Seattle Branch
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

  Dance Calendar   Year 2015 -  2016

In addition to regular weekly classes in greater Seattle, listed below are  many other events happening in greater Puget Sound.  Contacts for other dance groups in the Northwest can be found on the Nearby Groups and Links page.

Seattle Branch 2013-14 Core List of Dances
Non-published  - The '
Compleat Gardener', 'Gordon's Cider Press',
'Major Clark’s Farewell'
Non-published - Ft. Worden 40th Anniversary - ' Seattle Rubies' by Irene Paterson

Th Classes page of this website provides you general class information, locations and fees.  If you are looking for a scholarship to one of our workshops go to the Membership page.  As events are scheduled we will post them as soon as possible.  Check back often.

Updated 8/25/15                                                 


Aug. 2015                                        


  • Aug. 1 (Sat.) - Spokane Highland Games, Spokane Country Fair Center, Spokane, WA.  There is a link on the St. Andrews Society site under Affiliates.  If you wish to talk to a dancer in Spokane about their classes on Thursdays  Catharine R.

  • Aug. 5, 12, 19 (Wed) - 'Get Fit for Fort Worden' series of classes at Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle, Rm. 1 from 8-10 PM continues.    Branch rates for the whole series (members $48 usd for  6 weeks/ non-members $60 usd for 6 wks), taught by Elizabeth M.  See the whole schedule. The first 3 classes were held in July.

  • Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27  (Thur.) - Wenatchee Scottish Dance Classes will continue at the Irish Dance Studio , 151 Worthen St, Wenatchee,   from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  Classes page has further info.  Call Lesley A. teacher (509.663.3743) if you need further information or are traveling through the area and would like to join in. 


  • Aug. 8 (Sat.) - Whidbey Island Highland Games, Greenbank Farm, Greenbank, WA.

  • Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30 (Sun.) - Redmond Class will meet these dates, same location.  6 - 8 PM.  See Classes page if more info. is needed, or call  Lea.

  • Aug. 15 (Sat.) - Anne & Peter's Annual Summer Garden Party is happening again this summer, this date.  Co-sponsored by the Seattle Branch and the Caledonians this is a favorite for relaxing summer days.  Your invitation is here.  The dances have been decided upon and are provided here.  Setting up with begin about noon; food and dancing will start by 2:00.  Please come early and socialize with us.

  • Aug. 27 (Thurs.) - Seattle Branch RSCDS annual Ft. Worden Walk-through Class #1.  Walk-throughs for Ft. Worden Weekend dances will be at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Rm. 2, 8:00 - 10:00 pm.  Taught by Elizabeth and Ian.  Class #2 will be Sept. 3.

Sept. 2015                                        


  • Sept. 3 (Thurs.) - Seattle Branch RSCDS annual Ft. Worden Walk-through Class #2.  Walk-throughs for Ft. Worden Weekend dances will be at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Rm. 2, 8:00 - 10:00 pm.  Taught by Elizabeth and Ian.  Class #2 will be Sept. 3.

  • Sept. 5 - 6 (Sat. - Sun.) - Hood Canal Highland Festival, Belfair State Park, Belfair, WA.

  • Sept. 11 - 13 (Fri. - Sun.)  Fort Worden Dance Workshop



  • Sept. 16 (Wed.) - Lake Forest Park Classes will begin.  More details later.

  • Sept. 20 (Sun.) - Lake Forest  Park Farmers Market - noon - 1pm there will be a dance-demo at the north end of the lower level outside City Hall, at the end of the stalls to advertise our style of dance to the community.  Bring a friend (s) along to dance with us.  Outside shoes for this event.


Oct. 2015

  • Oct. 17 (Sat.) -  First  Fall Branch monthly party at the Mercer Is. Congregational Church,CCMI,  at 7:30 pm.  Come and celebrate with us all as we begin our fall classes.  This is our 'membership renewal by' evening, so if you do your renewal at the door, your evening cost is just $7. Better yet, do it before by going to the Membership page, print the forms, and mail to Meredith so she won't have a huge line at the door.   Marcia and the Backup Clan will be playing this event.  The program cues are provided.

  • Oct. 16-18 (Fri.-Sun.) - 40th Anniversary  Ball and Workshop for RSCDS San Diego, with Muriel Johnstone from Pitlochry, Scotland and Judi Nicolson from Houston Tx musicians.  More information.  If you are in southern CA in October, consider an excellent event there.

  • Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 - RSCDS Medicine Hat Branch  Workshop & Ball, Alberta, Canada.  Here is a great new opportunity to dance with our northern friends.  Talk to Elinor about this if you are interested.  Here is their brochure.


Nov. 2015

  • Nov. 13 - 15 (Fri. - Sun.) - RSCDS San Francisco Branch celebrates its 50th Anniversary at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, USA.    Located at the Monterey Peninsula this is a unique setting for Scottish dancing. The Workshop and Ball musicians are Fiddlesticks & Ivory, Judi Nicolson and Andy Imbrie,  with teachers Jimmie Hill, Ruth Jappy, Elaine Brunken, Jeff Corrigan and Alan Twhigg.  Details and application and registration are at their website for you.

  • Nov. 21 (Sat.) - Seattle monthly dance party at the Congregational Church Mercer Is., at 6:00 pm.  Music will be 'Best of the Bands'  for the evening.   We will have a potluck dinner before the dance at 6:00 and begin dancing at 7:30pm.  Bring your favorite dish and join us.  The program cues are provided.



Dec. 2015

  • Dec. 12 (Sat.) -  Our Christmas Ceilidh will be at the Mercer Is. Congregational Church, CCMI,  at 7:30 pm.  Come and celebrate  with our silent auction, and dance to the 'Best of the Bands'.  Bring your favorite holiday snacks to share.


2016 Calendar Year Future Notices

1-23  Seattle Branch Annual Burns Night celebration and dance at CCMI, with live music, beginning at 7:00pm.

2-20  Seattle Branch Monthly Dance will be at Cedar Valley Grange, in the afternoon, followed by a potluck supper.

3-12  Portland Workshop and Ball - Save the Date