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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!

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SoS Vancouver's 5th Anniversary Ceilidh!

Happy 2018! 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!

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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!

$20 until Feb. 3rd, then $25 (Limited $30 tickets at door)

Adventures in Nanchang China!

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We're back from China (has it already been a month now?!) and what an adventure we went on with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band!! 8 Shot of Scotch Vancouver dancers joined 28 members of the pipe band on this 10 day trip to perform at the 5th China Nanchang International Military Tattoo in September 2017!  

We were kept extremely busy, performing in two stadium shows, three community shows, as well as participating in a parade, the opening and closing ceremonies. Our choreography to "Jasmine Flower" a very popular Chinese folk tune was particularly well received everywhere we went. We were extremely proud to represent Canada and Scottish culture amongst a gathering of twelve elite military bands and performing groups from across the globe. We are thrilled to have had this opportunity with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band and are already scheming up more projects, dances and adventures with them to come! A heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters, family and friends that helped make this trip possilbe!

For a glimpse of what we experienced and did, check out our PHOTOS and PERFORMANCE VIDEO! (The Jasmine Flower choreography starts at 3:30)