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.


Basic class registration is currently closed. Keep an eye on this page for announcements on when it will be open again for new dancers, or feel free to join our Meetup group to be notified that way. Alternatively, visit our friends at Scotia Dancers to see if they are running a beginners' series that might work for you in the meantime! (Experienced visiting dancers are always welcome to drop in for an evening whenever they are in town.)

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

Jeannie Carmichael Ball October 19, 2019. Forest Hills, New York. Join us for an elegant evening of dancing to the music of Tullochgorum. Click here for details and registration!

Halloween Party October 31, 2019. Manhattan. Held at the New York Branch's usual class location, St. Bart's, at the usual time, 7:30pm. Costumes are encouraged, as are treats to share!

Local dancers demonstrate MacDonald of Keppoch at the New York Branch's Burns Night party.

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