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About Us

At the beginning of the year, due to the sale of the building where we danced for many years,  we moved from Madison Avenue Baptist Church to Metro Baptist Church, 410 West 40th Street, New York, NY.  

 Sheila Wilson  Sheila Wilson, a long time member of the Scottish Country Dance community in New York, died on 19 January 2015.  A memorial service for her will be held at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church on 14 February from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.  The church is located at 325 Park Avenue, NY, NY.

Sheila was also active in the New York Caledonian Club and other Scottish organizations in NYC.  You may share memories of Sheila on her FaceBook memorial page.

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. Look for our meetup 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  (yes, groups have danced in Antarctica) where you can dance, but remember that starting with our classes on Monday, 7 April, we will not offer beginner instruction for the next 12 weeks..
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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: $8.00 per session  
     $75.00 for a 10-class card
(Valid any class night thru 6/16/14 except party nights)


Scotia Dancers Membership Dues    $10.00

*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 6 September 2014.