RSCDS Boston Highland Ball Weekend 2024

We have the following save-the-dates information for the 2024 Highland Ball:

Welcome Dance at North Chelmsford Town Hall on Friday, May 10th
Highland Ball at Melrose Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 11th
Sunday Brunch (venue TBD) on Sunday, May 12th

Please plan to join us for any or all of these events that make up the Highland Ball Weekend. We are in the midst of planning a fun-filled weekend with wonderful music, dance programs, and food. We will post further details as they become available.

MaryEllen Scannell and Sharon Gilmour, Ball Chairs 2024

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The following information is from the 2023 Highland Ball.

RSCDS Boston Highland Ball Weekend 2023

The Highland Ball weekend this May 2023 was a great success. All the events were well attended and the music, MCs, and programs were all outstanding.

Information about the 2024 Highland Ball will be posted here as it becomes available. The information below is from the 2023 Ball.

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Welcome Dance, Friday, May 12, 2023, 8:00 pm

First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA 02493

Music by Anne Hooper and Beth Murray

MC: Lance Ramshaw

Welcome dance flier
Dance list, notes and diagrams

Admission: $18 in advance, $20 at the door

Highland Ball, Saturday, May 13, 2023

Melrose Memorial Hall
590 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Music by Parcel of Rogues Susie Petrov (piano), Calum Pasqua (fiddle/pipes), Laura Risk (fiddle), and Paul Woodiel (fiddle)

6:00 pm -- Cocktails & light hors d'oeuvres
7:15 pm -- Grand March
7:30 pm -- Waltz & Dancing
8:45 pm -- 1st Intermission & Dessert

MCs: Ted Randolph, Dawn Hathaway, Laura DeCesare

Program and Dance notes

Admission: $75 for RSCDS members/$77 for non-members/$50 for non-dancers & students
Please apply by April 20th – Rates will increase by $5 after that date if space is still available.

Scholarships available from the SDCEA

Note: Dances at the Ball will be briefed using standard RSCDS terminology.

Brunch and Dance

Sunday May 14, 2022, 11 am

Location TBA

Potluck brunch and dancing on the lawn!

MC: Susie Long
Music: Tom Pixton

Ball COVID policy: Masks will be required for all events in all indoor spaces when not actively eating or drinking.

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