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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.


Mid Term Flyer 2017

Mid Term Classes Party

Join us for a fun evening dancing popular ceilidh dances and simple country dances which are suitable for all. IMG 8575 Edited

This event is being live streamed for us by Channel 7A so even if you are not in Edinburgh you will be able to be with us in spirit. Watch it from around 8pm on our Facebook page.

We are delighted to welcome Grant Crawford to Edinburgh and are sure his music will keep us all on our toes. Hopefully we will be able to show Scottish country dancing as a vibrant, fun activity.

Anyone who would like to join us for some mid-term fun is very welcome to come along. There's no need to get dressed up; just come as you are.

Upper Hall, Cluny Centre, Cluny Drive, Edinburgh, EH10 6DN All welcome £5 (pay at the door).

Adult Classes

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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!

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.


It's not long now until the RSCDS AGM and hundreds of dancers will be heading to Perth from around the world.

We are always delighted to welcome dancers from other Branch, as a guest at our classes. If you are passing through Edinburgh, both before and after the AGM, please come along and dance in our classes.

Check out our Classes page for the full schedule and drop us a note to let us know to expect you.

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.

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.

Christmas Dance

Christmas Dance 2017 Flyer

Save the date and join us for a great evening of festive favourites set to fantastic music from Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band.

The programme is a selection of popular dances with something for everyone, whether you are an experienced dancer or taking your first steps on the dance floor. We hope you will join us for a fun evening of dancing to celebrate the festive season.

The programme, along with crib sheets and diagrames is available on our functions page.

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. 

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