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.


Dancing over the summer. The NY Branch will be dancing on Thursdays from June 28th through August 16, 7:30pm-10:00pm. These are drop-in sessions open to anyone with some country dance experience (such as English, contra, or square dance). Location is the regular class site (St. Bart's), and prices are as follows:
Single evening, member: $10
Single evening, nonmember: $12
Full-time students: Half price
Dance card (10 evenings prepaid), member: $85
Dance card (10 evenings prepaid), nonmember: $100

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 president Tom Marshall, current president Ellen Sears, teachers Xiaowen Yu and Deborah Leary, and dancers Mary Gray and Emily Russell.

Spring 2018 Basic Class registration is closed. The next class series for newcomers will be open in the fall--check the classes page midsummer for the updated schedule. In the meantime, new dancers are welcome to try Scottish country dancing with Scotia Dancers on Monday nights.

Upcoming Events

Pinewoods July 2-6, 2018. English-Scottish-Contra Session, Massachusetts.
July 6-9, 2018. Scottish Session I, Massachusetts.
July 9-14, 2018. Scottish Session II, Massachusetts.

Alpine Boat Basic Picnic and Tea Dance September 16, 2018. Alpine, New Jersey.

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