Scottish Country Dancing at Trinity College 

Weekly Scottish country dancing for 2016-2017 concluded on Thursday April 6. There will be one more Trinity session on Friday May 5th in Seeley Hall to test dance eight potential dances for inclusion in RSCDS Book 52. 

Summer dancing will resume on Thursday June 22 and continue on subsequent Thursdays through until August 3 in Seeley Hall. As usual guest teachers will lead the classes. A detailed schedule will be posted here once teachers are booked.

Most frequently we dance in Seeley Hall (depicted above) on the second floor of in Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, on the University of Toronto campus (see map below). Ordinarily in the autumn and winter when Seeley Hall is not available because Trinity College needs it we have been moved over to Cartwright Hall in St. Hilda’s College (link is to map) on Devonshire. During 2016-17 Cartwright Hall was not available on Thursdays and we occasionally danced on Friday nights in either Seeley or Cartwright and, on a few occasions, in Sheraton Hall in Wycliffe College.

Parking is available in nearby lots across the street, on the street on Devonshire and in the Trinity parking lot off Devonshire as well as the new lot beside the Goldring Centre also on Devonshire.  There are two subway stops nearby: St. George and Museum.

Dancing is a cooperative effort.  Volunteers bring milk for the tea and treats for the break, with costs paid for from money collected.

This Google map shows the locations of Trinity College and St. Hilda’s College. Seeley Hall is in Trinity, up the centre stairs to the second floor on your left. Cartwright Hall is straight across from St. Hilda’s main entrance.

You don’t need to be Scottish. You don’t need a partner. Everyone is welcome.

Parking is available off Devonshire behind Trinity for $6 (coins or credit card required for ticket dispenser) or on the street. The nearest subway stop is Museum on the Yonge/University line, St. George is the nearest stop on the Bloor/Danforth line.

The cost is $3.00 for members of the Trinity Scottish Country Dance Group, $5.00 for non-members. The annual membership fee is $20 and is good for one calendar year from the date of purchase.

Scottish Country Dancing is a modern form of the `country dancing’ popular in England and Scotland in the 18th century.  It involves groups of six to ten people — a `set’ — dancing to the driving strains of reels, jigs and strathspeys played on the fiddle, accordion, flute, piano, drums, etc.  At Trinity, dances are briefed and walked through slowly before the music starts.

To find out more see this page on the Strathspey Server.

Website last updated on Friday April 14, 2017

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Trinity Scottish Dancers on November 24, 2016

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