Twin Cities Branch Events
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|23 January 2017
||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
|20 February 2017
||Valentines/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. 7:30pm at Tapestry Folkdance Center with your MC, Dan Friedman~Shedlov.
Lady Wynd J
General Stuart's Reel R
Saint John River S
Bea's Delight R
Gaelforce Wind J
The Atholl Reel R
Lammermuir Hills J
Anne Munro of Portree S
Deil Amang the Tailors R
|20 February 2017
||Post-Dance Class Pub Night
Join us for a pint and/or a bite to eat at the The Howe after the social. It's one block from Tapestry.
|20 March 2017
||Pre-Dance Pizza Dinner
Join us for dinner at the Parkway Pizza before class. 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.)
|1 April 2017
San Francisco Bay-area based fiddler Susan Worland Bentley and pianist Lyle Ramshaw will share what it's like to play for Scottish Country Dancing and the key distinctions between playing reels, jigs and strathspeys. Come and learn a few tunes and performing techniques unique to Scottish fiddle and keyboard playing. The workshop will be held in the Becketwood Chapel basement, 4300 W. River Road, Minneapolis from 9am to 11am. More info about Susan and Lyle and workshop pre-registration on our Grand Ball page
|1 April 2017
||Annual Grand Ball
Registration will open soon for our 41st annual grand ball, celebrating the "auld alliance" between France and Scotland, and featuring music by the northern California-based duo Susan Worland Bentley (fiddle) and Lyle Ramshaw (piano). There will also be a music workshop on Saturday morning. We are excited to be hosting this year's ball at the beautiful Columbia Manor in northeast Minneapolis. »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
|17-19 March 2017
||Madison Annual Ball Weekend
The Madison Scottish Country Dancers will host their 40th Annual Ball featuring music by Alasdair Fraser (fiddle) and Natalie Haas (cello).
|9-11 June 2017
||Midwest Scottish Weekend
The Midwest Scottish Weekend is an annual workshop and ball weekend held a new (closer!) location at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, WI. This year's event will feature guest instructor Stella Fogg (from Richmond, VA) and our own Chandi McCracken, plus live music by Terpsichore (fiddler Elke Baker and pianist Liz Donaldson). 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.