Priemier Highland Dance Troupe: Shot of Scotch
Under the Artistic Direction of Susan Nase, Shot of Scotch Vancouver strives to create new, exciting, contemporary dance pieces while maintaining a high standard of technique, but also remaining true to the deep Scottish roots of the centuries old art form of Highland dance.
Shot of Scotch was first formed in February 2011 in New York City as a venue for experienced, premier level competitive Scottish Highland dancers to continue to dance with the high level of precision they have trained for so many years to achieve. In the fall of 2012, Susan and one other founding member independently moved to Vancouver, BC, so Shot of Scotch is now an international group, with one branch established in NYC and a new branch in Vancouver! Both groups have a primary focus on performance, but also offer some highland dance lessons.
Along with a strong technical background, Shot of Scotch brings innovation, showmanship, and a love of sharing their passion for highland dancing to every event they're a part of. Shot of Scotch Vancouver has been seen performing all across the lower mainland including at the BC Highland Games, CelticFest, RVYC Robbie Burns Hootenanny, The Rogue Folk Club, numerous ceilidhs, festivals, birthdays and private celebrations. Shot of Scotch Vancouver has the great pleasure to work with Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, the Royal Academy of Bhangra, RCMP Division “E” Pipes and Drums, popular Celtic band Blackthorn, Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra, pipers Joe McDonald and Thomas Budd as well as fiddler Louise Steinway.