Trinity Scottish Country Dance Group
In October 2010 Vision TV came to a Trinity Class and made this brief video for a station break:
country dancing concludes for the season on April 4.
We resume dancing for our summer schedule on June 27. We then dance on July 4, 11,
18, 25 and August 1 and 8. All dancing will be
in Seeley Hall.
fall and winter to early spring Scottish country dancing
takes place every Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00 pm.
Ordinarily we dance 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. On nights when the
college needs Seeley we are moved over to Cartwright
Hall in St.
Hilda's College (link is to map).
available, and there are two subway stops nearby.
Dancing is a cooperative effort. Volunteers bring
milk and cookies for the tea break, with costs paid for
from money collected.
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
Photo by Liz Martin
Christmas Photo - December 6, 2012
To see Christmas photos from years past click here.
Several Trinity Dancers took part in an evening of Scottish country dancing in Dufferin Grove Park on August 26, 2011. Below is a small excerpt from Rabbie's Reel. There will be another evening of dancing in Dufferin Grove again this summer in August.
|This site was last updated on April 1, 2013|
|Scottish Country Dance Links:
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: email@example.com
Our teacher is David Booz, and he can be reached at (416) 806-2669 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is now a Scottish pub in Toronto, the Caledonian, near College and Ossington.
note that, although we have danced at Trinity since 1973
we are not formally affiliated with the College.
|There are several videos of Trinity dancers on Youtube. Links to all the dances formerly on this home page have been moved to a new page here.|