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


UPDATED! As of January 12, 2022, Northern Virginia will hold Zoom-only classes through the end of January. If you are not already receiving an e-mail invitation to attend on Zoom, please e-mail Please agree to our new Health Policy for a future return to in-person dancing, date unknown.

Beginner Classes

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.

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 Arlington Public Schools close due to inclement weather.

Information on local closings and delays: