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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? 

Winter:             w/c 14th January 2019 for 10 weeks (mid-term break w/c 11th February)
Spring:             w/c 23rd April 2019 for 5 weeks - Details will follow nearer the time

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 contact us for advice. During 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



8.00 – 9.30 pm

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


Maggie McLeish


 Gary Donaldson



8.00-9.30 pm

Greenbank Church  (Upper Hall),
Braidburn Terrace, EH10 6ES


Rachel Shankland


 Rodger McAndrew



8.00-9.30 pm

Murrayfield Parish Church

Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ


Elizabeth Harry


Robert MacKay

Click here to download an application form or pay online now

What does it cost?

The price of the 10 week term -

Members (10 week term)                                    £60

Non-Members (10 week term)                             £75

5 week Multi-Class Pass***                                £42 for 5 passes, which can be added to with additional tops ups for £7 each

Pay As You Go – Beginners only                       £9

***The Multiclass Pass entitles you to attend any 5 classes during the term. Once you have used up your multi-class pass, you can purchase additional top ups, as needed during that term. 

The following restrictions apply:

  • Not transferable
  • Non-refundable

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 24th September. If you miss the beginning of term, do come along on any Monday evening to our Beginners classes and give us a try! 

How much does it cost?  Join as a new member - £88 for 10 classes including membership of the RSCDS until June 2019, this will give you discounted classes each term until then and access to our events at the members rate.

Still not sure? Try our Beginners class for £9 per week or Give it a go for 5 weeks for £42.  Is there live music?  Yes, we have live music at every class. 

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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