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.


The next Basic Class series will begin on April 26. Just show up to the first class to register! Beginners welcome and no partner needed. Please see the classes page or download the flyer for details.

Upcoming Events

Killts and Ghillies Tea Dance April 28, 2018. Connecticut.

55th Annual Pawling Weekend May 11-13, 2018. Berkshire Hills, Copake, NY. Join us for a weekend of classes, balls, and parties. Our teachers this year are William Williamson (Scotland), Linda Henderson (California), and Ellie Briscoe (Virginia). Music Director is Hanneke Cassel. Welcome dance - casual attire, Ball - formal attire. All meals provided.
Flyer | Dance Programs | Online Scholarship Application (or download the application)

Information and Tickets

List of dances taught at Pawling 2017.
List of dances taught at Pawling 2016. ( PDF)

Annual General Meeting May 17, 2018. The meeting is held during the break in our regular class evening at St. Bart's (the usual class location). Voting is restricted to branch members. All attendees dance for free this evening. 

Westchester Ball June 2, 2018. Mamaroneck, NY.
Flyer | Dance List/Cribs

Guidelines on Helping Other Dancers | Event Attendance Policy

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