Young Dancers

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

New this year… we are inviting all young dancers attending the ball to devise a dance. This will then be included on the programme for everyone to dance, published in our magazine “Dancing Forth” and have a tune written especially for it by band leader, Iain MacPhail.

The rules are simple:

  • 32 bar reel or jig
  • Must be progressive
  • Easy to learn
  • Fun to dance

All the information about the ball is available here, and this also tells you how to apply for tickets.

The programme of dances, with cribs, instructions and videos of how to do the dances is available here.

See you there!




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             Childrens Class Flyer 2016                        Children's Class

Scottish country dancing is a fun activity which helps children learn the importance of teamwork and cooperation in a safe and fun environment.

Our classes are taken by fully disclosed RSCDS teachers who help the children build on and increase their knowledge week on week.

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

Download our flyer and application form or contact us if you wish more information. 




Childrens Ball

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 with Grant Bulloch and Roddy Johnston FULLY BOOKED
24 February with Rachel Shankland and Roddy Johnston and 
24 March with Elizabeth Harry and Roddy Johnston
All times 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!


Free Scottish Dance Taster sessions for Schools in Edinburghglogalyouthweek

For decades Scottish country dancing was a staple part of school life around Edinburgh. Now with the huge resurgence in the popularity of ceilidhs, traditional music and dancing your school could once again become part of Edinburgh's thriving Dance Trad community for young people.

Contact us for more information as to how your school can be part of this in 2018.






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