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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.

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Annual Ball 2019

Our Annual Ball is the highlight of our dancing year and is always a fantastic evening in the historic setting of Greyfriars Kirk on Saturday 11th May 2019.

We are delighted to be welcoming Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band to play for us again and are sure they will keep us on our toes the whole evening with amazing music to dance to.

The Grassmarket Café, a local social enterprise, are making a welcome return serving a buffet supper of fresh, local produce.

Tickets are on sale now. Check out our Functions page for more info & to download an application form, or pay online now. 

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There 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!

You can join in at any time - check out our classes page for more information.

“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.


Want your child to learn how to dance? Get some exercise? Or perhaps make life-long friends?

Join us for fun country dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings.

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

Our regular Saturday morning classes are for young dancers aged 5 and upwards to 14/15.

Check out our Youth page for more information


Our annual Children’s Ball is the highlight of the dancingChildrens Ball Flyer A5 year for children all over Edinburgh and the Lothians.

This year, our Ball is on Friday 22 March at the Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ dancing to Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band

Find out more here.

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Come and dance at our end of term party!

Join us on Tuesday 2nd April from 8pm and show your passion for dance and enjoy a fun evening dancing some of our easy, favourite dances.

Check out the programme on our Functions page and come along and join in the fun.

Everyone is welcome, no matter how long you have been dancing.

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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.

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Fun for all ages

Save the date and join us for some Social dancing with Dunedin Dancers on Sunday 31st March from 2.30pm dancing to local bandleader Matthew Maclennan.

This event was a great success in 2018. We’re moving the venue to Craigmillar Park Church Hall, EH16 5LZ

so there is plenty space for everyone.

The programme of dances will have something for everyone, whatever your age and experience, and we hope lots of our members and friends will come along to support this joint event.

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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.

Demonstration Group

Courtyard 1 Our Demonstration Group had the privilege of promoting Scotland and Scottish dancing in Barcelona at the Jornades Internacionals Folklòriques. Watch   them dancing the Gay Gordons on La Rambla during the La Mercè Festival 2016.

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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