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Events for Santa Rosa Scottish Dancers

Bishop's Ranch Country Dance Retreat, January 19-21, 2018

This is an annual event open to all RSCDS-SF members on a January weekend, Friday evening through Sunday lunch. It's a great time to learn new dances, socialize and get to know your fellow dancers. Country dance workshops are held Friday evening, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning. Friday night we begin with a potluck dinner.

Saturday evening we have a wine and cheese party, and then we're "piped" in to dinner in the cafeteria. The evening is filled with a ball, topped with the blessing of the haggis and usually some "rumbledethumps" to go with it. The Bishop's Ranch cafeteria provides fabulous, healthy cuisine for the balance of the weekend. Great fun for all!

Bishop's Ranch is an Episcopal retreat center in a beautiful country setting on Westside Road near Healdsburg, CA.

Sample pricing, details, and registration information are here in the 2017 flyer

Santa Rosa Youth Workshop & Ball

Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Santa Rosa, CA
Workshop: 10:00am to 4:00pm at Monroe Hall, 1400 W. College Ave.
Ball: 5:30 to 8:30pm at Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave.

This workshop is designed to bring together intermediate and advanced level youth dancers (up to age 35!) for the purpose of refining Scottish Country Dance technique. This spring event will keep your feet dancing and your technique sharp for all of your performances, balls and other Scottish Country Dance gatherings! Handing, covering, phrasing, and footwork will all be taught. Multiple skill based classes will be taught by Tim Wilson and Sheena MacQueen in the morning and afternoon, followed by the ball in the evening.

The ball is open to ALL intermediate and advanced dancers, adult and youth, whether or not attending the workshop. The Finley Community Center is a beautiful, modern facility located just 2 blocks from Monroe Hall.

For more information and approximate pricing, please see the 2017 Workshop Flyer and the Ball Flyer.

The Beginners' Ball: To Honor the New Dancers of 2017-2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:00pm
Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave., Petaluma, CA

Music: Hood, Wink & Swagger
Refreshments: After-Ball Buffet
Attire: Festive to Formal (changing rooms are available for ladies and gents)

This is a lively annual Country Dance event honoring this year's new dancers and enjoyed by all who have attended over the years. This event is also open to all members of the San Francisco branch of the RSCDS. Please come and encourage the new dancers in your class to come. Join us for a delightful evening of Scottish dancing followed by an after-ball buffet, and perhaps stay over to enjoy some of the wonderful experiences Sonoma County has to offer!

Sample dance program, pricing, registration form, and other details can be found on the 2017 Flyer.

2018 Pleasanton Scottish Highland Gathering and Games
(an annual event on Labor Day weekend)

Saturday and Sunday, Sep. 1-2, 2018, all day.
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Santa Rosa and Dunsmuir Dancers, led by Ron Wallace, will be performing on both stages in the Celtic Heritage Area several times each day.

Here's a link for more information: The Pleasanton Scottish Games