- Membership Questions
- What is Saturday Practice and why is it important?
- What are some other ways I can become part of the Scottish community in Kansas City?
- Where do I find information about upcoming events (including competitions and performances) for the KCSAHDA?
- What are class, competition, and performance dress standards?
- When will the first competition/performance be?
include: discounted fees for local workshops, grants for competitions, and grants
for eligible dancers at the United States Inter-Regional Championships and
B.A.T.D. Sadie Simpson Scholarship. Full members also receive the benefit to
vote and hold office which affects the future of the association. Full
membership is available to dancers, teachers, and family members.
membership is available for those who would like to support the association’s
efforts but do not wish to hold office or vote on business. Associate members
reserve the right to sit in on the association’s meetings, participate in
social functions, and receive newsletters distributed by the association.
Membership is available at any time. Print the registration form and mail it to the KCSAHDA secretary. Renewal registration is
due by January 31st each year.
Q: What is Saturday Practice and why is it
Practices are free practices open for members and non-members to attend. These
practices offer feedback from multiple instructors, allow for interaction
between studios, and give potential students a feel for Highland dance. View
our scheduled practices here.
Q: What are some other ways I can become part
of the Scottish community in Kansas City? Q: Where do I find information about upcoming
events (including competitions and performances) for the KCSAHDA? A:
You can find
information on the KCSAHDA Calendar
or “like” us on Facebook
for updates on
performances, competitions, and other events. All members receive newsletters
with information on upcoming events.
Q: What are class, competition, and
performance dress standards?
A: Class dress
standards typically are t-shirt or tank top, athletic shorts, knee high socks,
and ghilles. Warm ups are acceptable during cooler weather, but must be taken
off after warm up time is over. Hair is to be held back out of the dancers’
face. Practice skirts are encouraged for dancers working on Nationals and Jig.
Standards may vary between teachers.
dress standards for Highland, National, and Character dances can be found here.
Generally, for competitions females wear their hair in a bun. Males wear their hair
combed neat, so it does not distract from his overall appearance.
dress standards depend on the teacher in charge, and it is best to contact the
teacher. When in doubt of what is expected, competition standards are the
Q: When will the first competition/performance be?
A: The first competition/performance
will be decided by the dancer’s teacher. The dancer needs the knowledge of the
dance(s) being performed, the correct outfit, and the teacher’s approval.