Date: Friday 29 November 2019
Time: 7 pm till midnight
Venue: Grand River Ballroom
Pan Pacific Perth,
207 Adelaide Terrace
Dress: Evening dress (Highland dress or black tie)
Cost: $110 for members, $130 for non-members
Bookings: See below.
The St Andrew's Day Ball is one of the premier black-tie events on the Perth social calendar and if you enjoy a healthy dose of Scottish culture, it would have to be the most fun of them all!
Last year's ball was a sell-out and was considered to be a great success by those that attended and there is no reason to assume that this year's event won't be just as good - or that tickets will not be in short supply again either!!
So get in early and beat the rush!
Regardless of whether you are a member of the society or not, or whether you are part of a large group or even if you have nobody to come with, you will be made equally welcome!
The evening will kick off with drinks in the ballroom lobby and then once we are all inside, the entertainment will start with a display by the Drums & Pipes of 51 ACU Swan Regiment. A four course dinner will follow, interspersed with speeches and toasts to suitably mark the occasion and dances to assist the digestion! The last hour and a half will all be dancing - mostly Scottish reels, but with some 'ballroom dances' for those that don't enjoy kicking their heels up. The drinks package runs through till 11pm.
Like last year's Ball, this year's event is being held on a Friday. While we appreciate that Fridays are not ideal for everyone, we feel that avoiding the Channel 7 Christmas Pageant and its associated road closures is the lesser evil!
As always, we want you to get the most out of your evening, which means you are strongly advised to know at least some of the reels. Having someone calling instructions over the band isn't the answer and spending time conducting walk-throughs reduces the number of dances we have time for, so to help you, we will be holding EIGHT evening dance classes, leading up to the ball.
The first dance class is on October 4th and they will be held every Friday night thereafter, starting at 7:30, so there is plenty of time to get there after work, having had something to eat first! For the dance class location and dates etc click the link below.
These classes are a golden opportunity for complete beginners to learn the reels most commonly danced at Scottish Balls and for more experienced dancers to refresh their memories! You are welcome to come along even if you are not planning to go to the Ball.
Accommodation at the Pan Pacific
We have arranged special rates with the hotel for those wishing to spend the night there. The rates are:
Deluxe room with breakfast - $170 per couple.
Premier room with breakfast - $180 per couple.
For those interested in this offer there is a button link below, which takes you to our own reservation page.
Bookings & Dance Class Links
Please specify on the booking website if you have any special dietary requirements or seating requests. We will try to meet seating requests as far as possible. Groups of 10 will be seated together and smaller groups and single folk will be grouped together as carefully as we can manage.