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About Us

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) .

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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 August.   

SPECIAL NOTE * * * * * * *
If you are a Scottish dance teacher planning to visit with us, please let us know if you wish to teach a dance. There is no expectation that you do so, but if you have a dance you wish to share, we want to offer you that opportunity.

The Scotia Dancers is an affiliated group of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.*

Scottish Thistle - the national flower of Scotland 

Our Monday Evenings Class Schedule:


Social Dancing -- 7:00 - 8:15
Tea             -- 8:15 - 8:30
Social Dancing  -- 8:30 - 10:00
Fees: $10.00 per session  


Scotia Dancers Membership Dues    $10.00

The Executive Committee has voted to change our Monday Evening schedule for the Fall Series.  Please check back for more details.

*Membership in the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), which is encouraged but not required, gives the right to apply for the RSCDS Summer School at St. Andrews, Scotland, and at the TAC School in Canada, and receipt of the Scottish Country Dancer, a magazine published in April and October. This RSCDS publication " aims to inform, entertain, and inspire Scottish country dancers; to be the prime means of communication from RSCDS Headquarters to all members, and a forum for members; and to broaden awareness of the rich country dance heritage of Scotland. It also promotes the objects of the Society and the strategic aims of the Management Board."

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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This page last updated 14 August 2018.