Scott and Brenda Deal
Scott graduated from Oklahoma State University, with an associate degree in drafting and worked within the Aerospace Industry and later in computer technology, which eventually brought us to Wisconsin in 2009. Brenda graduated from the California College of Paramedical and Technical College, as a Respiratory Therapist and has worked in health care for over 34 years. We met and married in Southern California in 2008.
Scott has danced for over 40 years in Oklahoma, Washington, and California. Brenda loved to dance but “No one square dances in California”. It took a relocation to Wisconsin in 2009 for Brenda to find out what Modern Western Square Dancing is all about. As a couple, we took lessons with Tom Nickel and the Swingin’ Beavers Square Dance Club and have never looked back.
We have two married daughters and 3 grandchildren. Scott’s daughter, Dana, danced with the Mavericks and participated in the Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival (PNTSDF). Scott was a Junior square coach for the Mavericks and a Buckskin advisor.
As a couple, we currently serve on the United Square Dancers of America as Social Media Chairmen for our 6th year and have also served as Secretary for 3 years. Within our State, we were Publicity Chairmen for the Square Dance Association of Wisconsin (SDAW). We were the General Chairmen for the 60th Wisconsin Square and Round Dance Convention in 2019 with 667 dancers in attendance from all over the US and Canada. In our Southwest Area of the Square Dance Association of Wisconsin (SW-SDAW), we have held offices as President, Vice President, and Secretary. We have held multiple offices within our local club as well. We are members of 3 clubs (Swingin’ Beavers Square Dance Club, Diamond Squares Plus Club, and Badger Rovers Campers). Scott has served as webmaster for 5 square dance websites in Wisconsin.
It is our love for square dancing along with our talent and experience in publicity and social media that has driven us to promote Square Dancing as a wonderful way to exercise and develop lifelong friendships. We look forward to bringing the 73rd National Square Dance Convention® to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2024.