40th Annual Ruby Ball

Madison Scottish Country Dancers
March 17-19, 2017
Varsity Hall, Union South, UW-Madison Campus
1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, Wisconsin

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

A Madison ball you won't want to miss!

Join Madison Scottish Country Dancers as we celebrate 40 years of Scottish dancing merriment with a gala, star-studded Ruby Anniversary Ball.

The ball will feature Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the talented, innovative California cellist Natalie Haas. Together this extraordinary duo has helped reconstruct and revive the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello. Fraser and Haas have toured internationally for over 17 years, wowing audiences with their unique sound at festivals and concerts worldwide, and have released four critically acclaimed and award winning albums along the way.

The duo's dazzling teamwork, driving rhythms, and shared passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes will make for a truly memorable evening of dancing. Join us!

Photos and videos from the 2017 ball

Weekend Overview

The weekend festivities begin with a Friday evening gathering of song and reminiscences celebrating 40 years of Scottish Country Dancing in Madison. The evening will feature camaraderie, libations and a taco bar supper at a memberís home. Ceilidh acts welcome. Please register in advance if you plan to attend. Saturdayís events include an afternoon walk-through, evening social hour, dinner and Ball, and after-ball party at a memberís home. In keeping with Madison tradition, weíll conclude with a Sunday brunch at a memberís home.

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

The deadline for early registration and dinner is March 9; 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!

Important Links

Friday, March 17
6:30 pm †† †Gathering of song, reminiscences and taco bar supper at a private home in Windsor, WI. †(Address provided with registration confirmation.)

Saturday, March 18
1-2:30 pmBall walk-through, Red Gym/Armory 716 Langdon St.
BallUnion South, 2nd Floor, Varsity Hall, 1308 W. Dayton St.
5:00 pmSocial 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 19
10:00 am - ?Potluck brunch at a memberís home. Maps will be available at the ball.

Please indicate on the registration form if you desire hospitality. Due to anticipated demand, we recommend you also contact hospitality chair Phyllis Hasbrouck directly at either 608 / 223-9571 or phyllisofmadison@gmail.com to alert her of your request. †We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but can't guarantee it. †Those wishing hotel accommodations are advised to book early, as our ball coincides with a state basketball tournament which brings a large influx of visitors to Madison. †Hotel information can be found at†visitmadison.com/accommodations†or by calling the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau at †800 / 373-6376.† ††

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