Whisky Fling

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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Fall Whisky Fling Tomorrow!!


Our next SoS Whisky Fling is Tomorrow!

Wed Sept 19th, 7-9 pm

Shebeen Whiskey House (back of Irish Heather 210 Carroll St. Vancouver)

Suggested donation at door $10-20

We are hosting another of our popular Whisky Flings! There will be dancing, food, drink, a few door prizes and mingling with other whisky/dance enthusiasts. This event is a chance for us to kick up our heels and thank our supporters for all they do to help us in our mission to create innovative, premier, performance highland dance in Vancouver. All proceeds go towards creating more dance!

Sept 13th Whisky Fling - China Edition!!

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It's time for another Whisky Fling!! Once again, we'll be taking over Shebeen Whiskey House (the back room of the Irish Heather) to celebrate all things Scottish! Join us again for a mid-week evening of fun, friends and whisky (or your drink of choice!)

We'll provide some dancing, entertainment and tell you all about our upcoming trip to the Nanchang International Military Tattoo with the Vancouver Police Pipe Band!! There will be some awesome door prizes, t-shirts, shot glasses and bagpipe prints for sale. All proceeds from this 'fling' go towards taking our dancers to this incredible event! Our bags are packed... we leave in just over a week!!

Admission by donation at the door, Suggested $10-$20. 7-9 pm. Shebeen Whiskey House 210 Carroll St. Vancouver. The dancing starts early and things have filled up in the past so get there on time to grab a good seat! 

Can't make it to the Whisky Fling but want to support our trip to China? Contact us to purchase a tee, shot glass, or print, or consider making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign. Every dollar is super helpful and soooo appreciated!! Thank you!

Whisky Fling Take 2 Success!!

THANK YOU to all who came out this week to raise a glass, dance a wee Fling and generously show their support for our upcoming trip to the International Body Music Festival in Paris! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! We had a wonderful time showing you a sneak peak of our Body Music Suite to be presented in Paris as well as auctioning off some of our other traditional dances. Special shout out goes to the amazing SoS Van students that donated their performance of the Seaforth Highlander Broadsword to the cause!  Shebeen Whiskey House was a tremendous host for the event and we hope to have another Whisky Fling in the New Year!

On Wed, we raised over $700 which will go a long way towards taking 4 of our members to Paris this month to teach and present original SoS Van material at the IBMF. We truly couldn't do what we do without the support of all of you!! We are now within $1000 of our fundraising goal with just over two weeks until take off!

If you missed the Whisky Fling but still would like to buy a t-shirt, shot glass or just send us a donation of support please CONTACT US or DONATE here on our website.

Cheers and THANK YOU!!

Time for a massed fling!! Everybody up!

Time for a massed fling!! Everybody up!

Doesn't he look great in our SoS shirt?!! You can buy one too to support us even if you missed the Whisky Fling!  Contact us  or donate directly  HERE!

Doesn't he look great in our SoS shirt?!! You can buy one too to support us even if you missed the Whisky Fling! Contact us or donate directly HERE!

Our students are the BEST!! 

Our students are the BEST!! 

Shot of Scotch Newsletter - February 2016

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February 2016

Shot of Scotch Vancouver

Hello 2016!

We have had a busy new year at Shot of Scotch Vancouver as word continues to get out about our dancers! This January we hosted our first "Whisky Fling" fundraiser at Shebeen Whiskey House in the heart of Gastown. A huge THANK YOU to all of our fabulous friends, family and supporters that came out to enjoy an evening of dance, whisky, food and social fun! All money raised will go directly back into our mission of creating high quality, innovative highland dance performance. Also last month, we tackled four Robbie Burns gigs in one week, finishing off at the beautiful Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. The new "fan favourite" seems to be our rendition of the Lochaber Sword dance involving actual shots of Scotch Whisky. You will have to come see it for yourself!

As we move into February, we hope for some sunshine as we will be joining "Sky's No Limit - Girls Fly Too" in this years Chinese New Year Parade. You can find out more about their program at http://www.girlsfly2.ca/. This program fits well with 2016, the year of the fire monkey, and we plan to hone our ambition and take some calculated risks in the spirit of the monkey. It's going to be a good one!

Shot of Scotch Van members at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club's Burns Ceilidh
Click here for Whisky Fling pictures

Shot of Scotch New York City

Shot of Scotch NYC 5 Year Anniversary Party

Five years ago, three ambitious, passionate transplant Highland dancers were desperately in search of an outlet where they could leverage their talents and share their love of Scottish Highland dance with NYC. Today, we're an established performing group, elevating Scottish culture all over the New York area! Let's celebrate 5 successful years as Shot of Scotch: NYC's Premier Highland Dancers!

WHO: Any former, current, or future supporters for Shot of Scotch

WHEN: RSVP by 3/5 for our event on 3/12

WHERE: St. Andrew's (upstairs bar)
140 W 46th Street, NYC, NY

WHY: A thank you to our friends and family for their continued support

WHAT: Cash bar, raffle opportunities, and a special performance or two by the Shot of Scotch dancers

Wear your plaid, bring your fiddles & pipes, and invite your friends!


Shot of Scotch NYC members



February, March, April
Tuesday (advanced adult) 7-8:30 pm
Wednesday (beginner adult) 7-8 pm
Thursday (intermediate adult) 7-8:30 pm

Monthly sign up required. Classes are available for every level of dance experience.
*Youth Lessons &
Private Lessons available as well

Member Rehearsals:

Monday evenings 7-8pm at New York Live Arts and Ripley Grier Studios
Accepting new members who have reached the premier level of dance.

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Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM Novice/Int/Premier Levels (Minimum of 1 year dance experience)

Sundays 11:30-1:00 PM Absolute Beginner Level (No dance experience necessary! Newcomers welcome!)

Broadway Ballroom (1050 West Broadway)

Spring Session #1 - Mar 6, 13, 20, & Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; 7 classes, $175, Max. 8 students

Spring Session #2 - May 1, 8, 15, 29 & Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; 8 classes, $200, Max. 8 students

Pre-registration and full session commitment required. Register for both sessions at once and save!

Member Rehearsals:

Wednesday evenings 8:00-9:30pm at Scotia Bank Dance Centre
Accepting new members who have reached the premier level of dance.

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Quote of the month:

"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances."

-Maya Angelou

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Shot of Scotch New York!

Public Event - March 12: Five Year Anniversary Ceilidh/Party in NYC. RSVP to: shotofscotchnyc@gmail.com

Public Event - April 8: Pre-Tartan Day Parade Ceilidh, 421 E 61st St, New York, NY, 7pm

Public Event - April 9:
Tartan Day Parade, 6th Ave (between 45th and 55th Streets), NYC, 2pm

Public Event - April 10: Tartan Day on Ellis Island, Ellis Island, 11am-4pm

Shot of Scotch Vancouver!

Public Event - February 14: Chinese New Year Parade, Chinatown Vancouver BC, 11 am start

Public Event - March 12:
CelticFest Ceilidh, Imperial 319 Main St, Vancouver BC
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