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Will you love Scottish Country Dancing as much as we do?

Welcome to the London Canada Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

Studies show that people are healthier and happier when they join like-minded others in hobbies, activities and clubs. Scottish Country dancing is one such activity.

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dancing makes you smarter... here's some proof.

There was one important exception: the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing.

Reading - 35% reduced risk of dementia
Bicycling and swimming - 0%
Doing crossword puzzles at least four days a week - 47%
Playing golf - 0%
Dancing frequently - 76%.

That was the greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical.

New York Times article
dancing makes you smarter

RSCDS London Top Ten+ Dances.

Here are the top 108 dances chosen by you.

Top Ten+ Dances
Burns' Night Burns' Night

Event - RSCDS London Canada Branch
"A Tribute to Robert Burns"
Ceilidh Night - children and non dancers

Janurary 25, 2019 7:30P.M.
Metropolitan United Church

$25 family, $5 children aged 5 to 15, adult $10(16 years +)


Dance Preview(all dances taught that evening)
Tam O’Shanter (R-the-R) 4x32 J Keppie
A Reel for Jeannie 4x32 R 40-1
Burns' Hornpipe 4x32 R 27-4
The White Cockade 8x32 R 5-11
Riverside 4x32 J Leaflet
The Ayr Promenade 4x32 J 24 Gr. and Soc.
Bonnie Lassie Party Dance Old Time Summer 2000
Jessie’s Hornpipe 8x32 R 8-9
Circassian Big Circle 4x32 R Leaflet Extras
The Dashing White Sergeant 4x32 R 3-2 (R-the R)
The Haymakers 4x48 J 2-1

Dance Briefs

Event - RSCDS London Canada Branch
London Workshop and Tea Dance

Workshop - Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
Polish Combatant's Hall
9:15a.m. Registration
Tea Dance to follow

Cost (New Lower Price)
$45.00 Dancers (all events)
$40.00 Workshop/Lunch
$15.00 Tea Dance


Moira Korus

Tea Dance Preview
Kendall’s Hornpipe 6x32 J Gr. Bk. 22 #
The Dancing Bees 8x32 R 24 Gr. and Soc. #
Miss Gibson’s Strathspey 8x32 S Leaflet 10
The Hunting Horn 8x32 J SCD Archives
The Flowers of Edinburgh 8x32 R 1-6 #
The Silver Tassie 8x32 S Leaflet 1 #
Jubilee Jig 8x32 J Leaflet 19 #
Catch the Wind 8x32 R 45-5 #
Seann Triubhas Willichan 6x32 S 27-9 #
Shiftin’ Bobbins 8x32 R Ormskirk #

Plus Teacher’s Choice #
The workshop teacher will also be choosing a dance. Her dance will either replace one of the above or will be inserted at an appropriate spot.

# suitable for basic dancers

Dance Briefs Flyer Moira Korus Bio
Stratford Stratford

OOT Event - Stratford Scottish Country Dance Group
Tea Dance

March 9, 2019
Avondale United Church
194 Avondale Ave


Fred Moyes

Dance Preview
Coming Soon

Dance Briefs-Videos

Event - RSCDS London Canada Branch
Spring Dance

Friday, April 5, 2019
Elmwood Presbyterian Church Hall

$15.00 Dancers


Dance Preview
The Flowers of Edinburgh 8x32 R 1-6
Swashbuckling Ian 6x32 J San Francisco Coll. 2
Wisp of Thistle 8x32 S 37-4
The Dancing Bees 8x32 R 4 Gr. & Soc. Dances
Miss Allie Anderson 8x32 J Leaflet 14
The Marquis of Lorne 8x32 S MMM 2
The Lass of Richmond Hill 8x32 R 2nd Graded Book
Miss Welsh’s Reel 8x32 J Graded Book -13
Seann Trubihas Willichan 6x32 S 27-9
The Sailor 8x32 24-4
The Flying Scotsman 4x32 J Thurston
The Silver Tassie 8x32 S Leaflet 1
Jubilee Jig 8x32 J Leaflet 19
Knot on a Ferry 4x32 J R. Wallace

Dance Briefs

Event - RSCDS London Canada Branch
London Annual Ball

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Polish Combatants Association Hall
80 Ann St. - London, ON N6A 1P9

$75.00 Dancers
$50.00 Non Dancers

Laird Brown and Scotch Mist

Dance Preview
Grand March
The Machine Without Horses 8x32 J 12-12
The Lass of Richmond Hill 8x32 R 2nd Gr. Bk.
Sugar Candie 8x32 S 26-9
Pelorus Jack 8x32 J 41-1
Trip to Timber Ridge 8x32 R 52-12
Culla Bay 4x32 S 41-2
Joie de Vivre 8x32 J 39-2
The Highland Rambler 8x40 R Leeds Silver Jubilee
The Rose of the North 8x32 S Leeds Silver Jubilee
Cranberry Tart 8x32 J 7 Year. Itch
The Royal Deeside Railway 8x32 R 40-9
MacDonald of the Isles 3x32 S Carnforth 2
Swashbuckling Ian 6x32 J San Fran. Coll. 2
The Countess of Dunsmore’s Reel 8x32 R 49-12
Cutty Sark 8x32 J 40-2
Mairi’s Wedding 8x40 R Cosh

There will be a Ball Practice at Elmwood Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 26th at 7:30 pm. This practice is open to everyone attending the Ball.

The cost of a ticket for this year’s Ball is $75 for dancers and $50 for non-dancers. A Brunch on Sunday (May 5th). There is an additional cost of $10 per person, but it is limited to 35 guests so get your registration in early.

Ball Flyer Briefs-Videos
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