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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.

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 of dancing on Saturday 28th July to local band leader, Matthew Maclennan and his Scottish dance band.

We’ve a programme of summer favourites including
The Deil amang the Tailors, The Luckenbooth Brooch
and Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Auchterarder.

Added some fabulous Scottish Strawberries and

cream from Blacketyside Farm to refresh everyone at the interval and we've a recipe for a great evening.

We hope to see you there.

Festival Ceilidh Fun For All!Poster without crop marks

Join in and Dance Scottish

Our ever popular Festival Ceilidh is back, on Friday 24th August, for the third consecutive year in the stunning, historic setting of Greyfriars Kirk. 

There’s no need to worry if you’ve never danced before as all the dances will be expertly called by band leader Graeme Munro with fantastic music from the Clappy Doo Ceilidh band, one of Scotland’s best dance bands.

So, bring your friends and join is what will be a night to remember dancing to some wonderful Scottish music.

Book online now

Teaching Certificate Unit 5Unit 5 advert

Are you ready to take the final step to become an RSCDS Teacher?

We are planning to hold a Unit 5 Candidate Course in Autumn/Winter 2018 and anyone ready to submit Unit 4 and complete their RSCDS Teaching Certificate is welcome to join us.

Contact us for more information and to register your interest as soon as possible.

Dance Scottish with us
Our Adult classes areDSC 7439
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!

Our classes restart in September - check back for more information in August.

“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.

Dance Scottish all summer in Princes Street GardensOutdoor 1 c E Harry

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.

*** WEATHER WATCH - Dancing is on tonight (16/7)***
Check back here next Monday around 5pm to see if dancing is on 

Music at the Museum; Anstruther Harbour FestivalDSC 5220

Our Demonstration team are delighted to be heading to Anstruther Harbour Festival on Sunday 29th July.

The Zulu Gallery in the Fisheries Museum will resound to the famous fiddle of Pete Clark as he and his fellow Trooters Gregor Lowrey and Jim Leighton accompany the energising and colourful spectacle of our dancers.

This is a free event, however booking is advised and tickets are available here.

“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. 

Dance Scottish at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Chinese Chinese logoArts and Culture Festival

Scottish dancing returns to the Festival.

Watch out for more information coming soon.

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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