Scottish Dancing in Newcastle and District


We are the Newcastle & District Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, promoting the traditions of Scottish Country Dancing in the North-East of England.  We cover the area from Morpeth in the north to Durham in the south and from Hexham to the east coast.

We offer :

DANCES - every month except August you can dance to well-known Scottish Dance bands, usually on a Saturday night.  All these dances are informal except the Highland Ball in November.


CLASSES - if you’ve never tried Scottish Country Dancing or haven’t danced for a while, there are classes for all ages and different abilities throughout the region.  


DISPLAYS - our display team is happy to brighten up your activities, from Burn’s Night suppers to fundraising events.  We can help to run a ceilidh with general dancing and displays or we can provide a show for more formal occasions.

For further information contact our Display Convenor  Peter Avery on 07900 215036 or email



Please note that all events have been cancelled until September. We are provisionally planning some events from September and these are shown on the Events page.

The Festival planned for February 2022 has been cancelled.


More details of this and other Scottish Dancing events in the Newcastle area, are on the events page.



Details of adult and childrens’ classes in the Newcastle

area are on the classes page.



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Last updated 29 April 2021  


Provisional events from September


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New Branch PayPal account

Many people have asked about how they can contribute to the Branch, especially to support the Zoom classes we run. So we now have a PayPal account which you can use to make donations. So, if you do attend any of our classes or if you would just like to support the Branch with its work to promote and develop Scottish Dancing, please do consider making a donation