We run weekly classes for all levels 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.
RSCDS Edinburgh runs weekly Adult classes to suit all abilities from Beginners to Advanced. more
Our young dancers enjoy lots of fun at their classes and events. more
29 November 2021
Book your space on the dance floor at our Christmas Party on Tuesday 7 December.
19 November 2021
There are a few spaces remaining at our Ladies Step dance workshop on Sunday afternoon. Book your place online now.
21 October 2021
Find fun, fitness and friendship at our new Beginners class starting next Monday (25 October). Find out more here.
01 October 2021
This is a joint event with Dunedin Dancers at is always lots of fun.
Book online now.
24 September 2021
Book a place on the dance floor for young dancers age P1 - P5.
See you tomorrow for lots of fun!
21 September 2021
Our Fun for All classes start tonight, Greenbank Church Hall at 8pm. Don't forget to book your place in advance...
See you there!
18 September 2021
We are excited to be welcoming dancers from across Scotland onto the dance floor with us tonight. With music from Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band it's bound to be a grand evening!
16 September 2021
Our Ladies Step dance workshop on Sunday 19 September is now sold out. Booking is open now for the next two workshops on Sundays 17 October and 21 November.
13 September 2021
Advance booking for our Annual General Meeting is required at the moment. Members are invited to book online to join us on Wednesday 15 September at 7.30pm.
12 September 2021
Find out more and book your space on the dance floor now. Details here
12 September 2021
At long last we are delighred to be live! Check out all our events and classes which are happening later this month.
21 July 2021
We are pleased to welcome you back to dance in the open air.
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19 October 2020
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Scottish country dancing is fun, with dancers finding the shared experience of dance both physically and mentally enjoyable. Whether you dance at a local club, in a town hall or at a one-off Ceilidh event, the result is the same!
Scottish country dancing is great for fitness as regular exercise helps improve your health. Dance is a great physical activity to get you moving, building cardio endurance and boosting circulation. Scottish country dancing keeps your brain active! Memorising steps and formations will improve your cognitive skills and help prevent dementia.
You will find friendship throughout the world as Scottish country dancers are welcomed into a worldwide community of dancers and firm friendships are formed by dancers everywhere attending their regular classes and social events.
Scottish country dancing is a dynamic, spirited social dance genre which is uniquely Scottish. The Jigs, Reels, Strathspeys which we dance are distinct in their rhythm and the dancing is sociable, enjoyable and as energetic as you want it to be.
With its roots in the assemblies and balls of the 18th and 19th centuries, its popularity has increased to this day and it is now danced all over the world in more informal settings. It is an evolving form of social dancing where you regularly dance with a partner in “sets” typically of 3 or 4 couples. Throughout a social event or class, you will regularly change partner, making it very sociable.
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.
Keep exploring our site to find details of all our other activities, including our Children’s classes, social events and our 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.
Membership allows you to be a part of a community of dancers both locally and worldwide and supports Scottish country dancing in Edinburgh and beyond. more
Visit our shop, where we have a selection of CDs, books and other Scottish country dance items for sale. more
There are many Scottish Country Dancing events taking place in and around Edinburgh, organised by the RSCDS Edinburgh branch and other local clubs and groups. more