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. We will next be accepting brand-new dancers in September 2019. Check back here in late summer for the fall schedule, 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.
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!
Westchester Ball June 15, 2019. Scarsdale, NY. ➠
July 1-5, 2019. English-Scottish-Contra Session, Massachusetts.
July 5-8, 2019. Scottish Session I, Massachusetts.
July 8-13 2019. Scottish Session II, Massachusetts.