Scottish Country Dancing at Trinity College 

Scottish country dancing at Trinity College in the summer resumes on June 21 in Seeley Hall and continues until August 2.  The schedule is as follows:

21 June…..Moira Korus
28 June…..Colin Campbell
5 July……May Divers
12 July……Andrew Collins
19 July……Arlene Koteff
26 July……Tony Szeto
2 Aug……David Booz

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) between 8:00 and 10:00 pm.

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.

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.

Following our summer schedule there will a fun of evening of simple dances in Dufferin Grove Park at 6:30 pm on August 30.

Our fall schedule begins on September 13 and is as follows:

13 Sep   Seeley Scottish Dancers
20 Sep   Seeley Scottish Dancers
27 Sep   Seeley Scottish Dancers
04 Oct   Cartwright Scottish Dancers
11 Oct   Cartwright Scottish Dancers
18 Oct   Cartwright Scottish Dancers
25 Oct   Cartwright Scottish Dancers
01 Nov  Seeley Scottish Dancers
08 Nov   Seeley Scottish Dancers
15 Nov   Seeley Scottish Dancers
22 Nov   Seeley Scottish Dancers
29 Nov   Seeley Scottish Dancers

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 June 1, 2018

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Trinity Scottish Country Dancers on November 30, 2017

 

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