RSCDS London Branch

The Branch runs classes and dances for beginners and experienced dancers. We have several classes and dances for young people too. If you would like be on our mailing list or have a question about Scottish Country Dancing in London please contact the Publicity coordinator using our contact form.



London Branch Classes
Basic Skills and Improvers Class Wednesdays  7 – 9 p.m. London W11 2DF
Intermediate Class Wednesdays  7 – 9 p.m. London W11 2DF
Technique Class Wednesdays  7 – 9 p.m. London W11 2DF
Mixed Ability Class Wednesdays  2.30 – 4.30 p.m. London SW1X 0BD
Richmond Beginner’s Class Wednesdays 8 – 10 p.m. Richmond TW9 2RT
University of London & UCLU Folk Society Class Thursdays 6 – 8 p.m. London WC1E 7HY
Children’s Class Saturdays 10.15 – 11.30 a.m. London SW1X
Upcoming Dances
March Family Day and Dance Saturday 18 March 2017
Spring Dance Saturday 18 March 2017
Summer Wednesday Dance Wednesday 31 May 2017
End of Season Dance Saturday 10 June 2017

Branch AGM 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the London Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will be held on Saturday 10 June 2017 at 6.45 p.m. at St. Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street, London, SW1X 0BD. It will be followed by our End of Season Dance. Members and friends of the Branch are invited to attend both events but only members may vote at the AGM. Read more »

Winter Wednesday Dance 2017

Wednesday 15th February 2017

A dance with some easier dances for beginners and intermediate dancers to music from Sandra Smith and Christina Hood

Dance programme: Granville Market, The Dunedin Festival Dance, Karin’s Strathspey, Inchmickery, Jessie’s Hornpipe, Friendships, Catch the Wind, The Frisky, The College Hornpipe, Indian River Strathspey, The Piper and the Penguin, The Wild Geese, The Byron Strathspey, The Reel of the 51st Division.
Extra: Good Hearted Glasgow

More than 70 dancers enjoyed the Winter Wednesday dance to the superb music of Sandra Smith and Christina Hood. The event took place in the Upper Hall and foyer as the main hall been double booked. This, however, did not put the dancers off from enjoying themselves. Jan Rose was our excellent MC for the evening and tasty refreshments were again provided by out team of Margaret, Lena, Thelma and George. Thanks go to everyone who helped in ensuring the success of the evening and to all those who attended.



Very Advanced Scottish Country Dance Class

This will take place on Sunday March 26 2017 at Band Hall, Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1 1DN from 11 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Teacher: Mervyn Short    Musician: Ken Martlew

A class aimed at the Very Advanced Dancer who is able to perform and execute all steps and formations to a high standard of dancing and assimilate instructions quickly.

Cost: £9.00 (members) and £10.00 (non-members)

Further details from Margaret Catchick or Jenny Kendrick

Christmas Dance 2016

The 120 dancers who attended the Branch Christmas Dance were treated to a superb buffet provided by Margaret Shaw and her team of helpers as well as some wonderful festive music from Nicol McLaren and the Glencraig Band. Our MCs for the evening, Danielle Reinstein and Iain Farrell, guided us through the programme with ease and a great atmosphere prevailed on and off the dance floor. Read more »


The Society AGM took place the weekend of November 4th – 6th 2016.

At the AGM Helen Russell was appointed Chairman of London Branch,  and Andrew Kellett, recent past Chairman of London Branch, was voted Chairman Elect.   In addition Jean Martin was appointed as President of the Society.

We extend our warmest congratulations and best wishes to Andrew on his achievement and to Helen Russell and Jean Martin on their respective appointments. Read more »

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