- Last Updated: Tuesday, 05 January 2021 17:48
Welcome to Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
We run weekly classes for all level of dancers, so if you have never danced before or are a more experienced dancer looking to progress, we have a class to suit you. You’ll find all the information you need on our Classes page. If you keep reading below, you will find details of all our other activities, including our Children’s classes, social dances and Annual Ball.
Formed in 1924, we have been promoting Scottish Country Dancing ever since, so come and join us and experience the fun, fitness and friendship it provides.
We’re not dancing at the moment, due to Coronavirus, but there are still lots of ways you can enjoy the fun and friendship of the Scottish dance community.
Sign up for our newsletter and you will be the first to know when dancing resumes. Check out some of the ideas below so you can still be involved and relieve the boredom until we start dancing again.
Dancers from around the world interact on all of our pages so you’ll soon find people with the same interests as you. There will hopefully be lots of fun and chat to relieve the boredom.
Our Annual General Meeting has been postponed until further notice
All classes and events are CANCELLED until further notice.
Celebrate Burns Night with us on Saturday 23rd January at 7.30pm.
NEW Classes for 2021
Saturday Mornings at 10:00 am
Online Zoom Ladies Step class for those with some previous experience.
Each week we learn a new dance with Atsuko Clement and occasional guest teachers. Email us for joining instructions.
Sunday Evenings at 6:00 pm 10, 17, 24 and 31 January
Introductory class teaching you the basics of step dancing. Ideally you will already have some Scottish country or Highland dance experience.
All welcome- Email us for the joining instructions.
Short courses – our next course starts on Thursday 4 February at 2pm
After a very successful pilot, we are offering occasional short courses in Ladies Step dancing with Atsuko. These classes with limited numbers will allow you to get instant feedback on your dancing.
Head to our channel where there are lots of videos of Scottish country dancing. We’ve added Dancing Forth – the Scottish Show from 2009 and 2010 so you can sit back, relax and enjoy being entertained.
You might even spot yourself at one of our events.
Join in and keep Dancing At Home
Many thanks to some of our teachers who have been putting their spare time to good use.
We hope you enjoy our Bitesize Classes aimed at getting you off the couch and Dancing At Home!
BBC Radio Scotland broadcasts Take the Floor every Saturday at 7pm. Gary Innes brings you the very best in traditional music and song from Scottish bands and musicians.
Radio GH is the new home for the Scottish Shindig, every Sunday at 6pm presented by local musician, Ewan Galloway, and Derek Hamilton.
Ewan is also hosting an online “Corona” Accordion Club on weekday evenings from 9pm which is always fun.
Join in the chat today!
Leave a Legacy
As a charity we rely on charitable donations, and by leaving a legacy to the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Anniversary Fund, you not only help to build a resilient, dynamic future for Scottish dancing; your gift will also support meaningful initiatives such as training new teachers and musicians, supporting talented young dancers, or investing in our communities through access to our schools outreach programme.
Head over to our Shop and see what we’ve got in stock for you.
There’s the latest book and CD, and we are 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.
We’ve still got “The Wee Green” book and our 90th Anniversary Book and CD is still a popular favourite. All the dances from this publications are available to view on our YouTube Channel.
As a charity we rely on donations. With our activities temporarily suspended some of our vital funding has disappeared. We’d be very grateful if you could donate the price of your weekly class or dancing activity.
Your donation today will help us until it is safe for us to dance together again.
Our Demonstration team promote Scottish dancing worldwide, and are delighted to help make your event unique and special, whether you want to watch or join in and dance.
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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