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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.

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

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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 24th August, Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall, 18 Mayfield Road, EH9 1QT from 3.45pm.

More details are available here.

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; 24 February and 24 March

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!

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.

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.

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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.

Book 51

Book 51

Book 51 and the accompanying CD is now available from our Branch Shop.

The dances in this book are all suitable for children and young dancers competing in Festivals and Medal Tests but we are sure that some of these dances will quickly become popular and will be appearing on dance programmes.

Book 51 only  £10

CD only          £13

Book & CD     £21

Delivery to any of our classes and events is free. Contact us at  to order your copy now.

“The Wee Green Book”weegreenbook

The next edition of Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams, every dancers favourite “wee green book” is being reprinted later this month.

The ninth edition will include 589 dances, with some less popular dancing removed and replaced with newer, popular dances.

Copies will be available from our shop as soon as it is available priced at £7 + P&P.

It’s a great stocking filler for Christmas – email us to order your copy 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.  

Social Media 

Social Media

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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