RSCDS Twin Cities Branch 38th Annual Grand Ball
12 April 2014

Dance music by Thistledown, with Anne Benson on flute and hammer dulcimer, Sherry Ladig on piano, Pat O'Loughlin on concertina, and Ken Steffenson on fiddle

Schedule | Registration | Accommodations | Contact | Program

Schedule of Events:
Friday, 11 April
Ball Practice I (walk-through)

St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 901 Portland Ave, St. Paul
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, 12 April
Ball Practice II (walk-through) The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul

Grand Ball
The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Avenue North, St. Paul
6:00 pm -- Socializing and Heavy Appetizers
7:30 pm -- Grand March and Dancing [program]

Tiffany McCracken will once again be available to take professional portraits of you in your finery. Gratuities welcome.

There will be a silent auction as a fundraiser to subsidize the cost of the ball weekend. If you have items to donate, please contact Nathan Wilkowski (nateumsemail [at]

After-Glow Party Carol Mordorski will host an after-glow party immediately following the ball at her home in Roseville. Please bring food or drink share. Directions available at the ball
Sunday, 13 April

Please join us for a potluck brunch, beginning at 10:30am at the home of Amy and Dean Muldoon in south Minneapolis. Directions available at the ball.


Dinner* and Dancing: $35.00
Dinner* and Dancing student rate: $28.00
Dinner* Only (non-dancer): $25.00

*Dinner will be a light meal of heavy appetizers

Register by April 4 for the above rates
Registration at the Door / After April 4: $40.00
All registrations at the door, including students, will be $40

Registration here (Online registration and payment is now available!)

Ball registrar: Tom Harries, e-mail: registrar [at]


Hospitality is available for out of town guests in the homes of local dancers. Please indicate your needs on the registration form or, if you are registering online, email Carol Mordorski: carol.mordorski [at]


Janet McKernan, e-mail: chair [at]

Grand Ball Program:

1. Mrs Stewart's Jig J323/4L Ligtmans: RSCDS XXXV
2. Mary Erskine R323/4L Goldring: 15 soc
3. Wisp of Thistle S323/4L Kent: RSCDS XXXVII
4. The Lass of Richmond Hill R323/4L Turnbull: Richmond Anniv.
5. Macdonald of the Isles S323/3L Haynes: Glendarroch
6. Tarry a while J322/4L RSCDS Graded
7. Spiffin' J325S Quarries and Friends: Chicago 25th Anniversary Collection
8. Barbara's Strathspey S323/4L McKinnell: RSCDS XLVI
9. The Westminster Reel R322/4L Hill: London Jub. 89
10. Hunter's Moon J324/4L Drewry: Bankhead 4
11. Sugar Candie S323/4L RSCDS XXVI
12. The Australian Ladies R323/4L Campbell: Glasgow Ass.
13. Roaring Jelly J323/4L Foss: Glendarroch
14. The Spirit of the Dance S323/4L Paterson: TAC 50th Ann
15. Not I R323/4L RSCDS XXVIII
16. Machine Without Wheels J323/4L Gray: Tweeddale 4
17. Asilomar Romantic S323/4L Cuthbertson: San Francisco 2
18. The Highlandman kissed his Mother R323/4L MMM

Download ball dance instructions (PDF) [Updated 18 March 2014]

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