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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.



Our Classes restart in early January and there is something for everyone. Whether you have lots of experience or have never danced in your life there is a class to suit you!

Scottish country dancing is a great way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends.

All the information you need is available here.

Nice’n’Easy dance

Our ever popular Nice’n’Easy dance will be on Saturday 4th February at Lauriston Hall, Lauiston Street, EH3 9DJ, dancing to Stuart Anderson and his Scottish dance band.

Save the date and join us for this popular event on the dancing calendar.

Joint Lothian’s Dance

Once again we’ll be joining with our neighbours from East and West Lothian Branches on Saturday 1st April for a fun night of dancing to Alastair Wood and his Scottish dance band.

More information (including cribs and diagrams) for both events will soon be available on our Functions page.

Both events are in our new venue at the Lauriston Hall. It’s bright and spacious and centrally located with easy access to bus routes.

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Join us for our Annual Ball in the historic splendour of Greyfriars Kirk on Saturday 13th May 2017.

This year our programme includes many of our favourite dances and we hope that everyone will have another fantastic evening in the company of friends, old and new.

We are delighted to be welcoming Gary Donaldson and his Scottish dance band to play for us and are sure they will keep us on our toes the whole evening through with some great tunes.

There is a pre-event Workshop on Sunday 7th May at Murrayfield Church Hall, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ from 2.30 – 4.30pm. This is a great opportunity to practise the dances, and meet other dancers ahead of the event, in a relaxed and informal setting.

Tickets are on sale now or download the application form.

Demonstration Group

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Our Demonstration Group have just returned from dancing in Barcelona at the Jornades Internacionals Folklòriques. Watch them dancing the Gay Gordons on La Rambla during the La Mercè Festival 2016.

Children’s Workshop

We are delighted to be holding a workshop for young dancers on Sunday 22nd January (2.30 – 4.15)

This workshop is for those of us aged 7 – 12 and is part of RSCDS Global Youth Week. We are delighted that Heather McKenna from RSCDS Aberdeen is leading this event with music from Doreen McKerron.

We are looking forward to a fun session with lots of young, local dancers.

More information is available here. Please book in advance via our PayPal page or contact us by email as spaces are limited.

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Winter Workshops

Our Winter Workshops are back by popular demand. When it’s cold and dreary outside come along and enjoy some expert teaching and wonderful music on a Sunday afternoon in Murrayfield Church Hall, Ormidale Terrace,EH12 6EQ with a welcome cup of tea and a well earned treat half way through.

Sunday 12th March (2.30 – 4.45) – Aimed at Beginners and Intermediate dancers (but advanced dancers are welcome too), we hope that by now you will have the confidence to come along to this event and be inspired to keep dancing! William Williamson is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face whilst keeping your feet on track with wonderful music from Robert MacKay.

Whether you’ve been to lots of workshops in the past, or if this will be your first time we are sure you will have fun and enjoy dancing with other likeminded dancers. This is a great way to improve your dancing in a relaxed, informal setting.

There are easy transport links to the venue and lots of parking so you’ve really no excuse… see you there!

Children's Class

Scottish country dancing is a fun activity which helps children learn the importance of teamwork and cooperation in a safe and fun environment.

Our classes are taken by fully disclosed RSCDS teachers who help the children build on and increase their knowledge week on week.

Scottish country dancing is an excellent way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends.

Download our flyer and application form or contact us if you wish more information. Alternatively pay online now

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