Branch Classes suspended

It will come as little surprise to you learn that all Scottish Country dancing classes in the St. John’s (Newfoundland) Branch are now suspended for the duration of the covid-19 pandemic public health emergency.

We don’t know when dancing will resume but we will post an announcement here and/or on our Facebook page when they do.

To all Scottish Country dancers out there: stay safe and be well.

Class Cancelled

In view of the continuing State of Emergency in St. John’s, our Monday night class is cancelled tonight.

At present, we expect the Thursday night class to go ahead.

Also, for those who may not have been notified by email, the St Andrews Society have cancelled this year’s Burns Supper.

dancing dates – update

The Monday night class will not meet on October 14th (Thanksgiving), October 21st (Election Day), and November 11th (Remembrance Day).

Everyone is invited to attend the Thursday night class at St. David’s on the three weeks and those who have paid for the full term will not be charged the drop-in fee.

Lastly – save the date – our Fall Social will be a St. Andrew’s Night Social on November 30th. Watch for details.

Canada Day Dancing

The regular Summer dancing folk have decided that there should be dancing on Monday – Canada Day.

So, if your Canada Day plans are still flexible, consider adding a bit of social dancing to them.

Usual time and place: 7:30 pm at St. David’s Presbyterian Church Hall

Word has it that a programme of very Canadian dances will be danced!

Summer Dancing Begins!!

Are you pining for a bit of dancing? 

Pine no more!

Summer dancing starts this coming Monday, June 3rd, 7:30 pm at St. David’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Elizabeth Ave.

If you can’t come until 8pm, don’t worry about that.

The drop-in fee is $7.

Bring a dance to share with everyone if you like.

If you are travelling out of province and dancing somewhere else over the summer, this is a great chance to try out dances from a programme.

If you are a visitor to our province, you are most welcome to join us and to share a favourite dance from your group with us.

May Mayhem Program

The program for our Social this Saturday is below along with a link to a video of the dance (for those who want to study up on the dances ahead of time)!

1. The Happy Meeting
2. The Merry Lads of AyrNo video
3. Linnea’s Strathspey
4. Hooper’s Jig
5. Triple Happiness
6. The Royal Deeside Railway
7. City Lights
8. Corn Rigs
9. Aging Gracefully
10. EH3 7AF
11. Jean Martin of Aberdeen
12. Reel of the Royal Scots

AGM Tonight!

This year’s AGM is coming up tonight (April 29), at 7:00 pm at Wesley United. There will be dancing after the meeting.

And don’t forget the BIG DO, the MAY MAYHEM Social, on Saturday, May 4th, 7:30pm at Wesley ($10 at the door) – the finale to this year’s dancing.

Hope to see you out at one or both of these occasions.

from the Branch Secretary

Hi everyone,

Just a series of reminders as we head towards the end of the dancing season.

1) No dancing this Thursday night at St. David’s. (April 18th)

2) There will be NO dancing at Wesley United on Patrick Street on Monday, April 22.

3) The branch AGM will be Monday, April 29th at Wesley United. The meeting will begin at 7pm. We hope that it won’t last more than an hour, and there will be dancing after that. This will be the last Monday night of the regular season.

4) The last Thursday night class will be Thursday, May 2nd. There will be a party afterward.

5) The May Mayhem Social will take place on Saturday, May 4th, at 7:30pm at Wesley United. The programme is attached to this email. The cost is $10 at the door. And there will be treats and socializing after the dancing.

6) Summer dancing will begin on Monday, June 3rd at St. David’s at 7:30pm and will run until August 12th. These evenings are drop-in and there is no set programme or class. Come along and bring your favourite dance – or something that you’ve always wanted to try. The cost is $7 / night.

Hope to see you out at one or more of these events!