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
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
Day School Evening Dance Saturday 21 October 2017
Autumn Wednesday Dance Wednesday 25 October 2017
St Andrew’s Night Ceilidh Dance Saturday 18 November 2017
Christmas Dance Saturday 16 December 2017
Burns’ Supper and Ceilidh Dance Saturday 13 January 2018

Branch Day School – the day is approaching!

There is still time to get your application form in for this year’s Day School. There are classes for beginners through to advanced dancers. With expert teaching from Helen Russell, William Williamson, Lindsey Ibbotson and Tom Ibbotson and the music of class musicians Barbara Manning, Ian Muir (Craigellachie), Judith Muir and Ian Robertson, this year’s Day School promises to provide something for everyone.

More information and application forms can be found on the Day School page. Don’t miss out – apply now!

Report on our New Season Dance 2017

Autumn Assembly 2013 (2)

About 60 dancers attended our Opening Season Dance on Saturday 16 September 2017. Those who came were treated to some superb music from the Craigellachie Band and there was a great atmosphere on the dance floor. We were also pleased to welcome visitors from the U.S.A., Hong Kong and Ireland.

Margaret Shaw and her catering team provided us once again with some very tasty refreshments with Andrew Kellett and Pat Davoll, our MC’s for the evening, guiding us seamlessly through the dances.

Dance programme: The Frisky, Wisp of Thistle, The Captain’s House, The Nurseryman, The Gardeners’ Fantasia, The Castle of Mey, Bill Clement MBE, Bridge of Nairn, Clutha, Mrs Stewart’s Jig, Orwell Lodge Strathspey, The Isle, Inverneill House, 12 Coates Crescent, John of Bon Accord, MacLeod’s Fancy, Neidpath Castle, The Reel of the Royal Scots.

Day School evening dance programme 2017

There is an evening dance following the Branch Day School on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Paddington Academy, Marylands Road, London W9 2DR from 6 – 9 p.m.
Music from Ian Muir (Prestwick) and the Day School Musicians.

RSCDS members: £7, Non-members: £8 Tickets available in advance or purchased (cash only) on the door. All dances will be recapped.

For more details and tickets please contact

The evening dance programme is:

Hooper’s Jig Collins, Cramond Bridge, The Duchess Tree, Napier’s Index, The Piper and the Penguin, The Byron Strathspey, The New Rigged Ship, Catch the Wind, The Wee Cooper of Fife, Sugar Candie, Maxwell’s Rant, Major Ian Stewart, Glasgow Country Dance, The Reel of the Royal Scots.

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Branch classes

Our Branch classes resume again in September.

There are classes for all abilities – from Beginner to Advanced level. No need to bring a partner.

Come along and enjoy the fun, fitness and friendship which is Scottish Country Dancing!

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