Seattle Branch
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

  Dance Calendar   Year 2014 -  2015

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 5/25/15                                                 

May 2015                                               

  • May 26 (Tue.) - U-District class continues this week.

  • May 27 (Wed.) - Lake Forest class continues - dances this week are aimed to help with requested dances on Nannette's Ball program this Sunday.

  • May 28 (Thur.) - Wenatchee class continues.

  • May 31 (Sun.) - Nannette's 60th Birthday Ball, St. Joseph Center - 215 N. 15th St., Mt. Vernon, WA   at 1:30PM.  With music by Calum's Ceilidh Band, and with Rachel P. briefing the dances and walked through,  there will be a lunch followed by dancing for this gift of Nannette Crowell and Rodney Brandt to all of you.  Dance cues given.  

  • May 31 (Sun.) - If you are not going to the Birthday Ball this date, catch the Redmond class with Lea.  Info on the Classes page.

  • 'Get Fit for Fort Worden' this summer with a summer series of classes to prepare for the September Event.  The whole series is listed here and is on the July and August Calendars.


June 2015                                     

  • San Francisco Branch Asilomar Weekend is now accepting applications for their 2015 November 13-15th weekend. Check out the November listing below.

  • Jun 2 (Tues.) - U-District classes are at the University Heights Building, 5031 University Way NE, classroom 108, from 8:00 - 9:55PM.  Teacher is Rachel P.  Last class for spring is June 2.  Check out June 9 date below.

  • Jun 3, 10 (Wed.) - Classes are at Lake Forest Park from 7:15 -9:30 PM. weekly (At the Northwest Ballet Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park Towne Center.  Questions:  Call 425.488.7643)    Newcomers are welcome - your first class is free.  A partner is not necessary; wear comfy clothes and soft indoor shoes.  Enjoy fun, fitness and friendship.  Teacher is Elinor V.  Further information on the Classes page where the Qtr. start/stop dates are given.  Note: a Second Spring Class Session has been added so classes will continue through 6/10.  (5/25/15) Note that this is a change from what was posted last month.

  • Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 (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. 

  • Jun 7, 14 (Sun.) - Redmond's Spring  Qtr. classes are at the DanceWorks Studio, 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond WA., from 6-8 PM.   See the Classes page of this website for cost and contact info to reach Lea M. if you have further questions.   June 14th will be dedicated to practice for the All's Faire weekend June 19 - 21 so be sure and mark your calendar for this.

  • Jun 9 (Tues.) - End of Year Party for U-Heights Class.  7:00 - 9:45 PM at U-Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, Rm 109.  Come and join our current dancers for an energetic blast through some of the dances learned in class this quarter.  All dances will be walked for at least one couple.  Dancing will start at 7:15 so come early and meet other dancers while you put your shoes on.  $5. ea suggested to cover rent.  Rachel is leading.

  • June 13 (Sat.) - Lake Forest Park Picnic at Logboom Park.  The LFP class will host its third annual 'Picnic in the Park' in June.  Come dance with us on Sat. between 2:00 - 4:30PM at the north end of Lake Washington.  We  will dance on the grass or the dock and have a potluck picnic.  Save your ghillies; wear "outdoor shoes".  The program will include some of the Friday Harbor party dances.  Bring chairs, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses and a pot-luck  picnic food to share.  Branch will provide plates, cups, napkins and cutlery.  17415 - 61st Ave. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028.

  • June 19 - 21 (Fri. - Sun.) - All's Faire Weekend with our Branch dancing at the event, led by Lea Maiolo. Redmond class has begun practicing for this event in Jan.  If you wish to perform with them, contact Lea.

  • June 27 (Sat.) - Annual 29th Friday Harbor Dance Event co-hosted by Seattle Branch and Friday Harbor dancers.  We will have our local Ceilidh Band led by Marcia Thumma playing.  Dancing will begin about 2:00 ish until about 4:30ish, to catch the direct ferry back to Anacortes.  We meet at the Anacortes ferry terminal (you can help those carrying the sound equipment to carry onto the ferry) and during the ride to Friday Harbor there will be dance walk-throughs.  A $15. party fee, U.S. funds, will be collected on the ferry (cash or check).  Your name badge is your receipt for entry at the dance.  If you come another way, meet us there - at the Grange Hall.  The Whale Museum is a few doors away.  A past SCD member runs the Griffin Bay Bookstore a block away and has a coffee shop with seats!  The F.H. dancers set up the hall and provide the drinks.  Please bring a finger food for intermission.  Don't forget the ice-cream shops as you go back to the ferry.  Ferry times are found at     It appears that there is a direct ferry at 11:00 from Anacortes to Friday Harbor.  But please check the official schedule again, closer to time.  Allow plenty of time for finding parking at the terminal areas.  The Program cues are here.


July 2015                                             

  • Jul. 15, 22, 29 (Wed) - 'Get Fit for Fort Worden' series of classes at Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle, Rm. 1 from 8-10 PM.  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.

  • Jul. 26 - Aug. 2 - TAC Summer School 2015  will be held at Longwood University, Farmville, VA, USA. from Sunday July 26 through Sunday August 2. Registration opened in January of this year.


Aug. 2015                                        


  • Aug. 5, 12, 19 (Wed) - 'Get Fit for Fort Worden' series of classes at Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle, Rm. 1 from 8-10 PM.  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.

  • Aug. 15 (Sat.) - Anne & Peter's Annual Summer Garden Party is happening again this summer on this date.  Co-sponsored by the Seattle Branch and the Caledonians this is a favorite for relaxing summer days.  More information on dances and details closer to time.

Sept. 2015                                        

Sept. 11 - 13 (Fri. - Sun.)



Oct. 2015


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.


Dec. 2015