Royal Scottish Country Dance Society


Annual Ball 2014

The annual Ball will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 starting at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and dinner at 6:00 p.m.  The location will be the same as past years - The Great Hall, Somerville House, The University of Western Ontario.  Dance music by Laird Brown and Scotch Mist. The tickets will by $65 for dancers and $40 for non-dancers.

For more information call Anne or Alasdair Campbell at (519) 641-3550.

There will be a Brunch on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Bill and Marie McLennan's home, 945 Woodhaven Road, London.  The cost is $10 per person and is limited to 35 guests.

The registration form, directions, a map of the University of Western Ontario and dance briefs can be accessed on the Events page.

 Commonwealth Ceilidh

To celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the RSCDS London Canada Branch is hosting a night of Scottish ceilidh dancing at Colborne United Church, 711 Colborne St., London, Ontario.

Join us Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of fun. Dance the night away!

Cost is only $5 a ticket.

Call Helen Bell at (519) 471-0623 for tickets or more information.

Go to the events page for directions.

Benefits of Scottish Country Dancing

Studies show that people are healthier and happier when they join like-minded others in hobbies, activities and clubs. Scottish Country dancing is one such activity. Anyone, of any age, can join, costs are minimal and clubs exist all over the world, including Japan, of all places. Obviously you don’t have to have a drop of Scottish blood in you to participate in Scottish Country Dancing. And from the beginning it is a lot of fun.

Gladys Farrant of the Scottish Country Dance Club in Kaitaia in New Zealand’s Far North is a shining testimony to the value of Scottish Country Dancing and the benefits of activity in general. At 75-years-young, she tutors Scottish Country Dancing and takes tap dancing lessons with a group of chronologically-younger dancers.

Scottish Country Dancing is certainly good for circulation and arthritis, beneficial for the brain and an opportunity to socialize with like-minded people. You may want to join a regular dance group and enjoy the benefits for yourself.

 National Post Article by Jane Macdougall

Check out the article by Jane Macdougall on her reactions to Scottish Country dancing at this link.

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