The 44th Australian Winter School - July 7 to 13, 2019.

Applications for Winter School are closed as bookings have reached capacity.

If you are still interested in attending the Winter School please email to be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.





2019 marks 50 years since the formation of the Melbourne and District Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and members were asked to devise dances to mark this auspicious occasion.

The resulting book – ‘A Melbourne Miscellany’ contains thirty - one dances.  Thanks to David South, the musical notations for original tunes for all the dances published in 'A Melbourne Miscellany' are now available to be downloaded from the RSCDS Melbourne & District website.  Matthew Robertson composed the original tune for 'The Golden Age Strathspey', Cam Vincent composed the tunes for his dances and David South composed, or arranged traditional, tunes for the remainder. The Melbourne and District Branch recommends using these tunes by local composers/musicians as an alternative to the suggested music whenever live music is available. 

Copies of the book are available from Sunday 7 July 2019.  The cost will be $10 a copy, but bulk purchases – 10+ copies – will attract a discount.

Enquiries – Frances Wallace (co-ordinator) –

The Melbourne & District Branch extends a warm invitation to all dancers to meet at University College, College Drive, University of Melbourne, Parkville for a fun filled week of Scottish Country Dancing with great teachers and musicians.

Accommodation and venues: 

Accommodation is in modern student rooms. All have double beds with ensuite facilities. Meals will be provided in the College Dining room. Class and evening venues will be located in the surrounding area.

Transport from/to Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport:

Bus transport from and to the Melbourne (Tullamarine) airport has been arranged. On the 7th July the bus will leave the airport at 2:30 pm. On the 13th July the bus will leave University College at  9.00 am. Flights can be arranged around those times. The cost will be $25 each way. If you wish to book this service please fill out and return this form with payment.

Parking on Campus

There are three major car parks around the University of Melbourne campus.  A number of other public car parks are also available within walking distance from the Parkville campus. Car spaces can NOT be reserved, however, as we are at the University during the semester break, we have been advised that there should be spaces available in all car parks. 


Information, including rates, re car parking at the University is available at


2pm, Sunday, 7th July 2019 at University College, University of Melbourne.

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