Trinity Scottish Country Dance Group
In October 2010 Vision TV came to a Trinity Class and made this brief video for a station break:
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.
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.
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.
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
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 4, 2014
Photo by Paul Barber
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:
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.