Fall Class Registration is Open!

As the days of summer start to wind down, it's time to register for Fall classes! We start up again Sunday Sept 9th at Broadway Ballroom (1050 West Broadway). Classes are kept small so make sure to REGISTER today to save your spot! Here's all the info you need!

Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM: Int/Premier Levels (Breakdown of steps, focus on technique, stamina and strength)

Sundays 11:30-1:00 PM: Beg/Nov/Int (Slower pace for new dancers to learn and for returning premier dancers to remember steps and regain stamina. Working on Fling, Sword, Lilt, S. Trs., Flora, Basic Reel)

Fall Session #1 - Sep 9, 16, 23 & 30, Oct 14, 21, & 28; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students

Fall Session #2 - Nov 4, 18, & 25, Dec 2, 9, & 16; 6 classes, $150, Max. 9 students

Pre-registration and full session payment required (no refunds). The fee for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session. Register for both sessions now and save!

Farewell to Nova Scotia Hornpipe

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After several YEARS of creativity and hard work, we are so excited to share this finished project with you!!! We've been working away at the musical recording, choreography, countless dance rehearsals, costume design and production, and now finally the video shoot and edit. Phewf!

The Farewell to Nova Scotia Hornpipe project began as a seed of an idea that began to take shape in 2015 when SoS dancers Susan Nase (vocal and guitar) and Emma Reid (fiddle) went into the recording studio to create an original recording of the Canadian folk tune. Kathleen Hall then sparked the choreography vision which was later refined and developed by Artistic Director Susan Nase and the company dancers (past and present) of Shot of Scotch Vancouver. 

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The original planned video project was unfortunately rained out (as tends to happen in Vancouver) with literally months of rain. Other projects took over our time and this piece fell off the radar for some time. The costumes came to fruition as the piece came back into our regular repertoire in 2018 and we were finally able to complete the video shoot with Meghan Pike and Danielle Senyk dancing beautifully on one of the hottest days of the summer.

This piece has been an absolute joy to create and we hope you enjoy the finished video half as much as we enjoyed making it!

 

 

Fusion! Fusion! Fusion!

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It's no secret that we love a good cultural mashup and this season we've had the pleasure to present three of our existing favourites and one new creation! In the past month we've revised our Bhangra, Taiko and Serbian fusions with the Royal Academy of Bhangra, Onibana Taiko and Skud Zavicaj. We brought both the Bhangra and Taiko fusions to the BC Highland Games in Coquitlam on June 16 and were guest performers at Skud Zavicaj's year-end show June 29 at the Cultch Theatre in East Vancouver. If you missed all of those, you can still catch us perform our Taiko Highland fusion a the Powell Street Festival at noon on Aug 4th! 

"Our goal in creating a collaborative fusion is to stay true to the integrity of each cultural art form, but to play with the commonalities in order to create something new and exciting" says SoS Van artistic director Susan Nase. The newest of our fusions was created for Small Stage's Summer Series on Robson and included live music with bagpipes and dhol. See the video HERE!

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Shot of Scotch Newsletter - Summer 2018

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Summer 2018

Shot of Scotch New York City

It’s Highland Games Season!
 

Highland games combine sport, fun and culture in a uniquely Scottish style and take place every weekend in the summer. From May to September you can get in on the action all across the northern hemisphere, with dozens of games being held across the US and games as far away as Norway, Germany and Brazil.

Scotland is home to the Highland Games of course with over 80 taking place across the country.  The Cowal Highland Gathering is the most famous of them all in the dancing world as they host the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing World Championships each year.

Dancers give dazzling displays of fancy footwork in the traditional Highland dances, competing for the most prestigious titles.  The Cowal Highland Gathering is renowned for the quality of its Highland dancing, drawing in the best performers from around the globe as they compete to be world champion.  The good news is that you don’t even need to travel to catch all the splendour, events will be streamed live August 23rd - 25th.

If you prefer to catch the action live, come and see Shot of Scotch at the Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Westbury, New York on August 25th.  New York’s premier dancers will be performing, teaching and conducting a raffle with exciting prizes.

Shot of Scotch Vancouver


Fusion! Fusion! Fusion!
 
It's no secret that we love a good cultural mashup and this season we've had the pleasure to present three of our existing favourites and one new creation! In the past month we've revised our Bhangra, Taiko and Serbian fusions with the Royal Academy of Bhangra, Onibana Taiko and Skud Zavicaj. We brought both the Bhangra and Taiko fusions to the BC Highland Games in Coquitlam on June 16 and were guest performers at Skud Zavicaj's year-end show June 29 at the Cultch Theatre in East Vancouver. If you missed all of those, you can still catch us perform our Taiko Highland fusion a the Powell Street Festival on Aug 4th!

"Our goal in creating a fusion is to stay true to the integrity of each cultural art form, but to play with the commonalities in order to create something new and exciting" says SoS Van artistic director Susan Nase. The newest of our fusions was created for Small Stage's Summer Series on Robson and included live music with bagpipes and dhol. See the video HERE!

NEW YORK

Class Info

Weekday evenings
Garment District , NYC


Monthly sign up required.  Classes are available for every level of dance experience.

Youth Lessons & Private Lessons available 
as well!

Member Rehearsals:

Tuesdays 7:00 PM
Garment District
(subject to change)

Accepting new members who have reached the Premier level of dance.

Sign up here !

VANCOUVER

Class Info:

Tuesdays 8:00-9:30 PM Open level

Thursdays 7:30-9:00 PM Open level

Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St.)

Summer 10-class cards for drop-in Jul and Aug, $250

Summer 5-class cards for drop-in Jul OR Aug, $125

Member Rehearsal:

Wednesdays 8:00-9:30 PM
Scotiabank Dance Centre


Accepting new member applications from those who have reached the premier level of dance.

Contact us to learn more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shot of Scotch New York Upcoming Events!


Public Event – August 25th, 2018: Long Island Scottish Festival & Games, Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY; 8:00am – 5:00pm

Shot of Scotch Vancouver Upcoming Events!


Public Event - Aug 4, 2018: Taiko Highland Fusion with Onibana Taiko at the Powell Street Festival, Powell Street Area, Vancouver, BC

Public Event - Oct 5, 2018: Whisky Tasting Night with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band, Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC; 7 pm

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Quote of the season:

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

― Martha Graham

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Summer Class Registration

Keep your stamina and fitness going with open level drop-in classes twice a week this summer! Take class from a rotating roster of Shot of Scotch Vancouver company dancers. To keep your weekends open for summer travel and other adventures, all summer classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings downtown at Scotiabank Dance Centre. Grab a drop-in card so you can pick and choose your classes over the summer months. 

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Jul Classes - Jul 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31; 7 classes

Aug Classes - Aug 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30; 9 classes

10-Class Card valid Jul and Aug - $250+GST

5-Class Card valid Jul ONLY - $125+GST

5-Class Card valid Aug ONLY - $125+GST

Pre-registration and class card commitment required. The cost for class cards is payable at or before the first class of each month. See our Lessons page for the schedule of rotating summer teachers.

Register HERE to get your class card today!