Savannah is proud to host the USIR Highland Dancing Southern Regional Championships, one of six competitions held throughout the United States each spring. Five age groups compete in four dances. The top three winners in each group at Savannah are eligible to compete in the 2016 United States Inter-Regional Championships. The 2017 judges posted soon.
Highland Dancing is a healthy workout for adults and for children. It is a great way to develop good coordination, posture and overall muscle tone, not to mention aerobic capacity and strength. One study showed that a half hour of dance was equal to a game of soccer.
Ambitious new students develop self-discipline and confidence as they learn to tackle the physical demands of Highland dancing. Indeed, the tremendous strength, stamina, and technical precision that accomplished dancers exhibit on stage comes from years of independent training and collaboration with experienced teachers.
In addition to perpetuating a great cultural tradition, highland dancers appreciate the athletic challenges, competitive goals, performance opportunities as well as the opportunity to meet and become lifelong friends with dancers from other areas, both nationally and internationally, that participation in this ethnic art form/sport affords them.
For more information on Highland Dancing visit www.fusta.us