Dance cOMPETITION

Visit the dance stage on Saturday and Sunday, where you can experience the beauty and grace that is Scottish Highland Dance. The dances are a spectacular combination of strength, agility, movement, music, and costume. Highland dancing was traditionally performed by men but is now performed by both men and women. It is one of few arenas where men and women compete equally. The tremendous strength, stamina, and technical precision that accomplished dancers exhibit on stage comes from years of independent training and collaboration with experienced and dedicated teachers. 

Some of the best dancers in the country will compete for honors and scholarships in a wide variety of classic dance routines that are as old as the Scottish hills. 


demonstration & Learn To Dance

Saturday - 3:30 PM 
Learn to Dance!  After the Highland Dance competition, a demonstration of two Scottish Country dances - City of Belfast and Reel of the Royal Scots will take place. We'll have live music provided by the Good Thymes Ceilidh Band for the demonstrations.  This demonstration will last about two hours. For each dance, we'll teach the dances and demonstrate, then walk through the dances slowly, and finally add music so that everyone can dance.
Sunday -  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 Attendees can join us for more dancing at the dance tent/stage.  Again on Sunday we will teach, walk-through, and dance a variety of dances.   Audience participation is encouraged!

 

Competing Dancers - Register Here

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT HIGHLAND DANCE


The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society is an International group dedicated to preserving and promoting Scottish Country Dancing.

DANCE IN EAST TENNESSEE

Knoxville

Local dance groups dance the first Saturday each month at Boyd's Jig and Reel at 4:30pm in the Old City of Knoxville, Tenn.

Johnson City

Local dance groups dance each Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM at Munsey Memorial Methodist Church in downtown Johnson City Tenn.