Sat May 14 @ 6:30PM - 11:30PM
Annual Ball 2016

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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 92nd 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.

Many happy returns to our Honorary Vice-President,
Robbie Shepherd who is celebrating his 80th Birthday.

This week's programme is a special birthday celebration, 

giving you another chance to hear Iain Cathcart and
the band playing at Dunecht Hall, Robbie's home

Robbie Shepherd


Classes continue until 17th & 26th May. New dancers are welcome to join our classes at anytime.

Our Beginners class at Bruntsfield gives an introduction to the basics of Scottish country dancing and will soon get you ready for your first ceilidh. Our Improvers class helps build your knowledge and skills. All our classes are fun and friendly. 

Our  classes page has full details of our schedule and info about all our Teachers and Musicians.                                                             

Children's Class

Primary school age children are welcome to join us for a fun class learning our Scottish dances on Thursday afternoons, in term time, from 3.45pm.  

This fun activity helps children learn the importance of teamwork in a safe and friendly environment. Check out our Youth  page for more information. 

Summer Dance – 30th July

Save this date and join us for stawberries and cream.

More information will be available shortly.

Summer Dancing - Princes Street Gardens Scottish Dancers

Local dancers organise dancing throughout the Summer.

Full details are available here. 

Ball Workshop - Sunday 8th May

Are you looking to refresh your memory of some

of the dances on our Ball programme? Join us for

a fun afternoon aimed at giving you confidence to

fully enjoy the evening. More info is available  here.


Annual Ball ***SOLD OUT***ball2014

Our Annual Ball on Saturday 14th May will be an elegant evening in this historic building in the heart of Edinburgh.

Greyfriars Kirk has played a prominent role in many of the most notable chapters of our history. 

Welcome drink at 6.30pm and dancing to Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band from 7.00-11.30pm at Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ

This event is now sold out, however please contact us if you wish to be added to the waiting list. 

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Let us help make your event go with a swing!

If you are looking for a unique experience to complete your event we 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.

Want more info? Get in touch with us and we’ll organise a unique event personalised for you.


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Everyone is welcome to join us for some seasonal favourites on Saturday 12th December. Dancing to Gary Donaldson and his band this is a not to be missed event.

The programme and more details are available here.

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