Elaine Brunken was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and danced from age 4 in her mother’s class. She trained as a physical education teacher in Edinburgh, majoring in dance. She immigrated to the United States in 1978. She has taught regularly in Northern Virginia and was co-tutor for teacher candidates. She has taught many workshops in the US, Canada, and Scotland, including the Teachers’ Association of Canada and RSCDS Winter School in Pitlochry. She is known for the depth ofher expertise,clear explanation in teaching, enthusiasm and humor. Moments in Timeis her book of delightful Scottish Country dances with their tunes. Elaine is currently a North American Examiner for the RSCDS. She now lives in Kansas City, MO.
Terry started dancing with the RSCDS in 1983 while a student at the University of Delaware. He met his wife Line in a certificate class, took his Preliminary exam and began teaching in 1987, and received the Society's Teaching Certificate in 1993. Terry has taught basic, intermediate, and advanced classes in the Delaware Valley, has led the Delaware Valley Branch Performance Team for three years. He has enjoyed traveling and teaching workshops across the U.S., and last year enjoyed a week of mixed SCD and scuba diving in Roatan, Honduras. When not dancing, Terry teaches both Computer Science and Scottish Country Dance at University of Delaware.