Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers

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An affiliate of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sr. Dorcas Baker, RSCDS Certified Instructor (Founder, deceased)
John McCormick, RSCDS Certified Instructor

The Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers is a social group that enjoys learning and dancing the traditional jigs, reels and strathspeys of Scotland.  We host a fall and a spring dance as well as several dance parties throughout the year.  In addition, we occasionally perform at weddings, dinners and folk festivals.

Classes are open to anyone interested in Scottish Country Dance.  Beginners are welcome to watch and to dance.  It is not necessary to have a partner to participate.  You don't have to be Scottish!

For information contact:   Paul Gunderson (414) 364-7472 or or Valerie Lau (847) 334-5904 or You may also call for information regarding demonstrations and performances.

For the Governance and Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers, please look


New! We will not have class on Monday, May 30, 2016.

New! The Annual General Meeting of the Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers will happen on June 20, 2016 during class at St. Paul's.

The Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers have a managed list for easy email distribution.  All current dancers with email addresses have been added.  For anyone else interested, please use the following link to start the process.

Our promotional flyer is now available here.

Class Schedule

Classes are held on Monday evenings at one of the two following locations.  Please check here for the schedule.

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Great Hall
 914 East Knapp Street
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 * Entrance to the Great Hall is through the parking lot (kitchen entrance) on Marshall Street *
 (There is a  $3.00 donation to defray the cost of the hall rental.)

Our Lord's United Methodist Church
5000 S. Sunnyslope Rd.
New Berlin, Wisconsin

For those coming from Milwaukee you can get off of I-894 @ Beloit Rd, drive west until you get to Sunnyslope Rd (traffic light) turn left (south), and you will see it almost immediately on your left.
* Enter the left doors and then turn left again. You will be in the right room.
(There is a  $3.00 donation to defray the cost of the hall rental.)

  Class Dates and Locations

How we structure our classes:

In the first half, the entire group does simple dances. Dance steps formations will be taught, reviewed or improved. Toward the end of the first half, intermediate level dances will be taught.  These dances will include a step, a formation or formations taught earlier.

For the second half, intermediate and advanced dancers will develop their dancing skills on more advanced dances, truly challenging formations or dances in preparation for upcoming events.  Midway through the second half, the entire group repeats one of the simple dances taught earlier or will dance another simple dance, which has a step, a formation or formations taught in the first half.

Demo team and advanced dancer information here.

Upcoming Midwest Scottish Country Dances
(and assorted workshops)

Milwaukee Highland Games
June 4, 2016
Hart Park
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

19th Annual June Ball
June 17 - 18, 2016
St. Louis, Missouri

30th Annual Chicago Scottish Festival and Games
June 17 - 18, 2016
Itasca, Illinois

Annual General Meeting
June 20, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Midwest Scottish Weekend
June 24 - 26, 2016
Beloit, Wisconsin

Pinewoods Scottish Sessions
June 8 - 11 and 11 - 16, 2016
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Montello Scottish Fest
July 15 - 16, 2016
Montello, Wisconsin
 Information (Facebook)

44th TAC Summer School
July 31 - August 7, 2016
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Wisconsin Highland Games
September 2 - 4, 2016
Waukesha Expo Center
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Hallowe'en Dance
October 29, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Asilomar Weekend
October 28 - 30, 2016
Asilomar, California


2009 Hallowe'en Dance:
 Lindsay Milbrandt's photos
 Nancy McClements' photos

2015 Hallowe'en Dance
 James and Heidi Horton's photos

Sale Items

You can order Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers merchandise!  Please look here for our online store.

Scottish Country Dance Groups
(mostly Midwest)

Resources for Dancers

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Last modified May 24, 2016