Sat Jul 30 @ 7:30PM - 10:30PM
Strawberries and Cream Summer Dance
Mon Aug 29 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Festival Ceilidh

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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.

Summer dance flyer 30 Jul 2017Summer Dance

Our Strawberries and Cream Summer dance is on Saturday 30th July, in our new venue at the Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ

Dancing to Matthew MacLennan and his Scottish dance band the programme has something for everyone.

More information and the crib is available here.

Festival CeilidhFestival Ceilidh Flyer Final

Celebrate the finale of the Edinburgh Festivals at our fun Ceilidh. This event is suitable for all whether you are young, old, experienced or have never been to a ceilidh before.

Join us in the heart of the Old Town on Monday 29th August from 7.00 – 9.00pm at Greyfriars Kirk, 1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ and let the Clappy Doo Ceilidh band get your toes tapping.

Tickets are available now (Adults £10; Under 18s £5; Under 12s free with an adult) or at the door.


Princes Street Gardens Scottish Dancers

Local dancers organise dancing throughout the Summer on Monday (outdoors) and Tuesday (indoors) evenings.

Full details are available here.

Check out our Dancers Diary for other events this summer.



Classes restart after the summer during the week commencing 26th September.

Full details will be available here in mid – August.

Want to be the first to know? Join our mailing list and keep up to date.

child2Children'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.


Watch Branch teacher, Stewart Adam, and members of our demonstration group help Maria Grunweld learn some Scottish dances.

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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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