Madison Set Dancers

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Madison Set Dancers Set dancing July 15 at Wil-Mar Center

June 3rd 2018

Please join us for beginner-friendly Irish set dancing at the Wil-Mar Center on July 15th! Theresa Murray will provide dance instruction from 3:00-3:30. We'll dance to live music from 3:30-6:00. Don't worry if you're not a seasoned set dancer, as Theresa will call the dances for us! Why? Great community and dancing is fun! What? Irish set dancing When? July 15th, 3:00-6:00 Where? Wil-Mar Center Yahara Room, 953 Jenifer Street, Madison, WI 53703 We are asking a minimum of $5 as a contribution toward the room rental ...Continue Reading

Madison Set Dancers last call for house dance this Sunday

April 19th 2018

We have 12 signed up so far for this Sunday's house dance in Madison - any last takers? RSVP to ...Continue Reading

Madison Set Dancers next house dance April 22

April 8th 2018

Let's dance! Be one of the first 20 people to RSVP to to dance at a Madison home (south of the Beltline) on Sunday April 22, 2 pm to about 5 pm. For more set-dancing opportunities, follow the Milwaukee scene: or ...Continue Reading

Madison Set Dancers next house dance March 25

March 2nd 2018

It's time to book our first spring house dance! RSVP to for the afternoon of March 25 in Madison. The first 20 people will get the address and times, see you there! (Note: you can't simply reply to this automated broadcast.) For Milwaukee set-dancing opportunities, see: or  ...Continue Reading

Madison Set Dancers next house dance January 14

December 28th 2017

Just as winter cabin fever will be settling in, a house dance comes to the rescue, Sunday January 14, 2-5 pm, in southwest Madison. The first 20 people to RVSP to will get the address. (Note: you can't simply reply to this automated broadcast.) Also put the upcoming Midwinter Set Dance Weekend in Milwaukee on your calendar, February 23-25, with world-famous teacher Gerard Butler leading workshops. Here's the flyer: For more Milwaukee set-dancing opportunitie ...Continue Reading

Madison Set Dancers House dance Nov. 19

November 5th 2017

Hello Madison Set Dancers, Please come to the next house dance on November 19, 2:00-5:00pm. It will be held at my parents' condo in Fitchburg, just off the intersection of Seminole Hwy and McKee Rd/County PD. We will have teaching by Claire, Ed Heffernan from Chicago, and Mike McElroy from Milwaukee. There should be room for two sets, so please RSVP to me at for the address. Hope to see you there! Claire The next Milwaukee set dance with live music will be November 25, wi ...Continue Reading

Madison Set Dancers next house dance October 29

September 25th 2017

Bryan Whiting has offered to host a house dance on Sunday October 29, with enough room for 2 sets. He is located just south of downtown. Please RSVP to Alan at, who will keep tabs on the count of dancers and send you the time and address. First come, first serve! You'll also soon be hearing from Claire Rohr, who has plans to host a November 19 house dance. ...Continue Reading

Madison Set Dancers next house dance September 24

August 18th 2017

Hope to see many of you dancing sets this weekend in Milwaukee at Irish Fest! If you are interested in the next Madison house dance on September 24, please RSVP to to get the address and time. As usual, beginners are welcome if you're prepared to jump right in and learn as you go from an experienced partner. Wear shoes that slide easily on a wood floor. Socks will do in a pinch :). Someone will likely organize a beginner-focused event this fall or winter, too. ...Continue Reading

Madison Set Dancers House dance July 30

June 21st 2017

The June 18 house dance for beginners was a huge success! We had two full sets, more than half self-described "beginners," danced three whole sets, and lots of fun was had. Thanks to Theresa Murray for figuring out how to do all of the above in one go. Next up: a house dance on Sunday July 30, well-timed between the monthly Milwaukee 4th-Saturday dance and the upcoming blow-out set-dancing weekend at the Milwaukee Irish Fest. Let's try the same procedure again: please RSVP to to get the exa ...Continue Reading

Madison Set Dancers House dance for beginners June 18

May 15th 2017

Jeanna has offered up her house for June 18! This time I'm doing the organizing for a beginner-oriented session, and Theresa Murray has agreed to take charge of the dancing that day. I'd say we can fit two sets in there, so how about let's put a cap of 20 people on this, aiming for a 50/50 mix of beginners and experienced dancers, to make things a lot easier and more fun for the beginners, partnering with someone who can nudge and guide. First come, first serve! Please RSVP to and if I don't know you ...Continue Reading