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Old & New Friendships On & Beyond the Dance Floor 

There are many opportunities to socialize - during breaks at classes, the tea times at dances, meals at Christmas dances and the John Middleton Ball, and at the many special events throughout the year. During these social moments, many Hamilton Branch dancers have discovered that they have common interests beyond Scottish Country Dancing.  These discoveries have bonded many new friendships beyond the dance floor and newly formed friendships have led to get-togethers and activities that they organize on their own. The interests and social activities beyond the dance floor are as varied and unique as the people you meet through Scottish Country Dancing.  

 

Friendships Beyond the Dance Floor

 

The interests and activities coordinated independently of the Hamilton Branch of Scottish Country Dancing include:

  • hiking the Niagara Escarpment and The Bruce Trail

  • "The Knit Wit Club" (a group of knitting enthusiasts)

  • Swedish weaving and needlework

  • motor cycle "biking"(they have traveled by bike all around Lake Ontario, Huron, Erie 7 the Allegenys, New York State)

  • hiking the the Canadian Rockies with fellow Scottish Country Dancers and Skyline Hikers 

  • a lunch club

  • evenings out for dinner or at local pubs

  • attending workshops (local, provincially, in Canada, in the US or abroad) with your fellow dancers or dancers from other chapters

  • Believe it or not, a small group of Hamilton Scottish Country Dancers discovered they all speak French (to varying degrees) and were looking for an opportunity to hone their French skills, so they get together occasionally to speak French over a glass of wine. They call themselves "Les Sassenachs du vins" (Sassenach is the Scottish Gaelic word meaning Saxon or English person). 

Friendships on the Dance Floor & Behind the Scenes

 

Whether you are an experienced dancer, long time member of RSCDS, a proficient Level 2 dancer, or a beginner dancer, there are so many ways to get involved on and off the dance floor.  The special events and dances are a lot of fun - even more fun when you get involved in planning and organizing them.  Consider joining a committee or volunteering - even

the smallest contribution of your time is greatly appreciated...and it gives you an opportunity to get to know your fellow dancers even better!