Scottish Dancing

It's Never Too Late To Congratulate!

Just last weekend one of our Premier dancers, Anna Fitzgerald, competed in the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina! Growing up in Cary, NC, going to Grandfather Mountain was a staple for Anna and her family. So after moving to NYC last year, going back home to compete was especially nostalgic this time. Anna was even able to reunite with the competition coordinators Pat Johnston and Amy Mooney. Anna credits Pat for helping her return to the world of Highland Dance and she couldn’t be more grateful for Pat’s lasting influence on her dancing career!

Despite the free sunburn, Anna had a wonderful time competing in the three-day event! She competed in the Pre-Championship on Friday and placed in all four events! She also competed in the National Dances on Sunday and placed in the Jig! Go Anna! All of your hard work and dedication to this sport has really paid off, and everyone at Shot of Scotch NYC is so proud of your accomplishments!

 

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!

2015 FUSTA Choreography Project!

Shot of Scotch NYC had a blast filming for the 2015 FUSTA Choreography Project! We filmed early this morning on the "Wooden Pier" in Brooklyn, New York. We were blessed with sunshine and gorgeous views of lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. After we were done filming we decided to take the opportunity to take a few candid shots! We hope you enjoy! 

We would also like to thank FUSTA for the opportunity to be involved in their choreography project this year, and we can not wait to see the final cut! The video will be out this summer and is set to the tune of "Everybody Dance Now" performed by the fabulous Red Hot Chili Pipers!

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!