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
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) are eligible to compete in the 2023 ScotDance National Championships held in Portland, Oregon from July 19th through July 23rd.
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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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.