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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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Life Is Simple!

Life Is Simple

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

Event - RSCDS London Canada Branch
Spring Dance

Date/Location/Time
Friday, April 5, 2019
** Metropolitan United Church **
7:30p.m.

Cost
$15.00 Dancers

Music
CDs

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

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60th 60th

OOT Event - Sarnia Scottish Dance
Celebrating 60 years of dance

Date/Time/Location
Saturday, April 27, 2019
2:00pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
261 Christina St. N
Sarnia, Ontario

Cost
$30.00 dancers/$10 non dancers

Music
Laird Brown and Scotch Mist

Dance Preview
The Jubilee Jig J-8x32 RSCDS Leaflet 11
Anniversary Reel R-4x32 36 - 7
Salute to the Borders S-8x32 Three Hands Across
The Diamond Jubilee J-4x32 31 - 1
Aileen’s Reel R-8x32 14 Social Dances
Ferguson’s Fancy M-8x(S16+R16) Cup of Kindness
The Luckenbooth Brooch J-8x32 Glendarroch Sh 28
Mary’s Garden S-3x32 E Barnes
The Diamond Anniversary J-8x32 Inverness Diam Jub Coll
A Special Occasion R-3x48 The Other Kangaroo Paw
St. Andrew’s Fair J-8x32 5 SCD’s
Diamonds Are Forever Dancing S-3x32 Leaflet
Ramadan-ce R-8x32 Turkish Set
The Flower of Glasgow S-3x32 46 - 9
60 and Still Going Strong R-8x32 Sue Petyt

Dance Briefs-Videos

Event - RSCDS London Canada Branch
London Annual Ball

Date/Location/Time
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Polish Combatants Association Hall
80 Ann St. - London, ON N6A 1P9
5:30p.m.

Cost
$75.00 Dancers
$50.00 Non Dancers

Music
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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FREE Dance Class
May 8, 2018

Come on out to the free dance class May 8th at 7:30 pm, Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. It’s kind of like test driving a car to see if you’ll like it. Tell your family, friends, neighbours, co-workers and anyone else you can think of and let them know how much fun they could be having.

We will be delighted to have you join us! Take a look at the video to see if you might be interested. All you need is a pair of soft-soled shoes and a smile. See you then!

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