RSCDS Twin Cities Branch 32nd Annual Grand Ball
8 March 2008
Schedule | Registration | Accommodations | Contact | Program

Schedule of Events:
Friday, 7 March
Ball Practice I
(NOTE: The ceilidh which was to have been held at this time has been cancelled)
7:30 to 9:30pm at Olivet Congregational Church, 1850 Iglehart, St. Paul.
Contact Roberta Williams (robawil9 [at] for more information.
Saturday, 8 March
Ball Practice II 10am to 1pm at Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis.
Grand Ball
with music by Thistledown (Anne Benson, Sherry Ladig, Pat O'Loughlin, and Ken Steffenson)
The Klub Haus, 1079 Rice Street, St. Paul
(4 blocks south of Maryland Ave)
5:30 pm -- Reception
6:00 pm -- Dinner
7:00 pm -- Grand March and Dancing [program]

There will be a Ticket Auction as a fundraiser to subsidize the cost of the ball weekend. If you have items to donate, please contact either Eric Salo (salo [at] or Helen Grant (hlg17 [at]

After-Glow Party Daniel Grundtner will host an after-glow party immediately following the ball at his home in St. Paul. Please bring food or drink share. Directions available at the ball


Dinner and Dancing -- $45.00
Dancing Only (no dinner) -- $25.00
Dinner Only (non-dancer) -- $30.00

Dinner will be buffet with chicken, salmon and a vegetarian entree, catered by Chef Jeff of True Tastes (who runs the cafe at Landmark Center in St. Paul).

»A printable registration form is available online.
Registration deadline is February 27th.

Ball registrar: John Shackleton, e-mail: john.j.shackleton [at]

Ticket Auction:

We will be holding a "Ticket Auction" to help cover the costs of the Ball Weekend.

What's a Ticket Auction? In this type of auction you purchase tickets and place the tickets in the bidding box in front of the items you wish to win. You can increase your chances by placing more tickets for a specific item, or spread them across multiple items. The winning bid for each item will be drawn during the interval at Saturday's Ball.

We need new, quality items or services for the auction. Hand-made items and/or items with a Scottish connection are particularly appropriate. Contact Eric Salo (salo [at] or Helen Grant (hlg17 [at] to make a donation.


Hospitality is available for out of town guests in the homes of local dancers. Indicate your needs on the registration form or contact the hospitality coordinator, Lynn Paulin for information: Lynn1713 [at]


Verlaine Halvorsen, Ball Chair, e-mail: verlaine.halvorsen [at]

Grand Ball Program:

Helen's Awa' Tae Scotland 32 J C facing C R. Williams Leaflet
A Trip to Belgium 32 R 4C Muckle Book
The Bridge of Nairn 32 S 3C RSCDS 13
Sally Lightfoot Crab 32 J 3C S. Dee Leaflet
The Lass of Livingston 32 R 2C RSCDS 8
The Lammermuir Hills 32 S 2C Goldring/Wells House
The Brook 32 J 3C Island Bay
It's Just for Fun 32 J 3C RSCDS 33
Ring of Amber 32 S 4Csq E. Dam Leaflet
The Montgomeries' Rant 32 R 3C RSCDS 10
The Express 40 J 3C RSCDS 20
Tullynessle 32 S 4C Drewry/Canadian
White Water Reel 32 R 3C R. Williams/Borealis
Cumbrae Reel 32 R 2C RSCDS 5
The McClellan Knot 32 S 3C Wee Hoose on the Prairie
Tribute to the Borders 32 J 3C RSCDS Leaflet
Crockett's Victory Garden 32 R 4C Ways/Bicentennial
The Ram's Horn 24 S 2C Island Bay
Hooper's Jig 32 J 3C MMM II

Download ball dance instructions (PDF) [Corrected 4 Mar 2008: See changes for The Ram's Horn, Tullynessle]

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