Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers

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Sr. Dorcas Baker, RSCDS Certified Instructor (Founder, deceased)
John McCormick, RSCDS Certified Instructor
Janice Lacock, 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: Cory Sterling or John Fitak 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! The Midwest Scottish Weekend is fast approaching. Come join us June 10 - 12, 2022 at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. Further information, directions, dance programs, and more can be found HERE.

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 will be at Journeys Lutheran School each Monday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Please check HERE for the schedule.

We have the following criteria:

The MkeSCD Board has decided to ease our masking requirement to “Mask Optional” in keeping with the new CDC community level guidelines. When the counties that we mostly draw from (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha) are at “LOW” levels according to the CDC, masks will be optional. We will return to masking for all if the numbers rise to MEDIUM or HIGH. Of course, dancers are welcome to mask at any time according to their comfort.

The MkeSCD Board will maintain the vaccination and boosting requirement at this time. All dancers have shown their vaccination card and have their boosters. The board continues to being cautious with masking and vaccination to protect all dancers. We know that in Scottish Country Dance our breathing can be heavy during vigorous exercise and we cannot social distance. Thank you for dancing with us and thank you for your kind consideration of safety during our pandemic dancing!

Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers COVID-19 Waiver

We look forward to dancing with you again!

 Journeys Lutheran School
 5425 S 111th Street
 Hales Corners, WI

Enter school parking lot from 112th AND COPELAND St. -- near the proper entrance it will say “Lutheran School".

To help defray the costs of hall rental, please consider a donation of $5 each class.

  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.

Teaching Schedule

Demo team and advanced dancer information HERE.

Upcoming Midwest Scottish Country Dances
(events and assorted workshops)

Milwaukee Highland Games
June 4, 2022
Franklin, Wisconsin

Midwest Scottish Weekend
June 10 - 12, 2022
Ripon, Wisconsin

TAC Summer School
July 24 - 31, 2022
Calgary, Alberta

43rd Annual Ball Weekend
March 24 - 26, 2023
Madison, Wisconsin

Culla Bay February 16, 2019

Bees of Maggieknockater February 15, 2020

Foxhill Court February 15, 2020

Karen's Wedding February 15, 2020

Lady Catherine Bruce's Reel February 15, 2020

Machine Without Horses February 15, 2020


2021 Hallowe'en Dance photos

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 May 2, 2022 PG