Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing
at Fermilab - Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

We are dancing in the Barn with the wonderful new floor.

We are moving the the High Rise Auditorium for the Summer

NO Dancing on June 10 - Fermilab Users Meeting
Dancing in the High Rise Auditorium - starting June 17

Snow / Bad Weather .... Fear not - it will come !

If Fermilab Closes, we will not dance that evening.
If the weather is really bad, dancing may be canceled. In either case, if dancing is canceled, an E-Mail message will go out to local / regular dancers by 5 PM.
Please make sure we have your current E-Mail address.
If in doubt, call Mady or Doug. Phone numbers below.

Note - winter parking

During the winter, some parking areas are blocked off by green cones. Please do not bypass the cones. The lot across the street from the barn will be open for parking.

The Where and When of Weekly Dancing

We start dancing at 7:30 pm. Note location above
You may enter Fermilab from either the East or West sides. Tell the guard that you are coming to Scottish Dancing.
During the Summer - typically early June through August, we dance on the stage in the auditorium. The auditorium is on the south side of the Hi-Rise. You may NOT park near the auditorium. Use the parking lot on the west side of the hi-rise and enter the auditorium through the breeze way.
Most of the year we dance in the Kuhn Barn. The barn is located in the village on the east side of the site. It is visible to the north when you stop at the stop sign in the village. Parking is available just north of the barn, or across the street.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us (see below).

Holidays Dancing

Though we dance throught the year, we do not usually dance on the major holidays such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, 4th of July. As above, if in doubt, please call.

General Information

Scottish Country Dancing meets every Tuesday evening at the Kuhn Barn on the Fermilab site starting at 7:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome. More detailed teaching of simpler dances happens earlier, and more complex dances later in the evening. Partners are not necessary, as everyone dances with everyone.

This group is a class of the Chicago Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS). The web page for the Chicago Branch with links to other Scottish Dancing groups is: RSCDS-Chicago

Planning Ahead

We usually include work on dances in upcoming programs in the class.
Some events we are looking forward to include:

Chicago New Years Ball ( see branch webseite for details )

For more information

More Information can be obtained by sending E-Mail to: folkdance or
call Doug Jensen at Work (630) 840-8194 or Home (630)232-9089
or Mady Newfield at Home (630) 584-0825 or Cell (630 251 0811

This information was updated June 2, 2014 ( D. Jensen)