Valley Scottish Country Dancers

The Valley Scottish Country Dancers live and dance in the Annapolis Valley area of Nova Scotia. Regular dance classes are held on Tuesday evenings, 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. upstairs in Riverside Court (seniors' residence), 125 Webster St., Kentville. Classes for fall term 2016 started on 20 September, and ran to 29 November (11 weeks), but we have three more weeks session on 3-17 January to prepare for the Burns night. Winter term in 2017 is scheduled for 31 January to 2 May. Classes are $6 a night, or $60 for the 14-week term.
Note: in the event of inclement weather, please check with the dance instructors. Visitors and beginners are always welcome.

Executive and Teachers
Christmas dance: Tuesday 27 December 2016
2017 Burns Night
More advanced classes
Upcoming dance events
Useful links

Executive and Teachers

President: Fred Huntley
Secretary: Vicky Austin
Treasurer: Janet Whitman
Past Presidents: Susan and Crawford Van Horne
Members at large: Julia O'Malley, Diana Walsh
Phone Committee: Edna MacLean, Jane Hynes
Burns Night coordinators: Ingeborg Mair, Garth Gordon, Dave Cameron, Keith Austin

Dance Instructors: Duncan and Maggie Keppie, assisted by Rob Raeside

Location of Riverside Court

Christmas Dance

Join us in the evening of Tuesday 27 December 2016 in the St. James Anglican church hall, Kentville, for our Christmas Dance. We've been learning dances since September, and this is our chance to dance them for fun! Starting at 7.00 p.m., with a break for refreshments about half way, we'll dance till 10 o'clock or so. No charge, but bring some Christmas treat to share with others. Program available here.

"More advanced" Level Classes

For dancers looking for a bit more of a challenge, Duncan has been looking up more advanced level dances to try out on the last Saturday of each month in the summer and fall. Folks are asked to contribute $5 to help cover costs.
For a map of the location, see map here.
Dates for fall of 2016 are as follows:
        26 November, 2 p.m., Bishop Hall, 10032 Highway 1, Greenwich

Minutes of Meetings of Valley Scottish Country Dancers

Burns Supper 2017

The 2017 Port Williams Burns Supper is being planned for Saturday, 21 January. Tickets ($30 / $17 for age 15 and under) are now on sale. They can be purchased from Rob Raeside (email: or 902-542-7767 in evenings and weekends). If you send a cheque for tickets, make it payable to "Valley Scottish Country Dancers", send it to:
      Rob Raeside
      2 Glooscap Terrace
      Wolfville, NS, B4P 1S7
let us know it's in the mail, be sure to include your return address.

Upcoming Dance Events

[If you have any dance events you want posted, please contact Rob Raeside]

Useful Links

Some suppliers of dance shoes in Nova Scotia:

Other links

RSCDS dance 2016: RSCDS Truro Dance - Valley Scottish Country Dancers
2015: Scotch on the Rocks 2015
"Welcome to the Burns Supper!" June Jain and Wendy Raeside at the ticket desk.

Sandy McMillan and apprentice making interesting harmonies on the pipes.
Photo by Theresa Pelley

Artwork by Somerset Elementary School
Photo by Inge Mair

June Jain and Somerset School Art
Photo by Inge Mair

Andrea Lindsay bearing the haggis
Photo by Theresa Pelley

The table setting for the 40th anniversary dinner
Photo by Theresa Pelley

Duncan, an accordion maestro
Photo by Theresa Pelley

Setting up on Friday night
Photo by Inge Mair

June Jain and MC Hon Scott Brison
Photo by Theresa Pelley

2015: The Grand March led by Keith and Vicky Austin

Andrea Lindsay and Christopher Charles in the Gay Gordons
(by iPhone light after the power went out!)
Art work by students of Somerset School
Photo by Inge Mair

See also: