Forthcoming events

This page lists forthcoming scottish dance events around the world. If you have an event you would like to submit, or have more details on any of these events, please let me know using this form. Alternatively, if you already have a programme lined up, please use this form.

For events in Continental Europe please also check out the Celtic Circle listing.

For events in North America, please check out the Inter-City Scot.

The events listed span the following months:


If you can't find what you're looking for here, try one of the other events pages around.

September 2016

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September 2016
Jersey Caledonia Scottish Country Dance - Annual Ball (Channel Islands) *SCD*
Time: 7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.
Venue: Town Hall, St.Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands (Channel Islands)
Band: Ian Robertson & John Dudley
Price: �35.00
Contact: Hon.Secretary Joy Carry T.01534 862205 - e-mail:
or: Alan Nicolle T.01534 484375 e-mail:
Refreshments: Sit down buffet meal and a glass of wine each night.
Notes: Visit our web page:

10th September
Lifecare 75th anniversary Ceilidh (South East Scotland) *Ceilidh*
Time: 7:00 to 01:00
Venue: Stockbridge House, 2Cheyne Street, Edinburgh (South East Scotland)
Band: Science Ceilidh Band
Price: £10
0131 343 0951
Refreshments: Licensed Bar and Food

Sunday 11th September
Porty Family Ceilidh (Central Scotland) *Ceilidh*
Time: 2.30pm to 5pm
Venue: St Mark's, 287 High Street, Portobello, EH15 2AR (Central Scotland)
Band: Da Hooley ceilidh band
Price: £7 (adults) £5 (children 5-18 years) Under 5s free
Notes: Doors open 2pm
Dancing from 2.30 to 5pm

Bring your kids, your granny or your neighbours, or come on your own! This will be a fun afternoon of lively ceilidh dancing. Don't worry if you don't know the dances - everything will be expertly called by Drew, our accordionist.
See you on the dance floor!

Buy your tickets online at Online ticket sales will close at 10am the day before the ceilidh. Subject to availability, tickets on the door on the day are £8 (adults) £6 (children)

Saturday 17th September 2016
Ashdown SCD Club Charity Dance (South East England) *SCD*
Time: 7:00 to 11:00
Venue: Beacon Academy Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2 AS (South East England)
Band: Marian Anderson's Band
Price: £ to be approved
Contact: Michael Copeman.
Refreshments: Please bring a plate of food to be shared

Fri. 30th Sep. to Sat. 1st Oct.
Saskatchewan Workshop, Banquet and Ball (Canada) *SCD*
Time: Fri. ceilidh 8:00, Sat. classes 9:30-12:30 & 1:30-3, dinner 6:00, dance to follow
Venue: Sacred Heart Chaldean Catholic Church (Canada)
Band: Ron Krug & Dennis Orr
Price: $135
Refreshments: Fri. ceilidh: snacks, Sat. lunch & banquet
Notes: Teacher: Elinor Vandegrift

October 2016

Saturday 15th October 2016
Tunbridge Wells Autumn Dance (South East England) *SCD*
Time: 7.00 to 11.00
Venue: Mascalls Academy, Paddock Wood Kent (South East England)
Band: recorded music
Price: £5.00
Contact: or
Refreshments: bring a plate of food

Friday 28th-Sunday 30th October 2016
Asilomar Weekend & Workshop (USA) *SCD*
Time: Friday 3pm onward - Sunday 1pm
Venue: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA. (USA)
Band: Sat Ball Music by Tullochgorum, Fri Welcome Dance & Social with Music by StringFire!
Price: TBC
Contact: Patti Cobb, Asilomar Weekend Chair
Tel: (510)858-7588

Julee Montes(Registrar)
Tel: 650-722-0473

or visit us at

Refreshments: Full meals Fri night-Sun lunch, Fri Ceilidh & Sat Ball include additional refreshments
Notes: Are you ready for a magical weekend? Join members of the San Francisco Branch at the annual Asilomar Weekend, located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, just 120 miles south of San Francisco.
Teachers: Pat Coyle, Graham Donald, Sara Gratiot, Robert McOwen, Lin Pettengill & Andrew Smith.
Weekend activities include an informal Welcome Dance on Friday evening, Friday night Ceilidh, Saturday classes with live music, optional Ball review, teacher's choice classes, the Kim McGarrity Memorial Ball on Saturday evening, and a combined Sunday morning class.
Accepting applications & registrations after April 1, 2016. More info will be available at

November 2016

Saturday 19th November 2016
Harwell SCDC Annual Ball (South East England) *SCD*
Time: 7:30 to 11:30
Venue: Old Mill Hall, Grove, Oxon (South East England)
Band: Craigellachie
Price: £t.b.a.
Contact: Malcolm Austen,
11 Corn Avill Close, ABINGDON, OX14 2ND
Tel:(+44) (0)78 2803 2468
Refreshments: Meat (or Veg) Salad and Puddings by Grove WI

December 2016

Sunday, 11th December 2016
Christmas Dance (West Midlands) *SCD*
Time: 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Venue: Hampton Bishop Village Hall, Hereford, HR1 4JY (West Midlands)
Band: CD's
Price: £5 - £6 on door
Contact: Margaret Campbell, 21 Highgrove Bank,Hereford, HR1 2TA, Tel: 01432 264072
Refreshments: Bring a plate

January 2017

February 2017

Saturday 11th February, 2017
Valentine's Ball (USA) *SCD*
Time: 6:30pm, Sherry Social; 7:30pm, Grand March; Lite Buffet, abt 11:00pm
Venue: Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA (USA)
Band: Reel of Seven
Price: RSCDS members: $60, Non-RSCDS: $75
Contact: Ellen Lovell, Chair
or Sharon Stewart, Registrar
Tel: 415-257-6322
Refreshments: Sherry Social before & Lite Buffet after the Ball
Notes: Sherry social, lite buffet and dancing to wonderful music by the fabulous Reel of Seven! What could be better? Please join us for the 2017 RSCDS San Francisco Branch's Valentine’s Ball!
More information, pricing, program & application details at (available September 2016). Or contact Ball Chair, Ellen Lovell.

Saturday 25th February 2017
Spring Dance (West Midlands) *SCD*
Time: 7:30 to 11:30pm
Venue: Pittville School, Albert Road, Cheltenham, GL52 3JD (West Midlands)
Band: Iain MacPhail & His Band
Price: £16
Contact: John Marshall,
Refreshments: American supper

March 2017

Saturday 25th March 2017
Tunbridge Wells branch Day School (South East Scotland) *SCD*
Time: morning and afternoon classes
Venue: Mascalls Academy, Paddock Wood Kent (South East Scotland)
Band: Barbara Manning; Ken Martlew; Ian Cutts
Price: £not yet known
Refreshments: bring your own lunch. Tea and cake provided at the end of the day
Notes: There are three levels of classes - Improver; Intermediate; Advanced
(please be realistic about your ability when choosing a class)
Teachers: Pat Houghton; Lindsey Ibbottson, Joan Desborough

Saturday 25th March 2017
Nantwich Annual Ball (North West England) *SCD*
Time: 7:00 to 11:30
Venue: Sandbach Town Hall CW11 1AX (North West England)
Band: Robert Whitehead and the Danelaw Band
Price: £tba
Contact: Full details from our website -
Or E-mail:

Refreshments: Professionally catered buffet
Notes: Full details, price and programme will appear on our website nearer the date.

April 2017

May 2017

Saturday, 6th May 2017
Annual May Ball (West Midlands) *SCD*
Time: 7.30 to 11.30
Venue: Hereford Town Hall, St. Owen Street, HR1 2PJ (West Midlands)
Band: Nicol McLaren
Price: not available yet
Contact: Miss M. Campbell, 21 Highgrove Bank, Hereford, HR1 2TA
tel: 01432 264072
Refreshments: Cold Buffet

June 2017

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December 2017

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