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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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Adult Classes

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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!

This is a perfect time to kick start that New Year’s resolution, whether you are a Beginner or have danced before. Our classes will help you enjoy social dancing.  

Want to find out more? Check out our Classes Information or come along and join in at one of our classes. 

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

Children's Class

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Scottish country dancing is a fun activity which helps children learn the importance of teamwork and cooperation in a safe and fun environment and is an excellent way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends.

The class restarts on Thursday 11th January, Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall, 18 Mayfield Road, EH9 1QT from 3.45pm.

More details are available here.



Joint Lothian Branches Dance Nice n' Easy Dance February 2018

Always a great night as dancers from across Edinburgh, East Lothian and West Lothian join together for a fun evening.

We are delighted to be heading east to our neighbours in East Lothian, just a short hop from Edinburgh, and hope to see a packed dance floor dancing to Alastair Wood and his Scottish dance band.

Check out our functions page for more information including crib sheets.


Annual Ball 2018

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Tickets for our Annual Ball in 2018 are now on sale.

This is always the highlight of our year and is an elegant evening in the historic setting of Greyfriars Kirk.

This year our programme celebrates 95 years of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society with all of our favourite dances.

We are delighted that Colin Dewar and his Scottish dance band will be playing for us at this event, and we hope you will join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening.

Tickets always sell quickly so we recommend you apply early to make sure of your space at this not to be missed event. Download your application here or pay online now.

“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. 

Children’s Ball

Our annual Children’s Ball is the highlight of the dancing year for children all over Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians.

This year, our Ball is on Friday 16 March at the Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ dancing to Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band.

Help us create our programme by devising your own dance. The winning dance will be danced by everyone on the night and will have a tune written especially for it by Iain MacPhail.

All the other programme of dances is available so that you and your young dancers can get practising ahead of the event, but don’t worry all the dances are recapped on the night and the children can have a practice walk through of each dance.

Check our Youth page for full details of how you, and your team can be part of this.

Demonstration Group

Our 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.

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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.  

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Our 90th Anniversary book and CD, recorded by Graeme Munro and his band has 12 new dances written by Branch members and friends. A must for every collection; most of the dances have new tunes written especially for them by some of our Branch musicians. 

Some of the dances are available to watch on our YouTube Channel and the book and CD are available to purchase now


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