8:00 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, MD
Music: Becky Ross (fiddle) and Marty Taylor (winds and concertina)
Drop-in: $5
Contact: Margaret MacLeod, 410-532-7021 or Fred Eustis, 410-922-6369

 

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Friday-Sunday, November 11-13, 2016
Argyle Weekend
400 Fontaine St., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes Schools Lower School, Alexandria, VA
Teachers: Terry Harvey (Newtown Square, PA) and Elaine Brunken (Kansas City, MO)
Music: Terpsichore (Elke Baker, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano)
Sunday Specialty Class: Low-Impact English and Ceilidh Dances with Terry and Elaine. No experience necessary.
Financial aid requests are due October 21, 2016

 

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Scottish Country Dance Party and Participation Dancing
2:30 p.m., The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
Come dance with us, all are welcome! Dance program will include participation dances especially for our audience.
Dance instructions (PDF)
Admission: Free!

Sunday, December 4, 2016
No.Va. Christmas Walk Tea Dance
2 p.m., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, 22302
Music: Becky Ross (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
Admission: $20

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Christmas Dance, Richmond Scottish Country Dancers
Richmond Christmas Dance
2 p.m., Church of the Epiphany
Music: David Knight, fiddle and Melissa Running, piano
Admission $20

Monday, December 12, 2016
NIH Class Holiday Party
Dance Instructions
7:30 p.m., NIH Building T-39, Bethesda, MD
Music by Liz Donaldson and Becky Ross

Monday, December 19, 2016
Baltimore Class Holiday Party
Dance Program and Instructions
8:00 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church
Music by: Marty Taylor and Liz Donaldson

Saturday-Sunday, December 31, 2016-January 1, 2017
St. Andrew's Society of Mid-Maryland Hogmanay
7:00 p.m., Urbana Volunteer Fire Department Hall, Frederick, MD
dinner, ceilidh dancing, live music, silent auction, games
Music: Kaitlin Likas, fiddle
Admission: $20 members, $25 non-members
MUST PURCHASE TICKETS BY 12/17/2016!

Saturday-Sunday, December 31, 2016-January 1, 2017
Delaware Valley Hogmanay
8:30 p.m., Germantown Friends School Field House, Philadelphia, PA
Music: Dave Wiesler, Katie McNally, and Catherine Miller with Dan Emery, piper

 

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January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017 August 2017 September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017

 

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Saturday, January 7, 2017
Welcome the New Year Dance
1:00 pm, Glen Echo Town Hall, Glen Echo, MD
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20
We will have our Annual Post-Dance Chili Feed at Guy and Susan's immediately after the dance - plan now to attend!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Harrisburg 12th Night Dance and Potluck
Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsville, PA
Music: Waverley Station - David Knight, fiddle, Liz Donaldson, piano, and Ralph Gordon, bass, with Dan Emery, pipes
Admission: $20

Saturday, January 21, 2017
CSCD Burns Night Celebration
Odd Fellows Hall, 116 4th St, Charlottesville, VA
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, fiddle, Dave Wiesler, piano, and Dan Emery, pipes and flute

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
No.Va. Burns Night
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle; and Liz Donaldson, piano
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Admission: free to those who have paid tuition; $5 for others

 

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Monday, February 6, 2017
Fred & Sue's 50th Anniversary Dance Party
8:00 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church
Music by: Terpsichore - Elke Baker and Liz Donaldson, with Marty Taylor
Light Refreshments
Admission: A Smile!

Sunday, February 12, 2017
St. Columba's Valentine Dance
Cheat sheet coming soon!
1:30 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center - The Gym
Music by: Becky Ross and Julie Gorka
Admission: $20 dancers, $15 students
Contact: ellenter@comcast.net

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saint Andrews Society of Mid-Maryland Burn's "Nicht"
Social Hour: 5:30 pm, dinner: 6:30 pm, program: 8:00 pm
Urbana Volunteer Fire Department Hall
3620 Urbana Pike, Rt. 355, Frederick, MD 21704
Register and buy tickets

 

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Snowdrop Ball Review
Part of the Friday Basic Class
8:00 p.m., NIH Building T-39, Bethesda, MD
Admission: $5
Contact: Yvonne, yvonne@rscds-greaterdc.org

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Snowdrop Celebration Dance
In honor of the birthdays of Mel and Ellie Briscoe, Maria Ward, Elizabeth Holtan, and Celia Belton
2 p.m., Academy of the Holy Cross
4920 Strathmore Avenue, Kensington, MD, 20895
Music: Judi Nicolson, fiddle; Kathy Fraser-Collins, piano; Fred Collins, drums; Neil Barron, accordion
Admission: only the pleasure of your company!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Northern Virginia Class Party (PDF)
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle; and Liz Donaldson, piano
Videos and pillings: here

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Humphries-Graham Wedding Ball
Bree and Jeff invite you to celebrate with them!
8:00 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
Music: Calum Pasqua - fiddle, Susie Petrov - piano, Jane Roberts - cello, and Dan Emery - pipes, flute, whistle
FREE ADMISSION. RSVP to bree.humphries@gmail.com

 

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Friday - Saturday, April 7-8, 2017
Loch Norman Highland Games & Scottish Country Dances
Friday Welcome Dance, Friday, April 7, 8:00 PM
Saturday Gala Ball, April 8, 8:00 PM
Hopewell Presbyterian Church
10500 Beattie's Ford Road, Charlotte, NC

Saturday April 15, 2017
Ceilidh Dance Class (PDF)
3-5 p.m., NIH Building T-39, Bethesda, MD
Teacher: Ellie Briscoe
Admission: $5

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Baltimore Spring Tea Dance
Note the time and venue change!
3 p.m., Historic Oakland Manor
5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia MD 21044
2 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, MD
Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20 (Students $15)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Northern Virginia AGM and Class Party
PDF Cheat Sheet
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club Dance
2 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo, MD 20812
Music: The Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
Contact: Becky Ross BeckyRoss@PeatAndBarley.com, 301-208-8285 or Basil Manns, basil_m@hotmail.com, 301-929-8540
Admission: $10 (free to Glen Echo residents)

 

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Your Basic Tea Dance
2:00 p.m., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, 22302
Music: Waverley Station - David Knight, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20; students $10

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival
Mount Airy, MD

Monday, May 29, 2017
Baltimore May Dance Party
8 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church
Music: Becky Ross (Fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (Piano) Admission: $5 drop-in fee

 

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
The Montpelier Gathering
2 p.m., Montpelier Center for the Arts
17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA
Sponsored by the Charlottesville Scottish Country Dancers and
the Richmond Scottish Country Dancers

Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano

Friday-Saturday, June 23-25, 2017
A Capital Weekend
Academy of the Holy Cross
4920 Strathmore Avenue, Kensington, MD, 20895
Teacher: Steven Rusche
Music by Thistle House: Dave Wiesler, piano; David Knight, fiddle; and Dan Emery, pipes

 

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Thistle School, July 8-13, 2017

Pinewoods, July 7-15, 2017

TAC Summer School, July 23-30, 2017

 

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Saturday, August 19, 2017
Carol Porter Celebration Dance
2 p.m., Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307
Music: David Knight, fiddle and Melissa Running, piano
Admission: $20; students $10
Bring items to donate to the silent auction, or come prepared to bid on them! All proceeds to benefit Argyle Weekend.
Flyer and Cheat Sheet
Additional videos and crib sheet.

 

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Saturday-Sunday, September 2-3, 2017
Virginia Scottish Games
Great Meadow, The Plains, VA
With open participation dancing each day at
10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 3 p.m.
Dance Party with participation dancing each day at 2 p.m.

September 15-17, 2017
Scottish Weekend
Welcome Dance and Ball Programs
Timber Ridge Camp, High View, WV
Teachers: David Queen, Southport, UK; Robert McOwen, Boston, Mass.; Margaret Grandine, Washington, DC
Music: Elke Baker, Liz Donaldson, Dan Emery, Ralph Gordon, Becky Ross, Dave Wiesler

September 30, 2017
A Traditional Scottish Ceilidh
Sponsored by St. Andrew's Society of Mid-Maryland
Saturday, September 30, 2017 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Woodsboro Firehall, Woodsboro, MD
Members $10, non-members $15,
Advance registration per form required (to order food)

 

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Saturday, October 21, 2017
3 p.m., Participation Dancing
Alexandria International Festival
Waterfront Park
Old Town Alexandria

October 31, 2017
St. Columba's Halloween Dance
8-10:30 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20; $15 students

 

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Friday-Sunday, November 10-12, 2017
Argyle Weekend
Teachers: Helen Russell (UK) and Ellen Sears (NY)
Music: Thistle House with Laura Risk
Location: St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, 22302

 

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
Alexandria Christmas Walk Parade and Participation Dancing
11 a.m., Parade (participants, please gather at 10 a.m.)
2:30 p.m., Scottish Country Dance Party, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
Come dance with us, all are welcome! Dance program will include participation dances especially for our audience.
Dance instructions (PDF)
Music: Becky Ross on Fiddle
Admission: Free!

Sunday, December 3, 2017
No.Va. Christmas Walk Tea Dance
2 p.m., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, 22302 in the Daniel Gym
Music: Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
Admission: $20; youth 18 and under, $10

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Richmond and Williamsburg Scottish Country Dancers' Christmas Dance
2 p.m., Church of the Epiphany
8000 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
Music: Mara Shea, fiddle and Julie Gorka, piano
Admission: $20

Sunday-Monday, December 31, 2017-January 1, 2018
Delaware Valley Hogmanay
8:30 p.m., Germantown Friends School Field House, Philadelphia, PA
Music: Dan Emery, Aaron Marcus, Peter Macfarlane, and Viveka Fox

Sunday-Monday, December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018
SASMM 2017 Hogmanay Celebration
7:00 PM, Urbana Volunteer Fire Department, Urbana, MD
$15 Members, $20 non-Members
BYOB and a dish to share - fried chicken to be provided

 

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January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018 July 2018 August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018

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Saturday, January 6, 2018
Welcome the New Year Dance
Dance Instructions
1:00 pm, Glen Echo Town Hall, Glen Echo, MD
Admission: $20 (Glen Echo residents free)
Music by David Knight, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Post-Dance Chili Feed
We will have our Annual Post-Dance Chili Feed at Guy and Susan's immediately after the dance - plan now to attend!!

Harrisburg 12th Night Tea Dance and Potluck
Sunday January 14, 2018 2:00 PM $20
Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsburg, PA
Music by Waverley Station with Dan Emery on pipes
Great potluck food after the dance!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Northern Virginia Burns Night Party (PDF)
Dance Instructions (PDF) and videos
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle, and Liz Donaldson, piano
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA

Saturday, January 27, 2018
CSCD Burns Night Celebration
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, Fiddle, Dave Wiesler, Piano, Dan Emery, Pipes and Flute

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Dancing Achievement Award - deadline (PDF)
For dancers who want to take a short series of classes to improve their dance technique and get feedback from the RSCDS. The class will take place in the spring if enough people express interest by 1/31/2018.
Info: Ellie Briscoe, ellie@briscoe.com or 703 461 7383

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Sunday, February 11, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
St. Columba's Valentine Dance
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle, and Liz Donaldson, piano
Program
Greenbelt Community Center Gym, Greenbelt, MD
Admission: $20 Students $15

Saturday, February 24, 2018
SASMM Burns Night Celebration
5:30-9:00 p.m., Urbana MD Volunteer Fire Hall
Reserve your tickets by Feb 10

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Scroll of Honour Celebration for Liz Donaldson
4:00 p.m., The Metropolitan, 10000 Town Center Ave., Columbia, MD 21044
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, jam session, and dancing!
RSVP to carteralyse7@gmail.com

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
Postponed due to power outage at venue!
Beginners' Boost
1:00 p.m. Truro Community Clubhouse
4146 Elizabeth Lane, Annandale, VA, 22003
1:00 p.m. Truro Community Clubhouse
4146 Elizabeth Lane, Annandale, VA, 22003
(enter from Ann Fitz Hugh Drive)
Teacher: Ellen Ternes, Waynesboro, PA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle; and Liz Donaldson, piano
Requested donation: $15
Contact: Yvonne, yvonne@rscds-greaterdc.org

Saturday, March 10, 2018
The Snowdrop Dance
1:15 p.m. dance walkthrough, 2:00 p.m. dance
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205
Music by Waverley Station (David Knight, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano)
Admission: $20; Students $10

Sunday, March 25, 2018 (New date)
Postponed due to power outage at venue!
Beginners' Boost
2:00 p.m., Truro Community Clubhouse
4146 Elizabeth Lane, Annandale, VA 22003
(enter from Ann Fitz Hugh Drive)
Teacher: Ellen Ternes, Waynesboro, PA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle; and Melissa Running, piano
Requested donation: $15
Contact: Yvonne, yvonne@rscds-greaterdc.org 1:00 p.m. Truro Community Clubhouse

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club Dance
2 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo, MD 20812
Music: The Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
Contact: Becky Ross BeckyRoss@PeatAndBarley.com, 301-208-8285 or Basil Manns, basil_m@hotmail.com, 301-929-8540
Admission: $10 (free to Glen Echo residents)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Northern Virginia Branch Special Class
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
David Knight, fiddler, will teach about music and SCD
Admission: $8 drop-in fee for those who have not paid No.Va. tuition

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Northern Virginia Branch AGM
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Your Basic Tea Dance
2:00 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Melissa Running, piano
Admission: RSCDS members $20, non-members $25, students $10

Friday-Sunday, May 11-13, 2018
Capital Weekend
Teacher: Malcolm Brown
Save the date - more details later!

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Baltimore Spring Tea Dance
2 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, MD
Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20 (Students $15)

Monday, May 28, 2018
Baltimore May Dance Party
8 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church
Music: Becky Ross (Fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (Piano) Admission: $5 drop-in fee

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Saturday, June 9, 2018
Washington Branch AGM and Cookout
2 p.m., the MacLeods' house, Silver Spring, MD
Potluck contributions welcome!
Please RSVP by June 1, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018
18th Annual Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival
9 am-6 pm, Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Activity Grounds
1003 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771
Tickets: $15 in advance, children 12 and under free

Saturday, June 30, 2018
St. Columba's Yard Sale
8 am - 1 pm, 12218 Fleming Lane, Bowie, MD 20715
All proceeds go to St. Columba's Scottish Country Dancers, to help us keep the joy of dancing alive and well.
Contact Betsy: 301-807-4235 (talk, text) ekhallwallace@gmail.com
Contact Bill: 301-706-6004 (talk, text) whs.wallace12@gmail.com

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
22nd Annual Frederick Workshop and Dance
2:30 p.m. class, 5 p.m. potluck dinner, followed by an informal dance
Teacher: Ellie Briscoe
Dance Cheat Sheets
Walkersville Town Hall, Walkersville, MD
Admission: $5 plus potluck contribution

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Carol Porter Celebration Dance
1 p.m. party review, 2 p.m. dance
Videos and crib sheet
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria, VA 22307
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: RSCDS Members $20; Non-members: $25; Students $10

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Saturday-Sunday, September 1-2, 2018
Virginia Scottish Games
Great Meadow
5089 Old Tavern Road
The Plains, VA 20198
Virginia Scottish Games Flyer includes information about demo dances and participation dancing.
Dances Cheat Sheet

Friday-Sunday, September 14-16, 2018
Scottish Weekend
Camp Louise, Cascade, MD
Teachers: William Williamson, Dumfriesshire; Elaine Brunken, Kansas City; Steven Rusche, Philadelphia
Music: Keith Smith, Elke Baker, David Knight, Liz Donaldson, Dave Wiesler, Terry Traub, Ralph Gordon, Dan Emery

September 25, 2018
St. Columba's Ceilidh Night
8 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center Gym, Greenbelt, MD
Free!
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle, and Liz Donaldson, keyboard

September 29, 2018
St. Andrew's Society of Mid-Maryland 2nd Annual Ceilidh
5:30 p.m.
Woodsboro Fire Hall
2 South Third Street, Woodsboro, MD 21798
301-898-5100

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October 21, 2018
RSCDS at UMD 10th Anniversary Tea Dance
1 p.m., Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom (2nd floor)
Parking
RSCDS at University of Maryland College Park (Facebook)
Music by Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Free admission! (but contributions gratefully accepted)

October 30, 2018
St. Columba's Halloween Dance
8-10:30 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20; $15 students

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Friday, November 2, 2018
First Fridays Dances Around the World
Presented by City of Alexandria Office of the Arts
PDF Flyer
6:00-9:00 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Admission: $9 (free for children under 5 accompanied by an adult)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Northern Virginia Class Party
PDF Cheat Sheet
7:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $8 drop-in fee for those who have not paid No.Va. tuition

Friday-Sunday, November 9-11, 2018
Argyle Weekend
Teachers: Kate Nealley (Ardmore, PA) and Jim Stott (Ellon, Aberdeenshire)
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano; with guest David Knight, fiddle
Location: St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, 22302

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Saturday, December 1, 2018
Alexandria Christmas Walk Parade and Participation Dancing
11 a.m.
Parade (participants, please gather at 10 a.m.)
2:30 p.m., Scottish Country Dance Party
The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA
Come dance with us, all are welcome! Dance program will include participation dances especially for our audience.
Dance instructions (PDF)
Music: Becky Ross on Fiddle
Admission: Free!

Sunday, December 2, 2018
No.Va. Christmas Walk Tea Dance
2:30 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church
5533 16th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205
Music: Becky Ross (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (piano)
Admission: $20 RSCDS Members; $25 Non-members;
$10 Students

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Richmond Christmas Dance
2 p.m., The Dance Space
6004-A West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Music: Dave Wiesler, piano and David Knight, fiddle
Admission: $20

Monday, December 10, 2018
Baltimore Class Holiday Party
8:00 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, MD
Music: Marty Taylor, flute & concertina and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: Free!

Monday, December 17, 2018
NIH Class Holiday Party
8:00 p.m., NIH Building T-39, Bethesda, MD
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: Free!

 

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January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019

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Saturday, January 5, 2019
Welcome the New Year Dance
1:00 - 4 PM, Glen Echo Town Hall, Glen Echo, MD
Musics: Waverley Station - David Knight, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20 (free to Glen Echo Residents)
Chili Feed immediately following at Guy and Susan's Home

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Burns Night Celebration
7:30 p.m., the Durant Center
1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Melissa Running, piano
Admission: Free for spectators and for those who paid No. VA spring tuition; $8 for everyone else

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Saturday, February 2, 2019
Dance through Book 52, the newest RSCDS dance book
1-5 p.m., National Institutes of Health (NIH), Building T-39
Use the CVIF for weekend entry
Videos and cribs
Recommended for intermediate dancers and above
Suggested donation: $5

Sunday, February 10, 2019
St. Columba's Valentine Dance
1:30 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center Gym, Greenbelt, MD
Raffle! Comfort food follows!
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle, and Melissa Running, piano
Admission: $20, Students $10

Saturday, February 23, 2019
SASSMM Burns Night Supper
Urbana Volunteer Fire Department Hall, Urbana, MD
Tickets: $30

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Saturday, March 2, 2019
Fiddle Club Scottish Dance Party
2:00 p.m., Ballroom Back Room (NEW LOCATION), Glen Echo Park (Park Map), Glen Echo, MD
Music: The Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
Admission: $10

Saturday, March 9, 2019
No.Va. Snowdrop Dance
1:45 p.m. dance walkthrough, 2:30 p.m. dance
Daniel Gym, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, 22302
Music: Thistle House - David Knight, fiddle; Dave Wiesler, piano; and Dan Emery, pipes
Admission: $25 RSCDS members, $30 non-members, $10 students

Friday, March 15, 2019
No.Va. Challenge Class (PDF)
The class is intended for experienced Scottish country dancers who want a challenge and to work on their own dancing. There will be technique practice and some interesting dances with minimal walk-throughs.
8-9:30 p.m., The Durant Center, Alexandria, VA
Music: Barbara Saliunas, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $10

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Richmond Dance - Remembering Sandy Miller
2 p.m., The Dance Space, 6004-A West Broad St., Richmond, VA
Music: John Turner, fiddle and Ralph Gordon, bass
Admission: $20

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Beginners' Boost (PDF)
For newer dancers and those who wish to polish the basics.
2-5 p.m. at the Durant Center
1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
Metro: Blue or Yellow Line to King Street
Teacher: Janet Peterson
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Janina O'Brien, piano
Admission: $15

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Wednesday, April 8, 2019
Alexandria FUNdamentals class Graduation Party (
PDF)
7:30 p.m., at the Durant Center
1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA
Metro: Blue or Yellow Line to King Street
Cheat Sheet (PDF)
Crib sheets and videos online
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Jane Ziki, piano
Admission: $8 drop-in fee for those who have not paid No.Va. tuition

Friday, April 12, 2019
No.Va. Challenge Class (PDF)
The class is intended for experienced Scottish country dancers who want a challenge and to work on their own dancing. There will be technique practice and some interesting dances with minimal walk-throughs.
8-9:30 p.m., The Durant Center Alexandria, VA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $10

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Baltimore Spring Tea Dance
2 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church
1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD, 21228
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano, with Marty Taylor, winds and concertina
Admission: $20; students $10

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Sunday, May 19, 2019
Your Basic Tea Dance!
2:30 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church
5533 16th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205
Dance review at 1:45 p.m.
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: RSCDS members $20; Non-members $25; Students $10

Monday, May 27, 2019
Baltimore May Party
8:00 P.M., Catonsville Presbyterian Church
1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, Maryland
Cheat Sheets
Featuring music by Becky Ross (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
Drop in fee: $5.00
Information: Fred Eustis 410-922-6368 or Margaret Mac Leod 410-532-7021

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Friday-Sunday, June 21-23, 2019
Capital Weekend
Teacher: Jeff Corrigan, Placerville, CA

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Carol Porter Celebration Dance
7 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church
5533 16th Street North, Arlington, VA 22205
Music by Waverley Station: David Knight, fiddle and
Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: RSCDS Members: $20; Non-members: $25; Students: $10

Saturday, August 24, 2019
23rd Annual Frederick Workshop and Dance
2:30 p.m. class, 5 p.m. potluck, followed by an informal dance
Walkersville Town Hall, Walkersville, MD
Admission: $5 plus potluck contribution

Saturday-Sunday, August 31 and September 1, 2019
The Virginia Scottish Games
Participation dancing each morning at our tent
Scottish Country Dance Party each day at 2 p.m.
Videos and crib notes
Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA

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Friday, September 13, 2019
Challenge Class
with teacher Margaret Grandine
The class is intended for experienced dancers who want to be challenged and work on their own dancing. Energy level will be intense; walk-throughs minimal.
Truro Community Clubhouse, 4146 Elizabeth Lane, Annandale VA 22003
8 p.m. (shoes on!) to 10 p.m.
At least one musician, TBA
Suggested donation: $15 to cover facility and musician cost

Friday-Sunday, September 27-29, 2019
Scottish Weekend
Camp Louise, Cascade, MD
Teachers: Mervyn Short, Jen Schoonover, and Geoffrey Selling
Musicians: Elke Baker, Judi Nicholson, Liz Donaldson, Dave Wiesler, Terry Traub, Marty Taylor, Ralph Gordon, Dan Emery

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Frederick 25th Anniversary Masquerade Party
7:00 p.m. Reception, 8:30 p.m. Grand March
Walkersville Town Hall, Walkersville, MD
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano; Ralph Gordon, cello & bass
Admission: $30 by October 1, $35 after. See flyer for prepayment info.

Friday, October 25, 2019
Challenge Class (PDF)
8 p.m. (shoes on) to 10 p.m.
NIH, Building T-39, Wisconsin Ave. and NIH Gateway Dr., Bethesda, MD
With teacher Yvonne Yang
And musicians Elke Baker, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $15

October 29, 2019
St. Columba's Halloween Dance
8-10:30 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Music by Elke Baker, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20; $15 students

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Northern Virginia Class Party (PDF), 7:30 p.m.
At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria VA.
Dance Instructions (PDF)
Elke Baker, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: free with paid class tuition; $8 drop-in fee
Program coming soon!

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Friday-Sunday, November 8-10, 2019
Argyle Weekend 2019
Teachers: David Queen, Lancashire, UK; and Andy Taylor-Blenis, Boston, MA
Music: Terpsichore - Elke Baker, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano; Ralph Gordon, cello & bass
REGISTER BY 10/21/2019 FOR A DISCOUNT!

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Beginners' Boost (PDF)
For newer dancers and those who wish to polish the basics.
3 (shoes on)-5 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Arlington
700 South Buchanan Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Parking is available on site; the Woman's Club is a few blocks' walk from Columbia Pike, which has bus service from Pentagon City metro
Teacher: Maria Ward
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle
Admission: $15

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Saturday, December 7, 2019
Alexandria Christmas Walk Parade and Participation Dancing
11 a.m. Parade (participants, please gather at 10 a.m.)
2:30 p.m., Scottish Country Dance Party
The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA
Come dance with us, all are welcome! Dance program will include participation dances especially for our audience.
Dance instructions (PDF)
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle
Admission: Free!

Monday, December 9, 2019
SCDSW Class Holiday Party
Dance Instructions
8:00 p.m., NIH Building T-39, Bethesda, MD
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: Free!

Monday, December 16, 2019
Baltimore Class Holiday Party
Dance Instructions
8:00 p.m., Catonsville Presbyterian Church
Music: Marty Taylor, flute and concertina and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: Free!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Northern Virginia Holiday Dance Party (PDF)
7:30 p.m., The Woman's Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington, VA
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Devisors: Ellie Briscoe and Maria Ward
Admission: free for those who have paid trimester tuition; $8 for all others

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
SASMM 2019 Hogmanay Celebration
7:00 p.m.-midnight, Hampton Inn, 5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD
Live band, Ceilidh dancing, and Scottish Dinner
Sign up here!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019-Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Delaware Valley Hogmanay
8:30 p.m., Germantown Friends School Field House, Philadelphia, PA
Music: James MacQueen, Mara Shea & Dave Wiesler
Admission: RSCDS Members $40.00, Non-RSCDS members $45.00, Students $15.00, Spectators and under age 13 $5.00

 

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Top of page January 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020
Welcome the New Year Dance
1-4 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall, Glen Echo, MD
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: $20 (Glen Echo residents free)
Chili Feed right after the dance at Guy and Susan's

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Northern Virginia Burns Night
7:30 p.m., The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria VA Music: Becky Ross, fiddle; and Jane Ziki, piano
Free to those who paid spring tuition; $8 all others; spectators free!
Cheat sheet coming soon!
Cribs and videos

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Sunday, February 9, 2020
St. Columba's Valentine Dance
1:30 p.m., Greenbelt Youth Center, 99 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD
Note new location across the parking lot from the Community Center (Map)
Dancing, then comfort food
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle; Liz Donaldson, piano; Carrie Rose, flute
Admission: $15 dancers, $5 students

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Challenge Class
The class is intended for experienced dancers who want to be challenged and work on their own dancing. Dancing will be at a high energy level.
1:30 (shoes on!)-3:30 p.m., Truro Community Clubhouse
4146 Elizabeth Lane, Annandale VA 22003
Teacher: Ellie Briscoe
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle; Jane Ziki, piano
Suggested donation: $15 to cover facility and musician cost

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Something new: Snowdrop Dance Preview
with devisors Jay Andrews and Elizabeth Holtan
Jay and Elizabeth will lead participants through a selection of dances
on the program; you'll dance to CDs.

3-5 p.m., Local Motion Project Dance Studio
2377 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Admission: $5

Saturday, February 29, 2020
SASMM Burns Night
5:30 PM - click above link for reservations!
Urbana Department Fire Hall


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Sunday, March 1, 2020
Fiddle Club Scottish Dance Party
2:00 p.m., Ballroom Back Room (NEW LOCATION), Glen Echo Park (Park Map), Glen Echo, MD
Music: The Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
Admission: $10

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Northern Virginia Class Dance Party
7:30 p.m., The Athenaeum
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Music by Waverley Station:
David Knight, fiddle, and Liz Donaldson, piano
Admission: Free to those who have paid spring 2020 tuition;
$8 all others

Saturday, March 7, 2020
Snowdrop Dance
1 p.m. (12:15 p.m. review), St. Stephen's/St. Agnes Lower School
400 Fontaine St., Alexandria, VA 22302
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Details com ing soon!

POSTPONED: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Richmond St. Patrick's Day Dance
2 p.m., The Dance Space, 6004-A, West Broad St., Richmond VA
Music: Tim Macdonald and Jeremy Ward, from Chicago
Admission: $22
Cribs and videos
Light refreshments will be served during intermission.

CANCELED: Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22, 2020
39th Pittsburgh Highland Ball Weekend
Teacher: Tine McKay, Mountville, PA
Music: Highland Square - Elissa Hock-Wimmer (piano), Fred Mamula (fiddle), Jack Lindberg(flute/whistle/banjo), Arthur McNair (Accordion)

CANCELED: Sunday, March 29, 2020
Beginners' Boost (PDF)
For newer dancers and those who wish to polish the basics.
2 p.m. (arrival 1:45 p.m., warmups at 2) to 3:30 p.m. at the
Del Ray United Methodist Church
100 East Windsor Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301. Entrance to the social Hall is on side street - Clyde Street.
Teacher: Maria Ward
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle
Admission: $10; students with ID $5

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CANCELED: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Challenge Class (PDF)
This energetic class is intended for experienced dancers who want to be challenged and work on their own dancing.
1:30 (shoes on!)-3:30 p.m.Truro Community Clubhouse
4146 Elizabeth Lane, Annandale VA 22003
Teacher: Yvonne Yang
Music: Becky Ross, fiddle; Jane Ziki, piano
Suggested donation: $15 to cover facility and musician cost

POSTPONED: Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19
Delaware Valley 50th Anniversary Celebration

CANCELED: Saturday, April 25, 2020
2020 Capital Weekend Workshop and Ball
Walkersville Town Hall, Walkersville, MD
Teacher: Susan Tumlin, Atlanta, GA
Stay Tuned for updates!

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CANCELED: Friday, May 1-Sunday, May 17
RSCDS Spring Fling/Fringe
Spring Fling is for dancers age 12-35. Spring Fringe is for dancers age 35+.
St. Petersburg, Russia and Toronto, Canada

CANCELED: Friday-Sunday, May 8-10, 2020
Boston Branch Highland Ball Weekend
First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA

CANCELED:Sunday, May 17, 2020
Baltimore Spring Tea Dance
2 p.m.; $20 (students $15)
Catonsville Presbyterian Church
1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD
Music by Terpsichore: Elke Baker - fiddle, Liz Donaldson - piano, and Marty Taylor - winds and concertina

CANCELED: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Your Basic Tea Dance!
2 p.m.Truro Community Clubhouse
4146 Elizabeth Lane, Annandale VA 22003

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CANCELED: Sunday-Saturday, July 5-11, 2020
Blue Ridge Scottish Dance School
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

CANCELED: Friday, July 10-Saturday, July 18, 2020
Pinewoods Scottish Sessions I-II
Friday-Monday, July 10-13, 2020 Session I
Monday-Saturday, July 13-18, 2020 Session II
Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA

CANCELED: Sunday, July 19-Sunday, August 2, 2020
TAC Summer School TAC Summer Events
Sunday-Sunday, July 29-August 2 Teacher Candidate Classes Friday-Sunday, July 24-26, 2020 Teachers Conference Weekend
Sunday-Sunday, July-26-August 2, 2020 Summer School
Summer School is open to all dancers!
Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

CANCELED: Sunday, July 19-Sunday, August 16, 2020
RSCDS Summer School
Sunday-Sunday, July 19-26, 2020 Week 1
Sunday-Sunday, July 26-August 2 Week 2
Sunday-Sunday, August 2-9 Week 3
Sunday-Sunday, August 9-16 Week 4
Check the schedule to see teachers, musicians, and which weeks teacher training, DAA, and other specialty courses are offered.
St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland

CANCELED: Friday-Sunday, September 25-27, 2020
Scottish Weekend
Camp Louise, Cascade, MD

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
St. Columba's Halloween Dance
ON-LINE! Please e-mail ellenter@comcast.net for the link!
8-10:30 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Music by Becky Ross, fiddle and Liz Donaldson, piano
Contact: ellenter@comcast.net for the link!
Admission: FREE! Admission: $20; $15 students

Friday-Sunday, November 13-15, 2020
Argyle Weekend XXXVII (37)
Argyle will be virtual this year! Register to receive the links!
Teacher: Raphaëlle Orgeret, Lyon, France
Music Teacher: Hanneke Cassel, Boston, MA
Ball Musician: Dave Wiesler, piano
Admission: FREE! Donations appreciated!

 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Northern Virginia Burns Celebration (PDF), 7:30 p.m. ONLINE
Two party review sessions: Saturday, January 23, 3 p.m. and Wednesday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Live music with Elke Baker, fiddle
Maria Ward, devisor and emcee
Zoom links will be sent shortly before January 23

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
St. Columba's Valentine's Party, February 9, 2021

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Saturday, March 13, 2021
Northern Virginia Snowdrop Dance (PDF), 3 p.m. ONLINE
Party review at 2:15 p.m.
With musicians from two continents and
Margaret Grandine, devisor and emcee
Registration required
Musician names and websites

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Saturday, May 22, 2021
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Awakening the Muscle Memory, with
Andy Taylor-Blenis
Register by 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, so we can send you the Zoom link.