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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.

Dance Scottish with us
Our Adult classes areDSC 7439
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 have finished but we’ll be back in September with a full programme of classes. Check back for more information in August.

“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.

Strawberries and cream and all things summer!dancers and strawberries

Our summer dance is always a popular favourite on the dancing calendar.

Join us for a great
evening of dancing on Saturday 28th July to local band leader, Matthew Maclennan and his Scottish dance band.

We’ve a programme of summer favourites including
The Deil amang the Tailors, The Luckenbooth Brooch
and Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Auchterarder.

Added some fabulous Scottish Strawberries and

cream from Blacketyside Farm to refresh everyone at the interval and we've a recipe for a great evening.

We hope to see you there.

Teaching Certificate Unit 5Unit 5 advert

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.

Festival Ceilidh Fun For All!Poster without crop marks

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 fantasic 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

Dance Scottish all summer in Princes Street GardensOutdoor 1 c E Harry

Nothing beats dancing in the shadow of the Castle as the sun sets

Local dancers organise dancing in Princes Street Gardens on Monday evenings throughout the summer and indoor dancing on Tuesday evenings.

All of the dances are demonstrated by local Branches and Groups in the Gardens and all dances are recapped at the Indoor evenings.

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


Fitness and fun with friends

Check out our Children's Class for 5 - 12 year olds

Jamie and Imogen2017

Scottish country dancing is a fun activity which 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 meets every Thursday until 21st June from 3.45pm at Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall, 18 Mayfield Road, EH9 1QT

More details are available here.

“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. 

90th Anniversary Book and CD90thanni

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.

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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