55th Annual Pawling Weekend

By RSCDS New York Branch - Pawling Weekend (other events)

Fri, May 11 2018 6:00 PM Sun, May 13 2018 5:00 PM


The RSCDS New York Branch invites you to our

55th Annual Spring Weekend

at Berkshire Hills, Copake, NY.

Beginning with a buffet supper at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 11, and ending with an afternoon dance on Sunday, May 13.


William Williamson of Dumfries, Scotland

Linda Henderson of San Francisco, California

Ellie Briscoe of Alexandria, Virginia


Hanneke Cassel, Music Director, Cello

Dave Wiesler, Piano

Neil Pearlman, Piano

Katie McNally, Fiddle

Jim Stevenson-Mathews of the New York Branch will play for classes as well.


Saturday and Sunday class groupings will be Basic, Social, and Technique (at least 1 year of Scottish Country Dance experience is preferred).

Makeup of the classes will be subject to the discretion of the teachers.

Please be modest in estimating your dancing ability.

There will be a Teacher’s Workshop on Saturday afternoon.

Children are welcome at Pawling Weekend. Pricing for children will be determined by the amount charged by the facility, which may vary by age of child.

A children’s class may be offered depending on the number of children attending, their ages, and their SCD experience levels.


Prices include tuition, room, board, and gratuities. Please make full payment with your application. Registration is not complete until full payment is received. Please click on TICKETS to register electronically, or download the flyer and be sure to mail early.


Friday, May 11th

  • 3:00-6:00 Afternoon Registration
  • 3:00-6:00 Pawling Bazaar: Items accepted for sale
  • 6:00-8:00 Buffet Dinner
  • 8:15-10:30 Welcome Dance
  • 10:30 onwards Wine and Cheese Party

Saturday, May 12th

  • 7:45-8:45 Breakfast
  • 8:30-12:30 Thistles & Things: Open for browsing
  • 8:30-4:30 Pawling Bazaar: Browse and buy (see full schedule for specific times) 
  • 9:00-12:15 Classes
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-5:00 Thistles & Things: Open for purchasing
  • 2:00-3:30 Ball walk through 
  • 2:00-3:30 Teachers’ Workshop 
  • 5:30-6:30 Sherry Party
  • 6:30-7:45 Dinner
  • 8:00-12:00 Highland Ball
  • 12:00-1:00 Ceilidh
  • 1:00 onwards Party

Sunday, May 13th

  • 9:00-10:00 Breakfast
  • 9:30-2:00 Pawling Bazaar: Browse and buy (see full schedule for specific times)
  • 10:30-12:00 Classes
  • 12:15-1:45 Lunch
  • 2:00-3:15 Champagne Dance

Download a PDF of the schedule.


The Welcome Dance and Highland Ball programs are now available on the Strathspey server.

Dance Clothing Bazaar

Please bring dance-related attire that is clean and in good condition to be sold at the Pawling Bazaar. Gowns, skirts, vests, shirts, blouses, cummerbunds, jabots, ties, jackets, kilts, gloves, sashes, tiaras, etc. The Bazaar will be open from 3:00 to 6:00pm Friday to accept articles for sale; no browsing allowed until the Bazaar opens at 8:30am on Saturday. All unsold articles must be retrieved by 2:00pm Sunday when the Bazaar closes. A minimum of 50% of proceeds must be donated to The Joan Treble Scholarship Fund. The Fund aims to promote Scottish Country Dancing in the New York area by encouraging dancers to improve their skills through participation in workshops and training courses.


Scholarships are available: apply online or download the application. Applications are due April 7.