Branches & Groups


Branch Information

Branches (also known as Local Associations of members) are the bedrock of the RSCDS. They organise and run classes, dances and other social events in their own areas. There are approximately 160 Branches in countries around the world; see the Branch & Group finder in the navigation bar above for their details.

Branches must have their own Constitutions, and are also bound by the terms of a Licence Agreement that they are required to sign with the RSCDS.

Any group of dancers may apply to form a Branch by completing the appropriate form, which can be downloaded below. The form includes more detailed information about the requirements to form a Branch.

Download the Branch application form here.

If you would like to view a copy of the Branch License Agreement, download the Model Branch Licence Agreement here and if you want further advice please contact Mike Greenwood on mike.greenwood@rscds.org 

Affiliation Information

Affiliation to the RSCDS is welcomed from clubs, societies, companies or any other group interested in the objects of the Society (see Constitution). For groups of dancers who affiliate, it ensures the group's listing on the RSCDS website, and also means that the group receives a copy of each edition of the Society's twice-yearly magazine, Scottish Country Dancer. It also keeps dancers in touch with developments and stimulates interest in the world-wide work of the Society. There are currently around 300 Affiliated Groups around the world; see the Branch and Group Finder in the navigation bar above for their details.


Applications for affiliation may be made at any time by completing the appropriate form, which can be downloaded below. The form includes more detailed information about affiliation, including the current annual fee.


Download the Affiliated Group Application here.


Download the Affiliated Group Renewal Fee Form here.


Location of Branches & Affiliated Groups Worldwide


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