Scottish Country Dancing in the Washington, D.C. Area, the Washinghton, D.C. and Northern Virginia Branches of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
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News & Information for Northern Virginia Branch Class


The Northern Virginia Branch offers two classes, a beginner class and a general class.

In September 2021, hybrid classes (general classes) meet in person AND online on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Cost for in-person class is a drop-in fee of $5.

Please agree to our Health Policy to receive an e-mail invitation to attend in person. If you are not already receiving an e-mail invitation to attend online, please e-mail

The class schedule will change in October 2021. An in-person only class (no Zoom) will be offered every Thursday. Agreement to our Health Policy is still required to attend in person. In addition, a Zoom-only class will be offered on Wednesday, October 6 and 20. Please email with questions.

Fall 2021 Beginners Course

Our six-week Beginners Course, starts on September 23, 2021. Perfect for people with no or limited experience in dance, Scottish Country Dancing is a social activity.

It has been enjoyed in the barns, ballrooms and village halls of Scotland for at least 250 years. You don't need a partner, since it's common practice to dance with different partners during a night of dancing, and you don't need to have Scottish heritage, either!

For class, it's best to wear soft-soled sneakers, jazz or ballet shoes; loaner dance shoes, or ghillies, are also available.

The course fee is $25.

Branch Information

Dances Taught

Missed a class, or want to know the name of a dance done in class? Check the dances taught, September 2014-present, also May 2005-April 2008.

Snow Policy

There is no dancing if the City of Alexandria government closes offices due to inclement weather.

Information on local closings and delays: