Won't you join the dance?
Classes resume in September. Detailed information will be posted here when available. Meanwhile. . . come out to Dancing In The Park. You'll get a chance to see what Scottish Country Dance is about, and you'll be invited to join in the audience participation dances. Info here.
Regular classes will resume in September. Watch for details here.
Risk-free offer for beginners: Try the first class. We won't ask you to pay until your 2nd lesson.
Level 1 (Beginners) -- These classes are the best way to start Scottish Country Dancing. You don't need a partner - just come! We'll teach you the basics and start you off with simple dances. It's a fun night out. Regular attendance will prepare you for the annual "Beginners' Night" -- an exciting, well-attended event with easy dances and a great band providing live music -- and lots of willing, experienced dancers eager to be strong, helpful partners. Before long, you'll be travelling to workshops and balls all over.
Level 2 (Intermediates) -- These classes are for dancers who wish to improve their knowledge of basic formations, continue step practice and expand their dance experience.
Level 3 (Technique) -- The technique classes are for experienced dancers who want to fine-tune their footwork, finesse their dance technique, and broaden their dance background.
Candidate classes -- Teacher Candidate classes are held about every other year for both Preliminary and Full Teaching Certificates. Future Candidate Classes will be announced here.
Children's classes -- Children are trained less formally at several locations. Details here.
Questions? -- Contact Sue Ann Bryce 416-266-5423.
As you begin second term. . .
After your first term of classes, to qualify for the second term, you are expected to become a member of RSCDS Toronto (info here). There are multiple reasons for this.
Basically, classes are subsidized by membership fees. Expenses include:
- rental of facilities
- token compensation to teachers
- insurance costs
From a 'big picture' point of view, classes would not exist without membership fees to support the training of teachers (equivalent to a university course, in both difficulty and expense), the testing and publication of dances, and the production of CDs for the music we dance to. Plus, we are part of a world-wide international organization that maintains standards and safeguards the heritage and history of Scottish Country Dancing so it can continue to thrive.