The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Norther Italy Branch (or simply NIB) is a cultural association born in Bologna, september 24, 2011, which deals with advancing and promoting education of the public in traditional Scottish country dancing.
The NIB works in northern Italy from its two headquarters: Vicenza (that is the registered office) and Bologna.
The NIB is the first registered Italian Branch of Royal Scottish Country Dance Society , and inherits from it both the educational system and the repertoire of dances, as tools to teach, practice and promote Scottish Country Dances, thanks to its certified teachers.
The NIB organizes:
- Classes - Scottish Dance weekly classes for adults, lasting three hours, divided into three levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) during which the students are trained in both technique and repertoire of Scottish Dances. SCD classes for children, one hour long, during which children approach the technique and repertoire of Scottish Dances through both dance and play.
- Stage - Intensive study and research workshops, aimed at special events, organized in collaboration with teachers and musicians of international level. Made in prestigious locations, they usually are combined with a Grand Ball.
- Grand Ball - Formal Grand Balls, in traditional Scottish dresses, made in historic buildings, theaters and prestigious hotels. Usually with live music, often provide a walk through. Can be combined with a stage.
- Performances - Sporting formal dress and often organized in collaboration with public and private institutions or associations. These are the events in which our members showcase what they've learned during the lessons.
The main activities organized by the NIB
- 2013/2014 - Bologna, Quarto Inferiore (Bo), Vicenza, Marostica (Vi), Sandrigo (Vi)
- 2012/2013 - Bologna, Quarto Inferiore (Bo), Ferrara, Vicenza, Marostica (Vi), Sandrigo (Vi)
- 2011/2012 - Bologna, Quarto Inferiore (Bo), Ferrara, Vicenza, Sandrigo (Vi)
- 13 dec 2013 - Bologna - Workshop - Teacher: Bill Zobel - live music: Muriel Johnstone
- 14 apr 2013 - Vicenza - SCD Workshop and Tea Dance - Insegnanti: Jim Stott and Pam Dignan
- 25 jan 2013 - Bologna - Scottish Friday - Teacher: Alessia Branchi - live music: Joseph MacRae Ballantyne
- 19 oct 2012 - Bologna - Scottish Friday - Teachers: Alessia Branchi e Samuele Graziani
- 16 sep 2012 - Vicenza - SCD Dayschool - Teachers: Helen e Ian Russell
- 12 feb 2011 - Bologna - Workshop - Teachers: Helen Russell - live music: James Gray and Keith Smith
- 14 dec 2013 - Bologna - Hotel I Portici - M.C.: Bill Zobel - live music: Muriel Johnstone
- 24 nov 2012 - Bologna - Hotel I Portici - M.C.: Alessia Branchi - live music: James Gray
- 26 nov 2011 - Bologna - Hotel I Portici - M.C.: Alessia Branchi - live music: Luke Brady
- 12 feb 2011 - Bologna - Circolo Ufficiali - M.C.: Helen Russell - live music: James Gray and Keith Smith
- 12 sep 12 - Bologna, Cortile d'onore di Palazzo d'Accursio - Omaggio alla Scozia - part of BolognaEstate2012
- 4 aug 2012 - Cesuna (Vi) - Venigallia
- 1 jul 2012 - Monterenzio (Bo) - I Fuochi di Taranis, Festival Celtico
- 21 sep 11 - Bologna, Cortile d'onore di Palazzo d'Accursio - Omaggio alla Scozia - part of BolognaEstate2011
- 31 jul 2011 - Cesuna (Vi) - Venigallia