Become a member of the RSCDS

Join your local Branch or Group

Join an international dancing community


With 160 Branches and more than 300 Affiliated Groups located over six continents, the RSCDS is truly a global organisation.

Our dedicated and passionate membership community aims to promote traditional Scottish Country Dance and Music for current and future generations to enjoy, and are always welcoming to new dancers.

Whether you join a local Branch or through the RSCDS Office, you can benefit from a range of discounts and exclusive deals, as well as helping the continuation of the Dance Scottish tradition!


“I was first introduced to Scottish Country Dancing in 2012 with the Affiliated Group of Grenoble (France) after an internship in Edinburgh and I instantly fell in love with it!

Then I met people from Lyon and was able to challenge myself and improve my dancing.

Being a member of Lyon Branch allowed me to attend the Newcastle Festival and achieve the first half of my Teaching Certificate!

I love being part of this big family, be able to dance anywhere in the world and share my passion with so many people."

- Kevin Piquemal (Lyon Branch)

Individual Branch membership

Like to think local? Support your surrounding community by joining an RSCDS Branch. Enjoy all the benefits of RSCDS HQ membership, plus discounts and opportunities available only in your area.

RSCDS Headquarters membership

No local Branch? Join as an RSCDS Headquarters member! With exclusive online store discounts, discounts on selected RSCDS events and regular news & updates you will be connected to a worldwide network of Scottish Country Dancers and musicians.

Start a Branch or Group

Are you part of a group of dancers looking for support to grow and develop Scottish Country Dancing in your local community? The RSCDS can offer guidance and help you connect with likeminded individuals around the world.

New member packs

Once you become a member of the RSCDS you will receive a 'new member pack' that will give you more information about the Society and its aims.

The new member pack is designed to get you started in the world of Scottish Country Dancing, and will make you feel at home within the RSCDS.

Branches can request new member packs from the RSCDS Office and we will happily send them out free of charge.

Become a member of the RSCDS and receive the New Member Pack, which includes: 

  • Welcome letter from the Chairman
  • RSCDS promotional leaflet
  • The latest edition of the Scottish Country Dancer (our bi-annual magazine)
  • A RSCDS Booklet - Popular Dances 
  • SCD & RSCDS history sheet
  • A RSCDS pencil

Remember though that this pack is catered to new members, so why not join us?

Member recognition and awards

Member recognition

The RSCDS has two distinct means of ‘recognising’ members who have made a contribution to the work of the Society and its Branches.

Read more about Branch Awards, the Scroll of Honour, how to apply and view past recipients.

Details on how to nominate your fellow members

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.

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