RSCDS New York


For Summer 2017, the New York Branch is having social dancing in our regular class location at St. Bart's, June 22-August 10.
While brand new dancers would find the sessions too challenging, country dancers with some experience (Scottish, English, contra and square) will be able to do many of the dances each evening! We will then take a break and the new season will start in September. Newcomers will be welcome at that time. Admission: $12 per session, RSCDS members $10.

New York Branch classes are held weekly in Manhattan on Thursday evenings during the fall, winter, and spring. RSCDS affiliate group Scotia Dancers holds classes in Manhattan on Monday evenings and there is a Brooklyn class on Tuesday evenings. Please see our links page for other nearby SCD groups.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for more info on Scottish country dancing, what to wear, and what to expect from your first class.

Class Format

7:30pm-7:45pm Warm-up
7:45pm-8:45pm Classes
8:45pm-9:00pm Tea Break
9:00pm-10:00pm Social Dancing (starting with one dance for all levels, then continuing with more challenging dances for experienced dancers; basic class dancers are welcome to stay and watch)

Warm-up starts promptly at 7:30, so please arrive a few minutes early to change into your dance shoes.

Basic Class

Series package (must be registered no later than the second class of the series): $50
Registration for the fourth series is closed. The next series starts in September 2017. Any brand-new dancers are welcome to start then, or to check out Scotia Dancers on Monday nights in the meantime.
End-of-series party nights are not included in the above package; admission to the party nights is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.

Experienced Class

Single class, member: $10
Single class, nonmember: $12
Full-time students: Half price
Dance card (10 evenings prepaid), member: $85
Dance card (10 evenings prepaid), nonmember: $100

Click here for information on becoming a member of the New York Branch.

Schedule, 2016-2017
Series I: Sept. 1 - Nov. 10
Series II: Nov. 17 - Feb. 2
(No dancing Nov. 24)
Series III: Feb. 9 - Apr. 6
Series IV: Apr. 13 - Jun. 19

June 19 end-of-series party held at Scotia: Metro Baptist Church, 410 W 40th St. With Live Music!


Community Center of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
109 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022

The doors are kept locked; please knock and the guard will let you in. We dance in rooms 32 and 33 on the third floor.

Click here for directions.

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