Thank you to the 2023:
Dana Gamache, Grimsby, Ontario
Anne Johnston, Beaverton, Oregon
Carolyn Spears, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Brian Green, Gurnee, Illinois
Josh Adams, Tampa, Florida
Witness the grace, elegance, and infectious energy of Scottish Highland Dancing as talented competitors transport you to the heart of Scotland with their captivating rhythms and intricate footwork.
Savannah is proud to host the ScotDance Highland Dancing Southeast Regional Championships, one of six Highland Dance competitions held throughout the United States each spring. Seven age groups compete in four dances, with the top three winners in each group (from the Savannah Regional Championships) eligible to compete in the 2024 ScotDance National Championships.
The tremendous strength, stamina, and technical precision that accomplished dancers (Premier ScotDance Highland Dance SE Regional Competition in the morning) exhibit on stage come from years of independent training and collaboration with experienced teachers. Ambitious new students (Pre-Premier Highland Dancers compete in the afternoon) develop self-discipline and confidence as they learn to tackle the physical demands of Highland dancing.
In addition to perpetuating a great cultural tradition, highland dancers appreciate the athletic challenges, competitive goals, and performance opportunities and the chance to meet and become lifelong friends with dancers from other areas, both nationally and internationally.
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2023 SCOTDANCEUSA SOUTHEAST REGION FINALISTS
Front Row L-R:
12-Under 14 Champion: Katherine Keene
12-Under 14 1st Runner Up: Rosemary Walker
12-Under 14 2nd Runner Up: Brynn Brown
12-Under 14 3rd Runner Up: Clara Bruner,
10-Under 12 Winner: Josephine Higgins
14-Under 16 Champion: Allison Williams,
14-Under 16 1st Runner Up: Grace Tyrell
14-Under 16 2nd Runner Up: Emma Keene
Back Row L-R:
16-Under 18 2nd Runner Up: Natasha du Toit
16-Under 18 1st Runner Up: Katie Rush Walker
16-Under 18 Champion: Catherine Dwyer
22 & Over Champion: Caleigh Santa Maria
22 & Over 1st Runner Up: Catharine Burgess
22 & Over 2nd Runner Up: Kasey Hawkins Peavy
18-Under 22 Champion: Evelyn Bennett
18-Under 22 1st Runner Up: Felicia Keisling
18-Under 22 2nd Runner Up: Gabriele Pealer
Not pictured: Lilli Burgin
2022 SCOTDANCEUSA SOUTHEAST REGION FINALISTS
Front Row Left to Right:
10 - Under 12: Katherine Keene (Winner), Maxwell Graf (1st Runner Up), Alyse Duppenthaler (2nd Runner Up)
12 - Under 14: Julia Biola (Champion), Grace Tyrell (1st Runner Up), Clara Bruner (2nd Runner Up)
Back Row Left to Right:
16 - Under 18: Lilli Burgin (Champion), Anna Floyd (1st Runner Up), Catherine Dwyer (2nd Runner Up)
14 - Under 16: Emma Keene (2nd Runner Up), Allison Williams (Winner), Natasha du Toit (1st Runner Up)
18 and Over: Bronwyn Juby (Champion), Evelyn Anne Bennett (1st Runner Up), Catharine Burgess (2nd Runner Up)
ScotDance USA was formed to promote and nurture the traditions and heritage of Scottish Highland dancing in the United States by providing opportunities for the professional development of teachers and adjudicators and by creating a rewarding environment for dancers.
ScotDance USA is the successor of The Federation of United States Teachers and Adjudicators [FUSTA], which was founded in 1980. The founders of FUSTA were pioneers of their time with their creation of a community system and resource center for Highland dance teachers and judges in the US.