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Membership of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and Edinburgh Branch allows you to be a part of a community of dancers both locally and worldwide and supports Scottish country dancing in Edinburgh and beyond.

Our passionate community aims to promote traditional Scottish country dance and music for current and future generations to enjoy, and we are always welcoming to new dancers.

You can benefit from a range of discounts and exclusive deals, as well as helping the continuation of the Scottish country dance tradition.

Membership benefits

Members of RSCDS Edinburgh Branch receive the following benefits:

  • Discounted class fees
  • Discounts at our events
  • Regular eUpdates keeping you up to date with what’s on in and around Edinburgh
  • Dancing Forth, our magazine, which gives information about forthcoming Branch events and other local events, plus interviews with and articles by local dancers, snippets of dancing history and background, and features on Branch-related activity
  • 10% discount on shoes and accessories from Dancewear
  • Discounted treatment costs at the Centre for Sport and Exercise
  • Eligibility to vote at the Branch AGM

RSCDS Membership through Edinburgh Branch costs £37 and helps with running both local activities and setting international standards, training and publications. Discounts are available for Joint members as well as those under 25.

Membership of Edinburgh Branch only, at a cost of £9, is available to those already members of RSCDS either directly via HQ or another Branch.

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Once you become a member of the RSCDS you will receive a new member pack that will give you more information about the Society and its aims. This pack is designed to get you started in the world of Scottish Country Dancing, and will make you feel at home within RSCDS Edinburgh Branch.

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Scottish Country Dancing has become a way of life for me.

RSCDS Edinburgh is a particularly active Branch, with several classes and dance sessions to choose from. The emphasis is on enjoyment and a genuine welcome is extended to dancers of all abilities.

Through Summer School I’ve made friends of all ages and from all parts of the world - many of whom stay in regular contact in between opportunities to reconnect on a dancefloor somewhere.

While fitness may not be the primary goal, it’s certainly a welcome by-product. In short – what’s not to like?

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An example of an RSCDS Edinburgh Branch bespoke event 1
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In addition to this, your membership of RSCDS Edinburgh also gives you membership of the wider RSCDS which supports teacher training, provision of books and music, accreditation for dancers along with maintaining the standards of dance for all.

You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to attend Summer and Winter School, as well as other functions and courses organised periodically
  • Scottish Country Dancer, a regular publication from RSCDS Headquarters which aims to celebrate everything positive about this vibrant area of Scottish culture and gives members a forum to express their views
  • Eligibility to propose nominations to Management Board & Standing Committees at HQ