Highland Arts

Highland Dance

Alma College provides an opportunity for Highland Dancing students to train at the championship level to prepare for Regional, National and World competitions while attending one of the premier academic institutions in the Midwest.

Alma is one of the few colleges in the United States that offers a Highland Arts Program featuring:

  • Collegiate-level Highland Dancing courses
  • Performance opportunities on and off campus
  • A performing Highland Dancing troupe, the Alma College Kiltie Dancers
  • Opportunities to train for professional teaching and judging exams
Kiltie Dancers: (front to back) Olivia Horton '14, Natalie McNeil '14, Heather Randell '15, Eizab...


The Kiltie Highland Dancers, Alma’s performing Highland Dancing troupe, have long been a part of the college’s Scottish tradition. From performing at the Homecoming football game and marching in the parade to dancing at countless community and college events, the graceful sway of their kilts adds color to the campus and is enjoyed by all.

If you are a competitive Highland Dancer, you may already be familiar with Alma, Mich., from attending the Alma Highland Festival, one of the largest Highland Games in North America, which is hosted on Alma College’s campus. The Alma Highland Festival features the Mid-West Regional Championship, the Great Lakes Open Championship, and one of the largest choreography competitions in the United States.

For more information about the Highland Dance Program at Alma College, contact Kristen Bennett, Performing Arts Recruitment Coordinator at kbennett@alma.edu 

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