Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers

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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,

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


New! We are having a dance party Monday evening, December 18, 2023. Look HERE for more information.

If you want to be added to our group mailing list, please contact us at

Our promotional flyer is 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.

COVID-19 Policy:

In recognition of the COVID pandemic, Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers would like to continue to ask dancers to agree to these precautions. Thank 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.
Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers will notify dancers if they've been exposed, however, individuals will not be identified.
3. After a positive COVID test,
Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers are following the CDC guidelines for safely returning to class:
You should isolate for 5 days following the first day of symptoms or positive test (whichever came first). Provided you have no symptoms after that, you need to wear a mask in public for the next 5 days but can return to dancing. If you continue to have symptoms, you should wait to return until after day ten or when your symptoms are improving and you have been fever free for at least 24 hours (whichever comes later). You must wear a mask through day 10 at least.
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)

Winter Dance Party
December 2, 2023
Madison, Wisconsin

Failte Ball 2023
December 2, 2023
St. Paul, Minnesota

December Dance Party
Monday, December 18, 2023
Hales Corners, Wisconsin

RSCDS Chicago New Year's Ball
January 13, 2024
St. Charles, Illinois

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

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

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

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

"Dance Scottish" with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society


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

Last modified November 20, 2023 PG