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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.

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Join in and Dance Scottish

Our ever popular Festival Ceilidh is back, on Friday 24th August, for the third consecutive year in the stunning, historic setting of Greyfriars Kirk. 

There’s no need to worry if you’ve never danced before as all the dances will be expertly called by band leader Graeme Munro with fantastic music from the Clappy Doo Ceilidh band, one of Scotland’s best dance bands.

So, bring your friends and join is what will be a night to remember dancing to some wonderful Scottish music.

Book online now

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Are you ready to take the final step to become an RSCDS Teacher?

We are planning to hold a Unit 5 Candidate Course in Autumn/Winter 2018 and anyone ready to submit Unit 4 and complete their RSCDS Teaching Certificate is welcome to join us.

Contact us for more information and to register your interest as soon as possible. 

Dance Scottish this summer with Princes Street Gardens Dancers

Local dancers organise indoor dancing on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer.

All dances are recapped at the Indoor evenings and there is live music from some of our fantastic local Band Leaders.

Find out more at their website or check out all the dates for Summer dancing, both in and around Edinburgh at our Dancers Diary.


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great fun for all

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!

Our classes restart in September - check out our classes page for more information.

“I had not realised how much fun the class would provide. It delivers physical exercise, without a scrap of lycra in sight!”

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

Want your child to learn how to dance? Get some exercise? Or 2018 2019 RSCDS Edinburgh Childrens Classes Flyer jpeg Page 1perhaps make life-long friends?

Join us for fun country dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings.

Our Children’s classes are a great way for young dancers to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills.

New classes are starting in Murrayfield on Saturday 25th August, for young dancers aged 5 and upwards to 14/15.

Check out our Youth page for more information.

Join us at our fun, FREE, Welcome night

Want to find out more? 

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Come along to our FREE Welcome Night where you can give Scottish dancing a try for yourself. Lots of our dancers, teachers and musicians will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

When: Tuesday 18th September, 8.00 – 9.30pm

Where: Barclay Bruntsfield, 1 Wright's House, Edinburgh, EH10 4HR

Live music from Seonaid Lynn and Roddy Johnston

“The Wee Green Book”weegreenbook

The ninth edition of Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams, every dancers favourite “wee green book” is now available.

This latest edition includes 589 dances, with some less popular dances removed and replaced with newer, popular dances.

Copies are available from our shop for £7 + P&P. 

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The latest book and CD from the RSCDS is available online in our Branch shop.

We’re delighted that some of the dances have been devised by local Branch members and include several formations making their first appearance in a RSCDS publication.

Demonstration Group

Courtyard 1Our 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.

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. Enquiry Form.

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