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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.

Dance Scottish with us

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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.

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Join us for fun Scottish dancing classes for young dancers on Saturday mornings

Saturdays 25 May, 1 June and 8 June 10 – 11am

Craigmillar Park Church Hall, 2a Craigmillar Park Edinburgh, EH16 5LZ

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

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

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Annual Ball 2019 *** SOLD OUT ***

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. 

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

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 dancing on Saturday 27th July to, James Coutts and his Scottish dance band.


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

Find out more here.

We hope to see you there.

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Want to be kept up to date? Our Facebook and Twitter pages bring you regular interactive snippets of news, photographs and updates.

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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

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.

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 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.

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