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. Fall term started 12 September and continues to 28 November 2017, plus January 2, 9, & 16, 2018. (No class on 31 October)  Winter term is 30 January to 1 May 2018. Classes are $6 a night, or $60 for the 14-week term, half price for students.
Note: in the event of inclement weather, please check with the dance instructors. Visitors and beginners are always welcome.

Executive and Teachers
More advanced classes
Christmas dance: Saturday 30 December 2017
2018 Burns Night
Upcoming dance events
Useful links

Executive and Teachers

President: Dorothy Walker-Robbins
Vice-President: Bill Malesky
Secretary: Vicky Austin
Treasurer: Janet Whitman
Past President: Fred Huntley
Event Coordinators: Marvin and Debbie Ladouceur
Members at large: Julia O'Malley, Diana Walsh
Phone Committee: Edna MacLean, Jane Hynes
Burns Night coordinators (2018 committee): Keith Austin (chair), Marvin Ladouceur, Rob Raeside

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

Location of Riverside Court

"More advanced" Level Classes

For dancers looking for a bit more of a challenge, Duncan arranges more advanced level dances to try out on the last Saturday of most months in the summer and fall. Classes will be in the Bishop Hall, Greenwich, unless otherwise indicated. Folks are asked to contribute $5 to help cover costs.
For a map of the location, see map here.
Dates for 2017 are:
      4 November (date shifted from 28 October), Bishop Hall, Greenwich
      25 November, Bishop Hall, Greenwich

Christmas Dance

Join us in the afternoon of Saturday 30 December 2017 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 2.00 p.m., followed by pot-luck supper around 4.30 p.m.

Burns Supper 2018

The 2018 Valley Scottish Country Dancers Burns Supper will occur on Saturday, 20 January in a new venue: the Louis Millett Hall in New Minas. Tickets ($30 / $17 for age 15 and under) will go on sale at the last dance of the term, 28 November 2017, and include admission to three dance classes on 2, 9 and 16 January. After they 28th November, they will be available from Rob Raeside (email: or 902-542-7767 in evenings and weekends).

Bylaws and AGM minutes

Minutes of Meetings of Valley Scottish Country Dancers

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: