Around the World in 18 Dances

Madison Scottish Country Dancers
39th Annual Ball Weekend
March 12-13, 2016
Union South, UW-Madison Campus
1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715


Madison Scottish Country Dancers have organized a "trip around the world," a festive affair with an international flair! This year's theme, Around the World In Eighteen Dances, pays homage to the 1870's adventures of Englishman Phineas Fogg, who travels by modern modes of transport--steamship, railroad, and hot air balloon on a wager that he can make it around the world in 80 days. Accordingly, our dance program will take you on an abbreviated tour of 18 sites around the world. Come join the merriment in your lederhosen, sari, dirndl, tea gown, cowboy hat, kilt, or tartan sash and creative with appropriate attire!

NOTE NEW LOCATION: UNION SOUTH 1308 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715

The deadline for early registration and dinner is March 4; a $10 late fee will apply after that date.

Follow the links below for all the information you'll need to plan for a memorable weekend in Madison!

O'er the Border

The Ball features music by our own band, O'er the Border (Mike Briggs, piano; Dave Mullen, fiddle; Francis Deck, bass; Susan Conant, flutes). We are also delighted to welcome to the stage three exceptional youth performers and budding Scottish musicians: Liam Mullen, keyboard; Charlie Deck, cello; and Mary Deck, violin.

Important Links

Saturday, March 12
1-2:30 pmBall walk-through, Union South--Varsity Hall I
1-2:30 pmBall walk-through of easy dances only, Union South--Fifth Quarter Studio
BallUnion South, 2nd Floor, Varsity Hall I & II, 1308 W Dayton St.
5:30 pmSocial half-hour with cash bar
6:00 pmSit-down dinner
7:30 pmGrand March and Ball
After BallParty at a member's home. Maps will be available at the ball.

Sunday, March 13
10:00 am - ?Potluck brunch at a memberís home. Maps will be available at the ball.
1:00 pmEnglish Country Dance (tentative)
Past Balls

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