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Continuing Personal Development

Become a Dance Teacher

Dance teaching qualifications

If you have become so keen on dancing that you passionately want to pass on your skills and knowledge to others, then teaching is for you. 

The RSCDS offers a range of courses to train teachers, from the introductory Basic Teaching Skills course that lasts a few hours to the intensive Teaching Certificate worked on over years – as well as many helpful teaching resources.

become a dance teacher with the rscds

Teaching Certificate

The training of teachers has been an important feature of the work of the RSCDS since its inception in 1923. Through this focus the Society has grown in to an international community. 

Medal Tests (7-16yrs)

Medal tests provide young dancers with a popular way to measure and demonstrate their dancing prowess as they progress in proficiency, receiving awards through each level.

Dancing Achievement Award

If you would like to take a short course to help sharpen your performance skills, then we encourage you to learn more about the DAA.

Let us help fund your development.

Learn about ways to receive scholarships and funding to attend courses and promote dancing.

RSCDS Scholarships

Continuing Development

Perfect your dancing skills

The RSCDS prides itself on the incredible teaching we offer around the world – join one of our programmes to polish your dance skills!

Whatever your age or level of expertise, we have something for you, organised centrally or through your local Branch – often resulting in some type of formal recognition, such as a certificate or badge.

Dancing Skills Assessment

RSCDS teaching through certificates and awards

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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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