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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.


Joint Lothian’s Dance

Jt Lothians

Join dancers from East Lothian, West Lothian & Edinburgh Branches for an evening of fun, friendship and dance on Saturday 1st April.

Dancing to Alastair Wood and his Scottish dance band this is always a great evening with friends from all over.

More information (including cribs and diagrams) is available on our  Functions page.

This event is 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 a fun night at our Classes party, 28 March, at Cluny Centre (Upper Hall), Cluny Drive, EH10 6DN from 8pm.with music from Seonaid Lynn and Roddy Johnston.

All the dances will be easy, popular favorites and expertly called.

Everyone is welcome at the fun night.



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!

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

Winter term classes continue until w/c 20 March and there is still plenty time to join either of our Beginners classes or use up your Multi Class pass. 

Spring Term classes start on Tuesday 25th April. All the information you need is available here.

Old Favourites Dance

Let your feet take over and lead you around the dance floor onSaturday 29th April for a fun night of dancing to James Coutts and his Scottish dance band.

More information (including cribs and diagrams) for this event will soon be available on ourFunctions page.

Old Favourites April 2017 Flyer


Annual Ball – 13th May 2017

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

Our Demonstration Group have just returned from dancing in Barcelona at the Jornades Internacionals Folklòriques. Watch  them dancing

Courtyard 1the Gay Gordons on La Rambla during the La Mercè Festival 2016.


Tradfest is an annual showcase of arts and

Tradfest Flyer 2017 frontculture across Scotland’s capital and we are proud to be part of this, helping to showcase Scotland's thriving arts scene.

Our workshops on Saturday 29th April for young dancers have something for everyone from 5 to 18, whatever your ability.

Find out more information here.

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Annual Ball – 13th May 2017


Children’s Ball

Children from across the Lothians and Borders will be taking over the dance floor for their own Ball on Friday 17th March.

This is the highlight of the dancing year dancing to Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band.

Please contact us by email [youth@rscdsedinburgh,org] to book tickets or for more information.

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