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 English, 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 began on 18 September The series concluded with our Holiday Party on 18 December.
The Winter Series ran from 8 January 2018 to 27 March and the Spring Series ran from 2 April to 25 June. Party and special events dates are on the Calendar.
Once again Scotia offered Summer Dancing, starting 16 July 2018. The season will end on 27 August with a party night. This summer session is open to anyone with country dance, square dance, or contra dance experience.
Due to a
late scheduling conflict with the church, we cancelled dancing for 13
SPECIAL NOTE * * * * * * *
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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