Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing
at Fermilab - Tuesdays at 7:30 pm
We are dancing in the Barn with the wonderful new floor.
Note for the holidays 2013:
We will not be dancing on Dec 24 - Christmas Eve
We will not be dancing on Jan 31 - New Years Eve
We will celebrate the holidays Dec 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).
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.
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
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:
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:
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 Dec. 6, 2013 ( D. Jensen)