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Aqui em baixo há uma selecção de eventos interessantes na Europa; podem encontrar muito mais eventos na Europa em http://www.celtic-circle.de/events.html e há links para eventos em todo o mundo em https://www.rscds.org/article/worldwide-dance-events. Não se esqueça também de consultar os cursos no "Kuckucknest" (Alemanha), (Para eventos organizados por nós próprios, clicar aqui )

April 2017 

7th- 9th April 2017 - SCD Weekend & Music Course in Lyon - ; Fri.20:00h Social dance; Sat.10:00h SCD class (all levels) or music class; 15:30h 2 parallel classes (beginner/intermediate or advanced/very advanced)) , 20:30h Social dance; Sun.10:00-11:45h Highland or SCD (all levels except beginners), 12:00-12:45h Social Class (all levels); 15:00-17:30h music class.

Teachers: Antoine Rousseau, Paul Plummer, Mathias Ferber 
Music: Sharlene Penman & Andrew Lyon 
Venue: Maison Ravier, Salle des Spectacles, 5 rue Ravier; M: Place Jean Jaures 
Contact: Raphaelle Orgeret raphorgeret82@yahoo.fr  
Details on web (I am giving the French-language  version , as it has more details!)  http://rscds-lyon.fr/stages/7-9-avril-2017
Note: Lyon events are really good value and always well-organised. There are direct Easyjet flights to Lyon from Lisbon. The airport is some distance from the city, but there is a fast tram service called Rhonexpress which takes you to the city.

April-May 2017

28th April - 30th April 2017 - BONN, Germany - Spring Fling AND Spring Fringe (parallel event). The Spring Fling is for dancers up to the age of 35; the Fringe is for dancers over the age of 35. The balls on Friday and Saturday are held together (HIGH ENERGY), the classes are mostly held separately (there is usually a combined class on Sunday). A Kids' Course is planned as well (7-11) . 
Teachers for the Fling: Fiona Brunk, Raphaelle Orgeret, Duncan Brown 
Teachers for the Fringe: Jimmie Hill, Linda Henderson 
Music for the Fling classes: Susan MacFadyen (accordion), Aymeric Fromherz (piano), Matthias Rank (fiddle) 
Music for the Fringe classes: Lindsey Ibbotson (fiddle), Silke Grosholz (piano) 
My guess is that all the musicians will play at the balls! 
Internet information about the Fling  http://www.springfling2017.de 
Internet information about the Fringe http://www.springfringe2017.de 
Note: Roger, Sue, Ana Leça and Tessa, all from the Telheiras group, are going to this event!! Roger and Sue went to the Spring Fringe in Lyon in 2014 and it was out of this world! Highly recommended! 

28th April - 1st May 2017 -  6th International Branch Weekend - Pafos, Cyprus
Venue: Avanti Hotel. After the dance weekend, one can join an organised holiday with other dancers from 25.-28.04. & 02.-04.05. (ancient monastery, hidden wine villages, Templar castle, Baths of Aphrodite, Roman mosaics, etc!)  
Teachers: Ellie Briscoe, Jean Dodds, William Williamson 
Music: (class & evening events): James Gray, Ian Robertson & Andrew Lyon 
Contact: cyprus@rscds-ib.org for further information 
Note: The International Branch events really are very international and very friendly. Highly recommended! 

May 2017

5th-7th May 2017 - SCD Weekend in Oldenburg -  "Potters Pairs - Annual welcome"
Fri.18:00h Supper, then Welcome Dance;
Sat.09:30-16:30h & Sun.10:00-13:00h Dance classes
Sat.19:00h Ball
Teachers: Eric Finley, Kathryn Simonsen 
Music: Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola, Silke Grosholz 
Note: Really good value and a great-looking venue with a sprung floor

5th-7th May 201710th Scottish Country Dance Weekend , Budapest -
Teacher: Mervyn Short 
Mmusic: Muriel Johnstone, Keith Smith; additional classes: Phill Jones (accordion). 
Optional tourist programme after the weekend. 
This weekend, for intermediate and advanced dancers, is already fully booked!!! However, if you want to know more about what you missed, go to http://bstk.hu/ball2017/  There is also a Facebook event here

5th-9th May 2017Spring School of Scottish Dancing 2017, Kazan, Russia. For more details see here The prices are not known at the time of writing but apparently the course will course less than 100 euros. Accommodation and meals are not included but good accommodation would cost about 150 euros for five days, and meals will be organised in cheap local restaurants. The problem might be getting there!!! It's a long way from Portugal!

July-August 2017

SUMMER SCHOOL IN ST. ANDREWS - ESCOLA DE VERÂO EM ST. ANDREWS - Para mais informações em português, ver a nossa página dedicada  For information in English, go to https://www.rscds.org/article/summer-school-2017

October 2017

19 - 22 October 2017 - Scottish Country Dance Weekend in Cape Town, South Africa
Level - advanced and intermediate dancers
Teacher: Pat Houghton
Music: James Gray and George Meikle
Optional tourist programme
15 - 19 and 22 - 30 October 2017 : from the Northern hemisphere’s Autumn to the Southern hemisphere’s Spring -
Cape Town, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point, Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa, Garden Route, Hermanus, Knysna, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine estates
+ many interesting activities such as an overnight stay at a game lodge, game drives to meet lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, leopards (big five), walk with elephants, visit to an ostrich farm, visit to Monkeyland and to Birds of Eden, visits to penguin beaches, optional whale watching, enjoying hot water spa in the desert, African show, wine tasting, etc…
For more details, contact Katalin:  kkonyakatalin@gmail.com

December 2017

1st - 3rd December 2017 - IV December Weekend in Portugal - Curia Palace Hotel, Curia. An annual SCD weekend organised by  Adriana Jurczyk Duarte. She writes: The Curia Palace Hotel, with its Belle-Epoque and Art Nouveau styled rooms, is not only a beautiful place to stay, but has magnificent wooden-floor ballroom. It is in this setting we will enjoy a weekend programme including two balls with live music by Ian Robertson (violin) and James Gray (piano); SCD classes with Jamie Berg; and an optional visit to the Vista Alegre porcelain factory on Saturday afternoon. There is more information here and on the  Event on Facebook   Email contact: dancinginportugal (a) gmail.com