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.


New basic class series starts February 14, 2019! 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 February 14 (we'll be accepting new dancers through February 21 for anyone who can't make the first week). $50/person, no previous experience needed, held in the Community Center at St. Bart's (109 East 50th Street, Manhattan). Full schedule and more info on the classes page. See you then!

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

New Haven Highland Ball Weekend March 2-3, 2019. Connecticut.

Rerr Terr March 30, 2019. New Jersey.

Tartan Day Parade April 6, 2019. Manhattan. Come join us to march up Sixth Avenue in New York City, to the swirl of kilts, the skirl of bagpipes, and the cheers of tens of thousands of spectators. Details to come.

Annual General Meeting May 16, 2019. 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.

Pawling Weekend May 17-19, 2019. Berkshire Hills, Copake, NY. Join us for a weekend of classes, balls, and parties. Click here for info and registration!

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