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
Technique Class for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers 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
Families in London Dance Scottish Selected Saturdays Various
Upcoming Dances
Summer Wednesday Dance Wednesday 30 May 2018
End of Season AGM June dance Saturday 9 June 2018
Open Air Dancing Saturdays 18, 25 August and 1 September 2018
New Season Dance Saturday 22 September, 2018

Family Scottish Dancing Classes

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

Saturday 5 May 2018, 10.30-11.45am

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.

Family Taster Classes

Family classes will continue to take place at the wonderful new venue called Fresh Ground in Battersea Rise from September.  Look out for future class dates in the next edition of The Reel, on the Branch website or Families in London Dance Scottish Facebook page.

Advance notice of London Branch Day School

Our annual Day School and Musicians’ workshop is taking place on Saturday 20 October 2018. We once again have a stellar line up of teachers and musicians to provide expert tuition – for details of these please see our Day School page.

Please put this date in your diary and check the website for further updates.

Branch AGM

The London Branch AGM takes place on Saturday 9 June 2018. Followed by an evening dance.

We would love to see members and friends of the Branch at both events. You are welcome whenever you arrive, however only Branch members are entitled to vote.

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!

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