RSCDS Brighton Branch

Weekly Scottish Country Dance Classes

Weekly Scottish country dance classes for adults and children. Learn to "dance Scottish" with qualified teachers at RSCDS Brighton in Brighton and Hove, Sussex. All are welcome.

Three Scottish country dancers from Brighton Branch dancing a circle, called three hands round (Helen Sandwell) Eight Scottish dancers in a set enjoying dancing eight hands round at the end of one of our informal dances (Carol Knights) Scottish  dancing in set formation at a Brighton Summer Ball, demonstrating how to turn under (Annie Hill) Bird's eye view of Sussex Scottish dancers enjoying a Brighton Branch Summer Ball at Hove Town Hall, Sussex

Term Dates

Autumn 2024: September 6th - December 13th

Spring 2025: January 3rd - April 11th
Summer 2025: April 25th - July 24th

Friday country dance classes at Patcham

Patcham Memorial Hall The Patcham Memorial Hall in the Old London Road, Patcham BN1 8XR is conveniently near the A23/A27 junction at the edge of Brighton and Hove, Sussex. Local bus 5A stops right outside (stop "Audrey Close") and bus 5 stops ten minutes' walk away (stop "Carden Avenue East").
  • 7:30pm to 9pm - for beginners and the less confident dancers - the class starts with lessons in Scottish dance technique and formations with some easy dancing.
    Children aged 10-16 are welcome, accompanied by an adult who will dance with you as your partner.
  • 9pm to 10pm - after a short tea break we will study more complex dance formations, techniques and dances, suitable for more experienced dancers.
  • By arrangement, the last part of the evening may include teaching for the RSCDS Dancing Proficiency Test.
For more information about adults' Scottish country dance classes, email or phone 01903 783053.

Highland dance classes are described separately, see menu item Classes - Highland.


3 per evening for RSCDS members*, children under 16 and 16-25s in full-time education. You can pay termly in advance to get 20% off this price (to the nearest 50p).

4 per evening for adult non-members.

* RSCDS Brighton Branch membership costs 26 annually, which pays for membership of the international Royal Scottish Country Dance Society or RSCDS. Please download and print the membership application form. Membership is open to anyone in Brighton and Hove, Sussex or anywhere else.

dancing three hands round (a circle) in reel time, by Helen Sandwell dancing three hands round in reel time again by Helen Sandwell dancing three hands round a third time, by Helen Sandwell