The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games is proud to feature a variety of Highland Dance Competitions and Championships! In past years, our stages have showcased the talents of over 700 dancers to thousands of enthusiastic audience members.
- The Fergus Scottish Festival Championship
- Dancers perform The Highland Fling, The Sword Dance, The Seann Triubhas, and The Strathspey & Half Tulloch with set steps chosen each year by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. Dancers are judged by three adjudicators with the marks being combined to determine the winner in each dance and the overall Champion. Overall Trophies are awarded to three places with a cash award to Champion, First Runner-Up, and Second Runner-Up.
- The Pre-Premier Highland Competition
- This competition is for primary to intermediate dancers and includes the Highland Fling, Pas de Bas, Pas des Bas & High Cuts, Sword Dance, Seann Triubbas, and Strathspey & Highland Reel. The competitors are judged individually by a single adjudicator for each dance. Medals are awarded to six places. Primary dancers also receive participation gifts while beginners to intermediates receive winner and runner-up trophies, and monetary scholarships.
- The Premier Highland Competition
- The four highland dances are included in this competition for Premier and Restricted Premier dancers with the competitors being judged individually by a single adjudicator for each dance. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded.
- A variety of National Competitions
- Open to Beginners through Premier dancers, dances include the Strathspey & Highland Reel, The Barracks, The Village Maid, The Flora MacDonald, and the Scottish Lilt. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded.
- The Highland Fling
- The Sword Dance (Ghillie Calum)
- The Seann Triubhas
- Strathspey and Reels
- The National Dances
- Flora McDonald’s Fancy
- Scottish Lilt
- Village Maid
The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games website makes it easy for you to register.
How to register:
- Click on the link Dance Registration above to proceed to our secure online registration form.
- Next, select from the following options: dates, type of dance, age group, and skill level.
- Click Add to Cart at the bottom of the page to see your registration total and complete your payment transaction ⎼ you will then have 15 minutes to complete your online payment.
- Once completed, a confirmation email will be sent to you. This will include a receipt of purchase and your e-tickets.
Register today and be a part of something unforgettable.