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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 94th 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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Adult Classes

Classes Flyer 2017 2018

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!

This is a perfect time to kick start that New Year’s resolution, whether you are a Beginner or have danced before. Our classes will help you enjoy social dancing.  

Want to find out more? Check out our Classes Information or come along and join in at one of our classes. 

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

Children's Class

Jamie and Imogen2017

Scottish country dancing is a fun activity which helps children learn the importance of teamwork and cooperation in a safe and fun environment and is an excellent way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends.

The class restarts on Thursday 11th January, Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall, 18 Mayfield Road, EH9 1QT from 3.45pm.

More details are available here.

 

Nice’n’Easy DanceNice nEasy Feb 2018 Flyer

Our ever popular Nice’n’Easy dance is on Saturday 17th February at the Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ dancing to Luke Brady and his Scottish dance band.

Always a favourite on the dancing calendar, with a programme of easy popular dances that are fun for all, along with a mini Burns Supper with haggis from the award winning Findlay’s the Butcher.

Tickets are on sale at our classes, via our PayPal page and from our committee members so buy now and make sure you secure your place on the dance floor.

 

Dance Scottish for Childrenlibrary

Celebrate all things Scottish and have fun learning some basic Scottish country dancing steps at free workshops in Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge on Saturday mornings.

Dates for 2018 are:

27 January; FULLY BOOKED
24 February and 
24 March
All dates are 11 - 12 noon

Suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Advance Booking is recommended. Parents and carers are welcome to come and watch - no need to book for yourself, just your child.

Juice and biscuits will be provided for thirsty dancers!

Annual Ball 2018IMG 1224

Tickets for our Annual Ball in 2018 are now on sale.

This is always the highlight of our year and is an elegant evening in the historic setting of Greyfriars Kirk.

This year our programme celebrates 95 years of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society with all of our favourite dances.

We are delighted that Colin Dewar and his Scottish dance band will be playing for us at this event, and we hope you will join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening.

Tickets always sell quickly so we recommend you apply early to make sure of your space at this not to be missed event. Download your application here or pay online now.

Children’s Ball

Our annual Children’s Ball is the highlight of the dancing year for children all over Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians.

This year, our Ball is on Friday 16 March at the Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ dancing to Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band.

Help us create our programme by devising your own dance. The winning dance will be danced by everyone on the night and will have a tune written especially for it by Iain MacPhail.

Check our Youth page for full details of how you, and your team can be part of this.

“The Wee Green Book”weegreenbook

The ninth edition of Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams, every dancers favourite “wee green book” is now available.

This latest edition includes 589 dances, with some less popular dances removed and replaced with newer, popular dances.

Copies are available from our shop for £7 + P&P. 

90th Anniversary Book and CD90thanni

Our 90th Anniversary book and CD, recorded by Graeme Munro and his band has 12 new dances written by Branch members and friends. A must for every collection; most of the dances have new tunes written especially for them by some of our Branch musicians. 

Some of the dances are available to watch on our YouTube Channel and the book and CD are available to purchase now

 

Demonstration Group

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.

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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.  

Mina CorsonMina Corson Sept16 1

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Mina Corson passed away on Saturday 6th January.

A long standing member of Edinburgh Branch she is remembered for her contribution to Scottish country dancing as a demonstrator, teacher and examiner. She was a friend to dancers around the world and is the devisor of the dance “Miss Allie Anderson”.

Everyone is invited to celebrate Mina's life at Greenbank Church, Braidburn Terrace, Edinburgh on Saturday 20th January at 10am.

Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, to the Jean Milligan Memorial Fund, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
 
Our thoughts are with Mina’s family at this time.

 

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