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, 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
to see what other people are saying about us. Once you
learn the basics of SCD, you can travel
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..
SPECIAL NOTE * * * * * * *
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.
Scotia Dancers is an affiliated group of the Royal Scottish Country Dance
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)
Dancers Membership Dues $10.00
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
magazine published in April and October. This RSCDS publication
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
heritage of Scotland. It also promotes the objects of the Society and
strategic aims of the Management Board."
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.