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Sunday Night Dancing

MSCD meets for instruction and dancing with recorded music every Sunday evening (including the summer), 7:00 - 9:00/9:30 p.m. We meet at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 504 S. Brearly St., Madison, 53703. (Corner of Jenifer and Brearly.) There is no charge for the class, but a donation of $3 (or more) is appreciated for the room rental. Outdoor shoes are not allowed on the dance floor, so wear socks or bring soft-soled ballet-type indoor slippers. A great way to learn is to take our class through MSCR.

Each September, Sunday classes focus on improving technique.

All participants are subject to our Code of Conduct.


As of July 2023, previous Covid policies have been suspended. We reserve the right to reinstate policies if conditions warrant it. Please continue to be safe: 


  • do not come to class or events if you feel ill

  • get tested if you suspect you have contracted Covid

  • follow the CDC rules about precautions and isolation if you have been exposed or if you have Covid

  • practice good hand hygiene

  • wear a mask if you wish 


  • 7:00 p.m. -- Warm up

  • 7:10 p.m. -- Intermediate & advanced instruction with short break

  • 8:50 p.m. (or later) -- Cool down



Social dance evenings have very limited instruction. Check our Events schedule to find the dates of any upcoming social dances.


  • December 3, 2023 -- No Sunday night dancing due to December 2 Winter Dance Party


To confirm, contact 
Nancy McClements, Chair
608 / 358-4478


  • Do I need a partner?  No, partners change with every dance

  • Will I need special shoes? Traditionally we wear ghillies, but any soft-soled dance shoe (or socks!) will do. No outdoor shoes please.

  • Do I have to have a Scottish background? No

  • But I've never danced before!  We'll teach you!

  • Am I too old/too young? Our dancers range from ages 8 to 80

Adult Beginner Class at MSCR

Classes are full for Fall 2023, but you can sign up on the waiting list.


In addition to the 8-week class, there will be a "Try It" one-night class on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Same time and place. Fee $8 for Madison residents. Class #37111.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 27-November 15, 2023

Time: 7:00 - 8:15 pm

SponsorMadison School & Community Recreation (MSCR)

Location: MSCR West, 7333 W Towne Way, Madison, WI 53719

Schedule:  Eight sessions
Teachers: Janice Lacock & Nancy McClements
Requirements: Ages 18+

Cost: $47 for Madison residents

Online Registration Open to Madison residents August 14 and non-residents August 28. Class #37090.

Photos from past classes

Skip Change Instruction
Our Teachers

Full Certificate

  • Kate Deck

  • Terry Garner

  • Janice Lacock

  • John McCormick

  • Rebecca Winnie

Preliminary Certificate

  • Nancy McClements

Past Teachers

Bauldy Bain's Fiddle
2013 Ball
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