RSCDS London Branch

The Branch runs classes and dances in Scottish Country Dancing 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
Beginners and Improvers Class Wednesdays  7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Intermediate Class Wednesdays  7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Advanced Class Wednesdays  7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Summer General Class Wednesdays 7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Mixed Ability Class Wednesdays  2.30 – 4.30pm London SW1X 0BD
Richmond Beginner’s and Improvers Class Wednesdays 8 – 10pm Richmond TW9 2RT
University of London & UCLU Folk Society Class Thursdays 6 – 8pm London WC1E 7HY
Families in London Dance Scottish Selected Saturdays Various
Upcoming Dances
Combined Societies’ Dance Saturday 24 March 2018
Summer Wednesday Dance Wednesday 30 May 2018
End of Season AGM June dance Saturday 9 June 2018

Family Scottish Dancing Classes

Families in London Dance Scottish
The next two Family Scottish Dancing Classes will take place as follows:

Saturday 24 March 2018, 10.30-11.45 am

Saturday 5 May 2018, 103.0-11.45am

Venue: Fresh Ground Church of the Nazarene, 68 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EQ (  Café available on premises for refreshments.

Railway Station: Clapham Junction

The classes will be taught by our usual teachers, James Fairbairn and Jenny Kendrick.

Class fee £5 each/£10 family.

For further information please contact Marjory.

Please invite your friends and family to come along and have a go.  And please follow our new Families-in-London-Dance-Scottish page on Facebook.

Report on Winter Wednesday Dance 2018

Winter Wednesday 2013On Wednesday 14th February 2018 dancers enjoyed the music of Sandra Smith on piano and and Christina Hood on fiddle. Dances were called by Jane Rose.

Dance programme: Charlestown Chaser, The Dunedin Festival Dance, Hello-Goodbye, Crom Allt, Fair Enough, The Valentine, The Highlandman’s Umbrella, New Year Jig, Ca’ the Ewes tae the Knowes, Blue Bonnets, Scott Meikle, C’est l’Amour, 12 Coates Crescent, The Reel of the 51st Division
Extra: Good Hearted Glasgow Read more »

Report and photos from our Burns Ceilidh dance 2018

The Branch Burns Supper Ceilidh on 16 January 2018 was once again a great success. 170 dancers enjoyed dancing to the superb music of the Caledonian Reelers as well as enjoying the delicious traditional supper of haggis, neaps and tatties provided by Margaret Shaw and her hard-working team.  Iain Farrell piped in the haggis which was paraded by Willie Lawrence, and Ian Rutherford addressed it with great style.

Photos courtesy Jerry Reinstein.

Report and photos of our Christmas Dance 2017

Christmas Dance 2011Dancers who attended the Branch Christmas Dance were treated to a wonderful buffet provided by Margaret Shaw and her team of helpers as well as some wonderful festive music from Ian Robertson and his SCD Band. Our MCs for the evening, Rachel Wilton and Lindsey Rousseau, guided us seamlessly through the programme. We were very pleased to welcome visitors from Los Angeles and Toronto.
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RSCDS Teachers’ Course and Examination

The South East Branches Coordinating Committee would like to thank the many dancers who helped with the RSCDS Teachers’ Course and Examination, and also the Branches who generously contributed to the cost of the Course, thereby supporting the continuation of the Scottish Country dancing that we all love.

The successful candidates were –
Units 2 & 3

Ginny Colenbrander, Jacmel Dent and Roy Southall London Branch, Kate Thomson Berks, Hants, Surrey Borders Branch

Unit 5

Hilary Maidstone  Norwich Branch, Helena Strandberg Luthi  Gothenberg Branch, David Smith Somerset Branch

Many thanks must also go to the tutor, Mervyn Short, and the musician, Judith Muir.

Well done everyone!

St Andrew’s Night Ceilidh Dance 2017 report and photos

On Saturday 18 November 2017 dancers came to celebrate St Andrew’s Night with a ceilidh dance to music from The Caledonian Reelers with MC Simon Wales.

Dances included: The Gay Gordons, The Canadian Barn Dance, The Eva Three Step, The Britannia Two Step, The Dashing White Sergeant, St Bernard’s Waltz, The Eightsome Reel, Strip the Willow, Circle Waltz and many more.

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Society AGM 2017

Some of our members attended this year’s AGM in Perth and enjoyed the dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.

Photos courtesy Jerry Reinstein.

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