What is The Society ?


The Royal Scottish Dance Society (RSCDS) was formed on November 26, 1923 in Glasgow and is now an international organization with a membership of 25,000; 200 branches and 500 affiliated groups worldwide. It is headquartered in Edinburgh.

The Detroit Branch was established in 1980 and celebrated its 30th Anniversary in November 2009. The Society goals are to provide instruction in Scottish Country Dancing, and to preserve and promote Scottish Country Dancing and its music.

Scottish Country Dancing is done around the world.  Once you learn the basic steps and formations, you can find places to dance virtually anywhere. Typical activities are classes, social dances, demonstrations, and formal Balls.  Partners and Scottish attire are not required.