New to Scottish Country Dancing?

Get ready to Jig your way into a ready-made, worldwide network of dancers

This year jump right in to the high energy, sociable world of Scottish Country Dancing (SCD)! Maybe you have already experienced some traditional Scottish dances at a wedding, a ceilidh, or on Burns’ Night…if you have, you’ll know the feeling of exhilaration when dancing to upbeat, traditional Scottish music (especially when it’s live).

"Fun, fitness and friendship"

If you are completely new to SCD don’t be afraid! Dance locally at your nearest RSCDS Branch to get a taste of what it’s all about – no partner or commitment is necessary. Scottish Country Dance widens your social circle, as well as improving your health, fitness and wellbeing.

Once you’ve had a go you might like to come along to one of our annual events or one-off workshops. Perhaps you would like to take it further and perfect your skills by getting involved in one of our training courses. 

We also offer some introductory steps & techniques to help you get started. If you are just beginning, or want to brush up on your technique, we encourage you to visit our learn section where you will find useful diagrams, videos and walk-throughs.

So, are you ready to learn how to 'Dance Scottish' and be part of an international community? 

Bring some joy to your life and join us.

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New to SCD?
New to SCD?
New to SCD?
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There are 159 RSCDS Branches and over 300 Affiliated Groups in 50+ countries around the world on all continents (except Antarctica).

They organise and run classes, dances and other social events in their own areas and are committed to helping develop Scottish Dance and Music for future generations.

If you are new to dancing and want to find out how you can get involved, please get in touch with a Branch or Affiliated Group and they can give you all the information you will need about their calendar of events and classes. 

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There are 159 RSCDS Branches and over 300 Affiliated Groups in more than 50 countries around the world, located on all continents (except Antarctica).

They organise and run classes, dances and other social events in their own areas and are committed to helping develop Scottish Dance and Music for future generations.

We encourage you to try Scottish Country Dancing for yourself to see just how much fun it can be, so please come along and learn how to 'Dance Scottish'. 

Wherever you are in the world there is most likely Scottish Country Dancing.

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