RSCDS New York

The New York Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society invites you to join the worldwide community of dancers who thrill to fast-moving jigs and reels and stately strathspeys. Learn or polish your dancing skills in the friendly atmosphere of our classes. Share the joys of Scottish dancing and pageantry at our parties and Highland Balls. All welcome! No experience necessary! Come with or without a partner.


Fall 2019 classes. Brand-new dancers and continuing basic class dancers are welcome to once again take advantage of our great deal on a series of classes starting on September 12 (we'll be accepting new dancers through September 19 for anyone who can't make the first week). The full series is $60/person, no previous experience needed, and is held in the Community Center at St. Bart's (109 East 50th Street, Manhattan). See the classes page or the flyer for more info. See you then!

Summer 2019 dancing. The NY Branch will be dancing informally on Thursdays from June 27th through August 22 (excluding July 4), 7:30pm-10:00pm. These are drop-in sessions focused on doing dances and will include limited basic instruction, so they are open only to dancers who already have some country dance experience (such as English, contra, or square dance). Location is the regular class site (St. Bart's). Summer rates are:
$10/evening RSCDS NY member
$12/evening nonmember
$85/10-class dance card (must be a member)

Brand-new dancers are welcome to join us for the next basic class series starting on September 12. Check the Classes page for details, or feel free to join our Meetup group to be notified that way.

RSCDS New York members interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland's Take the Floor. Visit the BBC Radio Scotland website to hear interviews with some of our members and their favorite tunes (segment starts at 1:25)! Interviewees include former presidents Tom Marshall and Ellen Sears, teachers Xiaowen Yu and Deborah Leary, and dancers Mary Gray and Emily Russell.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 Series 1 Classes Begin September 12, 2019. St. Bart's. Details on the Classes page.

Alpine Boat Basic Picnic and Tea Dance September 15, 2019. Alpine, New Jersey.

Jeannie Carmichael Ball October 19, 2019. Forest Hills, New York. Join us for an elegant evening of dancing to the music of Tullochgorum. Click here for details and registration!

The New York Scottish Country Dancing Meetup Group
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, New York Branch