JACOBITES AND RHS HIGHLAND DANCERS
CELEBRATE NATIONAL TARTAN DAY IN CONCERT
Scottish Highland dancing is an art that requires poise, stamina, strength and technique, and is recognized as a sport by the Sports Council of Scotland. This ethnic dance was first introduced to Sarasota in 1886 when our founding mothers and fathers arrived from Scotland. 70 years later Riverview high school was founded. A Scottish tailor on Main Street offered to supply the school with kilts and uniforms if the band agreed to be identified as a Scottish themed band.
Since 1995 Alison Dietz has been the dance instructor for the Riverview High School Kiltie Highland Dancers, mentoring over 500 young ladies in the art of dance. Ms. Dietz, who has a degree in dance from the University of Florida teaches modern dance in addition to the sword dance, fling and reel.
Alison’s students will appear this Sunday, along with the Jacobites at 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church of Christ, 6908 S. Beneva Road in Sarasota, as they celebrate National Tartan Day. This Day has been proclaimed by the US Congress as a day to recognize the profound Scottish influence in the USA. The show will include bagpipes, fiddle, whistles and dance.
This year the Jacobites will honor Phyllis and Allan McIlraith of the Caledonian Club of Sarasota for their many contributions to Sarasota’s Scottish community.
TICKETS ARE $20..00 ** STUDENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE GROUP TICKETS (6 OR MORE) ARE AVAILABLE FOR $15.00
YOU CAN ALSO CALL 941-928-0296 OR GET THEM AT SCOT’S CORNER