RSCDS Twin Cities Branch 33rd Annual Grand Ball
14 March 2009
Schedule | Registration | Ticket Auction | Accommodations | Contact | Program

Schedule of Events:
Saturday, 14 March
Ball Practice 10am to 12pm 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)
6:30 pm -- Doors Open
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 Jacob Holm (holmja02 [at]

No dinner will be served at the ball this year, but we will be organizing group outings at various restaurants. More information TBA.

After-Glow Party Chandi McCracken will host an after-glow party immediately following the ball at her home in south Minneapolis. Please bring food or drink share. Directions available at the ball


Tickets: $35.00/person

»A printable registration form is available online.

Ball registrar: Theresa Livingston, e-mail: registrar [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 ($1 each or 6 for $5) 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 Jacob Holm (holmja02 [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, Dan Friedman-Shedlov for information: friedmanshedlov [at]


Michael Mack, Ball Co-Chair, e-mail: mmack612 [at] or call 612-910-5214

Grand Ball Program:

Absence of Forethought 24 J C facing C Wallace/Blue Ribbon Coll'n
Trip to Sucker Bay 32 J 3C Fare Thee Weel
Neidpath Castle 32 S 3CS RSCDS 22
Red House 40 R 2C RSCDS 7
The Spirit of the Dance 32 S 3C TAC 50th Anniversary
Glayva 32 J 2C Drewry/Canadian Bk
Petronella 32 R 2C RSCDS 1
Pride of Erin Waltz  
Schiehallion 64S+64R 4Csq Thurston
The Bees of Maggieknockater 32 R 3C Drewry/Canadian
The Dundee Whaler 32 S 4C Ormskirk
The Duke of Perth 32 R 3C RSCDS 1
The Wild Geese 32 J 3C RSCDS 24
Mary's Strathspey 32 S 3C Williams/4 SCD in Memory of Mary Nixon
The Starry-Eyed Lassie 32 J 3C RSCDS 23
Arthur's Seat 32 R 3C 18th Century Book
The Wind on Loch Fyne 32 S 3CS Dunedin 1
A Trip to Bavaria 32 R 4C MacGregor-Brown

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