Get Ready to Celebrate 50 Years!

The RSCDS Twin Cities Branch will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in 2025! We are working on planning a series of special events and activities to mark this milestone. Keep an eye on our semicentennial web page for details as they become available.

Meanwhile, mark your calendars now for our 50th Anniversary Ball on April 26th, 2025 at 301 on Main in Minneapolis. We are excited to be featuring fiddler Alistair McC from Ayr, Scotland, along with the inimitable Tom Pixton, from the Boston area, on piano and accordion.

2023 Annual General Meeting coming up!

All branch members are strongly encouraged to attend our one business meeting of the year — our Annual General Meeting on Monday, May 22nd, 2023, at 7:30 PM, at Tapestry Folkdance Center. Come catch a review of the last year, cast some votes, and show your board members how much you love them 🙂 Come at 6:30pm for pizza!

If you are unable to attend, please contact the branch chair (or check your email) for a proxy form, so your vote can still be counted!


  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Approve 2022 AGM minutes
  3. Year in Review
  4. Recognitions
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Teacher’s report
  7. Performance report
  8. Vote for new officers and board members
    Proposed slate:
    Chair (2 year term): Joe Dolson
    Treasurer (1 year term): Amber Van Dyke
    Secretary (1 year term): Katie Furr
    Members at large (1 year term): Steve Hammill, Kevin Geraghty, Rick Newswanger,
    Sharon Stephens
  9. Other Business
  10. Adjourn meeting

Queen Elizabeth II, patron of the RSCDS has passed away

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Scottsh dancing in 1982
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 1982

On Thursday, September 8th, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at age 96 after over 70 years as Britain’s monarch and over 75 as the patron of our organization. The queen enjoyed Scottish country dancing throughout her life and regularly hosted balls during her time at Balmoral Castle, where she also spent her final days.

See also this tribute from the RSCDS headquarters.

Learn Scottish country dancing with us!

If you’re wondering how to get started, this is the ideal time of year. We’ll be kicking of a new year of Scottish country dancing with our Bring a Friend Night taster event on September 19th and the following Monday (September 26th) we start a new series of Monday night classes.

Classes are for dancers of all experience levels, but in the fall we focus heavily on the basics. During the fall, we also offer a special half hour preview/review at 7pm that is an extra opportunity to work in a small group with a teacher on the main things that will be taught in the regular class starting at 7:30pm or to ask questions or for extra help on anything that may have been covered previously.

Another great reason to come in the fall is that we offer the first six weeks free to anyone new to SCD.

Questions? Contact us at info [at]

COVID Safety Policy

UPDATED 13 April 2023

Masks are currently optional at all RSCDS events.

We strongly recommend staying up to date with all vaccines for which you are eligible.

Tapestry’s ventilation system for the studios is extremely good, which makes them relatively safe places to be indoors–the air is exchanged frequently so there is no buildup of particles in the air. 

Thank you for being flexible as we navigate these ever-changing circumstances!

Check out our new look!

Welcome to our new website! Take a look around and make yourself at home. We’re especially excited about the new online membership form, where you can pay your annual dues with ease (hint hint!). Some content is still on its way, so check back soon. Be aware that if you have pages other than the home page bookmarked, you’ll probably find the links no longer work.