Highland Dance

Event Information

Saturday, September 7

USMW 0212

Judge: Megan Ashworth, California

Music: CD will be used

Ticket Info

  • Every dancer (+ 1 parent per dancer) will be on an “entry list” at each gate.
  • Additional parents and non-dancers should pre-purchase their tickets online.
  • Advanced tickets: Get $2 off single-day adult admission! Ticket orders must be received by August 23. Payments are not refundable.
  • Online ticket sales close at midnight on August 23, 2024.

Dance Venue Rules

  • Dancing will be inside the Community Building.
  • Only leashed pets are allowed.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the fairgrounds.

For any questions please contact dance@scottishfestival.org

Schedule of Events

  • Registration
  • Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Triubhas
  • Primary 16 Pas de basque, Pas de basque and highcuts
  • Reel of Tulloch
  • Primary Fling, Sword
  • Primary awards
  • Lunch break
  • Scottish Lilt, Flora MacDonald’s Fancy, The Sailors’ Hornpipe
  • Joyce Deddens Premier Highland Dancer Award Dance-Off
  • Awards

*Dance start time will be no earlier than 9am and will be determined by number of entries received.
*Schedule subject to change based on entries. Dancers and teachers will be notified of updated schedule prior to event.

Special Dance Awards

16 Years & Over Cash Awards

The following cash awards will be given in lieu of medals for Premier categories ages 16 years and over:

  • 1st $30, 2nd $25, 3rd $20, 4th $15, 5th $10, 6th $5

Joyce Deddens Premier Highland Dancer Award

  • Premier dancers with a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the Fling will compete in a dance-off (Fling, 4) for this award.
  • A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to the winning Premier dancer.
  • Sponsored by Society of Greater Louisville in honor of Joyce Deddens, a founding member of The Scottish Society of Louisville, Kentucky.

Most Promising Beginner Dancer

  • A prize sword will be awarded to the most promising Beginner dancer.
  • Winner is at the discretion of the judge.

Competition Rules

  1. The competition is governed by RSOBHD and ScotDance USA rules.
  2. All dancers must be registered with ScotDance USA, or another registration body in order to dance. Registration Number MUST be on Entry Form.
  3. All dancers must have a 2024 registration card to receive awards.
  4. Age groups will be determined after entries are received.
  5. Organizer reserves the right to split or combine classes the day of the competition.
  6. Last to enter, first to dance rules apply.
  7. The organizer reserves the right to make changes to any information and times given in the entry form if necessary.
  8. Communication by a dancer or parent of a dancer with the judge or piper is not allowed and is grounds for disqualification.
  9. Pre-Premier category changes must be made by August 15, 2024.
  10. Dancers not on hand when their class is called will forfeit entry on that event.
  11. All winners must be in competition dress to accept awards.
  12. All dance competitors and teachers are expected to comply with the RSOBHD & SDUSA Code of Ethics.
  13. Entry fee includes dancer and one parent admission to the games. Names will be on an admittance list at the gate.
  14. Competitor numbers will be distributed at the event during registration.
  15. Entries must be submitted by September 1, 2024. Late entries will be accepted with double fees.
  16. Entry fees are as follows: Primary – $20, Beginner – $25, Novice – $25, Intermediate – $25, Premier – $30.
  17. An additional $5 fee per dancer is charged for SDUSA Midwest Region.
  18. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  19. Judge’s decision is final. Any protest must be in writing, signed, and handed to the Dance Director by the end of the competition, accompanied by a fee of $30.00 that would be refundable if the protest is sustained.

Pre-Premier Events


16 Pas de basque
Pas de basque and Highcuts
Highland Fling (4)
Sword Dance (2&1)


Highland Fling (4)
Sword Dance (2&1)
Seann Triubhas (3&1)
Scottish Lilt (4)
Flora MacDonald’s Fancy (4)


Highland Fling (4)
Sword Dance (2&1)
Seann Triubhas (3&1)
Scottish Lilt (4)
Flora MacDonald’s Fancy (4)


Highland Fling (4)
Sword Dance (2&1)
Seann Triubhas (3&1)
Scottish Lilt (4)
The Sailors’ Hornpipe (4)

Premier Events

(All Ages)

Age groups will be determined after entries are received

Highland Fling (4)

Sword Dance (2&1)

Seann Triubhas (3&1)

Reel of Tulloch

Scottish Lilt (4)

The Sailors’ Hornpipe (4)