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.


Spring 2020 classes. 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 13 (we'll be accepting new dancers through February 20 for anyone who can't make the first week). The full series (9 classes + the end-of-series party) is $60/person, no previous experience needed, and is held in the Community Center at St. Bart's (109 East 50th Street, Manhattan). See the classes page for more info. 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

Workshop & Tea Dance February 22, 2020. New Jersey.

New Haven Highland Ball Weekend March 7-8, 2020. Connecticut.

Tartan Day Parade April 4, 2020. 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.

Rerr Terr April 4, 2020. New Jersey.

Kilts and Ghillies Tea Dance May 2, 2020. Connecticut.

Boston Highland Ball Weekend May 8-10, 2020. Massachusetts.

RSCDS Spring Fling May 15-17, 2020. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Pawling Weekend May 22-24, 2020. Berkshire Hills, Copake, NY. Join us for a weekend of classes, balls, and parties.

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