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Sunday Night Dancing with Instruction
Has Resumed

MSCD meets for instruction and dancing with recorded music every Sunday evening, 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. Currently we are only accepting previous dancers and those students who have been through our Madison School and Community Recreation class. 

All participants are subject to our Code of Conduct.


•    Up-to-date COVID vaccination (as defined by CDC) is required. Eligible persons must also be boosted. 
•    Proof of vaccination is required the first time you attend (vaccination card/photo, state online immunization record, etc.)
•    A liability waiver must be signed and handed in the first time you attend, but EVERY time you attend, you should make sure that you are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. 
•    Masks over the nose and mouth are required unless the Dane County risk level is low. We will have extras in case you have forgotten yours.
•    Please clean your hands frequently throughout the night with sanitizer or soap and water
•    We will have a short break, but no treats
•    Attendance will be taken each week in case contact tracing is necessary


  • 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.


  • June 11, 2023 -- No Sunday night dancing due to the Midwest Scottish Weekend

  • 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


In addition to the 8-week class, there will be a "Try It" one-night class on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, also at the new MSCR West facility!

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: Not yet posted

Online Registration:  Available later this summer

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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