Competition Season!

It is officially Summer so that means it is officially competition season for Highland dancers everywhere! And the members of Shot of Scotch NYC have already been busy collecting medals and taking names! 

Emily Ritter, Premier Highland dancer and SoS NYC member recently competed in her 20th Kansas City Highland Games; yup we said 20th! And if that isn't impressive enough Emily finished 3rd overall in the Highland dances and placed FIRST in the Highland Laddie during the National dances! GO EMILY!

Another competitive milestone came when our founding member, and BATD certified teacher Kendra Monroe, escorted two of her young dancers to their first Highland dance competition at the Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival! The girls competed in the Primary and Beginner categories and performed beautifully! We wish them great success in their future competitive careers as Highland dancers!

Lastly up next Anna Fitzgerald, another Premier Highland dancer and SoS NYC member, will be competing this July at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games! We cannot wait to cheer you on Anna! Good luck!

New York Military Tattoo 2015!

The 2015 New York Military Tattoo was a huge success! Shot of Scotch NYC was so incredibly privileged to dance two original choreographies in three separate shows this year! The choreographies were put together by former Highland Dancing World Champion, Rachel McLagan! Rachel and her dancers from Scotland's own Flings and Things along with the Celtic Cross Dancers from Canada joined us in this once in a lifetime event!

We also wanted to thank the ever talented and ambitious director of the event, Mr. Magnus Orr! This is your vision Magnus and we are so proud to be a part of it! Until next year! Slainte!

New York Tattoo!

Save the dates! New York Tattoo is back and better than ever! May 22nd and 23rd, Shot of Scotch NYC will be joining performers from Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the USA in this once in a life time show!

A Tattoo is a military performance of song and dance, and was traditionally called a "doe den tap toe" Danish for "turn off the tap", a signal for bartenders to stop serving troops and send them back to the barracks! In the past the troops would march back to the barracks to the sound of drums. Naturally over the years this drum performance became more elaborate until we developed our modern day Tattoo.

So if you are in the NYC area come and join us for this spectacular show!

Scotch For A Cause!

Join Shot of Scotch NYC on Wednesday April 29th for an evening to benefit the International Internship Program of the Glasgow Girls Club! Come on out for a fun night of Scottish Film, Scottish Dancing, Scottish Music, Scottish Eats and Scottish Whisky! That's a lot of Scottish! Tickets are on sale now so don't hesitate! This wonderful event will take place at the Lower East Side Girls Club: 402 East 8th Street from 6:30pm to 9:00pm! We look forward to dancing for this cause and we can't wait to see you all there!