RSCDS New York


New York Branch classes are held weekly in Manhattan on Thursday evenings (7:30pm-10:00pm) 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 Levels and Fees
Basic Class

$50 per series
(Series fee does not include party nights, which are charged at the single-class rate below; see Schedule for dates.)
Registration for Spring 2018 is closed. Check this page around midsummer for the fall schedule.
The basic class is for newer dancers and is taught progressively week to week, so dancers must sign up for a complete series no later than the second week of the series to participate. If you are a new dancer who cannot commit to a series (usually 9 classes) or would like to try out Scottish country dancing when series registration is closed, please see Scotia Dancers.

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
The experienced class is for Scottish country dancers at the intermediate or above level only and is open on a drop-in basis throughout the dance year. We love having experienced dancers from out of town come to visit for a class, too!

Schedule, 2017-2018
Warm-up starts promptly at 7:30pm, so please arrive a few minutes early to change into your dance shoes.
Pre-season Party: Sept. 7
7:30pm-10pm at St. Bart's. $10 members/$12 nonmembers/half price for students. Dance cards may be used to cover the fee, but it is not included in the basic class package.
Series I: Sept. 14 - Nov. 9
End-of-Series Party: Nov. 16
(No dancing Nov. 23)
Series II: Nov. 30 - Feb. 1
End-of-Series Party: Feb. 8
Series III: Feb. 15 - Apr. 12
End-of-Series Party: Apr. 19
Series IV: Apr. 26 - Jun. 21
End-of-Season Joint Party: Jun. 25 (Monday)
7:00pm-10:pm 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.

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 both classes, then continuing with more challenging dances for experienced dancers; basic class dancers are welcome to stay and watch)

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