Sat Dec 10 @ 7:30PM - 10:30PM
Christmas Dance
Tue Dec 13 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Classes' Christmas Party

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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 92nd 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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Our classes continue until Christmas so there is still plenty of time to join in, whether you have danced before or have never danced in your life!

More information is available here.


There is something to suit everyone so come along and give it a try.

Scottish Country dancing for fun, fitness and friendship

Christmas Dance

Everyone is welcome to join us for some of our favourite dances, including The Saltire Society Reel, Quarries’ Jig and Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Auchterarder on Saturday 10th December at our new venue - Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ

starDancing to Marian Anderson and her band: this is a not to be missed event.

The programme and full details are available here 

Annual Ball – 13th May 2017

Join us for our Annual Ball in the historic splendour of Greyfriars Kirk on Saturday 13th May 2017.

This year our programme includes many of our favourite dances and we hope that everyone will have another fantastic evening in the company of friends, old and new.

We are delighted to be welcoming Gary Donaldson and his Scottish dance band to play for us and are sure they will keep us on our toes the whole evening through with some great tunes.

There is a pre-event Workshop on Sunday 7th May at Murrayfield Church Hall, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ from 2.30 – 4.30pm. This is a great opportunity to practice the dances, and meet other dancers ahead of the event, in a relaxed and informal setting.

Tickets are on sale now or download the application form.

Classes Christmas Party

Join us for a fun evening of dancing on Tuesday 13th December in the Upper Hall at Cluny Centre, Cluny Drive, EH10 6DN, 8 – 10pm.

Dancing to Seonaid Lynn (fiddle) and Roddy Johnston (accordion) this is a great way to have fun with friends and get into the Christmas spirit. All the dances will be recapped and will be a mix of easy, popular dances.

There is no need to book in advance, just come along 
and join in. All welcome - £5 at the door.

RSCDS Youth Workshop

All young dancers (12 – 35) are invited to the RSCDS Young Dancers Workshop in conjunction with SUSCDF on Saturday 3rd December at Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ

Teacher: Jimmie Hill

Musician: Gary Donaldson

Date/Time: Sat 3rd December 2.30 – 5.00pm

Cost: £7 (Student discount £5)

Winter Workshops

Our Winter Workshops are back by popular demand. When it’s cold and dreary outside come along and enjoy some expert teaching and wonderful music on a Sunday afternoon in Murrayfield Church Hall, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ with a welcome cup of tea and a well earned treat half way through.Winter Workshops 2016 2017

Sunday 11th December (2.30 – 4.45) – Aimed at Advanced dancersAtsuko Clement and Rodger MacAndrew will ensure this high impact class challenges you.

Sunday 22nd January (2.30 – 4.15) – This Children’s workshop is for those of us aged 7 – 12 and is part of RSCDS Global Youth Week. We are looking forward to a fun session with lots of young, local dancers.

Sunday 12th March (2.30 – 4.45) – Aimed at Beginners and Intermediate dancers (but advanced dancers are welcome too), we hope that by now you will have the confidence to come along to this event and be inspired to keep dancing! William Williamson is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face whilst keeping your feet on track with wonderful music from Robert MacKay.

Whether you’ve been to lots of workshops in the past, or if this will be your first time we are sure you will have fun and enjoy dancing with other like minded dancers. This is a great way to improve your dancing in a relaxed, informal setting.

There are easy transport links to the venue and lots of parking so you’ve really no excuse… see you there!

Demonstration Group

Courtyard 1

Our Demons
tration Group have just returned from dancing in Barcelona at the Jornades Internacionals Folklòriques. Watch  them dancing the Gay Gordons on La Rambla during the La Mercè Festival 2016.

Contact our Demonstration Coordinator for more information if you would like to be a part of our team. 

We’d love to dance at your event. Get in touch and we’ll organise a unique event personalised for you.

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