Kiltie Dancers Perform Original Works

Spring concert features music and themes from movies and television.

The 2018-19 Kiltie Dancers. The 2018-19 Kiltie Dancers.The Alma College Kiltie Dancers are known for their precision and technique in performing traditional Scottish Highland and national dances. This year’s student dancers will incorporate these steps and techniques into original works created for their upcoming performance.

The group’s spring concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in the Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

“None of this year’s works are traditional,” says Kate DeGood Cassidy, highland dance coordinator. “All are choreographies with music and themes from movies or television. Each piece will start with a short clip from a movie. The audience will recognize many popular films, steps and themes incorporated into the dances.”

Six highland dancers will perform these works, which were choreographed by the dancers with some assistance from DeGood Cassidy.

The Kiltie Dancers include:

  • Luke Alcott, McKinney, Tex., junior
  • Emily Brubaker, Virginia Beach, Va., senior
  • Emily Carter, Cincinnati, Ohio, senior
  • Hannah Loftis, Independence Ky., first-year student
  • Jennifer Ochs, Issaquah, Wash., junior
  • Michaela Slater, Perrinton, junior
Story published on March 12, 2019