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St. Andrew's Dinner and Dance

In November of each year, Scots around the world pay tribute to St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. (The official day of recognition in Scotland is November 30th.) In keeping with this tradition, The Scottish Society of Dallas sponsors a formal dinner and dance which is generally held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The evening begins with a reception and cocktail hour. Post dinner entertainment features live pipe band music provided by the North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums and demonstrations of Highland dancing by Fiona Alpaugh's, Dallas Highland Dancers. The evening concludes with dancing (a variety of music is provided for all ages) including an opportunity for our guests to try their hand at a number of traditional, Scottish Country Dances!

The event is usually held at a hotel in Richardson, Texas, in the general area of Campbell Rd. and Central Expressway. Location specifics and additional information for the next dance (November 2015) will be posted here by late May, 2015. So...dust off your dancing shoes and make plans to join us next November.


Scottish Country Dancing
Guests try their hand at Traditional Scottish Country Dancing.

The North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums.

The North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums.
Above, members of the North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums entertain at the Society's St. Andrew's Dinner and Dance in 2013.   (Foto by Fischer)


Attendees visit during the reception hour.
Attendees visit during the reception/cockatil hour before the dinner gets underway.  (Foto by Fischer)


Raffle items and the ladies in charge!
The "Raffle Ladies", Fiona and Karen, tend to the prizes and oversee ticket sales prior to the dinner.  (Foto by Fischer)


Guests enjoying a turn on the dance floor.
Guests at the 2013 St. Andrew's dinner enjoy a turn on the dance floor.  (Foto by Fischer)