Celtic Shores

41st Anniversary Ball Weekend

March 9-11, 2018

 
Madison Scottish Country Dancers are thrilled to welcome A Parcel of Rogues (Calum Pasqua, fiddle, and Susie Petrov, piano) back to the shores of Loch Mendota. Join us at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union's newly renovated Great Hall for our 41st annual ball!

The weekend schedule includes:
•    A Friday evening concert showcasing the best in Scottish music, old and new
•    A Saturday morning dance workshop with Susie, focusing on form and technique
•    A reception, dinner and  ball in the resplendent grandeur of Great Hall
•    Our not-to-be-missed after-ball party and Sunday brunch, in true Madison tradition!

 

For those who have not yet experienced the joy of listening and dancing to Calum and Susie's music, you are in for a treat!  In 2007 Calum won the Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Competition at Blair Castle in Scotland, where he was the first American ever invited to compete. He is also a US Scottish Fiddle Champion.  Susie, who plays piano and accordion, is an accomplished RSCDS teacher who has taught Scottish music and dance across the US and in Canada, Scotland, Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy.

 

Susie and Calum have some 50+ years of Scottish Country Dancing experience between them and have performed for concerts, balls, summer camps and in biker bars in Queens. 

As an added bonus, our ball weekend coincides with the Madison Celtic Festival, which will also take place at the Memorial Union. Tickets must be purchased separately. Weekend attendees may take advantage of Festival events during breaks in our schedule.*

 
​Registration Information

 

Register by mail/check or online/PayPal using the above buttons. Registration forms must be postmarked (or submitted by PayPal) by March 1 to avoid a $10 late fee.  

Student Discount / Scholarships
 

We offer a $5 discount for students attending the ball. Scholarships are also available for those otherwise unable to attend.  For more information, contact Carol Buelow, Registrar, by March 1.

 

Accommodations

 

Please indicate on the registration form if you desire hospitality and also contact hospitality chair Phyllis Hasbrouck directly to alert her of your request. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but can't guarantee it.  Hotel information can be found at visitmadison.com/accommodations/ or by calling the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau at  800 / 373-6376. 

Weekend Schedule

 

Friday, March 9

 

7:30 pm     Concert & Dessert Buffet

Parcel of Rogues: Calum Pasqua & Susie Petrov

Bethany Evangelical Free Church

301 Riverside Drive Madison 53704

(Parking behind church and on side streets)

Saturday, March 10 

 

10:00 am-12:00 pm  Dance Workshop

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

716 Langdon St. Madison 53706

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

Memorial Union, Old Madison Room, 3rd Floor

800 Langdon St. Madison 53706


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 
      

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


Sunday, March 11

 

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

 

*Maps available at ball

Parking Near Memorial Union and Red Gym/Armory

 

Key Contacts

Registrar:          Carol Buelow, 608 / 274-0127    madisonscottishcountrydancers@gmail.com

Hospitality:        Phyllis Hasbrouck, 608 / 233-9571

phyllisofmadison@gmail.com (email preferred)

Ball chair:          Ann Lindsey, 608 / 833-7690

alindsey@chorus.net

Friday concert:     Gill Robertson,  608 / 843-3134

gillrobertson@gmail.com

Silent auction:   Janice Lacock, 608 / 298-9212

janicelacock@hotmail.com

Past Balls

 

 20172016 |2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2002 | More past balls

Parking Near Memorial Union and Red Gym/Armory

 

Weekend Schedule

 

Friday, March 9

 

7:30 pm     Concert & Dessert Buffet

Parcel of Rogues: Calum Pasqua & Susie Petrov

$15 at the door (suggested donation) 

Bethany Evangelical Free Church

301 Riverside Drive Madison 53704

(Parking behind church and on side streets. Enter from parking lot.)

Saturday, March 10 

 

10:00 am-12:00 pm  Dance Workshop

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

110 N. Whitney Way Madison 53705

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

12:00-1:30 pm  Lunch (on your own)

1:30-3:30 pm    Advanced Walkthrough

Red Gym/Armory, On Wisconsin Room

716 Langdon St. Madison 53706

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

Memorial Union, Old Madison Room, 3rd Floor

800 Langdon St. Madison 53706


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 
      

Midnight   After-ball Party at a member's home


Sunday, March 11

 

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

Parking Near Memorial Union and Red Gym/Armory

 

Key Contacts

Registrar:   Carol Buelow, 608 / 274-0127    madisonscottishcountrydancers@gmail.com

Hospitality:   Phyllis Hasbrouck, 608 / 223-9571

phyllisofmadison@gmail.com (email preferred)

Ball chair:   Ann Lindsey, 608 / 833-7690

alindsey@chorus.net

Friday concert:   Gill Robertson,  608 / 843-3134

gillrobertson@gmail.com

Dance workshop:  Nancy McClements, 608 / 358-4478 nancymcclements@gmail.com

Silent auction:   Janice Lacock, 608 / 298-9212

janicelacock@hotmail.com

Past Balls

 

 20172016 |2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2002 | More past balls

Photos & videos from our 41st Annual Ball
Madison Scottish Country Dancers are thrilled to welcome A Parcel of Rogues (Calum Pasqua, fiddle, and Susie Petrov, piano) back to the shores of Loch Mendota. Join us at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union's newly renovated Great Hall for our 41st annual ball!

The weekend schedule includes:
•    A Friday evening concert showcasing the best in Scottish music, old and new
•    A Saturday morning dance workshop with Susie, focusing on form and technique
•    A reception, dinner and  ball in the resplendent grandeur of Great Hall
•    Our not-to-be-missed after-ball party and Sunday brunch, in true Madison tradition!

 

For those who have not yet experienced the joy of listening and dancing to Calum and Susie's music, you are in for a treat!  In 2007 Calum won the Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Competition at Blair Castle in Scotland, where he was the first American ever invited to compete. He is also a US Scottish Fiddle Champion.  Susie, who plays piano and accordion, is an accomplished RSCDS teacher who has taught Scottish music and dance across the US and in Canada, Scotland, Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy.

 

Susie and Calum have some 50+ years of Scottish Country Dancing experience between them and have performed for concerts, balls, summer camps and in biker bars in Queens. 

As an added bonus, our ball weekend coincides with the Madison Celtic Festival, which will also take place at the Memorial Union. Tickets must be purchased separately. Weekend attendees may take advantage of Festival events during breaks in our schedule.*

​Registration Information

 

Register by mail/check or online/PayPal using the above buttons. Registration forms must be postmarked (or submitted by PayPal) by March 1 to avoid a $10 late fee. Note: dinner orders not accepted after March 1. 

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 Carol Buelow, Registrar, by March 1.

 

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.

Accommodations

 

Please indicate on the registration form if you desire hospitality and also contact hospitality chair Phyllis Hasbrouck directly to alert her of your request. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but can't guarantee it.  Hotel information can be found at visitmadison.com/accommodations/ or by calling the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau at  800 / 373-6376. 

* Madison Celtic Festival
   Memorial Union

 

​Partial Schedule (geared to our dancers)

Friday, March 9 

8:00 pm - Midnight

Music session featuring The Kissers with Madison Music Foundry Youth Celtic Band - Rathskeller

 

Saturday, March 10 

Noon - 3:30 pm

Cultural Exhibitors - Theater Lobby

Noon - 1:30 pm

Celtic Dance Exhibition - Festival Room

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Celtic Dance Ceili - Festival Room

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lúnasa Concert - Shannon Hall​ (ticketed event)

10:30 pm - 12:30 am 

Irish Traditional Music Session - Rathskeller

Complete Festival Schedule