Sunday Night Dancing with Instruction

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and per the recommendations of public health authorities, the Madison Scottish Country Dancers' regular Sunday night class is cancelled indefinitely. We will see what the conditions and recommendations are and reevaluate when it is appropriate to hold class.  Hopefully we’ll be able to dance together again soon! Would you like to learn and practice? Try our Virtual Classes page and the RSCDS Learn site.

MSCD meets for instruction and dancing with recorded music every Sunday evening, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. We meet at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St., Madison, 53703. There is no charge for the class, but a donation of $2 (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.


  • First hour -- Beginner instruction with figures and step practice. Beginners should arrive at or before 7:00 p.m.

  • Second hour -- Intermediate & advanced instruction

  • Third hour -- Announcements and break, followed by request dancing



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


  • March 15-?, 2020 -- No evening dancing due to COVID-19


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


Due to COVID-19, the Fall 2021 class has been cancelled.

Dates: Wednesdays September 15 - November 10, 2021 

Time: 7:00 - 8:15 pm

SponsorMadison School & Community Recreation (MSCR)

Location: Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd., Madison

Schedule:  Eight sessions
Teachers: Janice Lacock, Nancy McClements, Chuck Snowdon
Requirements: Ages 14+ (teens must register with a participating parent)

Online registration:  Not yet available, check back later

Photos from past classes

Family Class

There is no family class scheduled at this time. 

Our Teachers

Full Certificate

  • Kate Deck

  • Janice Lacock

  • John McCormick

  • Chuck Snowdon

Teachers in Training

  • Terry Garner

  • Nancy McClements

  • Rebecca Winnie

Instructional Video
Bauldy Bain's Fiddle
2013 Ball