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Princes Street Gardens - Madson Scottish Country Dancers - 42nd Annual Ball Weekend  March 29-31, 2019
Madison Scottish Country Dancers are pleased to present our 42nd annual ball!

Photos from the ball weekend

Join us for a delightful evening that will transport you, through dance and decor, to the magical city of Edinburgh.

This year's ball marks the first-ever Madison ball for the virtuoso due Terpsichore (Elke Baker, fiddle, and Liz Donaldson, piano), who will be joined for part of the program by fiddler Dave Mullen of Sogan. The ball highlights a weekend of activities that are sure to delight:

Weekend Schedule


Friday, March 29


7:30 pm     Concert & Dessert Buffet

$15 suggested donation

Terpsichore: Elke Baker and Liz Donaldson

Highland dance demonstration

Bethany Evangelical Free Church

301 Riverside Drive Madison 53704

(Parking behind church and on side streets)

Saturday, March 30 


10:00 am-12:00 pm  Dance Workshop

Lara Friedman-Shedlov, teacher

Elke Baker & Liz Donaldson, musicians

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

110 N. Whitney Way Madison 53705

(Entrance to parking & workshop on Langlois St.)​

12:00 am-1:30 pm  Lunch (on your own)

1:30-3:30 pm    Advanced Walkthrough

Red Gym Armory, On Wisconsin Room, 716 Langdon St.

1:30-3:30 pm  Beginner Walkthrough (1st year dancers)

Memorial Union, Old Madison Room, 800 Langdon St.

5:00 pm    Social Hour with Cash Bar

Memorial Union, Great Hall, 4th Floor

800 Langdon St. Madison 53706

6:00 pm    Sit-down Dinner

7:30 pm    Grand March and Ball 

Musicians: Terpsichore with Dave Mullen

Piper: Al Smith


Midnight   After-Ball Party at a member's home*

Sunday, March 31


10:00 am     Potluck Brunch at a member’s home*


*Maps available at ball

Student Discount / Scholarships

We offer a $5 discount for students attending the ball and/or workhop. Scholarships are also available for those otherwise unable to attend.  For more information, contact Barb Samdahl, Registrar, by March 21.


Silent Auction

There will be a silent auction with many fabulous items to purchase--bring your checkbook or cash! And if you have an item to donate to the auction, print and fill out an auction bid sheet and give it to Janice Lacock.



Please indicate on the registration form if you desire hospitality and also contact hospitality chair Scott Weiss. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but can't guarantee it.  Hotel information can be found at or by calling the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau at  800 / 373-6376. 

Key Contacts

Registrar:   Barb Samdahl, 608 / 241-8995

Hospitality:   Scott Weiss, 608 / 358-1388

Ball chair:   Ann Lindsey, 608 / 833-7690

Dance workshop:   Nancy McClements, 608 / 358-4478 

Friday concert:    Barb Samdahl, 608 / 241-8995

Silent auction:   Janice Lacock, 608 / 347-9757

Registration Information


Register by mail/check or online/PayPal using the above buttons. Registration forms must be postmarked (or submitted by PayPal) by March 21 to avoid a $10 late fee. Note: dinner orders not accepted after March 21. 

Past Balls


 2018 20172016 |2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2002 

 More past balls

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