Welcome to the Vancouver Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS). The RSCDS has branches in countries around the world. Whoever you are, wherever you are, you can share the fun of learning steps, practicing dances, and thrilling to the music and excitement of socials, balls and workshops. Scottish country dancing is a great way to keep fit and to meet new people in a very social setting. No partner is required.
Dance classes from basic through advanced are held from September to April. The Branch classes are held at the Scottish Cultural Centre 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, V6P 4N2. Other local clubs dance at various locations in the Lower Mainland. Prospective members and visitors may attend a class for free. For further information on class levels, fees, and to find a club near you, see our list 0f Clubs & Classes 2017-2018, send Email Message to Fran Caruth or call 604.922.6842.
Every summer, from June to August, there is open-air Dancing in the Park on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm (check Calendar of Events), at the Ceperly Park area in Stanley Park. Our dance programs include some “audience-participation” dances and we welcome visitors, whether local or from out of town. Ceilidh Dances are organized on a month basis through the winter months.
We publish the Branch newsletter, The White Cockade, on the 1st of September, November, January, March, May and July in print and electronic formats. Deadlines for submissions is on the 10th of the preceding month (i.e. August 10th for September 1st). All contributions of photos, letters and articles are welcome. We will do our best to accommodate everyone as space permits. Please send Email Message to the Editor.
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The Branch has a Demonstration Team available to entertain at functions, festivals, and other events.
Come join us – all you need is some soft shoes and a smile. Join more than 13000 dancers across some 39 countries. Start today and become part of our very special world-wide family.