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:   Valerie Lau (847) 334-5904 or or Diana Hankes (262) 679-8522 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 have a program for our Hallowe'en Dance - which will be held Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lord's. Program and information here.

New! Due to a scheduling conflict at St. Paul's, we will be dancing at Our Lord's on Monday, November 21st. Class schedule is here.

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
(events and assorted workshops)

Hallowe'en Dance
October 29, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Asilomar Weekend
October 28 - 30, 2016
Asilomar, California

Tripoli Scottish Highlanders Tartan Ball
November 5, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fall Dance
November 12, 2016
Fermilab, Illinois

Scottish Country Dance Workshop with Ron Wallace
November 19 - 20, 2016
Twin Cities, Minnesota

Filte Dance
December 3, 2016
Twin Cities, Minnesota

December Dance
December 10, 2016
Madison, Wisconsin

New Year's Ball and Tea Dance
January 21 & 22, 2017
St. Charles, Illinois

40th Anniversary Ball
March 18, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin

Tea Dance
April 22, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio

26th Annual Ball
April 28 - 30, 2017
Ames, Iowa

Milwaukee Highland Games
June 3, 2017
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Midwest Scottish Weekend Workshop
June 9 - 11, 2017
Wayland Academy
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

TAC Summer School
July 23 - 30, 2017
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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

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

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Last modified October 14, 2016