The Perth Ball Picnic Dance

The Perth Ball Picnic Dance is an informal all ages reels party and is a great way to introduce your children and teens to the fun of reeling or simply brush up your own dancing skills in a relaxed, friendly environment.   Just like the Perth Ball, it takes place in the atmospheric Fingask Castle Pavilion, with music provided by the Willie Simpson and his Band.

The evening kicks off with a Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow, followed by the Reel of the 51st Highland Division.  After supper (each party brings their own ‘picnic’) it’s time to tackle some slightly more complicated reels, including another go at the 51st.  With plenty of adults on hand to help, everyone soon gets the hang of it.

perthball20The Picnic Dance is a hugely popular sell-out event, so it’s advisable to book early.

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Notes for Hosts:

  • If you have lots of young children or beginners in your party make sure you have some experienced adults there too who are prepared to dance and help out.
  • Parties can bring their own drinks and picnic supper or there is a hot supper option of lasagne, baked potatoes and salad for £5 per person which can be pre-ordered and paid for on the ticket page.  Water and glasses will be provided but no other drink is included.  Covered tables seating approximately 10 are available and seating can be arranged for parties large or small.
  • As the main aim of the dance is to teach the young, parties without children or teenagers are not encouraged due to limited space.
  • Children under 9 only with the Perth Ball Chairman’s permission please, with the exception of the Christmas Dance when all ages are welcome.

perthball4Proposed Dance Programme

Dashing White Sergeant
Strip the Willow
Reel of the 51st Highland Division
Eightsome Reel
Gay Gordons
The Duke of Perth
Reel of the 51st Highland Division

Details & Timings

Dates: Friday 30th August 2019 & Monday 23rd December 2019
Venue: Fingask Castle Pavilion
Tickets: £20 per head (including accompanying adults)
Time: Dancing will commence promptly at 7 pm, followed by supper after three reels and then more dancing until approximately 11 pm
Band: Willie Simpson and his Band
Dress: Informal Kilts (open neck shirt with kilt or tartan trews for the men/ boys and a party dress for the ladies/ girls)
Food & Drink: Please bring your own picnic (including plates and cutlery) or pre-order the hot supper option of lasagne, baked potatoes and salad for £5 per person (plates and cutlery provided for the bought main course only).  Supper tickets need to be pre-ordered on the ticket page.
 Tables: If you would like to bring a party the host name should be entered on the booking form of the ticket page.  Alternatively if you prefer just use the name of a committee member (if you know them) and we will seat you at a table with lots of fun people.
Committee: Suzanne Fraser, Katie Peters, Morven Shaw, Sarah Mellersh
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