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

  • Scottish dancing is fun, great exercise and a good way to make new friends
  • Our classes run from September to May and you can join in at any time
  • Classes to suit all abilities from Beginner to Advanced
  • Expert teachers and live music at every class

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.

Some of our dancers share their experiences:

Beginners 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
General 2
Intermediate 3
Advanced 4

Come along, join in and enjoy the benefits of fun, fitness and friendship!

When do classes start? 

Spring:             w/c 23rd April 2019 for 5 weeks***  

*** Beginners class 4 weeks only from 29 April – 20 May

Where are the classes? 

Click on each class level for the class description. If you are unsure of which class is best for you please email usDuring the first couple of weeks of term your teacher may suggest that one of our other classes would be more suitable and give you more enjoyment. We are happy for you to transfer between classes to find the right level for you.







8.00 – 9.30 pm

Murrayfield Parish Church

Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ


Brian Harry


Matthew Maclennan

[+]Social dancing


8.00 – 9.30 pm

Barclay Viewforth, 1 Wright's House, Edinburgh,  EH10 4HR




Gary Donaldson



8.00-9.30 pm

Murrayfield Parish Church

Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ


Elizabeth Harry


Moira Reekie, Rodger McAndrew, Matthew Maclennan

*** Due to the European Parliamentary Elections there will be no Advanced class on Thursday 23rd May and this class will meet on 30 May instead

Click here to download an application form or pay online now

What does it cost?


RSCDS Edinburgh Members (Term)

Non-members (Term)



£24 (4 weeks)

£30 (4 weeks)

£8 / £9

Social & Advanced

£30 (5 weeks)

£37.50 (5 weeks)

£8 / £9

Attend two classes in the same term and get a 50% discount on the second class

Under 25s can apply for assistance with class fees from our Youth Fund

What else do I need to know and how do I sign up?

  • All you need is a pair of soft shoes and comfortable clothes - no partner required!
  • Teachers and musicians may change without notice due to availability. There may, on occasion, be a trainee teacher assisting with your class.
  • No refunds are available, unless the class is cancelled by RSCDS Edinburgh.
  • Unless we hold your consent to do so or explicitly required to do so by UK law, it is RSCDS Edinburgh policy not to disclose information to third parties.
  • Enclose a cheque, payable to “RSCDS Edinburgh Branch” or alternatively pay online using our PayPal


Do I need a partner?   No, Scottish country dancing is a social activity and it is common practice to dance with different partners during a night of dancing. We are a worldwide society and you will make many new friends from all over. 

What to wear?  Dancing can be energetic although you can put in as much or as little effort as you like.  We recommend that you wear layers of clothes - possibly light trousers or a full skirt, a T shirt and something on top for warming up or the slower dances.  

What shoes do I wear?  Dancing shoes come in many guises from ballet shoes to laced soft shoes and to those with a T bar.  All proper Scottish country dancing shoes are very soft and comfortable, and can be bought from most dancing outlets and shops like Dancewear in Edinburgh (members receive a discount).  Before you buy shoes, you might prefer to come along to the class in soft soled flat shoes (trainers are ideal) and see what your teacher suggests or what others are wearing.   

When do classes start?  Classes start during the week commencing 22nd April (29th April for Beginners). If you miss the beginning of term, don’t worry, you can join in at any time. How much does it cost?  Join as a new member - £52 for 4 Beginners classes including membership of the RSCDS until June 2020, this will give you discounted classes each term until then and access to our events at the members rate.

Still not sure? Try our classes for £9 per week or give it a go for 4 weeks in our Beginners class for £30

Still have questions?  Email us  or call 07041 323155** 

 ** calls cost from 5p upwards to £3.40 per minute, depending on your service provider, plus your telephone company's network access charge to call this number.


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