Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers

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Sr. Dorcas Baker, RSCDS Certified Instructor (Founder, deceased)
John McCormick, RSCDS Certified Instructor
Rebecca Renee Winnie, RSCDS Teacher in Training
Terry Garner, RSCDS Teacher in Training

Affiliated RSCDS

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) has a world-wide network of Branches and Affiliated Groups. The Society exists to promote and develop Scottish country dancing worldwide for the benefit of present and future generations.

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 Hallowe'en Social 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: Terry Garner, Loraine Garner or Cory Sterling at, or call 414-301-3701. For information regarding demonstrations and performances, please contact Diana Hankes at

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


New! We're having a Mardi Gras Dance on Monday, February 24th. Read about it HERE.

New! We're having a Beginners Class in the New Year! For the eight Wednesdays in February and March, Terry Garner and Rebecca Renee Winnie will be teaching the basic steps and formations of our dance! Click HERE for more information.

The Board of Directors meetings have been scheduled. Details can be found on the Governance web page. Any member may attend.

The Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers have a managed list for easy email distribution.  For anyone interested in receiving our email communication, please use the following LINK to start the process.

Our promotional flyer is now available HERE.

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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:

We initiate classes with warm ups and stretches, followed by a short focus session to improve technique. The class then divides temporarily, with newer dancers (along with a couple experienced dancers for support) learning/reviewing/improving formations whilst the more experienced dancers further develop their dancing skills as they learn/review/improve challenging formations and dances, or learn dances for upcoming events. The groups then recombine to dance one or two dances which utilize the formations previously focused on by the newer dancers. If time allows the experienced dancers then learn another challenging dance, giving the newer dancers the opportunity to observe.

Demo team and advanced dancer information HERE.

Upcoming Midwest Scottish Country Dances
(events and assorted workshops)

Mardi Gras Social Dance
Monday, February 24, 2020
New Berlin, Wisconsin

43rd Annual Ball Weekend
March 28, 2020
Madison, Wisconsin

44th Annual Grand Ball
April 18, 2020
Twin Cities, Minnesota

29th Annual RSCDS Central Iowa Ball Weekend
May 1 - 3, 2020
Ames, Iowa

Midwest Scottish Weekend
June 12 - 14, 2020
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

TAC Summer School 2020
July 24 - August 2, 2020
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


2019 Midwest Scottish Weekend photos

2017 Hallowe'en Dance
 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

Related Information

Last modified January 26, 2020 PG