Santiago Cup 2018 - SMPB

Last week our Artistic Director Susan Nase returned from her second trip to Chile. Over the course of nine days in Santiago, she taught workshops, judged, and shared her passion for highland dance with dancers from Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. These awesome dancers worked incredibly hard, putting in over 12 hours of intense workshops all before competition day!

The event was hosted by the Santiago Metropolitan Pipe Band and it was an honour to have been invited back to participate alongside fellow adjudicators Craig Monroe (pipes) and Tyler Fry (drums).

This was the first year they have hosted an event with individual dance competition and it was a great success! Congratulations to all the dancers who participated and to the SMPB for hosting such a fabulous event!

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A Season of Whisky Flings!

If there is a theme to our performances this Fall, it's WHISKY! We held our semi-annual Whisky Fling Fundraiser on Sep 19 at Shebeen Whiskey House in Gastown, gathering our friends, family, dance lovers, and whisky enthusiasts together for a night of dance, music, food and good company. It was a great success with money being raised to help us create more innovative dance projects and to connect with our community through Scottish culture!

Next up on Oct 5, we paired up with our friends at the Vancouver Police Pipe Band at their "Pipes and Drams" whisky tasting event, lending our dancing talents to their fundraiser. We danced with the pipe band, debuted our newest choreography "Crooked Fire" and showed off our newest costumes - kilties! (We *may* have participated in some tastings of the whisky as well...) See more pictures from the "Pipes and Drams" event HERE!

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NEW Beginner Level Class!

We are offering a NEW Beginner level Highland class for adults starting Nov 4th! This level is for dancers with a little highland experience or other similar previous dance training (i.e. ballet). We will focus on slowly breaking down basic Highland movements and dances (Fling, Sword, Lilt.) It’s the perfect class for those who have just completed the Absolute Beginner workshop. 

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Sundays 1:00-2:30 pm

Broadway Ballroom (1050 W Broadway)

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. 

Save your spot today as class size is limited! REGISTER online or CONTACT US for more info.

Are you at the Absolute Beginner Level? Want to learn the basics from the start?? Our next Absolute Beginner Workshop will be in Feb 2019! Send us a message to get on our list and kick off the New Year with a Fling! 



Core and Cardio Workshop with Katherine Gray

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This Fall we are excited to offer another Core & Cardio for Highland Dancers class! Work on your stamina and strength with Shot of Scotch company dancer Katherine Gray Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm through Oct and Nov. This class is open level, so will focus on the basic movements of highland dance, fitness drills and strengthening the dances you know. 

All workshop classes are held at the Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson Street Vancouver, Ballet Studio)

Oct 4, 11, 18 & 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 9 classes

$180 ($160 if already registered for a Sunday ongoing session!)

Pre-registration and full session commitment required (no refunds.) The cost for each regular session is payable at or before the first class of each session. Drop-ins are allowed ONLY for registered Sunday Session students at $25/class. 

REGISTER or CONTACT US for more info today!

Fall Whisky Fling Tomorrow!!

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Our next SoS Whisky Fling is Tomorrow!

Wed Sept 19th, 7-9 pm

Shebeen Whiskey House (back of Irish Heather 210 Carroll St. Vancouver)

Suggested donation at door $10-20

We are hosting another of our popular Whisky Flings! There will be dancing, food, drink, a few door prizes and mingling with other whisky/dance enthusiasts. This event is a chance for us to kick up our heels and thank our supporters for all they do to help us in our mission to create innovative, premier, performance highland dance in Vancouver. All proceeds go towards creating more dance!