Scottish Arts Scholarships: Highland Dance
Scholarships are available. To be considered, you’ll need to apply for admission to Alma and arrange an audition with Kate DeGood, Highland Dance Director and Co-Coordinator of Highland Arts. You must be accepted to Alma College before you can apply for a scholarship. If you have questions, contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-321-ALMA or Kate DeGood.
Scholarships are renewable annually for four years. Scholarship recipients are expected to enroll in the Kiltie Dancers performing group every semester, to participate in performances and professional development events, and to maintain good academic standards.
- Freshmen: $1,500
- Sophomores: $1,500
- Juniors: up to $2,000
- Seniors: up to $2,500
- Distinguished Scholarship Award in Highland Dancing (All Students): Up to $15,000
Candidates will be evaluated on the following:
- Technical skill and proficiency
- Artistic and performance ability
- Ability to learn choreography
Candidates will be asked to perform steps and movements from the following dances:
- Highland Fling
- Sword Dance
- Seann Triubhas
- Championship Reel
Candidates will be asked to perform an original choreography that is based on Highland Dancing Technique. The choreography may be performed to Celtic or non-Celtic music and may integrate other dance forms and techniques. The choreography should be 23 minutes in length.