Welcome to the website of the Paris Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society!
Learn the steps and the formations to the sound of traditional music both old and new, in an international ambiance of fun! Scottish Country Dancing is danced in groups (called sets) of four, six or eight. Sets of six or eight dancers are the most common. Some dances are easy, while others take a bit longer to learn. Elegance, stamina, teamwork, and most of all fun, all combine to make dancing a fantastic experience! Opening a window not only on Scottish culture, but also on others in the world, you can dance in Paris, but you can also take your dancing shoes to Scotland (of course), to New York, Tokyo, or Hawaii, on the five continents in fact, and find dancers ready to welcome you all over the world.
Come and join us, we’re waiting for you!
Latest news from our Facebook Page :
1 day 22 hours ago
Da Rain Dancin', played by Keith Smith and Anne-Laure Latour on June 16th 2018 in Paris. And it is so great that you get to watch the 'encore' as well !
Many thanks to Jerry Reinstein for the video !
1 day 21 hours ago
2 days 15 hours ago
Fantastic day of music and dance in Paris this weekend! Many thanks to Keith Smith for teaching a wonderful music workshop all day long - and playing in the evening again for a lot of happy dancers <3
6 days 8 minutes ago
Many of you requested the Crib for the dance "Love is in the Air", the RSCDS Paris Branch is very happy to announce that it is now available along with the diagram (many thanks to Keith Rose!) on the SCDDB: https://my.strathspey.org/dd/dance/18383/. Have fun!
Bonjour lovely dancers!
After a wonderful weekend in Glasgow, it's time to look forward to Spring Fling in Paris next year!!
Save the date: Spring Fling will take place next April, from 19th to 21st and the theme of this year's event is love … <3
To celebrate, here is our first surprise: a dance specially devised for this occasion! Music from D.u.K’s Miss Milligan’s Miscellany, used with their kind permission!
Bonjour à tous!
Le Spring Fling se déroulera l'an prochain à Paris du 19 au 21 avril! Nous vous attendons avec impatience pour partager ce beau moment qui sera placé sous le signe de l'amour! <3
Pour fêter cela, voici notre première surprise : une danse spécialement écrite pour l'occasion! A très vite!!
1 week 16 hours ago
Venez fêter la tenue des Spring Fling et Spring Fringe 2019 à Paris en participant à notre pique-nique informel qui aura lieu avant le bal final de la Paris Branch, le 16 juin 2018.
Rendez-vous à partir de 17h30 sur les quais de Seine, devant l’Église Américaine : https://www.facebook.com/events/1653346288120318/
Chacun apporte de quoi boire et manger dans un esprit de partage général.
Venez nombreux !
3 weeks 1 day ago
Reprise en fanfare ce lundi après les ponts printaniers ! Continuez à braver l'orage et à venir nombreux !!!
2 months 1 week ago
Picnic on the banks of the Seine for the dancers and musicians of the Paris Branch. Join us for the ball tonight!
Sharing love and beers after our weekly dance. Why not join us next Monday?
A new video from the Paris Book series is out!
We are regularly adding to our Facebook page and our YouTube channel demonstration videos of the Paris Book dances, danced by members of the Paris Branch and friends, to the music of the Paris Band and guest musicians.
The RSCDS Paris Branch published its first dance collection entitled The Paris Book of Scottish Country Dances, vol. 1 in March 2016. You can order it online on the RSCDS Leeds Branch shop : https://goo.gl/NykTiR and find it on the SCDDB: http://my.strathspey.org/dd/publication/1332/
Many thanks to our guest musician Matthias Rank (fiddle) and our guest dancer Kévin Piquemal!
You can find all the videos from the Paris Book published so far on the corresponding YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk7xuXnNFzJQ2-TgRSn1diHOxklPNwUDq
Follow our Facebook page and our YouTube channel to be notified each time we add new videos.
4 months 6 days ago
The Paris Team videos from Newcastle Festival 2018 are now on Youtube, for better video quality ! Enjoy and Share ! #newcastlefestival2018
The Braes of Tulliemet, as danced by the RSCDS Paris team at the Newcastle Festival 2018. Music by Lindsey & Tom Ibbotson. For the Jig, Bill Clement MBE, fol...