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About us

As an RSCDS Branch since 1946, we share a common aim to foster and promote Scottish country dancing, its technique and its music.

We also believe that it promotes a healthy lifestyle through physical and mental exercise. But, above all, it’s sociable and fun! We try to do this through our dance classes, our social events and our demonstrations.

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For 70 years, we have seen many new dancers through our doors who have learned to improve their skills with the help of their Branch teachers.

Notable among these was Anna Holden, who also acted as Director for RSCDS Summer School held in St Andrews and wrote a number of well-known dances, some of which you can find on our publications page.

We hope, like many before you, that you have an enjoyable dancing career!

Find out how to become a member of the Branch by clicking on the Members tab.



During the year we are marking the anniversary of the Birmingham
Branch, formed in 1946, in a number of ways.

Most recently at our Annual Ball, which took place once again at King
Edward's School, we celebrated in style. The festivities began with a
traditional Grand March led by our piper, Bob Shakespeare. This was
followed by an exhilerating evening of dancing to the band Strathallan.
During the interval everyone enjoyed a Buffet Supper with complimentary
drinks. The music, the atmosphere, the food, the friendship - all combined
to make it a very successful and memorable occasion.

Following our recent dance competition, the final selection of dances for
our commemorative book has now been made. The winning entries will be
announced shortly. Meanwhile George Meikle has kindly agreed to choose a
suitable main tune to accompany each dance. The Platinum Book has been published and is now on sale.

Our friends in Neudau, Austria, accepted our invitation and enjoyed a great weekend visit at the end of May!