Welcome to Queensland 2024!

We’ve been waiting a while to welcome you back to Queensland. But rest assured the wait has been worth it!

We’ve invited fabulous teachers and musicians from Australia and overseas and we have put together a week of fun, food, music and dance.

So please join us at the Gatton Campus of the University of Queensland in the beautiful Lockyer Valley from 7 – 14 July 2024 for the 47th Australian Winter School.

The sprawling campus dates back to 1897 and contains many historic buildings. It’s home to teaching and research facilities in agricultural, environmental and veterinary sciences as well as working dairy, pig and crop farms.

The Lockyer Valley is the traditional land of the Yuggera and Ugarapul people. We acknowledge the cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay respect to Elders past and present.

Key dates:

  • 1 October 2023 – registrations open
  • 5 May 2024– balance of payment due
  • 7 – 14 July 2024: Winter School 2024

Keep up to date with the latest Winter School News

2 July 2024:
Here is Newsletter No 8 with the latest travel information and more. Read it here.
27 June 2024:
Here is Newsletter No 7 with the latest travel information and more. Read it here.
18 June 2024:
Here is Newsletter No 6 with the latest information and more. Read it here.
7 June 2024:
Here is Newsletter No 5 with some house keeping news. Click Here to read. Medical Form and Transport form

30 May 2024: Our Newsletter 4 is now available including information and questionare about travel arrangements to and from Brisbane airport to Gatton. Click Here to read. Transport order form

22 May 2024:
Our Newsletter 3 has been distributed. Read it here.
4 May 2024:
Long awaited and finally arrived: Find the Qld Winter School 24 social dance programmes here.
2 May 2024:
Here is our Newsletter no 2!
Check out our second newsletter with information about WS 24 t-shirts, jackets, social info and more Here.
26 March 2024:
Our very own Newsletter No1 is available now!
Read updates about transport, musicians’ workshop and more on our first newsletter. Click Here for more.
25 February 2024:
Are you teaching, or interested in teaching Scottish country dancing?
RSCDS Australian Teachers Alliance (ATA) are running a Teachers’ Workshop for the weekend immediately prior to the Winter School, at UQ Gatton, to make it easy for people to come to the workshop and stay for the Winter School. It is open to all teachers – whether ATA members or not. Click here for more.
12 December 2023:
Are you interested in taking part in a musicians’ workshop?
For the musicians amongst us, you’ll be excited to know that we also plan to hold a musicians’ workshop (led by Ian Muir) in conjunction with the winter dancing school. Click here for more.