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What is the cost for Blue Ridge Scottish Dance School?

Double occupancy rooms for 6 nights including 16 meals will run around $835. Single occupancy rates with meals are about $150 more. Additional nights may be added on July 2 or July 9 for an additional cost.  The fee also covers the ticket for the ball.

What is the cancellation policy for BRSDS?

The university imposes a 3% transaction fee for all credit card receipts and disbursements, so you will incur that fee. In addition, they hold BRSDS responsible for 5% of your registration fee plus the cost of meals and lost revenue for housing in the event of cancellation. In order to cover those costs, we have implemented a $150 nonrefundable security deposit on each registration. If you cancel prior to June 19 you will lose the $150 and the 3% transaction fee. No refunds will be given after June 19. You may want to purchase trip cancellation coverage.

Can I attend for a partial week?

Although we prefer full week attendance, we have reserved a limited number of slots for a partial week arriving between 3-5pm on Wednesday, July 6 - Saturday, July 9 with option to stay an additional night for the GMHG. The fee of around $510 double occupancy will cover 3 nights, 7 meals, and the ball. 

Can I come for the weekend?

Yes, your fees will cover the ball on Friday and one night stay in the dorm Friday night, with the option to add Saturday night.

Are linens provided?

The university lost its vendor for linen rentals. We require everyone driving to campus to bring their own sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels. If you are arriving by air and cannot bring linens, we will provide them for you upon request. 

What are the Covid 19 protocols for the week of BRSDS?

BRSDS will follow the protocols in place by Appalachian State University and the CDC. The protocols are subject to change. Latest Updates | App State Coronavirus Information

How can I get to Boone?

For air travel arriving at Charlotte International Airport, a shuttle runs to Boone. See the Hickory Hop website for rates and routes Hickory Hop - Airport Shuttle service Charlotte from Asheville, Boone/BR, and Hickory

How do I attend the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games?

We hope you will take advantage of the optional additional night available at Appalachian State to attend the GMHG. Although there will not be Scottish Country Dancing at the games this year, there is an abundance of all things Scottish to see, hear, and taste at the games.  There is a shuttle from Caldwell Community College in Boone to the games. You may catch an AppalCart bus on campus, and it will drop you at the shuttle stop. Home | AppalCART 


Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – The Official Website of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering O' Scottish Clans (

Would I be able to attend the torch lighting ceremony on Thursday?

The Thursday afternoon has been left free so that people may attend this memorable event.  Please note that, new this year, tickets to the event must be purchased in advance.  No tickets will be sold on the mountain at the gate.  Also, no shuttle service will be provided.  Cars must have a parking pass (available with pre-purchased tickets in advance) to park on the mountain.  More information about the ceremony can be found here on the games site:

What is there to do around Boone on our free afternoon?

After lunch, the rest of Thursday will be free time with dinner on your own. Some of you may wish to attend the The Torch Light Ceremony for the Games. Torch Light Ceremony – Grandfather Mountain Highland Games ( Others may wish to hike or explore scenic areas around Boone. Gardeners will enjoy the Daniel Boone Native Gardens close to campus. Shopping in downtown Boone and nearby Blowing Rock is great. Numerous breweries are close by and you’ll find delicious restaurants within walking distance of campus for your dinner.

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