Growing a vibrant worldwide community of Scottish dance and music
The RSCDS promotes and develops Scottish country dance and related dance forms as inclusive, exciting activities that can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere.
We deliver our mission to today’s generation by running activities and annual events in the UK and further afield, all with a focus on Scottish country dance: Summer School, the AGM & Conference Weekend, Winter School, Spring Fling and various one-off workshops and virtual initiatives. The Society has over 160 branches and over 300 affiliated groups in more than 50 countries. Find your nearest branch or group using the Branch and Group Finder - www.rscds.org/branch-group-finder
Scottish country dancing is a sociable, enjoyable, and ever-evolving dance form with roots stretching back for centuries. Dancers are normally grouped in sets, typically of 3, 4 or 5 couples arranged either in two lines (partners facing each other) or in a square. They work together to dance a short sequence of formations that provide a particular dance with its identity. The originality of the formations ensures each couple gets the chance to experience the dance from different positions.
Our Head Office is based at 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, the administrative hub for the Society. Our shop is available online and members can visit to purchase books, music and souvenirs.
Visit our online shop - www.rscds.org/shop/ and book events - www.rscds.org/events
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