Young Dancers

The Committee

The Youth Services Committee (YSC) for 2016-17 consists of seven elected members: Raphaelle Orgeret (Lyon, France), Florence Burgy (Geneva, Switzerland), Elizabeth Conder (London), Marilyn Watson (Highcliffe) and Emma Allsop (Aberdeen); with Anne McArthur (Banff) as Convenor.


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Youth Workshops

We generally run two or three Youth Workshops each year for ages 12-35 in January and October/November. See the 'Youth Workshops' section below for more details.

Keep an eye out on this space for more information on workshops in 2017!

Spring Fling

Spring Fling is an event organised for young people, by (primarily!) young people, held in a different location each year around the middle of April over a long weekend (Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime). It is open to dancers in the 12-35 age group; 12-15 year olds may attend in a non-residential capacity.

Spring Fling 2017 is open for booking! Please head on over to the official Spring Fling 2017 Bonn website for more information.

See you there!

Affiliated Groups

A 50% reduction in the affiliation fee is now available to youth groups where at least 50% of members are aged under 25 or in full-time education. To date, two university groups have taken up this offer. Why not encourage your group to join, support the RSCDS and receive a number of benefits?


Scholarships are available for a number of different events within the RSCDS, and they are in place to help young dancers and musicians attend events that they would not be able to without the help of additional funding.

For more information on the various types of Scholarships you can apply for, please click here

Scholarships are currently available for Summer School, to apply, please click here.

Young Dancers on Facebook

There is now a Facebook page for Young Dancers! Don't forget to "like" us so you can follow along with all the current news and updates!


We have been involved with the Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival (IVFDF) for many years. Last year we attended Edinburgh University with a demonstration team and assisted with the evening dance.

IVFDF 2016 will be at Warwick and again we will be present with a team supporting the Scottish Country Dancing events.

Education Programmes for Children and Young People

Jigs & Reels

A progressive programme of Scottish country dances for the teachers of children and young people in primary schools that includes detialed instructions for 30 dances, CD's and DVD's. 

For more information please click here.

Dance Trad

A programme of Ceilidh, Scottish and creative dance aimed at secondary aged pupils.

Detailed instructions for 14 Ceilidh dances and 16 Scottish Country Dances, CD's and DVD's.

Accreditation Programme for Primary Schools

  • To encourage schools to dance at festivals and social gatherings
  • To encourage Scottish country dancing in primary schools
  • To reward schools for their commitment to Scottish country dancing
  • To enable teachers to commit to Scottish country dancing

Medal Tests

  • To help teachers provide structured and progressive learning for pupils
  • To encourage young people to maintain and develop their interest in Scottish dance
  • To improve their standard of dance


Latest Events

Summer School 2017

Come and join us in St Andrews for another month of dancing and music, meet