RSCDS Brighton Branch

Weekly Scottish Country Dance Classes

Weekly Scottish country dance classes for adults and children. Learn to dance with RSCDS Brighton in Patcham, Brighton and Hove, Sussex. All 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

Summer 2021: Cancelled
Autumn 2021: 3rd September - 17 December
Spring 2022: To be advised

Online Classes During the Pandemic ...

The RSCDS Dance Scottish At Home (DSAH) online classes are Zoomed every Wednesday and made available afterwards at

Friday country dance classes at Patcham

Patcham Memorial Hall The Patcham Memorial Hall is in the Old London Road, Patcham BN1 8XR on the edge of Brighton and Hove, Sussex. Bus 5A stops just outside ("Audrey Close") and bus 5 stops five minutes' walk away.
  • 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 20 annually, including membership of the world-wide RSCDS or "HQ". You can now download 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