13th Annual Saline Celtic Festival Highland Dance Competition - US MW 215

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13th Annual Saline Celtic Festival Highland Dance Competition - US MW 215

The Saline Celtic Festival is proud to host our 13th Annual Highland Dance competition.

By Saline Celtic Festival

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, July 8 · 8:30am - 4:30pm EDT


Washtenaw Farm Council 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road Saline, MI 48176

Refund Policy

No Refunds


8:30 AM

Registration for Primary & Pre-Premier

9:00 AM

Primary & Pre-Premier Start Time

12:00 PM

Intermediate & Premier Registration

12:45 PM

Intermediate & Premier Start Time

About this event

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The Highland Dance Competition at the Saline Celtic Festival is held within the festival now being held at the Washtenaw Farm Council grounds. Our new venue offers FREE ON-SITE PARKING, an enclosed competition facility and... indoor flush toilets. :^)

The Dance Competition is a premier event offering trophies and cash prizes as well as full access to the Celtic Festival. With plenty of room to settle in and a wide variety of Festival activities, it is a family friendly event.

Judge: Cathie Peitzsch-Gibbs, Hyattsville, MD

A CD will be used for dance music.



- 16 Pas De Bas

- Pas De Bas and High-Cuts

- Fling (4)

- Sword Dance - 2 & 1


- Fling - 4

- Sword Dance -(2+1)

-Seann Trews - (3+1)

- Trophy Fling - 4 (*)


- Fling - 4

- Sword Dance -(2+1)

- Seann Trews -(3+1)

- Trophy Fling – 4 (*)


- Fling - 4 step

- Sword Dance -(2+1)

- Seann Trews - (3+1)

- Challenge Seann Trews – 3 & 1 (*)

Premier (Cash prizes for oldest group only)

-Village Maid -4 step


-Blue Bonnets-4 step

- Challenge Lilt – 4 (*)

(*) Additional $5.00 entry fee.


WAIVER & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, this will be confirmed during the registration process:

I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims I may have for damages against the Saline Celtic Festival, its agents or representatives, for any injuries which may be suffered by me or my child in competition or while on the grounds during the competition or performance.

Furthermore, I grant full permission to the Saline Celtic Festival to use any photographs, videos or other types of recordings of me in any advertising, trade or any commercial purpose in accounts and promotions of this event. I waive the right to inspect versions of my image used for publication or the written copy used  with the accounts and promotion of the Event. Signature of participant or parent/guardian if dancer is under 18 years of age.


  1. The dance competition will conform to RSOBHD rules and standards. The decision of the Judge is final.
  2. The dancers are required to have a 2023 registration cards.
  3. Dancers will compete in their age groups according to their age on July 8, 2023.
  4. The competition committee reserves the right to combine or divide classes depending upon entries received.
  5. Dancers entering the competition first will dance last.
  6. A trophy will be awarded to the highest aggregate point winner in each age group. No trophy for Primary.
  7. “Most Promising Dancer“ will be awarded in each “Pre-Premier group.
  8. Communication with the judge or piper regarding the competition, by the competitor or other interested parties is not allowed. This may result in disqualification.
  9. Dancers must be ready and appear when called. Dancers failing to do so will forfeit their chance to dance in that event.
  10. Dancers must be in costume to receive awards.
  11. No field entries accepted.


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