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 class schedule. Dates for the first two series in the next dance season (starting with the preseason party on September 6) are now posted on the Classes page.
Dancing over the summer. The NY Branch will be dancing on Thursdays from June 28th through August 9, 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 presidents Tom Marshall and Ellen Sears, teachers Xiaowen Yu and Deborah Leary, and dancers Mary Gray and Emily Russell.
Alpine Boat Basic Picnic and Tea Dance ➠ September 16, 2018. Alpine, New Jersey.
Jeannie Carmichael Ball October 20, 2018. NEW LOCATION: Forest Hills Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Music by Parcel of Rogues. $95 dinner & dancing; $70 dancing only. More details to come.