Performance

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!

Whisky Fling Reel Sep 2018.jpg
whisky kilts landscape.jpg

Fusion! Fusion! Fusion!

TaikoHighlandGames2018.JPG

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 at noon on Aug 4th! 

"Our goal in creating a collaborative 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!

NewBhangraFusionRobsonCompress.jpg

Shot of Scotch Newsletter - Summer 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*
View this email in your browser

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!

NEW YORK

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 !

VANCOUVER

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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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!

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

Follow New York!

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
Quote of the season:

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

― Martha Graham

Copyright © Shot of Scotch 2018, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@shotofscotch.org

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Reminder: We only send emails to subscribers who have signed up to receive this newsletter on Shot of Scotch website or signed up at our event booth.






This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*

*|REWARDS|*

Shot of Scotch Newsletter - Spring 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*
View this email in your browser

Spring 2018

Shot of Scotch Vancouver

Celebrating 5 Years of Shot of Scotch in Vancouver!

What a tremendous evening we had celebrating our 5th Anniversary on Mar 3, 2018! Our ceilidh was sold out well in advance and was packed with dance, music, laughter, friends and love. Wow - what a night! We are so grateful to have had so many guest performers join us for the evening including Blackthorn, the Vancouver Police Pipe Band, the Royal Academy of Bhangra, Onibana Taiko and Alison Moen who led us all in ceilidh dancing.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our ceilidh, to all of our tireless volunteers who helped it to run so smoothly, to Manto Artworks for capturing so many beautiful moments from the evening on camera, and to all of our supporters who have helped us in so many ways year round to become the company we are today. We couldn't do this without you - THANK YOU!! Cheers to 5 years!! Click HERE to see our photo gallery of the evening!

Shot of Scotch New York City

Tartan Week in New York City: Are you ready?

The 20th anniversary of Tartan Week in NYC is fast approaching and Shot of Scotch NYC can’t wait for the festivities to begin! This year, we will be performing at the Pre-Parade Ceilidh on Friday, April 6th, and at Bryant Park before the parade on April 7th. And of course, you can catch us in the parade on 6th avenue on the afternoon of April 7th, sharing our love of Highland dancing with the people of New York City and people from around the world!

Tartan Week started in 1998 after the United States Senate declared April 6th National Tartan Day, a day to celebrate Scottish culture. Since then Tartan Week has grown to include many events throughout New York City to celebrate the music, dance, and other parts of Scottish culture. This year some of these events will include things like ceilidhs, book signings, author talks, teas, whisky tastings, genealogy research help and other exciting events. If you’re in the New York City area be sure to stop by and see us dancing! 

NEW YORK

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 !

VANCOUVER

Class Info

Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM Int/Premier Levels

Sundays 11:30-1:00 PM Beg/Nov/Int Levels 

Broadway Ballroom (1050 West Broadway)

Spring Session #2 - May 6, 13, & 27, Jun 3, 10, 17 & 24; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students

NEW Absolute Beginner Workshop coming SOON!

Contact us for details!

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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shot of Scotch New York Upcoming Events!

Public Event – April 16th, 2018: NY Caledonian Club PreParade Ceilidh, Abigail Adams Auditorium, 417 E 61st Street, New York, NY; 7:00 pm

Public Event – April 7th, 2018: Pipes & Drums on the Fountain Terrace, Bryant Park, New York, NY; 11:15am

Public Event – April 7th, 2018: Tartan Day Parade, Avenue of the Americas from 44th – 55th Streets, New York, NY; 2:00-4:00pm
 
Public Event – April 8th, 2018: Tartan Day on Ellis Island with Clan Currie

Public Event – April 22nd, 2018: West Point Military Tattoo, Trophy Point, West Point Military Academy; 11:00am – 6:00pm

Public Event – May 19th, 2018: Dance Parade, 21st Street and Broadway – Avenue A, New York, NY; 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Public Event – May 19th, 2018: DanceFest, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY; 3:00pm –7:00pm

Public Event – June 16th, 2018: Mermaid Parade, Coney Island, New York, NY; 1:00pm

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 Events - Apr 6 & 7, 2018: SoS Vancouver visits NYC for Tartan Week!!!

Private Event - Apr 26, 2018: Canadian Produce Brunch, Vancouver Convention Centre
 
Public Event - Jun 16, 2018: BC Highland Games, Percy Perry Stadium, 290 Pipeline Rd, Coquitlam, BC

Follow Vancouver!

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

Follow New York!

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
Quote of the season:

Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance."

Confucius, Chinese Philosopher

Copyright © Shot of Scotch 2018, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@shotofscotch.org

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Reminder: We only send emails to subscribers who have signed up to receive this newsletter on Shot of Scotch website or signed up at our event booth.






This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*

*|REWARDS|*

Shot of Scotch Newsletter - Winter 2018

*|MC:SUBJECT|*

View this email in your browser

Winter 2018

Shot of Scotch New York City

Mohonk Mountain House: Scottish Weekend

January 26-28 marks the sixth year, SoS NYC will be invited back to share it's passion of Highland Dance along side other Scottish artists during this celebratory weekend. We hope to see you at the beautiful backdrop, Mohonk Mountain House, as we celebrate Robert Burns and this years theme of Neil Gow. 
"The halls of the Mountain House echo with the sound of bagpipes, as the Mohonk grounds transform into the highlands of Scotland! Our Scottish Weekend features award-winning musicians, concerts, Scotch whisky tasting, the “Address to the Haggis”, a ceilidh, and opportunities to participate and learn about Scottish music, Scottish country dance, bagpipe-playing, Scottish Highland games, and kilt-making. Our MC and historian, Thomas Keith, will be giving a lecture on Robert Burns as well as hosting our classic Scottish concert."
If you are unable to make it to Mohonk, please see our other upcoming performances at the bottom of this newsletter!

Book now to save 20% on your stay!

Shot of Scotch Vancouver

SoS Vancouver's 5th Anniversary Ceilidh

It's hard to believe, but in March this year our Vancouver branch of SoS turns 5! What an incredible 5 years it's been! We're throwing a Ceilidh to celebrate and we're inviting all of our friends that we've collaborated with over the years. Mark your calendars for Mar 3rd! Celtic folk band Blackthorn will perform along with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. Our friends from the Royal Academy of Bhangra and more surprise guests will also be there! Bring your dancing shoes for some good old fashioned ceilidh dancing and get ready for a walk down memory lane as the Shot of Scotch company dancers perform some of our favourite pieces from the past 5 years. Early bird tickets will save you some money so grab yours soon! Email us at shotofscotchvan@gmail.com or contact one of the SoS Vancouver dancers to get your ticket. See you there!

NEW YORK

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 !

VANCOUVER

Class Info

Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM Int/Premier Levels

Sundays 11:30-1:00 PM Beg/Nov/Int Levels 

Broadway Ballroom (1050 West Broadway)

Winter Session - Jan 7, 14, 21 & 28, Feb 4, 18 & 25; 7 classes, $175, Max. 9 students

Workshops:

Core and Cardio with Alison Ward - Thursdays Feb & Mar, 8 classes, $160

Drop-ins allowed for registered Sunday students ONLY.

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!
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shot of Scotch New York Upcoming Events!


Public & Private Events - Jan 20-30, 2018: Robbie Burns Celebrations! Book now to secure your event date!

Public Event - Jan 25, 2018: RSCDS Robert Burns Night, St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Ave. New York, NY; 7:30 pm


Public Event - Jan 26 - 28, 2018: Mohonk Mountain House- Scottish Weekend, New Paltz, NY

Public Event - Jan 27, 2018: The New York Times Travel Show, Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 W 34th St. New York, NY

Private Event - Feb 3rd, 2018: Genesis Lodge Burns Supper

Public & Private Events - April 1 - 8, 2018: NYC Tartan Week. Stay tuned for more details!

Shot of Scotch Vancouver Upcoming Events!


Public & Private Events - Jan 20-30, 2018: Robbie Burns Celebrations! Book now to secure your event date!

Public Event - Jan 24, 2018: Celebrating Robbie Burns, Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver BC; 7:00 pm

Public Event - Jan 25, 2018: A Salute to Robbie Burns, Pan Pacific Vancouver 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC; 6:30 pm
 
Public Event - Jan 31, 2018: Taiko Highland Fusion at the Instruments of Change Benefit , Imperial Theatre, 319 Main St, Vancouver BC; 7:00 pm

Public Event - Mar 3, 2018: SoS Vancouver 5th Anniversary Ceilidh, Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver BC; 7 pm

Follow Vancouver!

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

Follow New York!

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
Quote of the season:

I dance out of need as much as love. If I don’t move through time and space to music something is absent from my life. Often I can’t hold myself back, and in my kitchen, a hallway, a public space I will start to dance—for me it is innate."

- Sarah Lamb, Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet

Copyright © Shot of Scotch 2017, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@shotofscotch.org

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Reminder: We only send emails to subscribers who have signed up to receive this newsletter on Shot of Scotch website or signed up at our event booth.






This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*

*|REWARDS|*