Twin Cities Branch Events
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|28 January 2019
||Scottish Country Dance Mini-Course Begins
Whether you're curious about Scottish country dancing or if you're a lapsed SCDer looking for a review, this 4-week session will give you an overview of the basic elements. The full course costs just $12 ($10 for Tapestry Folkdance Center members). No need to be Scottish or to bring a partner! Be sure to invite your friends! »More information
|25 February 2019
||Slush Season Social
Celebrate your love of dance and take your mind off the weather with some informal social dancing, featuring live music by the Talisker Collective. Please bring a treat to share. 7:30pm at Tapestry Folkdance Center with your MCs, Janet McKernan.
Ecclefechan Feline J
Milton's Welcome R
Braes of Mellinish S
Fair Enough J
Knit the Pocky R
Adieu Mon Ami S
Lady Wynd J
|18 March 2019
||Pre-Dance Pizza Dinner
Join us for dinner at the Parkway Pizza before the social dance. It's located just down the street from Tapestry on Minnehaha and 44th Street. Come when you can, any time between 5:30pm and 7:15, and then we'll head over to Tapestry for the dance. (We'll be "going Dutch" on the pizza, just FYI.)
|12 April 2019
||House Concert with Tim Macdonald and Jeremy Ward plus Dick Hensold
In conjunction with our Grand Ball the following night, we are thrilled to be co-sponsoring an intimate concert by Tim Macdonald (violin) and Jeremy Ward (cello), joined by Dick Hensold on Northumbrian smallpipes, reel pipes, and recorder. These three share a common love of driving Scottish traditional music and historical 18th-century interpretation that bridges the 7-hour drive between their homes in Chicago and Minnesota. They will play music in both traditional and historical 18th-century Scottish styles, but will also include original music based on traditional and 18th-century models. 8pm at the home of Joe Dolson and Janna Kysilko. $20 suggested donation. »More information and registration via the Annual Ball page
|13 April 2019
||Annual Grand Ball
Join us for an evening of dancing to the music of Tim Macdonald (fiddle) and Jeremy Ward (cello), along with piper Dick Hensold. »More information
|Other Twin Cities
Area Scottish Events
|See the Scottish News In Minnesota blog/web page, or e-mail: scottishamericancenter [at] yahoo.com
Midwest Area Events
|29-31 March 2019
||Madison Annual Ball Weekend
The Madison Scottish Country Dancers will host their annual ball featuring Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano), with Dave Mullen (fiddle). Weekend includes a Friday night concert, Saturday morning dance workshop with Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Grand Ball with sit-down dinner, After-ball party, and Sunday brunch.
|3-5 May 2019
||Central Iowa Spring Ball Weekend
The RSCDS Central Iowa Branch will host their annual ball in the Iowa State University Memorial Union with music provided by Debbie Jackson (Michigan) and Catherine Miller (Massachusetts/Iowa).
|7-9 June 2018
||Midwest Scottish Weekend
The Midwest Scottish Weekend is an annual workshop and ball weekend held at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, WI. Teachers are Tine MacKay (Harrisburg PA) and Kate Deck (Madison WI). Music provided by Dave Wiesler (piano) and Susan Worland (fiddle). Hosted by the Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee Scottish Country Dance Groups. The weekend includes a welcome dance on Friday night, a formal ball on Saturday night, and classes on Saturday and Sunday. Scholarship assistance is available.