Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Brighton Branch

Online Classes During the Pandemic ...

The RSCDS Dance Scottish At Home (DSAH) online classes are Zoomed every Wednesday and made available afterwards at rscds.org/get-involved/dance-scottish-home.

Meanwhile, our branch classes and dances are suspended until Summer 2021 at the earliest.

Scottish dancers, a photo from the RSCDS 2014

Welcome to the official web site for RSCDS Brighton Branch.

While we cannot meet to dance, branch members should be receiving regular invitations from RSCSDS HQ to "Dance Scottish at Home" activities and DSAH news. If you are a member and not receiving those emails please get in touch with HQ or with .

Scottish country dancing is sociable, energetic and fun. Scottish dancing a good exercise that keeps you fit and healthy. It's also a great way to make new friends. Our classes are tremendously good value at only 4 for each evening class.

RSCDS Brighton invite you to come and learn to dance at our friendly Friday classes in Patcham, Brighton, Sussex. For more details visit classes - country. Beginners and improvers are always welcome!

Scottish dance - a highland fling a highland fling sword dancing - a highland dancer dancing over swords, by Charles Wordingham Highland dancing, which includes sword dancing, is for individuals and is very popular with children. We often perform highland dancing for competitions and displays. On the far left you can see someone dancing a highland fling, which is a highland dance. In the photograph, Rod is demonstrating a sword dance.

To read more about highland dancing and find selected YouTube videos, visit About Highland Dancing. For class details visit classes - highland.


dancing the petronella, a Scottish country dance Scottish Country dances are set dances. They are more complex than ceilidh or barn dancing, so they involve your brain as well as your body. On the left are people in two rows who are dancing a Scottish country dance called the Petronella. The video clip on the right features the reel: The Glens of Angus.

To read more about Scottish Country Dancing and find selected YouTube videos, visit About Scottish Country Dancing. For our dance class details visit classes - country.

I am grateful to Marucho's Folkdance Gallery for the two delightfully animated gif images above left.

What else do I need to know?

  • No kilts required, just wear loose clothes and soft shoes.
  • You don't need a partner, Scottish country dances are danced in sets of six or eight people and we like to change partners for each dance.
  • We meet weekly to practise; see Classes-Country and Classes-Highland for term dates and venues.
  • After learning basic steps, formations and simple dances for fun in class, you will find yourself ready to join our Valentines dance, strawberry tea dance and annual ball dance events.
  • See our FAQ page (frequently asked questions) for the answers to many other questions, including about annual branch membership.

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