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Welcome to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Edinburgh Branch. Since our formation in 1924, we have promoted Scottish Country dancing for the fun, fitness and friendship it can provide. Now in our 95th year, we continue to offer classes, workshops, dances and events for all ages and experience levels. Keep reading to see what is coming up in the near future, and explore the rest of our site for more information.

Strawberries and cream and all things summer!dancers and strawberries

Our summer dance is always a popular favourite on the dancing calendar

Join us for a great evening of dancing on Saturday 27th July to James Coutts and his Scottish dance band

Added to all this is fabulous Scottish Strawberries and cream from Blacketyside Farm to refresh everyone at the interval.

Find out more here

We hope to see you there.

DSC 3083 10Dance Scottish all summer in Princes Street Gardens

Nothing beats dancing in the shadow of the Castle as the sun sets

Local dancers organise dancing in Princes Street Gardens on Monday evenings throughout the summer and indoor dancing on Tuesday evenings.

All of the dances are demonstrated by local Branches and Groups in the Gardens and all dances are recapped at the Indoor evenings.

Find out more at their website or check out all the dates for Summer dancing, both in and around Edinburgh at our Dancers Diary.

Dance Scottish with us

DSC 7439There is something for everyone at our classes, whether you have lots of experience or have never danced in your life there is a class to suit you!

Our classes restart for a new term in September – watch out for more information in August.

“I had not realised how much fun the class would provide. It delivers physical exercise, without a scrap of lycra in sight!”

Scottish country dancing is a great way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends.

Fun Scottish dance classes for childrenchildren4

Our Children’s fun Scottish dance classes restart on Saturday mornings in August at Craigmillar Park Church Hall, 2a Craigmillar Park EdinburghEH16 5LZ

More information will be available soon.

Our classes are a great way for young dancers to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills.

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Head over to our Shop and see what we’ve got in stock for you.

There’s the latest book and CD, and we are delighted that some of the dances have been devised by local Branch members and include several formations making their first appearance in a RSCDS publication.

We’ve still got “The Wee Green” book and our 90th Anniversary Book and CD is still a popular favourite. All the dances from this publications are available to view on our YouTube Channel.

Demonstration Group

Music at the Museum 2019 page 001 Our Demonstration team will be performing at Music in the Museum, part of Anstruther Harbour Festival, on Sunday 21 July at 1.30pm and 3.45pm.

There will be fabulous music from the Trooters (Pete Clark, Gregor Lowrey and Jim Leighton). This is a great opportunity to watch the team and hear fantastic traditional music in a unique setting.
Entry is free but we recommend that you book tickets in advance.

If you are looking for a unique experience to complete your event our team of dancers can help

We can provide anything from a short dancing display to hosting an evening of Ceilidh dancing complete with a caller, ensuring that your guests take home happy memories and an unforgettable experience of Scottish culture.

Whatever the event, the flexibility of using us ensures that your function will be a resounding success. Enquiry Form.

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