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.
We have reopened in our regular space, dancing now on Thursday nights in partnership with the New York Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. All dancers must show that they are fully vaccinated and wear masks that completely cover their nose and mouth.
Please note January 6th class has been cancelled. Decisions on holding future classes will be made on a weekly basis.
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.
Thursday Night Classes
Scotia Dancers meets on Thursday nights for classes and parties from 7pm to 10pm at Metro Baptist Church. The church is located at 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.
Holiday Party December 16, 2021 Metro Baptist Church, 7pm Come celebrate the holidays in New York City with dance! Some country dance experience needed to enjoy the dancing. Flier
Robert Burns Night January 27, 2022 Metro Baptist Church, 7pm We celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns with an evening of ceilidh dancing, the traditional Address to the Haggis, and haggis, neeps, and tatties! All dances will be taught, so no experience needed. We are restricting attendance numbers this year, so please register in advance. RSVP by sending an email to dancescottishnyc(at)gmail.com or tell the person at the table on a dance night. Admission is $20 payable at the door. Flier