Sept 13th Whisky Fling - China Edition!!

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It's time for another Whisky Fling!! Once again, we'll be taking over Shebeen Whiskey House (the back room of the Irish Heather) to celebrate all things Scottish! Join us again for a mid-week evening of fun, friends and whisky (or your drink of choice!)

We'll provide some dancing, entertainment and tell you all about our upcoming trip to the Nanchang International Military Tattoo with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band!! There will be some awesome door prizes, t-shirts, shot glasses and bagpipe prints for sale. All proceeds from this 'fling' go towards taking our dancers to this incredible event! Our bags are packed... we leave in just over a week!!

Admission by donation at the door, Suggested $10-$20. 7-9 pm. Shebeen Whiskey House 210 Carroll St. Vancouver. The dancing starts early and things have filled up in the past so get there on time to grab a good seat! 

Can't make it to the Whisky Fling but want to support our trip to China? Contact us to purchase a tee, shot glass, or print, or consider making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign. Every dollar is super helpful and soooo appreciated!! Thank you!

NEW Absolute Beginner Adult Highland Workshop - Oct 2017!

Have you always wanted to give Highland dancing a try, but didn't know where to begin? Are you looking for a way to get more active in a fun, engaging way? We're thrilled to offer this introductory 3-week workshop to get you started! No dance experience or equipment at all is necessary and this workshop will prepare you to join our regular weekly classes. We will work on the basic movements, building strength and stamina and by the end you will have learned to dance the Highland Fling!

Join our fabulous team of adult students! Can you tell we have fun?!!

Join our fabulous team of adult students! Can you tell we have fun?!!

Sundays 1:00-2:30 pm

Broadway Ballroom (1050 W Broadway, Vancouver BC)

Oct 15, 22 & 29

$75+GST = $78.75 for full workshop

We'll need a minimum of 4 dancers to make class go ahead, so please REGISTER HERE ASAP to ensure we have a class. Share with your friends - it's a great thing to try with someone! 

Fall Class Registration Open!!

Our students aren't afraid to work hard, sweat a fair bit and laugh a LOT! 

Our students aren't afraid to work hard, sweat a fair bit and laugh a LOT! 

It's hard to believe, but September is just around the corner!! After an amazing sunny summer session, our regular Sunday adult recreational classes kick off Sept 10th. 

Registration for our Fall sessions is open and the class sizes are very limited so make sure to register ASAP!! Absolute beginners stay tuned because an Absolute Beginner Workshop is coming your way this Fall too!!

Here are the details to join our awesome crew of hard working, fun students!

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)

Ongoing Sunday classes are held at Broadway Ballroom (1050 West Broadway)

Fall Session #1 - Sep 10, 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students

Fall Session #2- Nov 5, 12, 19 & 26, Dec 3, 10 & 17; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students

Pre-registration and full session commitment required. The cost for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session. Register for both Fall sessions at once and SAVE!

Private and semi-private lessons are also available. Save your spot today as class size is limited! REGISTER online or CONTACT US for more info.

 

 

 

Extra Extra! We're travelling to China!!

Last January we danced in Chinatown, and we are thrilled to announce that next September we will dance in China!! We are so excited to travel with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band to perform at the 5th Annual China Nanchang International Military Tattoo! This is an incredible opportunity for us to both choreograph and perform at an event that has seen upwards of 20 international military bands annually. 

Nanchang is the capital of Jiangxi province and has a 2200-year old history. What an amazing place to dance!!

8 Shot of Scotch Vancouver dancers will be packing their bags, kilts and ghillies in September and we couldn't be happier than to share this adventure with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band - huge thank you to them for inviting us to come along on this trip! As the world’s oldest, continuous serving police pipe band and official band of the City of Vancouver, with a regional population in excess of 2.5 million people, they are continually called upon to play for charity and community events, visiting royalty, heads of state and celebrities.

We are already hard at work collaborating with the band to create a spectacular new set and choreography to showcase at this world-class event but we need some help to get our dancers to this stage. If you are able, please consider supporting our GoFundMe campaign to help us cover the travel and visa costs of all dancers. Thank you always for your support and for helping us spread our love for Scottish dance, culture and exchange across the globe!

We're Celebrating Canada Day... Bhangra Highland Style!

Canada turns 150 tomorrow and we're celebrating the best way we know how... with multiculturalism!! We're sharing the Celebration Stage at Exhibition Hall A inside Canada Place tomorrow at 5 pm with the Royal Academy of Bhangra!

Shot of Scotch Vancouver and the Royal Academy of Bhangra first started working together in 2013 and the Bhangra Highland Fusion has become a favourite ongoing project for both our companies ever since. Though coming from vastly different cultures, we find common ground between Scottish Highland Dance and Punjabi Bhangra through the joy of dance. Both dance forms require extraordinary strength, endurance, agility and grace. This project is rooted in multiculturalism, exchange, learning, understanding and sharing - all core Canadian values! 

You might have noticed our fusion project pop up on your Facebook feed lately - the video taken from our performance at the BC Highland Games has gone viral with nearly 1 million views to date, over 15 thousand shares and thousands of amazing likes, loves and comments! We are so proud to represent Canada and Highland dancing in this unique and exciting way!

Join us tomorrow at Canada Place as we celebrate this amazing country we live, dance and celebrate culture in!