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 Welcome to Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

We run weekly classes for all level of dancers, so if you have never danced before or are a more experienced dancer looking to progress, we have a class to suit you. You’ll find all the information you need on our Classes page. If you keep reading below, you will find details of all our other activities, including our Children’s classes, social dances and Annual Ball.

Formed in 1924, we have been promoting Scottish Country Dancing ever since, so come and join us and experience the fun, fitness and friendship it provides.

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We’re not dancing at the moment, due to Coronavirus, but there’s still lots of ways you can enjoy the fun and friendship of the Scottish dance community.

Sign up for our newsletter and you will be the first to know when dancing resumes. Check out some of the ideas below so you can still be involved and relieve the boredom until we start dancing again.



Advice for dancers

All classes and events are CANCELLED until further notice.

Social MediaFollow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where you’ll find regular interactive snippets of news, videos photographs and updates. Dancers from around the world interact on all of our pages so you’ll soon find people with the same interests as you. There will hopefully be lots of fun and chat to relieve the boredom.

Head to our YouTube Channel where there are lots of videos of Scottish country dancing. You might even spot yourself at one of our events.

You can also watch Dancing Forth - the Scottish Show from 2009 either online or via YouTube on your TV. 

BBC Radio Scotland broadcasts Take the Floor every Saturday at 7pm. Gary Innes brings you the very best in traditional music and song from Scottish bands and musicians.

Radio GH is the new home for the Scottish Shindig, every Sunday at 6pm presented by local musician, Ewan Galloway, and Derek Hamilton.

Ewan is also hosting an online “Corona” Accordion Club on weekday evenings from 9pm for a couple of hours.

Demonstration Team

Our Demonstration team promote Scottish dancing worldwide, and are delighted t077o help make your event unique and special, whether you want to watch or join in and dance.

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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Save the date and join us as we mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day at our Annual Ball in 2020.

We've a programme of dances representing our Armed Forces and the allied nations all set to fantastic music from Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band.

Tickets are on sale now

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Head over to our Shop 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 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.

Join in the chat today!

 Leave a Legacy

As a charity we rely on charitable donations,  and  by leaving a legacy to the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Anniversary Fund, you not only help to build a resilient, dynamic future for Scottish dancing; your gift will also support meaningful initiatives such as training new teachers and musicians, supporting talented young dancers, or investing in our communities through access to our schools outreach programme.

Find out more as to how you can donate to us or how a gift in your will can make a real difference in the future to Scottish Dancing.


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