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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-$5 is appreciated for the room rental. Payment by PayPal is also possible. 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.


  • March 30, 2025 -- No Sunday night dancing due to ball weekend


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

Dates: Wednesdays, September 25-November 13, 2024 (TENTATIVE). There will also be a one-session "Try It!" class on September 11.

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: TBA

Online Registration TBA

Photos from past classes

Our Teachers

Full Certificate

  • Kate Deck

  • Terry Garner

  • Janice Lacock

  • John McCormick

  • Rebecca Winnie

Preliminary Certificate

  • Nancy McClements

Past Teachers

Skip Change Instruction
Bauldy Bain's Fiddle
2013 Ball
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