RSCDS Boston Highland Ball Weekend 2023

May 12-14, 2023

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The following information is from the 2022 Highland Ball.

Welcome Dance, Friday, May 13, 2022, 8:00 pm

First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA 02493

Music by Dirk Tiede, Emily Peterson, and Beth Murray

MC: Cathy Fahey

Dance notes and diagrams

Admission: $18

Highland Ball, Saturday, May 14, 2022

Melrose Memorial Hall
590 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Music by Frost and Fire Peter Macfarlane, Viveka Fox, and Aaron Marcus, and Hollis Easter on pipes

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

MCs: Vickery Trinkhaus-Randall, Keira Hartstein, and Lois New

Zoom Walkthrough -- 2 pm, Sunday May 1, 2022

Register for the walkthrough to receive the Zoom link

Dance notes

Admission: $75 for dancers/$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

Brunch and Dance

Sunday May 15, 2022, 11 am

Location TBA

Potluck brunch and dancing on the lawn!

Music by Elizabeth Anderson and Ben Anderson with other musicians welcome!

MC: Roberta Lasnik

All attendees must show proof of COVID vaccination, including a booster if eligible, and must not attend if they are exhibiting COVID symptoms. (Their attendance fee will be refunded in that case.) All attendees must be masked at all times while indoors at the Welcome Dance, Highland Ball, and Brunch, except when briefly eating or drinking. We recommend all attendees take an at-home antigen test before attending any ball events. These guidelines are subject to change with local transmission levels.

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