Young Dancers

The Committee

The Youth Services Committee (YSC) for 2018-19 consists of seven elected members: Elizabeth Conder, Marilyn Watson, Moira Korus, Aymeric Fromherz and Olga McIntosh; with Joana Stausberg as Convenor. 

For more information about any articles on the Youth Services page, please email us at:

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 2018!

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 2018 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland and the official website is now up and running! Please head on over to the Spring Fling 2018 Glasgow website for more information and to sign up for the newsletter to receive news and updates direct to your inbox.

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 and you can enjoy a Scottish dance on Saturday night as well as many types of folk dancing.

In 2018 the IVFDF will return to Sheffield, and more details can be found by clicking here and visiting their website. We also encourage you to follow the festival on Facebook so you can be kept up to date with current news and announcements.

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 2019

Come and make summer memories with us in St Andrews at our world-renowned S