Winter School 2023

See you all in 2023!

Taking place over five days in the Scottish town of Pitlochry, Winter School attracts around 150 dancers from the UK, continental Europe, North America and Australasia. Attendees enjoy a 4-star stay in the Atholl Palace Hotel, with a range of classes, social dances, tours and of course, the famous ball at Blair Castle. 

Join the Centenary Celebrations at Winter School in 2023!

Winter School in Pitlochry will run from 19 - 24 February 2023, with an excellent line up of teachers and musicians - which will be announced shortly.  

Accommodation will be provided by the luxurious 4* Atholl Palace hotel. The ticket price includes your room, breakfast, dinner, daily dance classes and social dancing each evening, plus a ball on your last night at the spectacular Blair Castle. Attendees will be able to check in to the 2023 Winter School event from 3pm on Sunday 19th and check out is by 10am on Friday 24th.


More details will follow shortly and bookings are expected to open on 1 September 2022.



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Tickets are due to go on sale on 1 September 2022. Click the blue "Book now" button to book online and select your chosen accommodation and class.

Please do NOT attend if you have received a positive Covid test result or have been instructed by the NHS to self-isolate in the week prior to Winter School. If this occurs then a full refund for any purchased event ticket(s) will be provided, on receipt of proof, by emailing

All Covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away so please use 'Covid sense' to help protect yourself and others

Whilst vaccination is strongly encouraged, it is not mandatory for this event. Hand sanitisers will be made available at all dancing venues. We recommend that you bring some Lateral Flow Tests with you.



  • If you withdraw before 12pm on 20th January 2023 then you will be entitled to a refund of your fees, less an administration charge of £80. If you withdraw after that date, you will not be entitled to a refund.

  • If, due to circumstances outside our control, we are required to cancel the 2023 Winter School event then we will inform all attendees and a full refund will be provided. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society shall assume no liability for any losses resulting from individual pre-booked travel. Please check your personal travel insurance policy.

  • If you have received a positive COVID test result or have been instructed by the NHS to self-isolate then a full refund for booking(s) will be provided, on receipt of proof. Please email us at

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