Blog

Fall-Beginner17

Fall Beginner Series starts September 11 in Balboa Park

New class series begins September 11

Every quarter we have a class geared toward beginner dancers. This fall class series will begin on September 11, and run for 8 weeks.

After the 8 week series, the Monday class continues on a week-by-week basis until the Holidays and beyond, when we’ll have another beginner series in the Spring. Students are also welcome to continue dancing with any of our mixed level classes, or to take the beginner classes again.

The beginner class, taught by our enthusiastic and popular teacher, Jeanne Moody, covers the basics of moving to the music and footwork for dancing. Jeanne also teaches standard formations and patterns that comprise every dance we do, so that students can be comfortable with unfamiliar dances.

Class Details:

When: 

Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30, September 11 to October 30.

Where:

Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado, room 203

Map link here

Cost: 

First class is free, and the 8 week series costs $50. If you sign up on the first night, it’s $5 off!

Who:

Anyone is welcome (bring a friend!) and a partner is not required.

What to wear: 

Comfortable shoes and clothes you can move in. A kilt is not required. Ladies often like to wear a skirt.

Shoes:

Please wear soft-soled shoes, preferably without heels. Flip-flops or loose sandals, and stiff, ballroom dance style shoes are not a good idea. We wear Scottish Ghillies, but if you have dance shoes (ballet or jazz shoes) you can use those as well. You don’t need to buy anything special to start out with, but if you like our dancing (and we hope you will!) you’ll eventually want to invest in some nice shoes. You can find information about dance shoes here:

http://www.jamessenior.co.uk/centinal.cgi

http://www.scottishdanceshoe.co.uk/

Other Information:

Feel free to download a flyer to share with friends at this link.

We also have a Facebook page you can “like” to stay updated on class information and events: www.facebook.com/DanceScottishSanDiego

Fall-Beginner17

Interbranch Dance – September 23

Southern California Interbranch Dance

Our fall season kicks off with the four Southern California RSCDS branches (San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Gabriel Valley) coming together for the annual Interbranch Dance in Tustin, CA.

Live music

The event will feature live music by Patti Cobb on Piano and James MacQueen on Fiddle, two thirds of the dymanic San Francisco based Scottish music band, Stringfire.

Click this link for a little preview of this wonderful duo!

Miscellany Sale

The event will include our annual Scottish Miscellany Sale as well, headed by Anthea McDonald.

Bring some cash, walk away with nifty Scottish items, and contribute to the interbranch funds, which help put on lovely events like this dance and the upcoming Catalina Workshop! You never know what treasures you might find!

Fall-Beginner17

Scottish Ceilidh in Balboa Park – August 19

Come have a ceilidh

The House of Scotland in Balboa Park will be hosting a ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”) on August 19 at the Hall of Nations at 6:00 PM!

A Ceilidh is a lively Gaelic party with dancing and music, and this event promises to be lots of fun! There will be live Scottish and Irish music, including bagpipes, along with Scottish and Irish dancing. The Scottish Country Dancers will be participating, so come on down and have a Celtic Party!

When and where:

6:00-9:00, August 19, 2017 at the Hall of Nations in Balboa Park.

Download a flyer for more information here.

Fall-Beginner17

Support us on Amazon Smile!

Amazon . com, our favorite way to purchase goods without leaving the house, donates 0.05% of sales though smile.amazon.com to non-profit organizations.

Choose Royal Scottish Country Dance Society San Diego

We hope you’ll choose to support us by selecting Royal Scottish Country Dance Society San Diego as the beneficiary of your Smile purchase donations!

Thank you!

p.s. Smile does not work through the Amazon App at this time, just the desktop browser.

Fall-Beginner17

Dancing at Catalina

Come dance in the famous Casino

RSCDS Interbranch is pleased to announce the Catalina Workshop 2018 is now open for reservations.

The workshop will take plan May 4-6, 2018, with an exciting schedule of classes and events!

Friday Night Social

Friday night after registration there will be a buffet dinner followed by a ceilidh and ice cream social at Overlook Hall.

Saturday Classes

On Saturday, classes will take place in the morning, followed by unscheduled free time for attendees to explore the many fun activities available on Catalina Island.

The weekend’s teachers include Elaine Brunken from Kansas City, Marjorie McLaughlin from San Diego, and Antoine Rousseau from Paris, France.

Great Gatsby Gala

The Gala on Saturday night is your opportunity to dance in the amazing, historic Casino Ballroom. The Great Gatsby themed evening at the follows a procession through town and a plated meal and dessert.

Musicians for the evening’s ball (and the weekend’s classes) include Andy Imbrie on Keyboard, Judi Nicolson on Fiddle, and Ian Nicolson on Accordion.

Registration Now Open

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

All these activities cost only $295! Download a registration form here or from the Interbranch Website.

Fall-Beginner17

Dancing at the Highland Games

Dancing on the grass

On June 24, Member of the San Diego Branch and dancers from Orange County attended the  San Diego Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans, and performed three demonstration dances at the main stage after the opening ceremonies.

Kisses from the dancers!

This year our dancers participated in the Parade of Clans. Gary carried our banner high and Kathy tossed chocolate kisses to the audience as we processed passed the clan booths. When we reached the main stage, the MC introduced us, and shortly afterward we danced for those gathered to watch. Marjorie was our “caller” on stage (and took these pictures!)

A lovely day for all

The weather was just about perfect for indulging in all aspects of our Scottish heritage, from bagpipes and drums, to caber toss and hammer throw, and from shortbread to haggis.

Join us dancing!

The games always full of excellent music, from fiddle, bagpipe, drum, and vocal, to didgeridoo! If you’ve always wanted to move to the music, but don’t yet know how, please join us for a class! We happen to have one for beginners starting next week.

Follow this link for information about the next dance class.

Fall-Beginner17

Dance classes for beginners

New class series begins July 11

Every quarter we have a class geared toward beginner dancers. This summer’s class series will begin on July 11, and run for 8 weeks.

After the 8 week series, students are welcome to continue dancing with any of our mixed level classes, or to take the beginner classes again.

The beginner class, taught by our enthusiastic and popular teacher, Jeanne Moody, covers the basics of moving to the music and footwork for dancing. Jeanne also teaches standard formations and patterns that comprise every dance we do, so that students can be comfortable with unfamiliar dances.

Class Details:

When: 

Tuesday night from 7:30 to 9:30, July 11 to August 29.

Where:

The Growing Place Montessori, 13242 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064
Map link: The Growing Place

Cost: 

First class is free, and the 8 week series costs $50. If you sign up on the first night, it’s $5 off!

Who:

Anyone is welcome (bring a friend!) and a partner is not required.

What to wear: 

Comfortable shoes and clothes you can move in. A kilt is not required. Ladies often like to wear a skirt.

Shoes:

Please wear soft-soled shoes, preferably without heels. Flip-flops or loose sandals, and stiff, ballroom dance style shoes are not a good idea. We wear Scottish Ghillies, but if you have dance shoes (ballet or jazz shoes) you can use those as well. You don’t need to buy anything special to start out with, but if you like our dancing (and we hope you will!) you’ll eventually want to invest in some nice shoes. You can find information about dance shoes here:

http://www.jamessenior.co.uk/centinal.cgi

http://www.scottishdanceshoe.co.uk/

Other Information:

Feel free to download a flyer to share with friends at this link.

We also have a Facebook page you can “like” to stay updated on class information and events: www.facebook.com/DanceScottishSanDiego

Fall-Beginner17

Scottish Dancing at the SD Scottish Highland Games June 24

Come on down to the San Diego Scottish Highland Games this weekend, June 24 and 25!

Dance Scottish San Diego will be there, with a demonstration and participation dance immediately following the opening ceremonies on Saturday at the Main Stage (approximately 12:30 PM).

You can also drop by our table for information about classes and upcoming events.

The games will be hosting plenty of exciting entertainers and vendors, as well as athletics, highland dancing, and sheepdog trials. It’s fun for all ages!
The Facebook Page for the event is here.
Click here a link to the schedule of events.

Fall-Beginner17

New Beginner Series starts July 11!

Our summer beginner series in Poway begins Tuesday, July 11.

The first class is free, but if you sign up for the 8 week series on the first night, you can get $5 off! That’s right 8 weeks of dancing for $45!

Join us for great music, exciting dances, and lots of fun!

Bring a friend or come make new friends. No kilt is required.

Please wear soft-soled shoes, but no flip-flops.

Download a flyer here

Fall-Beginner17

Scottish-Irish Ceilidh at Balboa Park August 19

Come have a ceilidh

The House of Scotland in Balboa Park will be hosting a ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”) on August 19 at the Hall of Nations!

A Ceilidh is a lively Gaelic party with dancing and music, and this event promises to be lots of fun! There will be live Scottish and Irish music, including bagpipes, along with Scottish and Irish dancing. The Scottish Country Dancers will be participating, so come on down and have a Celtic Party!

When and where:

6:00-9:00, August 19, 2017 at the Hall of Nations in Balboa Park.

Download a flyer for more information here.