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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!

NEW Absolute Beginner Workshop! September 2018

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Have you always wanted to give Highland Dancing a try but didn't know where to begin? No experience is necessary! This September we are thrilled to offer a 4-week workshop for absolute beginners! Learn all the basic positions and movements from the very beginning and walk away knowing how to dance a 4-step Highland Fling! If (when) at the end of the workshop you have been bitten by the Highland Dance bug, you'll have all the foundation you need to join our ongoing beginner classes. Go ahead and register today! We can't wait to dance with you!

Sundays 1:00-2:00 pm

Sep 9, 16, 23 & 30; 4 classes, $80, Max. 9 students

Broadway Ballroom (1050 West Broadway)

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

 

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!