RSCDS Duns & District

Our Dances this session

Our Classes this session

Interested in learning to Scottish country dance?

Are you already a Scottish Country dancer?

Either way, come and join us at RSCDS Duns and District Branch.

Classes, dances and our special 'May Weekend' -!UPDATED!- for all to enjoy.

RSCDS Headquarters

Scottish Country Dance events in Scotland

Scottish Dance Dictionary

RSCDS Roxburgh, Selkirk & Peebles

RSCDS East Lothian


Date Crib/Info Location Bands
18th October 2019 Coldstream Community Centre, Coldstream TD12 4AP Marian Anderson
15th November 2019 Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF Stuart Anderson
13th December 2019 {crib}   &    Prog (+Youtube links)
Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF Luke Brady
24th January 2020 Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF Neil Hardie
21st February 2020 Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF Lindsay Weir
20th March 2020 Reston Village Hall, Reston TD14 5JW Roddy Johnston
15-18th May 2020 66th May Weekend
Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF
James Coutts (Friday)

Marian Anderson (Saturday)

Back to top


Do you want to keep fit and active but want something more than that? An enjoyable evening out and the opportunity to make new friends.
That's exactly what Scottish country dancing offers. So, forget any preconceived ideas you might have and give it a try. The enjoyment and friendship you will experience for yourself, when you join Scottish country dance classes run by the RSCDS Duns and District Branch.

We run regular classes in Eyemouth, Whitsome and Paxton from September to Easter. Beginners are made very welcome. All you need are soft shoes, a love to dance and we'll find you a different partner for each dance. Our RSCDS qualified teachers will soon have you confidently joining in this very sociable way to keep fit. Along with the obvious physical benefits of dancing, it has even been proven to help stave off dementia.

As for proof of the fitness benefits, then look no further than the recent study carried out by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. To quote the study "Not only is country dancing enjoyable and sociable but there also appears to be clear evidence that it's an effective recreational exercise for particular types of fitness in later life."

Scottish country dancing, what is it?

As Scottish country dancing is part of our Scottish culture and heritage, we are trying to keep it alive. We aim to promote SCD for fun, fitness and friendship and offer classes, dances and events to suit all levels of experience. Beginners are always very welcome. It gives a very enjoyable social and physical form of exercise with the benefits for health being well documented.

Scottish Country Dancing is a form of dance comprising of Jigs, Reels and Strathspeys. Dancers are usually arranged in sets of 3, 4 or 5 couples, either in lines facing their partner or 1 couple arranged on each side of a square or triangle. The basic steps and formations, as well as dances, are what we aim to teach at our classes in order that dancers can confidently join in the fun at social dances.

Come along on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights and join in the fun. Beginners, your first night is free to come and try.


Day: Monday
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Whitsome Village Hall, Whitsome TD11 3NA

Dates: 30th September 2019 – 2nd December 2019


Day: Tuesday
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Paxton Village Hall, Paxton TD15 1TE

Dates: 1st October 2019 – 3rd December 2019


Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth TD14 5DE

Dates: 2nd October 2019 – 4th December 2019


Cost: RSCDS HQ & Branch annual membership 38 includes the class fees, and members can attend any number of the classes.

Children's Class

The children's classes are run on a Wednesday afternoon during school terms.

They are aimed at Primary aged children.

There are two sessions. The first session is for younger childen and the second session is for older children.

Day: Wednesday

Time: 3.45 - 4.30pm (young) &
    4.15 - 5.15pm (older)

Venue: Duns Primary School, Duns TD11 3QQ

Contact: Julie Grainger
      01890 830318

Cost : 2 per class payable on the day

'Different' Class

These classes are run fortnightly between September and June.

They are aimed at the more experienced dancer, who will be expected to be able to dance the basic formations without a reminder, as well as being able to dance more advanced formations with just a brief walk through. The focus of the class will be on trying unusual or different dances that don't normally appear on dances held locally.

Dancers from the surrounding area, as well as Duns and District members, are most welcome to come to the class.

Day: Monday or Thursday

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Venue: Whitsome Village Hall, Whitsome TD11 3NA
or Chirnside Community Centre, Chirnside TD11 3UF

Dates: Contact us for the latest dates and venue

Cost : 2 per class payable on the day

Back to top

On some computers holding the Shift key down and typing F will put the video in full screen mode
Scottish Charity Number SC005726
Volunteer Hall, Duns
Friday 13th December 2019 7.30p.m. Ticket 6.00
Luke Brady and his Band

HOOPER'S JIG Jig 32 bars Misc2

CRAIGIEVAR MAGIC Reel 4 X 40 Round room
{watch sets over by the window.. those on the right get confused... }

UP IN THE AIR Strathspey 8 X 32 20/2
{Only first minute ... goes on to another dance}

THE CRANBERRY TART Jig 8 X 32 Glasspool

NONE SO PRETTY Reel 8 X 40 19/1


THE AVIATOR Jig 8 X 32 52/9

MILTON'S WELCOME Reel 8 X 32 33/8

JIM DOUGAL OF EYEMOUTH Strathspey 3X32 Dunse 9



SHIFTIN BOBBINS Reel 8 X 32 Clowes

THE GENTLEMAN Strathspey 8 X 32 35/5

MIDNIGHT OIL Jig 5 X 48 5cpl Drewry


THE DARK MILE Strathspey 3 X 32 3cpl Priddey

BEST SET IN THE HALL Jig 8 X 32 46/7

MACDONALD OF KEPPOCH Medley 2X32S + 2X32R square 49/11

MAIRI'S WEDDING Reel 8 X 40 Cosh

Back to top

RSCDS Duns & District Branch

Secretary: Peter Davies
Phone: 01361 882582
Email: Click Here

| 2019 RSCDS Duns & District Branch | Scottish Charity SC005726 |