Find a dance class

Just discovered Scottish dancing and want to do some more? Maybe you are looking for a fun way to get fit? Or meet some new people? Here’s how to find out about classes near you and how to get in touch.

Ask the RSCDS

Many classes are run by RSCDS Branches or Affiliated Groups. To locate a Branch or Group near you please visit the Branch & Group Finder. Use the map to locate those closest to where you live. Each marker has a pop-up window that offers useful information on a Branch or Group:

  • The website address: here you will usually find information on classes, and for some, details on other classes or clubs within the region
  • The email address of the secretary: you can email him or her with a request for details of classes
  • A link to the page where there may be further information about classes and local activities

If you cannot find anything, a few websites list Scottish dance groups, and you can view more information by visiting our Global Dance Listings page, where you will also find Branch listings. 

Branch & Group Finder            Global Dance Listings

Nothing on the map? The Branch may not list every club within its catchment and not every area with dancing has an RSCDS Branch. Here are some other ways to find out if there is any local Scottish dancing.

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Ask an insider

Write to the secretary of your nearest SCD club, even if it is quite far away from you, and ask for information on dancing in your area. They may know what’s on across the region, including non-RSCDS clubs. If they don’t know, they probably know someone who does, so they will pass your query on to the right person. Eventually the information will get back to you.

Investigate local activities

Look in places like your local library, in publications like the local paper or on websites where local activities and events are advertised. Many areas have a Scottish society that does a bit of dancing (or a lot!). Universities may have a folk-dance society that includes Scottish Country Dancing or even a dedicated SCD club – some encourage non-students to join in. Organisations such as the University of the Third Age (U3A) in Britain offer a range of activities depending on local interest: many areas include a SCD group.

Watch out for adverts for Ceilidhs, Burns Nights or anything Scottish as dancers may be running these or performing at them so can provide information about what classes there are locally or put you in touch with someone who knows.

If you need any help, please get in touch with the RSCDS office: 

Happy dancing!

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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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