About Us

RSCDS Melbourne & District Branch Inc.

The Melbourne & District Branch is an affiliated branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society (RSCDS), a world-wide organisation based in Scotland which promotes and develops Scottish dance and music. Joining the Branch includes membership of the RSCDS.

The Branch is managed by a Committee of Management which meets during the year to consider and manage the business of the Branch. The Branch has a membership of around 200 members drawn from groups throughout Melbourne and country Victoria. These groups are run independently of the Branch by their own Committees.

The purposes of the Branch are:

  • to provide education or instruction in the practice and techniques or the teaching of Scottish Country Dancing
  • to sponsor or promote visiting teachers, instructors or musicians
  • to hold or organise schools, classes for teachers and dancers, examinations, demonstrations, dances and socials
  • to collect, disseminate, buy, sell, publish, give or distribute information of interest to Scottish Country Dancers
  • to join with other people or organisations with similar purposes (such as the various SCD groups)
  • the Branch is a not-for-profit organisation

Benefits of Membership

  • Admission to Branch functions at concession rates
  • Tuition from trained teachers at all levels
  • The Melbourne & District Branch Directory & Social Calendar
  • The RSCDS magazine Scottish Country Dancer published twice yearly
  • Regular e-Newsletters with news, interviews and stories
  • 10% discount on RSCDS branded items in Headquarters online shop
  • Member login to the RSCDS website and access to exclusive resources