RSCDS Twin Cities Branch 42nd Annual Grand Ball
14 April 2018


Dance music by Paul Woodiel (fiddle) and special guest pianist from Oslo, Norway
Schedule | Registration | Accommodations | Contact | Program

Join the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) Twin Cities at our Grand Ball and Dinner in the historic Sokol Hall in St. Paul. We are excited to welcome fiddler Paul Woodiel and a special guest pianist hailing all the way from Oslo, Norway.

Paul Woodiel's diverse freelance career finds him equally at home playing in concert halls, theatres,recording studios, advertising jingles, and community social dances. His mentor Leonard Bernstein called him "A first class performer who combines spirituality with intellect." He has played RSCDS events for more than 30 years with pianist Susie Petrov and piper/flutist Chris Layer under the moniker "Local Hero." Paul is delighted to perform in MN for the first time since 1988, when he toured as the solo fiddler in the 25th Anniversary Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Schedule of Events:
Huge thanks to our sponsors!

Friday, 13 April 2018
Ball Practice I

Messiah Episcopal Church
1631 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, 14 April
Ball Practice II 1:00pm-3:00pm, Sokol Hall
383 Michigan St., St. Paul, MN

Sokol Hall
383 W Michigan St, St Paul, MN

5:30 pm -- Doors open, socializing
6:00 pm -- Dinner is served
7:00 pm -- Grand March and Dancing

There will be a silent auction as a fundraiser to subsidize the cost of the ball weekend. If you have items (or service) to donate, please contact Miriam Strahn (miriam.lablady [at]

After-Glow Party There will be a party following the ball at the home of Cindy and Tim Davey in south Minneapolis. Directions available at the ball. Please bring food and/or drink to share.
Sunday, 15 April 2018

Please join us for a potluck brunch, beginning at 10:30am at the home of Amy and Dean Muldoon. Directions available at the ball. Please bring food and/or drink to share.


Ball: Dinner and Dancing: $50.00
Ball: Dinner Only (non-dancer): $40.00
Ball: Dancing Only (no dinner): $40.00

Dinner entrée options: Honey-ginger grilled chicken breast, or vegetarian Indian curry. Dinner also includes apricot and spinach salad, roasted baby red potatoes, and layered cakes.

Register by April 4th for the above rates.
Prices increase by $10 after April 4th.

Registration here (Online or via printed form/mail)

Ball registrar: Maggie Voth, e-mail: registrar [at]


Hospitality may be 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 Cindy Davey: Davey001 [at]


Bill Brown, e-mail: drbillbrown [at]

Grand Ball Program:

Download ball dance instructions

Links to individual dances below include crib notes and,in most cases, videos.

1. Mrs Stewart's Jig J32 3/4L Ligtmans: RSCDS XXXV
2. The Highland Lass R32 3/4L Playford: RSCDS XXX
3. Midsummer Common S32 3/4L T&L; Ibbotson: RSCDS XLIX
4. Rory o'More J32 2/4L RSCDS I
5. Hana Strathspey S32 3/4L Gray: Tweeddale 4
6. The Australian Ladies R32 3/4L Campbell: Glasgow Ass.
7. Alan J Smith J32 3/4L Smith: RSCDS XLV
8. Glen Orrin Strathspey S32 4S A&I; Jamieson: Glen Orrin
9. Orpington Caledonians R32 3/4L Brenchley: RSCDS XLIX
10. The Chequered Court J32 3/4L Brown: RSCDS XLII
11. The Braes of Breadalbane S32 3/4L Skillern: RSCDS XXI
12. Bratach Bana R32 3/4L Drewry: Bon Accord
13. The Grassmarket Reel R32 3+3RR Wilson: Magazine
14. Asilomar Romantic S32 3/4L Cuthbertson: San Francisco 2
15. The Cranberry Tart J32 3/4L Glasspool: 7 Year Itch
16. The Mercat Cross S32 3/3L Dickson: Dunedin 3
17. Pelorus Jack J32 3/4L Skelton: RSCDS XLI
18. Bauldy Bain's Fiddle R32 3/4L Dickson: Lothian

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