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Monthly Parties

Monthly parties are usually held the first Saturday of each month, except during the summer. They begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. You can get more information here:

Monthly Party Flyer

Party Schedule
Public Transit Directions: Exact directions from any given cross street in the Bay Area may be found at Or, contact Donald Robertson for help using public transit: , or 415-595-0338.

Monthly party Scheduling Coordinators: Mark Burt
Monthly party Supply/Site Coordinators: Jewel Murphy and Lyle Ramshaw,

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RSCDS-SF Weekend Workshop at Asilomar

October 27-29, 2023

An over 60 year San Francisco Branch tradition!

The Asilomar Weekend Workshop is a magical weekend held annually at the Asilomar Conference Grounds , a national Historic Landmark on the spectacular Monterey Peninsula, California. Held in either October or November, the Asilomar Weekend starts with an informal welcome dance and ceilidh on Friday night, followed by classes on Saturday and a formal ball in the historic Julia Morgan designed Merrill Hall on Saturday evening. Walking on the adjacent Asilomar beach is a popular "Rest and Be Ready" Saturday afternoon activity. The weekend finishes with a combined class on Sunday morning.

Whether you are a dancer with one year of dance experience or you're a non-dancer, we encourage you to attend and experience the charm of Asilomar and Scottish Country dancing.

Accepting applications after April 15, 2023

Got questions? Contact Sheena MacQueen, Asilomar Committee Chair, at [email protected] or Julee Montes, Registrar, at [email protected]

For more details, visit

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The Valentines Ball

Please join us for the 2023 Valentine's Ball and enjoy a gala night of Scottish country dancing. Hospitality available

We recommend that dancers have one year of experience of Scottish Country dancing (if you have less experience, please consult your class teacher first).

For more information, contact Andy Peterson Ball Chair or Kathy Clark, Registrar at .

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The Annual Jean Patrick Memorial Dance

The Annual Jean Patrick Memorial Dance is held in conjunction with the Highland Gathering and Games held in Pleasanton on Labor Day weekend. The online flyer can be found here: Online Flyer

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The Beginners' Ball

Hosted by the Santa Rosa class, this is a lively annual event honoring this year's new dancers and enjoyed by all who have attended over the years. Please come and encourage the new dancers in your class to come. Join us for a delightful evening of Scottish dancing followed by an after-ball buffet, and maybe stay over to enjoy some of the wonderful things Sonoma County has to offer!

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The Summer by the Sea Dance

The Summer by the Sea Dance is Currently on hiatus

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Places to See & Try Scottish Country Dancing

Many RSCDS-SF members were introduced to Scottish Country Dancing at a Clan Gathering or Highland Games. These festive events are held throughout the world and throughout the Bay Area. They are fun for the whole family and often include demonstrations of Scottish dancing. Bay Area events include the San Francisco Free Folk Festival and Campbell Highland Games in June, the Oakland Scottish Games at Dunsmuir House and Gardens in July, the Monterey Scottish Games in August, and the San Francisco Caledonian Club Highland Games in September (Labor Day weekend) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Invitation to the Games

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