|Last updated Nov. 6, 2017|
Classes are held for an approximate 33-weeks each year, on Tuesday evenings, from
September until the middle of May. Prospective dancers are welcomed with a Newcomers' Dance at the start of each season. As of September 2017, the Peterborough
Scottish Country Dance Society has moved to a class-format where beginners, intermediates, and advanced dancers join together for combined warm-up/instruction.
During most classes, the PSCDS will have the opportunity to dance to live music provided by Blair Mackenzie.
Monthly Social Dances, the annual potluck Christmas Dinner and Dance, along with the traditional Burns Supper and Dance, are very popular and well attended. May 2018 will mark the 34th annual Stoney Lake Weekend, Peterborough's dance workshop and Ball with live music by Fred Moyes. This event attracts dancers from a wide area of Ontario and the eastern United States.
PSCDS dancers participate regularly in numerous local demonstrations for major civic events. These events have included the Dragon Boat Races, the opening of the City's Millennium Park (riverfront site of PSCDS summer dancing in June and July), and the municipal observance of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. They have also appeared at the Uxbridge Highland Games/Scottish Festival and have been the annual Robbie Burns entertainment for residents of Peterborough's many retirement communities.