Silent Auction and Summer School Donations
While there is no cost to register for the 2021 Virtual Summer School, we are asking for your support by donating to the Silent Auction that will be held during the July 28-31, 2021 Zoom event.
Alison Booz is coordinating the auction and asks if you would consider donating an item(s). Suggestions include hand-made items; gently used and/or vintage clothes (especially items appropriate for SCD); novelties ranging from fun and quirky to fabulous; Scottish-themed dishes, scarves, books, etc., artwork; and anything in between. You can also consider non-tangible items such as a dance or a tune devised for the event or for someone special.
With support from the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch, there will be a webpage dedicated to pictures and descriptions of the donations. That will be posted closer to Summer School and a link emailed to everyone. The Branch has also assisted by creating an Auction Donation Form
The form is now ready for you to submit all of the details of your donation and will be available until the July 19th deadline for submissions. You can also use the form to donate money in lieu of an item to support TAC and the Summer School.
This year's Virtual Summer School would not be complete without a Ceilidh!
This is your opportunity to showcase your talents, your skills, and your sense of humour!
The Ceilidh will be held via Zoom on Friday, July 30th from 5-6:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time.
Miss Milligan's Miscellany
Teachers' Association (Canada) and The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society undertook a joint project in 2014. The purpose of the project was to clarify some of the ambiguities and inconsistencies that are found in Miss Milligan's Miscellany.
We are indebted to Pat Coyle, Ruth Jappy, Jean Martin and Mervyn Short for the time and diligence they brought to this project. We trust you will find the Notes useful.
Scottish Country Dancing is done all over the world. Frequently, these dances are being done by non-Scottish and even non-English speakers. This leaves doubt in how a dance name is pronounced. With the help of the phonetic pronunciation included in the Notes above and an audio file of the dance name being spoken, we hope to allieviate some of this doubt. Please keep in mind that there are many dialects in Scotland and the audio files below represent only one of these dialects.
Please click on the dance name to hear how the dance is pronounced.
Please consider supporting one of our initiatives:
Donate to the Bob Blackie Fund
Donate to the Jubilee Fund
Donate to the Bobby Brown Fund
Under this menu, you will find areas like FAQ, AskTAC and the Notes on Miss Milligan's Miscellany.
As time goes on, we hope to add to this list of useful teaching tips.