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

Non-published - Ft. Worden 2015 - 'Hooked on Bells' by Irene Paterson honoring Rachel & Dillip of the Seattle Branch.

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 10/6/15                                                 


Oct. 2015

  • Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Thurs.) - Wenatchee Class meets at 6:30 PM.  See the Classes page for further information.

  • Oct. 4 (Sun.) - Challenge Class begins this date at U Heights Rm. 109  from 1 - 3 PM.  See Classes page for further information.  This class meets 1 time per month on the first Sunday.

  • Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 (Sun.) - Redmond Classes are  from 6 - 8 PM.  Lea M. teaches this group.  See the Classes page for further information.  Please note:  the Oct. 4 class is cancelled.

  • Oct. 6,13, 20, 27 (Tues.) - U Heights Center Class begins with Ian Sullivan teaching, Rm. 108, from 8:00 - 9:55 PM. All are welcome. More on Classes page.

  • Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Wed.) - Lake Forest Park Classes meet from 7:15 to 9:30pm.  Further information on the Classes Page.

  • 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 or have done it already this year, 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. 24 (Sat.) - Annual Bellingham Ball at the Majestic Ballroom, 1027 North Forest St., Bellingham, WA starting at 5:30 pm. Dance to the music of Calum MacKinnon, Debby Benton Grosjean, Andy Imbrie, and Ginny Snowe.   Reception and light buffet with a 6:30pm Grand Ball March.  Dances and fees listed on their website.

  • Oct. 24 (Sat.) - Southwest WA Fall Dance for those headed to lower WA State this date.    Music by Guinevere Saemger and Maggie Hannahs.  See their website for more:



  • 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.  Dance cues and menu for the evening are provided here.

  • Dec. 13 (Sun.) - Gleneagles Ball in Vancouver B.C. beginning at 1:20 PM.  Program and more on their website.


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.

3-19 Vancouver B.C. Heather Ball - Music by Nicol McLaren & the Glencraig Scottish Dance Band from Scotland & Judi Nicolson from Texas.