Trinity Scottish Country Dance Group

  Seeley Hall 

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Scottish Country Dancing at Trinity College 

There will be a program of Scottish country dancing this summer at Trinity College with guest teachers. Dancing will take place on five Thursdays from 8:00 to 10:00 pm from June 25 to August 6. Due to the Pan Am Games we will not be dancing on July 16 or 23.

Please note there are significant traffic restrictions due to the games. Hoskin Street in front of Trinity College will be blocked to all traffic beginning June 22 and this is scheduled to continue until August 22. Hoskin will be one way eastbound east of St. George and Devonshire will be one way northbound. Full details on the traffic restrictions near Trinity can be found here. Transit will be the best way to get to Trinity this summer. Please note that Trinity must be entered by the front door on Hoskin.

Parking can be expected to be more difficult due to the traffic limitations. The Trinity lot will be open but there will be at least a dozen fewer parking spots. The public lot north of Bloor off Bedford  and a parking garage on St. George north of Hoskin are the probably the best alternatives. There are two subway stops nearby: St. George and Museum.

The dancing schedule is as follows:

           Date              Venue                 Teacher

         June 25     Seeley Hall         Tony Szeto     Program for June 25
        July 2        Seeley Hall         Moira Korus
        July 9        Seeley Hall         Andrew Collins
        July 16      No Dancing
        July 23      No Dancing
        July 30      Seeley Hall        Arlene Koteff
        August 6   Seeley Hall         Fiona Farnan 

Dancing is a cooperative effort.  Volunteers bring juice and treats for the break, with costs paid for from money collected.

Autumn, winter and spring dancing is ordinarily scheduled in Seeley Hall (as seen in the two photos) on the second floor of Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, on the University of Toronto campus. When Trinity College needs Seeley Hall we are moved over to Cartwright Hall in St. Hilda's College (link is to map) on Devonshire.

To the left and below is a Google map showing the locations of Trinity College and St. Hilda's College. Seeley Hall is in Trinity, up the centre stairs to the second floor on your left. Cartwright Hall is straight across from St. Hilda's main entrance.

You don't need to be Scottish. You don't need a partner. Everyone is welcome.

Parking is available off Devonshire behind Trinity for $6 (coins or credit card required for ticket dispenser) or on the street. The nearest subway stop is Museum on the Yonge/University line, St. George is the nearest stop on the Bloor/Danforth line.

The cost is $3.00 for members of the Trinity Scottish Country Dance Group, $5.00 for non-members. The annual membership fee is $20 and is good for one calendar year from the date of purchase.

Scottish Country Dancing is a modern form of the `country dancing' popular in England and Scotland in the 18th century.  It involves groups of six to ten people -- a `set' -- dancing to the driving strains of reels, jigs and strathspeys played on the fiddle, accordion, flute, piano, drums, etc.  At Trinity, dances are briefed and walked through slowly before the music starts.

To find out more see this page on the Strathspey Server.


Scottish Country Dancers in Seeley Hall

                Hall dancers
Photo by Liz Martin

Annual Seasonal Photo  -   December 4, 2014

Photo by Paul Barber
To see Christmas photos from years past click here.

What do all these dancers attending the special Trinity Scottish Country Dance Group's 40th Anniversary Assembly on November 23, 2013 have in common? Click on the photo to find out and see more photos and the program of the special Trinity Assembly.

This site was last updated on June 19, 2015
Scottish Country Dance Links:

RSCDS Toronto

Scottish Country Dance Dictionary

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Grand Chain: the Edinburgh Scottish Dance Resource

The Strathspey Server.

Bobby Brown & the Scottish Accent

Still more links, mostly to other Scottish Country Dancing Groups in North America

For further information, call Trinity Chair Paul Barber at (416) 534-0516, or Email:

Our teacher is David Booz, and he can be reached at (416) 806-2669 or Email:

For information on Toronto events visit the  R.S.C.D.S Toronto web site, where you can also find information on their excellent and easily accessible classes at all levels.

There is now a Scottish pub in Toronto, the Caledonian, near College and Ossington.


Please note that, although we have danced at Trinity since 1973 we are not formally affiliated with the College.

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