Events Across Scotland



Looking for a weekly dance class to get involved with or just fancy an evening of storytelling or music? Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland’s networks in story, song and dance are hosting events and sessions the length and breadth of Scotland – have a look below for traditional arts events in your area.

RSCDS Edinburgh Intermediate Class (Tuesdays)

Barclay Viewforth, 1 Wright’s Close, Edinburgh EH10 4HR
Every Tuesday

If you are looking to improve your dancing or a refresher class, our Intermediate class is the one for you. This class helps you build your knowledge of the steps and most common formations. It will build your skills and knowledge of footwork, handing, phrasing, transitions and teamwork. Some dancers are comfortable remaining at this … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh General Class (Tuesdays)

Greenbank Church Upper Hall, Braidburn Terrace, EH10 6ES
Every Tuesday

This fun class is suitable for experienced intermediate dancers, who are looking to progress. You should be able to dance most formations without a recap. The class will continue to develop footwork and advanced formations, handing, phrasing, transitions and teamwork whilst focusing on sociability and the overall execution of dances. And of course, lots of … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Advanced Class (Thursdays)

Murrayfield Parish Church, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ
Every Thursday

This class is for dancers who want to perfect their dancing with others of a similar level. Steps and formations are covered in depth with individual comments given to help dancers attain a high level of technique. You should be able to pick up the geography of dances quickly. Please note – No class on … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Children’s Classes

Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH12 6AU
Every Saturday

Want your child to learn how to dance? Get some exercise? Or perhaps make life-long friends? Join us for fun country dancing classes for young dancers on Saturday mornings. Our classes are a great way for young dancers to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills. Our Teachers encourage the children to co-operate … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Beginners Class (Mondays)

Murrayfield Parish Church, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ
Every Monday

If you want an introduction to the basics of Scottish Country Dancing, this is the class for you. Learn many popular Scottish dances along with the basic steps and formations needed to do them. After a few weeks in this class, you’re sure to be able to negotiate a ceilidh or two! Teacher: Brian Harry … Continued

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Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ
Friday 8th March

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video … Continued

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Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ
Saturday 13th April

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Annual Ball

Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
Sat 11 May

Join us for the highlight of our dancing year at what is always a fantastic evening in the historic setting of Greyfriars Kirk. We are delighted to be welcoming Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band to play for us again and are sure they will keep us on our toes the whole evening with … Continued

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Fringe Ceilidhs

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Fri 2 - Sat 24 Aug

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Every evening (except Sundays) during the Edinburgh Fringe (Fri 2 – Sat 24 Aug) Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show. Good exercise and great fun! No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, … Continued

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Ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, EH3 9DJ
Saturday 12th October

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar. All dances walked through and called. Good exercise and great fun. No high heels please. Attendees without handbags, bags or rucksacks will get fast track entry. No liquids or food to be brought in. Mobile phones and tablets: photos and video … Continued

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