Scottish Highland dancing is a celebration of Scottish music and spirit! The devotion of the Scot to his native land and its traditions has played a large part in these ancient dances being passed down through generations.
It began centuries ago as an athletic event, perhaps warriors proving their strength. Today, both men and women can study this sport.
Dancers compete throughout the world showing the strength, agility and technical precision of this colorful tradition of Scottish culture.
Highland dancing has always been at the Games and has always been a favorite among dancers from all over for many many years. Any registered highland dancer may enter the competition.
The competition will have little ones just starting their dancing journey to the very experienced dancer having won all over the world.
This year we will be dancing on a brand new platform in an air conditioned building!
We will also have a dancer of the day which will be determined by the judge Gillian Dunn this year, between premier dancers. This is a special award and is in memory of Margaret (Pearl) McConnell who was always a huge part of our Games and important in outfitting dancers for years.