The Highland Festival weekend includes four dance competitions. All dance events will be held in the Hogan Center. Saturday morning is the Great Lakes Open Championship, where dancers from the U. S. and Canada compete dancing the current highland steps that the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dance has set for the current year. In the afternoon, the Great Lakes Open Premiership will be held, where dancers compete with the current National dances. Sunday morning the pre-premier dancers will compete with highland and national dances. Completing the dance events on Sunday afternoon is the Great Lakes Closed Championship. The top dancers in each age group will go on to represent the Midwest region at the U. S. Championship of Highland dance in July.