NYCD encourages innovation rooted in the long tradition of Scottish dance. We’ve set choreographed hornpipe steps to rock’n’roll, customized our own fling to Alasdair Fraser tunes, incorporated country dance movements into highland performance with music from Old Blind Dogs, and recently premiered an a capella jig composed by a professional NYC percussionist. 

Two of NYCD’s signature pieces are the New World Fling, set to Bagpipe and tribal drums, and a highland dance kickline to “I’m Gonna Be (500Miles)” by the Proclaimers. Our goal is always to keep the audience engaged and the energy on stage high. 

We are not your traditional School of Highland Dance.