Summer

Vancouver Summer Wrap Up!

Shot of Scotch Vancouver had a very busy summer full of performances and shows! It’s been exciting meeting new people and showing off what we love.Three of our major performances were with; the Royal Academy of Bhangra at their end of year show, the Scotiabank Dance Centre, and the Tssawassen Sun Festival.

We had the pleasure of dancing our Bhangra Highland Fusion again with the Royal Academy of Bhangra at their End of Year studio show "Colours of Punjab 2015". It was so great to see so many people under the same roof with such a love of dance and to be invited to join their celebration. The culture and enthusiasm for Bhangra was contagious. They honoured us by presenting us with an Appreciation Award and we truly can’t wait for the next performance.

We then were invited to join Scotiabank Dance Centre to perform at their booth for the Granville Street Social. It was a pleasure to represent the Highland Dance community with our national dance set of Blue Bonnets, Village Maid, and Tribute to J.L. McKenzie. The booth itself was greatly educational and showed off all the different types of dance and groups who practice and perform at the theatre with various performances throughout the day.

Complete with sunshine, quick changes and even a pie eating contest, we had great time at the Tsawwassen Sun Festival! We were able to show off to the community a variety of different dances and to create an awesome dance set we are proud of.

We hope that you were able to catch us at one of our performances! If not then stay tuned for future events by subscribing to our Newsletter or following us on Facebook and Instagram. If you are interested in booking us for a public or private event then please contact us!

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!