Spring Fling 2023 Edinburgh

A weekend of classes, dance and ball in stunning Edinburgh

We are delighted to welcome Spring Fling back to Edinburgh for 2023 and look forward to seeing you all on 14th April 2023 for a weekend full of dancing, socialising, and a whole host of other activities.   

Booking is now open for 12–35-year-olds so click below to register and enjoy the Early Bird discount plus the option to pay in instalments! Early bird ends the 14th February. Please note that after this date there will only be a limited number of residential spots left to book, so to avoid disappointment, book before the 14th February. 

Those who wish to pay in instalments should choose the "Paypal" payment method, and they will be offered an instalment option.  

If you are aged 12-17 you should apply by booking via the standard form, but you should also get a parent/guardian to fill out the '12-17-year-olds Application Form', found at the bottom of this page, before attending Spring Fling. Please note, that we are unable to have 12 – 17 year olds as residents due to Child Protection laws on room sharing. They can still attend as non-residents. 

This year, as so many missed their last Spring Fling, due to COVID, we will be opening the weekend up to those 35+ who missed their last year so please do join us for your final celebration. For anyone aged ‘35+’ who does not fit into this category, RSCDS Edinburgh Branch are hosting Spring Fringe. Our dances are, of course, open to all. 

You can find all the information about accommodation, classes, teachers, musicians and much more on the Spring Fling Website  

Please click below to either register for the Spring Fling weekend or just buy tickets for the Spring Fling Dances.  

We look forward to seeing you on the dancefloor! 

Spring Fling 2023 Committee 

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Spring Fling Fees

Category Early Bird (until January 31st) After January 31st
Resident in Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel (all rooms are shared) £128.00 £138.00
Non resident £58.00 £68.00
Dance on 14th April in Meadowbank Stadium* £14.00 £14.00
Ball on 15th April in Meadowbank Stadium* £19.00 £19.00


Accommodation will be in  Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, 9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh EH7 4AL. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ROOMS WILL BE SHARED. Dinner on Saturday night is included in the resident price.

Classes, dance and ball will all take place in Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE 

Just wanting to attend the evening dances? Now you can!  Get your ticket HERE! 

Spring Fling Staff

We are delighted to announce that our teachers will be Deb Lees, Alasdair Gray and Abbie Brown and our musicians, Ewan Galloway and Shona and Susan Macfadyen.

Ewan Galloway's Scottish Dance Band will play for Friday's Welcome Dance.

Jim Lindsay and his Scottish Dance Band will play for Saturday's Spring Fling Ball


Spring Fling Merchandise

Get the official t-shirt with our fantastic design! Available to pre-order now for collection at Spring Fling. Hurry up, you have until the 17th of March to order.

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The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society is under no obligation whatsoever in respect of any personal injury which you may sustain and you agree to conform to any rules or regulations which may be made from time to time and which govern your visit to Spring Fling.

If you have any questions please contact the Events Manager, Moira Thomson: moira.thomson@rscds.org 


Every effort will be made to provide refunds up to 17th March 2023. Refunds will not be made for cancellations after this date. All refunds will be subject to an administrative charge of £20 per person. Attendees are strongly advised to have suitable insurance to cover any loss of fees in the event of illness, injury or other unavoidable circumstance.

Cancellation Policy

If, due to circumstances outside our control, we are required to cancel the Spring Fling 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.


Attendees are strongly advised to have suitable insurance to cover any loss of fees in the event of illness, injury or other unavoidable circumstance.

If you are aged 12-17 you should apply by booking via the standard form, but you should also get a parent/guardian to fill out this 12-17-year-olds Application Form before attending Spring Fling.


Please note - Scholarship applications for Spring Fling 2023 are now closed.

Unsuccessful applicants will still be able to get the early bird price.

Additionally, you can help spread the cost if you choose to pay via Paypal at time of booking. You can select 'Pay Later' and you won’t pay any interest on your balance for 4 months.

By booking, you agree that your data may be shared with the Spring Fling organising committee.

During the event, photographs and filming will take place and we would like to use some images on the website, social media and publications. These images would be used by the RSCDS, Spring Fling Committee and RSCDS Edinburgh (during evening dances). If you do not consent to any or all of this, please make a member of the committee aware at registration.

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