Scotia Dancers is a New York City-based affiliate of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, a worldwide network dedicated to promoting Scottish Country Dance.
Scotia Dancers has temporarily closed down in-person classes due to coronavirus concerns. Web-based classes continue with our favorite local teachers! Sign up for our mailing list for details.
What is Scottish Country Dance?
Scottish country dancing is social dancing that can be spirited and lively, but also grand and elegant, danced to the music of Scottish jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Scottish country dance is rooted in a centuries-old style that survives today and continues to evolve with the continuing creation of new dance formations and musical tunes.
Monday Night Classes
Scotia Dancers meets on Monday nights for classes and parties from 7pm to 10pm at Metro Baptist Church. The church is located t 410 West 40th St. (between 9th and 10th Avenues) in Manhattan's midtown west, easily accessible from Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Scottish Country Dancing is a great way to make friends, get some exercise, and most importantly, have lots of fun! This type of dancing is enjoyed on every continent of the world and is popular with people of all ages and interests. You don't have to be Scottish to enjoy learning the dancing and music of Scotland.
Learning Scottish Country Dance is a way to be a part of the global Scottish Country Dancing scene, which offers classes and events, including dance schools, weekend events, formal balls, and social gatherings.
You don't need a partner, nor any experience, so come as you are, with a pair of flat, comfortable shoes. You will join with qualified teachers and more advanced dancers to learn the footwork and formations. Scotia Dancers prides itself in being a friendly and welcoming place.
Due to coronavirus concerns, many local dance events have been cancelled or postponed. Updates as more information becomes available.