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 Opens November 30. The next series (Nov 30, 2017 - Feb 1, 2018) for the basic class will be open for all newcomers! Dancers are welcome to sign up in the first three weeks of the series at the special package rate--see the Classes page for details.

Upcoming Events

Robert Burns Night January 25, 2018. $12 members/$15 nonmembers. Held at St. Bart's (our usual dance space, 109 E. 50th St.) at 7:30pm. Dance to live music all evening! And in the interval enjoy: The Address to the Haggis; haggis, neeps, and tatties; dance and musical performances.
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Workshop & Tea Dance February 24, 2018. New Jersey.

New Haven Highland Ball Weekend March 3-4, 2018. Connecticut. Flyer

55th Annual Pawling Weekend May 11-13, 2018. Berkshire Hills, Copake, NY. Join us for a weekend of classes, balls, and parties. Our teachers this year are William Williamson (Scotland), Linda Henderson (California), and Ellie Briscoe (Virginia). Music Director is Hanneke Cassel. Welcome dance - casual attire, Ball - formal attire. All meals provided.
Flyer | Programmes to come | Scholarship Application

Information and Tickets
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List of dances taught at Pawling 2017.
List of dances taught at Pawling 2016. ( PDF)

Guidelines on Helping Other Dancers | Event Attendance Policy

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