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.


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 in September. Check back here in late summer for the fall schedule, 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

July 1-5, 2019. English-Scottish-Contra Session, Massachusetts.
July 5-8, 2019. Scottish Session I, Massachusetts.
July 8-13 2019. Scottish Session II, Massachusetts.

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

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