page of this website provides you general class information, links to
maps for class locations and fees information. If you are looking
for a scholarship to one of our workshops go to the
Registration opened January 4 for TAC Summer
School in late July 2013. This event fills up quickly.
See more at July 26 date below.
May Sundays - Redmond Classes continues at the Dance
16641 Redmond Way, Redmond. See
Classes for further information and to reach Lea M.
for questions. Time will be 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
May Tuesdays - Lake Forest
Park Scottish dance classes continue from 7:30 - 9:30 PM
at the Northwest Ballet Studio on the lower level. This is
for all levels of dancers. See
Classes for details.
Contact Elinor V. if further information is needed.
Classes began Jan. 8 and will continue into May.
May Tuesdays -
District Classes at University Heights, Rm. 108. See information on
Classes page for more
details. Contact via email
Wednesdays - Mukilteo classes with Irene P. at her
contact her for more details. 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Thursdays - Wenatchee meets from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Wenatchee Irish Dance Studio, 151 Worthen St., Wenatchee,
through July 2013. Give Lesley a call if you need more info
(509.663.3743) or join in their class when you are over there.
In addition to weekly classes ------------
May 4 (Sat.) - 'Dancing Among the Stars' with
Southwest WA RSCDS Branch. A dinner and dance event, with music by Lisa Scott and Friend(s).
This event begins at 6:00 PM with the grand march beginning at 7:15
PM, at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E. 4th Plain Blvd,
Vancouver, WA. Save the date. Their site will have more
details closer to time.
There will be a drawing for a pair of free
tickets to the Emerald Ball. The AGM meeting
requires a quorum of at least 25 members in order to have
an election, so please come and
support your Branch.
There will be a potluck dinner afterwards (please bring a dish to
share), followed by the regular
Redmond class from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. If you wish to join the
class and are not a regular attendee, you may join for this
evening for $10 per person.
They have live music - String Theory is playing; dances will be done at the Emerald Ball on May 18th,
with a walk through to help are being done this evening.
Dance Works Studio, Redmond, WA., 16641 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA
May 5 (Sun.) - Our Branch AGM will be at the Dance Works
Studio in Redmond.
The meeting will start at 4:30 PM.
YWW2013 for more info. at this time.
May 3 - 5 (Fri. - Sun.) - YWW2013 will be in
Portland, OR. The dinner/dance will be held at St. Luke's
May 3 (Fri.) - Ryan McKasson with The Syncopaths
(Christa Burch, Ashley Broder, Jeffrey Spero) playing Celtic Music
at the Bothell House Concert, 7:00 PM. Contact the
Syncopaths for reservations, tickets and directions. They
play again on May 10 in Corvalis, OR and June 2 in Tualatin, OR.
website for more. Ryan is from our RSCDS-Seattle
community and a favorite fiddler.
May 10 (Fri.) - Last Challenge Class
for Spring 2013. Come and join us for a last gathering
of this season. Kathy Raich and Donna Varnau will be joining
us with live fiddle music for the evening,
Phinney Neighborhood Center, Rm. 1.
(Note that this is down on the first floor, not where
we have been meeting previous months.) Class is 7:30 - 9:30 PM.
We have the
room from 7:00 on so you can come in, chat and help set up for
class. See you there. Elinor will lead us through the evening.
The dances to be done are as follows: 'Beach Dancer' devised
by Eddy West and found in The Whangarei Book of Scottish Country
Dances (8x32 J), 'The Deacon of the Weavers' from Book 25
(8x32 S), and 'Maureen's Reel' by Derek Haynes from The First
Carnforth Collections of Scottish Country Dances (8x32 R).
May 16 (Thurs.) - A Walk-through for the
Anniversary Ball dances on Saturday will be held at Phinney
Neighborhood Center. It will be in the brick building,
room 32 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Ian and
Elizabeth will do this review.
May 18 (Sat.) - Seattle Branch RSCDS 35th Emerald
celebrating the Branch's 35th Anniversary. The Ball will be in
Ballard's Leif Erickson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St., Seattle, WA
98107. The dance program has been re-created from the 1980
Ball program which was held in the Spanish Ballroom of the Olympic
is available for you to peruse. Calum MacKinnon
leads the music for this
event along with Vienna Scheyer, Shauna Pickett-Gordon and Nancy
Registration forms are now available for you here.
Read more about the event on the registration form. Space is limited so register early to ensure a spot. Tickets
are available at $50 ($35 for students) until May 11. After
this date you can buy a ticket, until they run out, at the door that
evening for $55(all). Catered hors d'oeuvres will be served
beginning at 7:15 PM and the Grand March begins at 8:00 PM.
A Grand Evening Celebration!
May 18 - 19 (Sat.-Sun.) -
Victoria BC Highland Games, Topaz Park, Victoria, BC
May 25 (Sat.) - Folklife Scottish Country Dancing
Workshop at the Armory (what we oldies refer to as the Food
Court) at the Seattle Center at 3:00 PM, led by Elinor Vandegrift.
This is an opportunity to introduce new dancers to Scottish
dancing and in this grand space we'd hope to see many new and
familiar faces. The Bramble Band, led by Brain Crisafulli,
will be providing live music and we have a group from Vancouver, WA,
coming to dance with us. If you are planning to come, it will
help Elinor if you give her a call so she has an idea of the numbers
of experienced dancers that will be there. (488.7643)
Please be sure and check your listings that day in case there are
any time or place adjustments.
May 26 (Sun.) -
Bonnie Dundee will perform
Scottish Country and Step Dancing at Folklife performs with live
music by Helen Van Mater, Chris Leininger, Jan Begg, and
Roy Cotton, at 4:00 PM. They will be at the
Exhibition Hall (International Stage). Please be sure and
check your listings that day in case there are any time or place
May 27 (Mon.) - Calum MacKinnon from our Branch will be
performing at Folklife Festival. The group is called
Northwest Scottish Fiddlers, led by Calum. They will
perform Monday May 27 at 11:30 AM. You can check their schedule
under the title 'Highland Fling'. They will be at the Mural
Amphitheater. Please be sure and check your listings that day
in case there are any time or place adjustments.
June 1 - 2 (Sat. - Sun.) -
Games, Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale, WA
June 13, 20 (Thurs.) - Walk-through evenings for
Puget Sound Crossroads, at Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle.
This will be from 7:00 - 9:00PM in the brick building, room 32.
is a joint venture with the Friday Harbor Dancers and RSCDS-Seattle
Branch. Music will be by Calum's Ceilidh Band (Calum
MacKinnon) with favorite dances from our local groups put together.
There will be 2 evenings to 'walk-through' the programme at
Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle, on June 13 and June 20.
(7:00 - 9:00PM) All coming are encouraged to bring a finger food to
share. More information about this event in the spring after
Ferry times are confirmed for crossing from Anacortes to Friday
Harbor. The dances have been established and the
given. This event is looked forward to by a lot of us; the
ferry ride over is wonderful, often with Scottish music shared for
all on the ride, a stroll with bagpipes to the grange hall
where we dance (greeted by our Friday Harbor dancing friends),
usually enough time in Friday Harbor to explore a few shops, and if
you wish you can have a special meal there in the harbor or even
schedule a stay-overnight for the weekend. If you haven't gone
before, chat with some of the long time members about the event.
It's a favorite.
June 22 (Sat.) - Puget Sound Crossroads, at Friday
Harbor, San Juan Island, WA.
This is our Annual event with dance folks from all over Puget Sound
and North coming together for a day of greeting, dancing, ferry journey
through the San Juan Islands or from across the strait.
June 22 (Sat.)
- Tacoma Highland Games, Frontier Park, Graham, WA
(Sat.) - BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival, Percy
Perry Stadium, Vancouver, BC
Jul. 13 (Sat.) - Wenatchee Branch of RSCDS-Seattle
is hosting a dance for all. Save the date and plan a
weekend over there. It will be later afternoon, more later,
including the dance program. Our hosts
are providing the burgers and ice cream; please bring a potluck item
to share. They have a grassy, flat and fenced garden so it
will be very kid-friendly and there will be lots of billeting
available for those wishing to stay over. Please email Lesley
A. if you'd like a place to stay.
this is a correction to the date previously listed several months
Jul. 13 - 14 (Sat. - Sun.) -
Highland Games and Celtic Festival, Edgewater Park, Mount
Jul. 20 (Sat.) -
Highland Games, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
Jul. 26 - Aug. 4 - TAC Summer School, Tutors
Course and Teachers' Conference Weekend 2013. TAC Summer
School caters to all levels of dancers. Consider a vacation
wrapped around this great chance to attend a Scottish weekend with
great music and teachers.
Read their attached
flyer and make a reservation quickly. This fills up
quickly. Talk to our teachers locally to learn more about this
event. Registration opens Jan 4, 2013. This year it is
to be held at Mt. Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick,
Jul. 27 - 28 (Sat. - Sun.) -
Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering, Enumclaw Expo
Center, Enumclaw. WA
Aug. 3 (Sat.) -
Spokane Highland Games, Spokane County Fair Center, Spokane,
Aug. 10 (Sat.) - Summer RSCDS-Caledonian
Garden Dance Party at the home of Anne Sherwood and Peter
Hudson, Shoreline, WA. Save the Date. Details closer to time.
Aug. 10 (Sat.) -
Highland Games, Greenbank Farm, Greenbank, WA
Aug. 22 & Aug. 29 (Thurs.) - Walk-through for the
Ft. Worden dances will be held at Phinney
Neighborhood Center. It will be in the brick building, room 32
from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.