Welcome

to the Website of the Scottish Country Dance weekend in Munich. The course will take place at Whitsun 2020, from 29 May to 1 June.

IMPORTANT UPDATE 25 March 2020:

Dear dancers,

As you can well imagine, we have been watching the coronavirus situation in Munich very closely. At the moment, it is not affecting us as badly as some other regions just a few hundred kilometres away, but the forecasts of experts and politicians for the coming weeks indicate that Germany and Munich are far from having averted this crisis.

Our committee has discussed the implications for our dance course which was to take place over the Whitsun weekend. Although there is still a while to go, and nobody really knows what the situation will look like by the end of May, the course requires lots of organisational and financial undertakings right now, and you and all the other participants will need to make travel arrangements at some point. We have received lots of applications for the course from abroad, and from today’s perspective it’s even less clear whether those people would be able to come to Munich.

For these reasons, to our enormous regret we have decided to cancel the 2020 Whitsun course. We would have loved to welcome to you to another fantastic dancing weekend, but under the current circumstances we feel that even if officialdom allowed us to host the event, it wouldn’t be the same.

We will of course refund the fees you have already paid. We are also considering whether it will be possible to have a similar dancing weekend at a later stage this, or next year.

Please allow a couple of weeks for us to sort out the refunding procedure, and we will be back with information again soon.

I wish you, on behalf of the whole Munich committee and dancing group, all the best, stay healthy and we hope to see you soon,

Matthias Rank
Chairman, Munich Scottish Association e.V.

 

We have found a great venue, the Salesianum, in the heart of Munich. And we will have fantastic staff: Linda Henderson will teach the course. Luke and Adam Brady, and Ian Robertson will provide the music for the course and the evening dances. The Salesianum also offers simple (en suite) rooms, and we have arranged a hotel option as well.

The course fees are 230 euros (reduced rate for MSA members/students 215 euros). This year it gives us great pleasure to offer a few scholarships for students or people whose financial means are otherwise restricted.

Application will start on 13 October 2019 at noon CET.

Group photo taken at the Whitsun Course 2018