Submit a dance for inclusion in RSCDS Book 53

In 2023, the RSCDS will be marking its Centenary and will be publishing a celebration book of dances – Book 53 in 2023. As with previous books they would like Branches to be involved in the submission and selection process.
London Branch is therefore asking members if they have a dance to submit, or a popular non-RSCDS dance they would like to see published by the RSCDS, to contact us via
These are the conditions published by the RSCDS:

  • Branches may submit a maximum of 3 dances – if submitting 3 dances, please ensure that they are in different tempos. The submissions can also include medleys
  • Please specify if your submitted dance(s) can be considered independently of any submitted music or whether the dance and tune have to be considered together
  • You may wish to submit a dance that was previously published locally – it could be a dance that has become popular in your area and you are keen to share it with the global dance community
  • Alternatively, the submissions can be new dances but we would prefer those that have been produced in your Branch and danced locally
  • Dances can be submitted with or without named / suggested tunes. The music should not be associated with another dance
  • Please ensure that you have permission from both the deviser and, where possible, the composer to submit the dance and the tune
Please submit your dances to by 31 January 2022.
  • Your email should be titled “Submission for Book 53 in 2023”
  • Individual documents are requested for individual dances
In the event of us receiving more than one dance of any tempo, we reserve the right to choose from those submitted.