March 2020 Classes Suspended
With great regret I am announcing the suspension of our gathering on Thursday evenings for Scottish country dancing in Manhattan at St. Bart's.
Please be sure to check the websites for upcoming events you plan to attend in case of cancellations.
We will resume when the public health threat presented by the rapid spread of the virus wreaking havoc all over the world has passed. Perhaps a party at that time would be in order!
Stay safe until we dance again.
--Chris Ronald, RSCDS New York Branch President
The New York Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society invites you to join the worldwide community of dancers who thrill to fast-moving jigs and reels and stately strathspeys. Learn or polish your dancing skills in the friendly atmosphere of our classes. Share the joys of Scottish dancing and pageantry at our parties and Highland Balls. All welcome! No experience necessary! Come with or without a partner.
Basic class registration is currently closed. Keep an eye on this space for updates on the next basic class. Alternatively, visit our friends at Scotia Dancers to see if they are running a beginners' series that might work for you in the meantime! (Experienced visiting dancers are always welcome to drop in for an evening whenever they are in town.)
RSCDS New York members interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland's Take the Floor. Visit the BBC Radio Scotland website to hear interviews with some of our members and their favorite tunes (segment starts at 1:25)! Interviewees include former presidents Tom Marshall and Ellen Sears, teachers Xiaowen Yu and Deborah Leary, and dancers Mary Gray and Emily Russell.
Annual General Meeting May 28, 2020. The meeting is held during the break in our regular class evening at St. Bart's (the usual class location). Voting is restricted to branch members. All attendees dance for free this evening.
July 6-10, 2020. English-Scottish-Contra Session, Massachusetts.
July 10-13, 2020. Scottish Session I, Massachusetts.
July 13-18, 2020. Scottish Session II, Massachusetts.