Chicago 40th Anniversary New Year’s Ball
Saturday, January 18, 2020
doors open at 5:00 p.m.
buffet banquet starts at 5:30 p.m.
dancing starts at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
doors open a little before 10:00 a.m.
potluck brunch starts at 10:00 a.m.
dancing starts at 11:30 a.m.
at the Baker Community Center
101 South 2nd St, St Charles, IL
Tim Macdonald (fiddle)
Colyn Fischer (fiddle)
Jeremy Ward (cello)
Dave Wiesler (piano)
We are offering a banquet before the Saturday Ball this year. Since this is buffet-style, you do not have to choose dinner options and we have placed the menu on this page.
There are 2 versions of the registration form to accommodate how printers print double-sided.
There will be a Ball walk through held at the Fermilab Barn from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Saturday led by Mady Newfield. Directions to the Barn are on the Silk & Thistle page of this website.
We have chosen to make the dance programs about our Branch and Branch friends as we lost several Branch members and friends this year. Many dances are written by former and/or current members or friends of the Branch.
New Years Ball Dance Program
|Hello Neighbor *||32J3||Chicago 25th (D. Jensen)|
|Fortieth Anniversary||32R5 (set)||Leaflet|
|An Autumn Posy||32S2||Island Bay Collection (R. Butterfield)|
|Chronology #||32J3||The Road to Stow (G. Trinkhaus-Randall)|
|The Quaich||32S3||Rondel Book (J. Drewry)|
|Mrs MacLeod||32R3||6 #11|
|Lady June Gordon *||32J3||Chicago 10th (W. Moorhead)|
|Muirland Briggses #||32M3||Leaflet (C. Snowdon)|
|Spiffin’ *||32J5 (Square)||Chicago 25th|
|The Flowers of Edinburgh||32R3||1 #6|
|Adieu Mon Ami||32S3||24 #11|
|The Loch Michigan Rant *||40R3||Chicago 10th (M. Mulligan)|
|Joie de Vivre||32J3||39 #2 (I. Van Maarseveen)|
|Aging Gracefully *||32S3||47#4 (C. Bromann)|
|Corinne’s Caper * #||32H3||Leaflet (S. McKinnell)|
|A Welcome in Oak Park *||32S2||Chicago 10th (K. Smith)|
|The Wild Geese||32J3||24 #3|
|Mairi’s Wedding||40R3||22 SCD (J. Cosh)|
* = written by former or current members or friends of the Chicago Branch
# = in memory of Branch member or Branch friend
Chicago New Years Ball 2020 Instructions updated December 17, 2019
Tea Dance Program
|The Fairy Ring||32R Circle||Happy to Meet (I. Boyd)|
|Postie’s Jig||32J4 (set)||Ormskirk 5 #1 (R. Clowes)|
|Ann Lindsey’s Strathspey *||32S3||Dances Devised by Members and Friends Madison SCD (C. Snowdon)|
|Fair Jenny’s Jig||32J3||From the Redwood Forest (R. Wallace)|
|The Flower of Glasgow||32S3 (set)||46 #9 (R. Taylor)|
|The Irish Rover||32R3||22 SCD (J. Cosh)|
|Leith Country Dance||32J2||18 #6|
|Wisp of Thistle||32S3||37 #4 (P. Kent)|
|Highlander’s Farewell||32R3||They Stole My Wife From Me Last Night (R. Downey)|
|Remembering Ingrid * #||32J3||Leaflet (M. Newfield)|
|The Braes of Tulliemet||32S3||25 #12|
|Da Rain Dancin’||32R3||Whiteadder Collection (R. Wallace)|
Chicago New Years Tea Dance 2020 Instructions updated January 8, 2020
Note: the 2020 workshop has been cancelled. Check back for news about the 2021 workshop.
June 12-14, 2020, at Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, WI
teachers: Sharon Barker and Alan Twhigg
music by Laura Risk, Nicholas Williams, and Ralph Gordon