THE SAN ANTONIO SCOTTISH SOCIETY HIGHLAND DANCERS have been dancing at area cultural events since 1998 and are a SA Highland Games favorite, having performed in every SA Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival. With annual membership to the San Antonio Scottish Society, classes are offered to all members and their children and grandchildren free of charge. Other Society benefits include pipe and drum lessons, bluebonnet country dance lessons, a bi-annual picnic, an annual Robert Burns celebration, and a monthly newsletter updating members on new events.
The highland dancers have been led by Mary Beth Klein for the past year, following their founder, Annette Venegas’ relocation. The group’s primary purpose is to preserve the traditional dance of Scotland. They share this heritage and cultural form of dance by performing and competing throughout the year. Highland Dance combines culture, music, heritage, a physical workout, and a friendly social setting all in one. Highland dancing, which was originally performed by men only, is now seen at most modern day Highland Games Events, performed by both male and female dancers. It is a highly technical dance form which requires a great deal of practice and training to perfect. Highland Dance is recognized as a sport by the Sport Council of Scotland.
These girls and boys have worked together to bring this program to you, and they hope you enjoy it! Special thanks to Caitlin Spence for organizing this presentation and to David Sutherland for his contribution to their performance. The dancers will be performing at 2:00 and at 4:00 on Saturday at the Lion and the Rose stage.
To learn more about the Scottish Society of San Antonio, please go to http://scottishsociety-sa.org/board.html