Boston Highland Ball

Watch this site for information about the 2018 weekend as it becomes available.

From the 2017 weekend:

Friday May 12 through Sunday May 14, 2017

Welcome Dance

Friday May 12, 2017, 8:00 pm
First Parish Church
, 349 Boston Post Rd, Weston, Massachusetts

Welcome Dance Flier

The Friday dance is a time to welcome out-of-town guests, meet new friends, greet old friends, and practice a couple of tricky dances from Saturday's program.

Tickets $13 RSCDS / $15 non-members. Tea contributions welcome.

Highland Ball

Saturday May 13, 2017
Melrose Memorial Hall, 590 Main St, Melrose, Massachusetts

Highland Ball Flier
Highland Ball Application
Highland Ball Dance Notes and Diagrams (rev. 5/10/17)
New this year! You can now apply and pay online.
with Saucy Bess

Saturday's formal ball is the weekend's main event. The evening begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6:30pm. The grand march starts at 7:45, followed by the ball at 8:00.

Saucy Bess

  • Tom Pixton, accordion+piano
  • Catherine Miller, fiddle
  • Nora Smith, fiddle
  • Cam Webster, drums, pipes
  • Tickets for dinner and dancing: $80 RSCDS / $85 non-members / $50 students
  • Tickets for dinner-only or dance-only: $50/$55/35.
  • Scholarship tickets available.

Brunch Dance

Sunday May 14, 2017, 11am
Lincoln Massachusetts

The weekend finishes with a potluck brunch. Please bring a brunch item to share, as we recover from last night's festivities. Around noon, the party moves outside to do some dancing on the lawn. Bring your ghillies or any comfortable shoes for dancing outdoors, and musicians can bring instruments for a jam session!

Please park at Lincoln Town Hall; full directions will be available in the ball booklet or by emailing the ball chairs.

Please contact the ball chairs at

  • if you are coming from out of town and would like hospitality with one of our local members.
  • if you have any questions about the events or need map/directions for Sunday.
  • if you would like more information about Thursday's ball prep walkthrough.

Welcome Dance
Friday May 12, 2017, 8:00 pm
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Road
Weston MA

Highland Ball
Saturday May 13, 2017, 5:30 pm
Melrose Memorial Hall
590 Main St.
Melrose, MA

Sunday Brunch Dance
Sunday May 14, 2017, 11am
Lincoln, MA

from the 2015 Ball

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