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 normally takes place every Thursday from
8:00 to 10:00 pm. Most nights 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).
The schedule for winter/spring 2014 is as follows:
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
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
Annual Seasonal Photo - December 5, 2013
Photo by Rob Lockhart and Donalda MacdonaldTo see Christmas photos from years past click here.
|This site was last updated on February 28, 2014|
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our teacher is David Booz, and he can be reached at (416) 806-2669 or Email: email@example.com
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.