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!


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 !


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!


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

Follow Vancouver!


Follow New York!

Quote of the season:

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

― Martha Graham

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