2023 TAC 50th Summer School and 65th Anniversary Shirts

The ordering deadline has been extended to June 25, 2023


Please join us in celebrating our special TAC Anniversaries with these special edition shirts. There are three options for women and one for men. Each shirt will be made according to your choices of colour and logos.

PLEASE NOTE: All shirt purchases will be available for pick up at TAC Summer School and the Teachers’ Conference Weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Shirts will NOT be shipped. If you do not plan to attend Summer School or Teachers Conference Weekend, there is the option to have an attending friend pick up your shirt for you.

TWO Logo options, either one to be embroidered on Left Chest:

 50th Summer School or 65th TAC

Shirt Colours: Red or Dark Grey

Prices: Women’s Scoop Neck or V-Neck     $25 CAD

               Women’s or Men’s Polo/Collared     $30 CAD


          The deadline for ordering is midnight June 25, 2023

Click here for a PDF of the sizing chart


2023 50th Summer School Shirts Order Form                                                            

 2023 65th Anniversary Shirts Order Form





For TAC Summer Events 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, residences, meals, classes, and evening activities will be divided between two nearby venues:

King’s College and Dalhousie University. The walking distance between them is 7-10 minutes.

 Each venue offers advantages, and it will be necessary to house attendees in both residence halls. Here’s a list of the comparative benefits and considerations of each. Residents of Dalhousie and King's will take all their meals at King's.

Due to the lack of en suite facilities, and air-conditioning, a refund in Summer School registration fees of $100 per person is offered for those requesting accommodations during Summer School or both TCW & Summer School at the recently renovated King’s College. 




Air conditioning



Dance classes



Evening events



After parties



TAC Books



TAC Sound



Free internet service



Laundry facilities



Ensuite bathrooms


*shared with roommates

Fresh linens upon request



Single room, one bed



Double room, twin beds



Two-bedroom suite



Three-bedroom suite



Four-bedroom suite



Ensuite sitting area



Refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink

*mini-fridge only


Lounges with cable tv



Parking included (subject to availability)






How often have you arrived at an away event and wished you had a few supplies to get you through until you could get to a shop? 

Members of the Nova Scotia Branch will put together a small bag of “goodies” for you, and it will be ready and available at the registration desk when you arrive for either TCW or Summer School. The cost is $20, and all profits will be transferred directly to the TAC General Fund.  This Arrival Kit includes things like tea, coffee, sugar, cream, milk, fruit, juice, chocolate, cookies, crackers, cheese, yoghurt, hummus, and salty snacks. The picture is to give you an idea of what will be included, but the contents may vary slightly.

 Pre-ordering is required by June 25, 2023.  Click here to order your Summer Events Arrival Kit!





Scottish Country Dance Teachers' Association (Canada)

2023 Silent Auction at the Teachers' Conference Weekend and Summer School

Donations Wanted for In-Person Silent Auction!

As part of TCW and Summer School, we will be holding an in-person Silent Auction supporting TAC. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will support TAC's Bobby Brown Music Apprenticeship Fund. We would be very grateful if you would consider donating an item(s) to the in-person Silent Auction held during the TCW Weekend and Summer School, July 28 to August 3, 2023.

Silent Auction items could include hand-made items, gently used and vintage clothes, especially items appropriate for SCD (cleaned and in good condition, please!); novelties ranging from fun and quirky to fabulous; Scottish-themed dishes, scarves, books, artwork; and anything in between. Gift cards to places such as Tim Hortons, Starbucks, etc., would be popular too.

Are you crafty? Do you have a special skill that you could teach on Zoom? This could be anything from a craft (sewing, art or ??) or a baking lesson to a dance or music lesson, or "how to repair a ??"

In 2019 and 2021, speciality baking was a runaway hit -- any baking enthusiasts out there? You can also consider non-tangible items such as a dance or a tune devised for the event or someone special.

We have created an Auction Contribution Form to make it easy to donate your items. You can download the donation form here.

Use this link to download rules covering auction bidding.

Please complete the form with details of the item you plan to donate, so I know what you will be bringing to Halifax, and send your completed form to me by July 20, 2023, to allow time to prepare for the Auction. You can also use the form to donate money in lieu of an item to support TAC's Bobby Brown Music Apprenticeship Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact Alison Booz, Silent Auction Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COVID Policy Statement for TAC Summer Events 2023

TAC acknowledges that the COVID pandemic is in a constant state of flux and that conditions may change by the time TCW and Summer School begin.  We will therefore use the COVID protocols in place by the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University at the time of our event. For the 2023 Winter Term, both universities highly encourage being up to date on COVID vaccinations and boosters, but they are not required. There are currently mask requirements at King’s and Dalhousie. We have been told that these will likely be lifted before our events take place. While we do not currently anticipate requiring masks while dancing, attendees should bring masks and be prepared to wear them if requested or if they experience any kind of symptoms of illness. Attendees should also bring several rapid antigen test kits in the event they start to feel unwell.

If a participant tests positive for COVID and needs to cancel before the start of their registered event (TCW, Summer School, or TCW+SS), a full refund will be provided upon receipt of proof. TAC assumes no liability for any losses resulting from individual pre-book travel.

Participants are encouraged to obtain travel insurance that covers such expenses.