Detroit Branch

Advancing the Practice of Scottish Country Dancing

Who We Are

The Detroit Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society provides opportunities to learn, practice, and dance the jigs, reels, and strathspeys of Scottish country dancing. Classes are offered for adults of all ages and dancing abilities, including beginners, experienced dancers, and everyone in between. All members of the Detroit Branch are members of the worldwide Royal Scottish Country Dance Society based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Detroit Branch holds classes at the First United Methodist Church of Troy located at 6363 Livernois near Square Lake Rd. Classes are held each Thursday from 7:30-9:30 pm. Classes cost only $5.00 a week. Give it a try–the first session is free! Join us and share the wonderful experience of Scottish country dance!

Scottish Country Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing


Scottish Country Dancing is  energetically good fun!


Scottish Country Dancing is wonderful physical and mental exercise!


Scottish Country Dancing creates multi-generational friendships!

Dance with RSCDS – Detroit Branch

"Students in Scottish Country Dance Class"

What to Expect

Scottish country dancing is the traditional ballroom dancing of Scotland, usually danced in sets of three to four couples. It is not highland dancing.

Scottish country dancing typically consists of a series of patterns that you, your partner, and the other dancers in your set complete. Dancers move through and to different positions as they perform each dance. The series of patterns is then repeated until each couple dances from every position.

Although you dance with a partner, you don’t need to attend with one. You are encouraged to dance with a new partner for each dance, so if you  do bring someone, be prepared to share!

No prior dance experience is necessary.  Wear soft-soled shoes and plan to have a good time. Dance with us – you don’t have to be Scottish or Royal!

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