Valley Scottish Country Dancers

The Valley Scottish Country Dancers live and dance in the Annapolis Valley area of Nova Scotia. Regular dance classes are held on Tuesday evenings, 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. upstairs in Riverside Court (seniors' residence), 125 Webster St., Kentville. The "Fall term" runs from 18 September to 27 November 2018, and continues with three classes on 8, 15 and 22 January, 2019, concluding with the Burns Night. Winter term will run from 5 February to 7 May 2019. Classes are $6 a night, or $60 for the 14-week term, half price for students.
Note: in the event of inclement weather, please check with the dance instructors. Visitors and beginners are always welcome.

Executive and Teachers
More advanced classes
2019 Burns Night
Upcoming dance events
Useful links

Executive and Teachers

President: Dorothy Walker-Robbins
Vice-President: Ron Anderson
Secretary: Vicky Austin
Treasurer: Janet Whitman
Event Coordinators: Marvin and Debbie Ladouceur
Members at large: Julia O'Malley, Diana Walsh
Phone Committee: Edna MacLean, Jane Hynes
Burns Night coordinators (2018 committee): Keith Austin (chair), Marvin Ladouceur, Debbie Harris

Dance Instructors: Duncan and Maggie Keppie, assisted by Rob Raeside

Location of Riverside Court

"More advanced" Level Classes

For dancers looking for a bit more of a challenge, Duncan arranges more advanced level dances to try out on the last Saturday of most months in the summer and fall. Classes will be in the Bishop Hall, Greenwich, unless otherwise indicated. Folks are asked to contribute $5 to help cover costs.
For a map of the location, see map here.
Dates for 2019 are:
      We may start again on the last Saturday of February if the weather cooperates

Christmas Dance

Join us in the afternoon of Saturday 29 December 2018 in the St. James Anglican Church hall, Kentville, for our Christmas Dance. We've been learning dances since September, and this is our chance to dance them for fun! Starting at 2.00 p.m., followed by pot-luck supper around 4.30 p.m. The program is available here. Bring your own plates and cutlery and food to share.

Burns Night 2019

The 2019 Valley Scottish Country Dancers Burns Night will occur on Saturday, 26 January in Louis Millett Hall in New Minas. Tickets ($30 / $17 for age 15 and under) are now sold out, but if you want to add your name to the waiting list, please inform Rob Raeside (email: or 902-542-7767 in evenings and weekends). Join us for a haggis and roast beef dinner, all the toasts, and an evening of dancing for all ages. Dance instructions are now available.

Annual Meeting, AGM minutes and Bylaws

Minutes of Meetings of Valley Scottish Country Dancers

Upcoming Dance Events

[If you have any dance events you want posted, please contact Rob Raeside]

Useful Links

Some suppliers of dance shoes in Nova Scotia:

Other links