The San Jose School of Highland Dancing is one of the largest highland dancing schools in California.
Parents and dancers typically make the decorations together and then decorate the tree on Friday morning. The culmination of our annual tradition is to end with hot cocoa.
Our theme for the tree this year was based on the variety show our school put on, "On the Road to Cowal." One of our dancers travelled to Scotland to compete in the World Championships, which are held in the town of Cowal. The trip inspired the show and the ornaments for our tree. The decorations represent what is very common in Scotland: sheep and roadsigns warning about sheep. Blue and white are the colors of the Scottish flag and the star is covered by tartan.
We sponsored this Elf tree to help support Christmas in the Park and we have done this for the last four years. The highland dancers will perform at the community stage on Thursday, December 22 at 6pm.
The San Jose School of Highland Dancing has classes for beginners to the highest level and we are accepting new students. We also accept donations, which help us continue the tradition of Scottish Highland Dancing.