TAC Summer School 2017
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
23 - 30 July 2017
TAC Summer School is open to all Scottish Country Dancers from basic to advanced and from beginner to experienced.
Online registration is now open
See Registration Information for fee schedule and other details.
TAC Summer School 2017 Programme and Activities
Sunday 23 July 2017
On-site event registration 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Residence room check-in 3:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Short orientation/welcome session at 7:15 pm
Evening social dance at 7:30 pm
Evenings Sunday through Saturday 23-29 July
Four evening social dance programmes of 10 Scottish Country Dances starting at 7:30 pm with music provided by the Staff Musicians
Use links beside each day to view online dance lists or to download PDFs of dance descriptions with diagrams
- Sunday Welcome Dance (http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/10577/) Download Sunday Dances
- Monday Local Favourites Dance (http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/10579/) Download Monday Dances
- Tuesday Colour Theme Dance with a red, white, and maple leaf theme for Canada's 150th birthday (http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/10580/) Download Tuesday Dances
- Friday Weekenders Welcome Dance (http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/10581/) Download Friday Dances
Two evenings of entertainment and participation
- Wednesday evening of ethnic dancing taught by a local folkdance teacher
- Thursday Ceilidh provides an opportunity to display your talents, whether singing, reciting, dancing, acting, or anything else entertaining.
and the finale
Saturday Banquet and Ball (http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/9190/) Summer School Ball Booklet will be included in the Registration Packet at UBC. All ball dances are also included in the evening social dances.
After the formal events on each evening, light refreshments will be available in the lounge in Hemlesem Hall residence.
Week-day Mornings Monday through Friday 24-28 July
Four levels of dance classes will be offered on Monday through Friday. Morning classes will be taught by the Summer School Staff Teachers with music provided by the Summer School Staff Musicians.
Teachers and musicians will rotate so that all dancers experience a variety of teaching and music each morning.
View the SCD Class Levels.
Afternoons Monday through Friday 24-28 July
Afternoons of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will feature a wide selection of optional classes
Teachers for optional classes are drawn from the Summer School Staff and from TAC teachers attending Summer School. Consequently the selection of optional classes depends on the availability of qualified teachers in attendance and will not be finalized until June.
Optional classes are expected to include: Evening Dance Review, Individual Technique, Specialty SCD dances, Music Appreciation, Highland Dancing, Ladies' Step Dancing
Additionally, TAC Summer School 2017 is offering a 4-afternoon Dancing Achievement Course open to resident and non-resident dancers. For more information see DAA Course 2017
Wednesday afternoon is at your lesiure to relax or take in local sight-seeing options of your choice
Saturday Events 29 July
Morning combined class with all levels dancing together
Afternoon review of the evening ball dances
Evening Banquet and Ball (http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/9190/)
Sunday 30 July Departure
Breakfast, lunch, farewells; departure at any time as per your personal schedule.
Participation at morning and afternoon classes and the Banquet and Ball requires advance on-line pre-paid registration as a Summer School registrant (see Registration Information). All evening events are also included in the registration fee.
Non-registrants can attend evening events on Sunday through Friday on an individual-evening basis at a cost of $30 per person per evening paid at the door.