Central Iowa

United States

Branch details

Central Iowa

Branch profile

RSCDS Central Iowa Branch has been a Scottish country dance group since the 1970s. We became an RSCDS Branch in 1999. We offer two opportunities to dance each week: Friday nights in Ames and Monday nights in Des Moines. We have several socials each season in both locations, an annual Grand Ball in its 28th year, a Burns’ Ball and an annual Day School. We perform occasionally at Scottish events, and for fairs, fetes, and gatherings. We attend and help support other Scottish country dance events in nearby states. We have local musicians who play for some of our social events and performances. We help support informally a student run club at Iowa State University, The Celtic Dance Society. Many young leaders of dance who have been nurtured by this group as students graduate and move across the country to help support Scottish country dance in other areas.

Branch location

41.591064, -93.603714

Contact this branch

Sign up for the RSCDS eNewsletter

Sign up to:

  • Keep up to date with RSCDS events 
  • Join a worldwide community of Scottish country dance and music

Join an RSCDS Branch & receive member benefits

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.

Find my nearest branch

  • © 2024 The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
  • Registered Charity No. SC 016085
  • Company No. SC 480530
  • 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AF