Trinity’s new season of Scottish country dancing commences Thursday, September 14 and concludes on Thursday, November 30. We are in Seeley Hall on all occasions with two exceptions – we move to Cartwright Hall in St. Hilda’s College (see link below) on Friday October 13 and Friday October 20 with no dancing on the Thursday.
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 if 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 the autumn of 2017 Cartwright Hall as noted above Cartwright will not available on Thursdays.
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 $4.00 for members of the Trinity Scottish Country Dance Group, $6.00 for non-members. That is an increase of $1.00 for 2017-18. The annual membership fee is $20 and is good for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Its price remains the same.
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 Monday August 21, 2017
Annual Seasonal Photo
July 6 2017 Montreal Artist Dorothy Hénaut visited Trinity and sketched the dancing. One example is found below.