This year’s New Year’s Ball weekend will be a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the founding what became the Chicago Branch. In addition to our usual Ball and Tea dances, we will have a banquet prior to the Ball. Also this year we have added two great musicians, Colyn Fischer (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (piano), to our usual line-up of Tim Macdonald (fiddle) and Jeremy Ward (violon – but cello this year). Both the Ball and Tea dances feature dances written by or about Branch members or Branch friends. All details and a registration form are available on the Special Events page. Come join us in celebrating 40 wonderful years of dancing!