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Adult Classes

  • Scottish dancing is fun, great exercise and a good way to make new friends
  • Our classes run from September to May
  • Classes to suit all abilities from Beginner to Advanced
  • Expert teachers and live music at every class
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“Primarily what I get from dancing is a good laugh! As a bonus it keeps me physically and mentally on my toes, trying to work out the dances.”

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

“The class has everything you'd hope for: step practice; formations; learning new and old dances; and many invaluable hints and tips.”

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

When do classes start?

Winter:            w/c 13th January 2020 for 10 weeks (mid-term break w/c 10th February)
Spring:           w/c 20th April 2020 - details will follow nearer the time

Where and when are the classes?


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.

What does it cost?

Members (10 week term)                               £65
New Members (10 week term)                       £79
New Members (Joint - 10 week term)                    £154
Members 5 week Multi-Class Pass                £42 for 5 passes***
Non-Members 5 week Multi-Class Pass        £50 for 5 passes***

Click here to download an application form or pay online now

***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 at the class for the remainder of the term.

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.
  • 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.
  • Class attendance is not transferable.
  • 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 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.  

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?  Orr winter term starts during the week commencing 13th January.

How much does it cost?  Join as a new member - £79 for 10 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 Beginners class for 5 weeks for £50.  

Is there live music?  Yes, we have live music at every class.

Still have questions?  Use the Contact Form, 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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