Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers

Milwaukee
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Sr. Dorcas Baker, RSCDS Certificated Instructor (Founder, deceased)
John McCormick, RSCDS Certificated Instructor
Janice Lacock, RSCDS
Certificated Instructor
Rebecca Renee Winnie, RSCDS
Certificated Instructor
Terry Garner, RSCDS
Certificated Instructor

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 regarding classes or regarding potential demonstrations and performances, please contact us at SCD.MKE@gmail.com,

For general information regarding the Hales Corners class or the Mequon MT-Rec class, please contact Terry at SCD.MKE@gmail.com.

For information regarding potential demonstrations and performances or the class near UWM, please contact Rebecca at MkeSCD.RRW@gmail.com


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


News

New!
It is that time of year! You (or friends of yours) decided that you would try something new in 2024! Why not enjoy the FUN, FITNESS, and FRIENDSHIP of Scottish Country Dance? There are TWO new classes starting up in the coming weeks! Share the news!

The first option is on Wednesday evenings in Mequon beginning January 17th! This is a course that has been taught (since pre-pandemic times) through the Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department. It does require REGISTRATION for the class to run, so sign up HERE. Terry is the teacher for this M-TRec course and you could not ask for a more encouraging and patient teacher! Questions can be emailed to Terry at scd.mke@gmail.com. Tell your friends! More information on the M-TRec course in this advertisement photo.

2024 Spring Mequon Class

The second option will be a BRAND NEW class near the UWM Campus (Zao Church across the street from the Union) on Thursday evenings beginning February 1st and running through May 9th (with no classes on March 21st or 28th) at 7 to 8:30 p.m.. The focus of this class will be to teach with the energy and pacing appropriate to young adults (RSCDS considers youth those 35 and under) though all adults are most certainly welcome! This new course has the advantage of being directly adjacent to the UWM campus and on many bus lines! Parking is available on the street, in the Union parking lot, or at the Zelazo Center parking lot. Class cost are solely for the facility rental and will be pay-what-you-can at each class (suggested $3-5 cash). Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested! Questions can be emailed to Rebecca at mkescd.rrw@gmail.com. More information can be found HERE.. Since this is a new class without the reach of the advertising of a recreation department, please help us get the word out!
2024 Spring Zao class
Finally, and of course!, the third option is to join our regular Monday evening classes in Hales Corners, where beginners are always welcome!

NOTE: Although all of the classes are designed for adults, teens age 14-17 are welcome in our classes if accompanied by a parent or guardian. We have found that families have indeed enjoyed dancing together!


Want to know a little more about Scottish Country Dance? Here is a video produced by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society that gives you a taste! Still, it is so much more fun to DO it than to watch it!

"Dance Scottish" with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

 

If you want to be added to our group mailing list, please contact us at: SCD.MKE@gmail.com.

Our promotional flyer is available HERE.

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Class Schedule

WE'RE DANCING!

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

Please check HERE for the schedule.

COVID-19 Policy:


Regarding COVID and other contagious viruses: The Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers asks dancers to agree to these precautions and thanks you for your kind care of one another through the pandemic and as we look ahead.

Dancers agree to:
1. Stay home if not feeling well.
2. Get tested if experiencing any COVID symptoms and contact us if you have a positive result.
The Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers will notify dancers if they've been exposed, however, individuals will not be identified.
3. After a positive COVID test, follow the CDC guidelines for safely returning to class.
4. Dancers are welcome to wear masks, but masks are not required to dance.


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



Upcoming Midwest Scottish Country Dances
(events and assorted workshops)

44th Annual Ball Weekend
March 22-24, 2024
Madison, Wisconsin
 Information

Grand Ball 2024
April 13, 2024
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 Information

33rd Annual Ball
May 4, 2024
RSCDS Central Iowa Branch
 Information

Great Lakes Ball
May 4, 2024
Kitchener, Ontario
 Information

Midwest Scottish Weekend
June 7-9, 2024
Ripon, Wisconsin
 Information

T. A. C. Summer School
July 28 - August 4, 2024
Brock University
St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
 Information

Semicentennial Ball
April 26, 2025
Twin Cities, Minnesota



Videos
 
Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers on YouTube which includes these videos and more!

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

The Scallywag February 27, 2023

Photos

2023 Midwest Scottish Weekend photos

2022 Hallowe'en Dance photos and videos
More 2022 Hallowe'en photos

2022 Milwaukee Summer's End photos

2022 Midwest Scottish Weekend photos

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

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