SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

7:30 a.m.
Register at the Admission Gate

8:00 a.m.
Pre-Premier Registration at Dance Tent

8:30 a.m.
Pre-Premier Competition

11:00 a.m.
Intermediate, Premier, Registration

1:00 p.m.
Intermediate, Premier, Competition

6:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremonies Performance

Saturday Events

Pre-Premier
Primary (Dancers 6 years and under)

  • 16 PDB's
  • Bow, 6 PDB's & High Cuts (4 times as in 1st step sword in place)
  • Highland Fling - 4 steps
  • Sword Dance - 2 & 1

Beginners

  • Flora - 4 steps
  • Highland Fling - 4 steps
  • Sword Dance - 2 & 1
  • Seann Triubhas - 3 & 1

Novice

  • Flora - 4 steps
  • Highland Fling - 4 steps
  • Sword Dance - 2 & 1
  • Seann Triubhas - 3 & 1

Intermediate Nationals

  • Hornpipe - 4 steps
  • Barracks Johnnie - 4 steps
  • Heilan Laddie - 4 steps

Premier Nationals

  • Hornpipe - 5 steps
  • Blue Bonnets - 4 steps
  • Village Maid - 4 steps

Intermediate

  • Highland Fling - 4 steps
  • Sword Dance - 2 & 1
  • Seann Truibhas - 3 & 1
  • Reel 2017

Premier

  • Highland Fling - 6 steps
  • Sword Dance - 2 & 2
  • Sean Triubhas - 4 & 2
  • Reel 2017
    • Cut Steps for under 12

HIGHLAND DANCE COMPETITION

Registration for 2018 coming soon!

To appreciate the skill of Highland dancers, watch for the precision & timing of their steps & their leg & body positions. Even their hands must be held in the correct position or points are removed. 

Though all the dances are generally referred to as Highland dances, there are actually two categories: Highland & National. The Highland dances were originally performed by men, often before or after battle, and they require considerable stamina. The Highland Fling & Sword dance are the two most famous examples. Some National dances such as the Scottish Lilt are more graceful & less athletic. Other National dances such as The Sailors Hornpipe & Irish Jig are extremely athletic. The Sailors Hornpipe depicts the crew's chores & the movements of the ship. The Irish Jig is a salute to the Irish washerwoman.

In either category, you will find dances that require great skill & provide excellent entertainment.

The Highland dance competition will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 (USMW-10)

CASH AWARDS FOR ALL PREMIER DANCES! Separate trophies will be awarded for Highland & Nationals for Intermediate and Premier.

 

Registration Fees:

Nationals ($30.00)
Pre-Premier ($25.00)
Intermediate ($30.00)
Premier ($35.00)
Dancers competing in both Nationals and Highland ($45.00)

Space for tent (tent not provided) ($15.00)

Registration includes ONE (1) complimentary admission ticket into the festival on the day you are competing. Admission ticket will be held at the Admission Gate.

Service fees apply to payments made online.

Make check payable to: CHICAGO SCOTS

Send to:
The Scottish Home
Attention: Carey Smith
2800 Des Plaines Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546

Please list dancer(s) name in memo on check.

Rules:

All contests will be conducted under the current rules of the Federation of United States Teachers & Adjudicators (FUSTA)

Tents:

Limited, on a first come first serve basis, personal tents will be allowed only with a prepaid reservation & valid issued permit from CHICAGO SCOTS. $15.00 per tent.

Weather:

The festival will proceed rain or shine. Tickets & registration fees are non-refundable. Festival would only be cancelled due to life-threatening weather such as a tornado. In event of heavy rain, competitions may move to an alternate location.

Parking:

Parking is available for a fee. $5.00 per car/per day or $8.00 for weekend parking pass. Parking passes are not available for advanced purchase. Must be purchased onsite with CASH.

Lodging: 

Please visit the lodging tab on the Scottish Festival & Highland Games website to find the locations we have discounted rooms available at.