Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing
at Fermilab - Tuesdays at 7:30 pm
We are dancing in the Kuhn Barn on the wonderful new floor!
We returned as of Sept 9, 2014
Last day in the Barn - June 9, 2015
Then we return to the High Rise for the Summer
We are preparing for the Midwest Weekend at Beloit College
June 5-7, 2015
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.
For detailed instructions showing how to find the Kuhn Barn at
Fermilab, click on
To the Barn
If you would like to see lots of infomation on technical details of
Scottish Country Dancing, Check the following site:
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
Though we regularly dance throught the year, we do not usually dance on major holidays,
for example: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, 4th of July.
If in doubt, check with Doug or Mady ( see below )
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:
Looking Ahead - upcoming events
We usually include work on dances in upcoming programs in the class.
The Chicago Branch New Years Ball is comming. See the branch site for details
For more information
More Information can be obtained by sending E-Mail to:
call Doug Jensen at (630) 840-8194 (work), (630) 232-9089 (home),
or Mady Newfield at (630) 584-0825
This information was updated Dec 19, 2014 ( D. Jensen)