The Scotia Dancers of New York offer social classes and parties in traditional Scottish country dancing (SCD), a dance form that combines exercise, sociability and stirring Scottish music. It is a form of pattern dancing performed in sets similar to contra or square dancing.
We meet at Metro Baptist Church, 410 West 40th St, NYC. Press the buzzer on the door that is marked Scotia Dancers. Please read A Letter From the President of Scotia Dancers for further infomation about our group.
Look for our meetup page or our FaceBook page to see what other people are saying about us. Once you learn the basics of SCD, you can travel throughout the world and find groups on every continent where you can dance (yes, groups have danced in Antarctica) .
Our 2017 Autumn Series started Monday 11 September at 7 pm. The first night was a party night for dancers with some experience. Regular classes will began on 18 September The series will conclude with our Holiday Party on 18 December. The Winter Series runs from 8 January 2018 to 27 March and the Spring Series runs from 2 April to 25 June. Party and special events dates are on the Calendar.
LATE BREAKING NEWS - On Saturday 11 November 2017 at 7pm, Scotia is hosting a dance to raise funds for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. Admission is $15. Proceeds will be donated to Oxfam. Click here for a tentative program listing and here for an event flyer. Even if you cannot attend, you may contribute by writing a check made payable to Scotia Dancers and marked Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.
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The Scotia Dancers is an affiliated group of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.*
Our traditional parties includes a Burns Night Dance each year in January to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. We have haggis, neeps and tatties in the traditional ceremony concluding with Burns' Address to a Haggis.
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