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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.

Want your child to learn how to dance? Get some exercise? Or 2018 2019 RSCDS Edinburgh Childrens Classes Flyer jpeg Page 1perhaps 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 classes resume after the mid-term holiday on Saturday 27th October, for young dancers aged 5 and upwards to 14/15.

Check out our Youth page for more information


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great fun for all

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.

Christmas Dance 2018 FlyerFestive fun at our Christmas Dance

Our Christmas dance is always full of festive cheer.

Join us on Saturday 8th December at the Lauriston Halls, Edinburgh when Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band will be ensuring we have fantastic music to dance to.

Add to this a programme of fun, popular dances, nibbles and Christmas punch and we have a really good night.

The programme, cribs, diagrams and videos are all available on our Functions page. Everyone is welcome.

Can you help us?

Can you help our Unit 5 candidates ahead of them sitting their RSCDS Teaching Certificate? We need volunteer dancers for them to teach.

You should have a basic knowledge of steps and formations and in return you will get a free dance class and lots of tea and biscuits!d of them sitting their RSCDS Teaching Certificate? We need volunteer dancers for them to teach.

If you can spare us some time on the following dates, please get in touch:

Saturday 24 Nov froWe need youm 10.30 - 13.00 and/or 13.30 - 16.00

Sunday - 25 Nov from 13.30 - 16.15

All sessions are at Holy Cross Church Hall, Quality St, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 5BS.

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Join us for lots of fun at our Christmas Party on Tuesday 11th December at Barclay Viewforth Church Hall. 

This is a great opportunity for everyone to dance together. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dancing; there will be something on the programme for you and our more experienced dancers are always willing to help and guide.

We’re delighted to welcome back Seonaid Lynn and Roddy Johnston to play for us.

Shop now!

Head over to our Shop page 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 which is an ideal stocking filler, 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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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.

“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. 


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The latest book and CD from the RSCDS is available online in our Branch shop.

We’re 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.

Demonstration Group

Courtyard 1Our 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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