Boston Highland Ball Weekend 2020

May 8-10, 2020

Welcome Dance

Friday May 8, 2020

First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA

Music by Dirk Tiede on fiddle, Emily Peterson on concertina, and Beth Murray on piano
MC Cathy Fahey

Friday Flier
Friday dance notes and diagrams

Highland Ball

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Melrose Memorial Hall
590 Main Street
Melrose, MA

MCs: Lance Ramshaw, Jen Schoonover, and Vickery Trinkaus-Randall
Music by Katie McNally on fiddle, Neil Pearlman on piano, Shauncey Ali on fiddle and viola, &  Campbell Webster on pipes.

Highland Ball Weekend Flier
Highland Ball Application
Highland Ball Online Application
Highland Ball Dance Diagrams
Highland Ball Dance Notes

Saturday's formal ball is the weekend's main event. This year's Highland Ball will include a cocktail hour with hor d'oeuvres at 6:00, followed by a Grand March at 7:00 and the Ball at 7:15, followed by dessert.  For dinner recommendations in the Melrose area, see the restaurant guide

Brunch Dance

Sunday May 10, 2020, 11am
Location TBD

MC for dancing: Roberta Lasnik
Music for dancing: Elizabeth and Ben Anderson

The weekend finishes with a family-friendly 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!

Directions will be available in the ball booklet or by emailing the ball chairs.

Please contact the ball chairs at highlandball@rscdsboston.org:

  • 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.

Welcome Dance
Friday May 8, 2020, 8:00 pm
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Road
Weston MA

Highland Ball
Saturday May 9, 2020, 6:00 pm
Melrose Memorial Hall
590 Main St.
Melrose, MA

Sunday Brunch Dance
Sunday May 10, 2020, 11am
Location TBD

from the 2015 Ball

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