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.
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 for classes on Monday nights at Metro Baptist Church, located at 410 West 40th Street (near 9th Avenue).
BEGINNER SERIES Starting April 1st, dancers new to Scottish country dance are invited to sign up for a 6-class series. Registration and payment of $40 for the series will be done at the door at the first class. No preregistration or partner necessary.
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.
Kilts & Ghillies Tea Dance April 27, 2019 South Britain Congregational Church
A popular afternoon tea dance, featuring interesting and unusual dances programmed this year by Peter Price and Sandra Bethray. A light supper, desserts, and tea will be served at intermission. Event Flier
Music by Sharlene Penman's Band
Pawling Weekend May 17-19, 2019 Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp in Copake, NY
Come join us for the 56th annual Spring Weekend of Scottish dancing in the Berkshire Hills. Teachers include Jimmie HIll, Rebecca Blackhall Peters and Terry Harvey. Event Website
Music by Laura Risk, Ryan McKasson, Nicholas Williams and Susie Petrov