RSCDS Central Iowa Special Events:
28th Annual Ball Weekend of the RSCDS Central Iowa Branch to be held on May 3-5, 2019! The weekend’s music will be provided by Debbie Jackson (Michigan) and Catherine Miller (Massachusetts/Iowa)! We will have the Great Hall in the Iowa State University Memorial Union for our venue this year.
RSCDS Central Iowa Dance Socials:
- Friday, January 4, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm: Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave., Ames, 2nd floor Dance Studio
- Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm: [Burns’ Ball following possible Day school] St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3424 Forest Ave., Des Moines
- Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm: Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave., Ames, 2nd floor Dance Studio
- Saturday, April 6, 2018, 7:00-9:00 pm: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 3424 Forest Ave., Des Moines
- Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm: [Friday before Ball weekend] Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave., Ames, 2nd floor Dance Studio
Midwest Scottish Country Dance Events:
- December 8, 2018: RSCDS Twin Cities Branch 22nd Annual Fàilte Ball, Gentle and welcoming afternoon event for both beginning and experienced dancers, Music by Thistledown. Location: Howe Campus of Hiawatha Elementary School, Minneapolis, MN.
- January 19-20, 2019: RSCDS Chicago Branch New Year’s Ball Weekend with music by Tim Macdonald (fiddle) and Jeremy Ward (violone) Location: Baker Community Center, St. Charles, IL.
- March 29-31, 2019: Madison 42nd Annual Ball Weekend. Featuring Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), with Dave Mullen (fiddle). Weekend hosted by John Muir Branch includes a Friday night concert, Saturday morning dance workshop with Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Grand Ball with sit-down dinner, After-ball party, and Sunday brunch. Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
- April 13, 2019: RSCDS Twin Cities Branch 43rd Annual Grand Ball with dinner followed by dancing. The musicians will be Tim Macdonald (fiddle) and Jeremy Ward (cello), along with piper Dick Hensold. Location: Olivet Congregational Church, St. Paul, MN.
- June 7-9, 2019: Midwest Scottish Weekend, Teaching by Tine MacKay (Harrisburg PA) and Kate Deck (Madison WI). Music provided by Dave Wiesler (piano) and Susan Worland (fiddle). Hosted by the Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee Scottish Country Dance Groups. Location: Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, WI.
Central Iowa American and English Country Dance Events:
- Wild Rose English Country Dancers: Ames, IA
- Central Iowa Barn Dance: Ames, IA