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

Look up  UBC Attractions  and  Vancouver Tourism  for things to do and see in and around campus and Vancouver.


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. 


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Sunday Welcome Night                                                                         SC Dance

Introduce yourself to dancers from near and far.

Monday ‘Souter & Company Tours’                                                  SC Dance

Scottish dance your way around the world tour guide Ian

Souter and helpers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand.

Tuesday Beach Night                                                                             SC Dance

Casual dress night, wear your shorts and flip flops.

Wednesday Concert Extravaganza                                                  Concert

Relax and enjoy the five talented musicians as they perform in

concert at the Centennial theatre.

Thursday Black & White Night                                                                       SC Dance

Add a little or a lot of black and white for a touch of drama.

Ceilidh Friday

Come ready to perform: whether it be singing, dancing, playing                Ceilidh

an instrument, telling a joke, or a recitation, share your talent with us.

Saturday Evening                                                                             SC Dance

Wine Reception followed by a formal Banquet and the Ball.