Scottish Country Dancing at Trinity College 

Scottish country dancing at Trinity College resumed on January 10, 2019 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). All dance sessions are 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.

For rest of this term the dancing schedule is as follows:

January 17 – Cartwright Hall
January 24 – Cartwright Hall
January 31 – Seeley Hall
February 7 – Cartwright Hall
February 14 – Seeley Hall
February 21 – Seeley Hall
February 28 – Cartwright Hall
March 7 – Cartwright Hall
March 14 – Seeley Hall
March 21 – Cartwright Hall
March 28 – Cartwright Hall

Parking is available in nearby lots across the street, on the street on Devonshire and in the Trinity parking lot off 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 Thursday January 30, 2018

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