Third Sundays Online Events

Third Sunday online events have been discontinued.
These are the details, including recordings of previous third Sunday events.

Past events

May 16, 2021 3:00 p.m. Jen Schoonover: Dancing with the Scottish Dancing Masters

Jen Schoonover will explore the roots of present-day Scottish social dancing, including legacies from Dancing Masters and vernacular practices.Sometimes the dancing masters of historical Scotland get referenced generally, as if they all taught the same things in unified styles. However, varied repertoires and niches were important elements of this profession. In our May Third Sunday workshop, Jen Schoonover will introduce you to some Scottish dancing masters including Joseph Lowe, Dancie Neill, David Anderson, and Dancie Reid. We will try out some dances they taught, from dances you may never have heard of to popular dances taught differently than today’s standardized versions.

April 18, 2021 3:00 p.m. Barbara McOwen: A Historical Perspective on Scottish Country Dance Tunes

Barbara McOwen will take a deep look at the history of Scottish Country Dance tunes.

Barbara’s List of Popular and Classic Dances

March 21, 2021 3:00 p.m. Early RSCDS Dances: Mostly from Book 1, brought to you by a team of more recently certified Branch teachers

For a “dancing” Sunday afternoon, a team of more recently certified Boston Branch teachers will lead you through dances primarily from RSCDS Book 1. The early RSCDS books present a collection of “updated” older dances, so this will introduce you to hints of our dance origins. The older dances are generally simpler than many more modern dances. All ages and all dance levels welcome.

Dance notes for the early dances

February 21, 2021 3:00 p.m. Tom Pixton: The dance is in the music

The choice of tunes can make a big difference towards the success of an evening of dance. Tom Pixton will discuss and demonstrate selecting tunes that create the best impact on dancers and musicians alike. T his is intended for all audiences: dancers, musicians, teachers, and dance devisors.

January 17, 2021 3:00 p.m. Come join the fun in a Burns celebration with Paul Anderson: Spoken words (stories, poetry, etc) and music

Burns Event with Paul Anderson (yes, Scotland!): January 17, 2021, 3pm

December 20, 3:00 p.m. 60 Years of Reminiscences, Jeanetta McColl in conversation with Jen Schoonover

Jeanetta arrived in the Boston area at the beginning of the 1960’s and has been involved in all aspects of Scottish Country Dancing in the Branch since September, 1961. She has taught, organized and worked with almost everyone who has been involved with the branch since that time.

Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020 Time: 3pm (for about an hour)

October 18, 3:00 p.m. Susie Petrov, "You Too Can Find and Develop Musicians to Play for Your Dance"

Led by Susie Petrov, this online event will explore the benefits of live music for Scottish Country Dance classes and parties. All are welcome, as this event is intended for musicians, dancers, teachers, and MCs.

Stay tuned to this site for additional events.