TAC Teachers' Conference Weekend (TCW and AGM) 2019 Schedule and Dance Programmes

July 26 - 28, 2019
Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Summer Event registration will open on March 1, 2019



Teachers of Scottish Country Dance who have obtained Level 1 (Units 1, 2 & 3 or the Prelim) or Level 2 (Units 4 & 5 or Full) Certificates from the RSCDS, as well as Associate Members, and who are current TAC Members are eligible to attend all events at the TAC Teachers' Conference Weekend.

Associate Members can participate in all weekend events, including the Annual General Meeting, but are not eligible to vote.

Contact the TAC Membership Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
if you are uncertain about your current TAC Membership status.


For registration fees, go to

Teachers' Conference Weekend 2019

For questions relating to TCW please contact the Director

Lin Pettengil
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TCW participants who stay on for Summer School will receive both the TCW and Summer School information in their registration package on Friday, July 26th.

TCW Programme

Friday July 26 2019

  • 2:00 - 6:00 pm    On-site event registration
  • 3:00 on               Residence room check-in starts
  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm    Dinner
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm    Area Reps Meeting
  • 7:15 pm              Short orientation/welcome
  • 7:30 pm              TCW Welcome Dance (see below for dance programme and how to access briefs, diagrams, videos)
  • 10:00 pm            After-dance party

Saturday July 27 2019

  • 7:00 - 8:30 am     Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 11:15 am   Morning class
  • 11:15 - noon        TACSound and TACTalk hours (and other times as posted)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch
  • 2:00 pm              AGM meeting
  • 5:30 - 6:15 pm    TCW Reception
  • 6:15 - 7:45 pm    TCW Banquet
  • 8:00 pm              TCW Grand March
  • 8:15 - 11:30 pm   TCW Ball (see below for dance programme and how to access briefs, diagrams, videos)
  • 11:30 pm            After-ball party

 Sunday July 28 2019

  • 8:30 - 9:30 am     Breakfast
  • 10:00 - noon        Morning class
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch
  • 1:15 - 3:00 pm     Afternoon TCW Discussion session
  • Departure            (at your convenience)


Evening Dance Programmes

Links to dance cribs, diagrams, and videos are available on the Dance Database:

Friday Welcome Dance  http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/20624/

Saturday Ball Programme    http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/20625/

You can download a PDF of the evening programs using these links: 

Friday Welcome Dance cribs   Saturday Ball Programme cribs




Neil Barron  - Accordion

neilssAccordionist Neil Barron was born in Edinburgh and raised in Hawick in the Borders where he started playing around the age of 14. His first instrument was a hand-me-down Scandalli accordion that belonged to his father, who had played in dance bands in Aberdeenshire in his younger days. After taking lessons for a couple of years, Neil joined his first dance band at the age of 16. A couple of years later, Neil returned to Edinburgh to study Engineering Science and lived there until 1991, during which time he started the eponymously named band Neil Barron and His Scottish Dance Band. Neil also played in many other Scottish Dance bands, including 5 years with Jim Johnstone.
In 1991, work took Neil to Wetherby in Yorkshire. To date, Neil's band has recorded nine albums of Scottish Country Dances, and Neil has been featured on BBC Radio's Masters of the Accordion.


Ball Musicians

kathyssKathy Fraser-Collins (Music Director)

fredssFred Collins

donwssDon Wood

neilssNeil Barron