Valley Scottish Country Dancers

Valley Scottish Country Dancers

The Valley Scottish Country Dancers live and dance in the Annapolis Valley area of Nova Scotia. Regular dance classes are held on Tuesday evenings, 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in the Wolfville Legion Hall. The "fall term" will start on Tuesday, 15 September and continue Burns Night (January), with a break over Christmas. Our winter term will run from 26 January 2010 to the end of April. Note: if schools in Kings County are closed for the the day, no dance class will be held (any late-day changes to that will be announced). Visitors and beginners are welcome. We invite children to come with an adult for the first hour of the class (7.30-8.30 p.m.)

Executive and Teachers

Co-Presidents: Susan and Crawford Van Horne
Secretary: Gail Archibald
Treasurer: Janet Whitman
Past President: Ingeborg Mair
Members at large: Jane Hynes, Edna McLean
Phone Committee: Edna MacLean, Dorothy Walker Robbins, Kathleen Baker

Dance Instructors: Duncan and Maggie Keppie, assisted by Rob Raeside

Minutes of Meetings of Valley Scottish Country Dancers

Advanced Classes

Duncan has arranged for more advanced classes this summer on the last Saturdays of July and August. The next dances are on:

All classes are from 7.30 to 10 p.m., in the Wolfville Legion Hall, (nearly) opposite Willow Park on Main Street.

Spring Barbecue and Dance

The year-end spring barbecue and dance (2009) will be held in Port Williams on Saturday, 13 June. The barbecue will be at the home of Edna MacLean and the dance will follow in the Anglican Church Hall  (nearby, on Church St.).  The barbecue will be lit at 4 p.m., dancing to start at 7 p.m. in the St. James Anglican Church Hall (the church on the corner of Church Street and Highway 358 to Canning).  Valley dancers will bring salads, rolls, desserts, drinks - everyone bring your preferred food for the barbecue and cutlery and crockery (it helps with the clean-up!)  For directions to Edna's house in on Church St, Port Williams:

(Click on map for larger version.)

Dance Program for Spring Dance (dance instructions available)

Guid Tae Ken Ye 5 x 32
Fiddler's Joy 6 x 32 J
Maggie Lauder 8 x 32 S
Rabbie's Rant 4 x 32 R
Davy Nick Nack 8 x 32 H
McPhee Reel 6 x 32 S
Clatterin' Brig 4/8 x 32 R
Doun the Brae 6 x 32 J
Strathglass House 8 x 32 S
De'il Amang the Tailors 8 x 32 R
Ross Creek Mixer 5 x 32 R
Wandering Piper 4 x 32 J
Wind on Loch Fyne 3 x 32 S
Peat Inn 4 x 32 R
Shiftin' Bobbins 8 x 32 R
Row on Row 3/4 x 32 S
Round Reel of Eight 88 R
Extra: Kildrummy Castle  
Extra: Clara's Wedding  

Christmas Dance

It's never too soon to plan your schedule for the Christmas holidays!  The VSCD Christmas dance is being scheduled for Tuesday evening, 29 December - mark your calendars!

Upcoming Dance Events

[If you have any dance events you want posted, please contact Rob Raeside]

Burns Night in the Valley

Burns Night in the Valley next winter will be on Saturday, 23 January 2010, in the Port Williams Community Centre. Tickets will go on sale on St. Andrews Day (30 November). Contact Wendy by e-mail or at 542-7767 for tickets.

"Welcome to the Burns Supper!"  June Jain and Wendy Raeside at the ticket desk.

Sandy McMillan and apprentice making interesting harmonies on the pipes.
Photo by Theresa Pelley 

Andrea Lindsay bearing the haggis
Photo by Theresa Pelley

"Gael Force 10" - our newest singing sensation
Photo by Theresa Pelley

Duncan, an accordion maestro
Photo by Theresa Pelley

Top table
Photo by Theresa Pelley

President Inge Mair
Photo by Theresa Pelley

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