PO Box 16898 Rocky River OH 44116 440-721-7201
It is the intent of the OHIO SCOTTISH ARTS SCHOOL to provide comprehensive instruction in traditional arts of Highland dancing, fiddling, harping, piping and drumming, by nationally and internationally recognized teachers. At the end of the week, the students will have increased their knowledge of theory, improved their basic skills and technique, and been exposed to new material.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
The OHIO SCOTTISH ARTS SCHOOL of The Scottish-American Cultural Society of Ohio,
Inc. admits students of any race, color, age, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities
generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national
and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs and athletic or
other school administered programs.
In June 2013 we will celebrate 35 years of preserving the arts and traditions of Scotland.
When the first Ohio Scottish Arts School was held in 1978, no one knew how far we would progress over the years. The first classes were held in dancing, drumming and piping. Fifty eight students attended that year. In 2012, 150 students from 23 states and Canada attended and took classes in dancing, fiddling, harping, piping and snare & tenor drumming plus a daily Gaelic workshop. Classes were also offered in Highland Dance Teacher training.
These classes focus on basic skills, technique, theory and exposure to new material. This focus allows students to develop a strong foundation. Our instructors are top notch and well respected in their fields. They make themselves available to students during classes with individual attention and after class hours for informal discussion and advice. Each student is given an evaluation by their instructors to use at home as a tool for continued growth!
Ohio Scottish Arts School
Come join our "family"! June 22 - 28, 2013
Class time is vigorous with two 3 hour sessions per day, but the evening also allows for informal learning. Students learn from each other in casual jams and instructors often join in these magical, musical moments. The talent that is reflected by these students and instructors is awe inspiring!
Students have an opportunity to experience other disciplines by visiting classes. Harpers have been known to sit in on a dancing class to get the rhythm just right, pipers play for the dancers. This helps all to appreciate and learn about the other arts represented at OSAS.
During this dynamic week one can observe student skills being improved, younger students helping older students with a difficult piece of music or students always playing their instruments or dancing. The commitment to their arts is amazing. It is incredible to be part of this week and students aged 10 to adult never seem to mind giving up a week of their summer to continue the arts and traditions of Scotland.
We are anticipating another exciting week filled with the usual schedule of classes in dancing, drumming, fiddling,
harping and piping, as well as fun times and special activites.
Students: Participants must be 10 years of age or older by the day
prior to the first day of OSAS. The age requirement is in place to ensure that each student will be able to handle being away from
home and get the most out of the classes. Adult students are encouraged to enroll. Students should have some knowledge of their particular
art, but we encourage enrollment by people of all skill levels. Younger students are well supervised by a staff of counselors.
and Activities: Classes begin on Sunday morning and are held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.
In the evenings students can enjoy various supervised athletic and social activities as time permits. An informal variety show is
held on the last night and all are encouraged to participate.
Dorms and Dining: Double dorm rooms are included
in the tuition but for an extra fee adults can request a single room as space permits. Meals are served in the college dining
hall. Three meals will be served on our full class days, with breakfast only on the last day. Juice breaks are provided each morning
and afternoon during the class day.
Classrooms and Studios: These facilities are well suited for the students needs. They are
located within walking distance of the dorms and dining hall.
Ohio Scottish Games
The OHIO SCOTTISH GAMES
) are held on the 4th Saturday in June each year at the Lorain
County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio. Participation in the Games requires separate registration. Registration for the
Ohio Scottish Arts School does not automatically qualify the student to compete in the Games.