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 January 7th, 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 January 7th.
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.
Robert Burns Night January 24, 2019
The RSCDS New York Branch and Scotia Dancers present a celebration honoring the life and legacy of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. The evening's program includes ceilidh dancing for all, country dance and highland dance demonstrations, a toast to the haggis, and of course, the poetry of Robert Burns himself. The evening ends with the traditionally singing of Auld Lang Syne. Flyer
New Haven Highland Ball & Brunch Dance March 2-3, 2019 West Hartford Town Hall/Polish National Alliance Park
The RSCDS New Haven Branch presents their annual ball and brunch dance. Formal dinner and dancing will be held at the West Hartford Town Hall. The brunch dance location will held at the Polish National Alliance Park. Save the Date Flyer
Music by Jim Stevenson-Mathews, Mara Shea, & Rebecca McCallum