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Highland Dance All Ages

Hello Members!



Just a quick reminder to get your entries in for our February 29th competition (closing date February 18th) as well as our March 1st workshop! 


*Please note that the February entry is to be sent to Sharon Sweeney (address on entry) and the workshop please mail to Joy Tolev (address on entry).


Thank you!


Laura Gilchrist


ECHDA Membership Administrator

Reminder: “RSOBHD Registered Dancers taking part in un-registered Competitions which include Pre-Premier events, and/or providing incorrect information will incur a six month penalty. During this period they will not be accepted as eligible to enter any registered competition.”


SDC will be updating the dancer registration forms to include this sentence.

Remember: The SDTA (ON) Milton Festival is coming up, entry closing date is January 19, 2020.


Please find the entry form here.


ECHDA January competition entry form available here






SDTA (ON) will be taking over the organization of the Niagara Championship in St. Catharines.  We will be hosting the Niagara Championship in memory of Paulina McMaster on April 18, 2020.   The SDTA (ON) Festival will be held on April 19, 2020. There will be 2 days of dancing with events for Pre-premiers, Premiers, Restricted levels, Pre-Championships, Double Swords, Choreography and special events.


Please mark April 18 and 19, 2020 on your dancing calendars.


to the 2019 World Champions:  

Rosey Watt (Scotland), Marielle Lesperance (Canada), Beret Dernbach (USA)


Photo credit:  Cowal Highland Gathering

National Capital Highland Games in Ottawa on August 17th.




being held in conjunction with the Capital Fairs at Rideau Carleton Raceway. 

On-line entries just went live today - CLICK HERE to access the online entry form.



Congratulations - 2018 Oscar Winners & Championship Winners


MI Celtic Classic Spring and 2nd Annual Queen Lakes Open Championship



As a reminder, this is the last week to register for the 11th Annual MI Celtic Classic Spring and 2nd Annual Queen Lakes Open Championship taking place on Saturday, May 19th, 2019 at Endeavor Middle School in Ray, MI.


We will be having a pre-premier competition, pre-championship, premier solo choreography as well as open championship! Should be a wonderful day of dance.


Be sure to register at the link below by Friday, May 3rd.






Teachers and Dancers


“New for 2019 Georgetown Highland Games” 


Mail in Entries  or Online Entries are available at


“New for 2019” Gate passes – 12 years and under free- Over 12 must show their Scotdance Card at the gate.



Sue McCarrol

Director Highland Dance

VP Georgetown Highland Games

April 6th SDTA (ON) Competition Schedule: 


Schedule for April 6, 2019


8:30        Registration

9:00        Starting the Restricted Event #1 Sailors Hornpipe

                Pre-premier Lilts followed by Restricted #1 Lilts

                Pre-premier Flora

                Restricted #1 Blue Bonnets

                Primary PDBs

                Primary PDBs and High cuts

                Pre-premier Fling, Primary Fling

                Restricted #1 Barracks

                Primary Sword


11:00     (Tentatively) scheduled for Choreographed Double Sword


11:30     (Tentatively) scheduled Choreography Solos


12:00     Morning awards, lunch break and afternoon registration


12:45     Restricted #1 and restricted #2 - 4 highland dances to completion


2nd Restricted Class - April 6th Competition 



Please be advised that in keeping with SOBHD rules (choreography rules "Set-piece" under rule 4c, p.48 - C&R, 2019) the Traditional Double Sword is now a Choreographed Double Sword. This will be danced to the Ghillie Callum (2 & 1)


Sorry for any inconvenience.




Deborah Wardrope


SDTA (ON) is offering 2 Restricted classes at the April competition.   Restricted #1  event is for those who have not won an overall trophy in the last 2 years.   Restricted #2 event is open to any dancer who has not been a representative at a National Championship or been top 6 at the World Championships in the last 5 years.


Any questions can be forwarded to

Ontario Championship Entry Form


The Ontairo Closed Championship entry  form is now available here.

SDO Oscar Sponsorship Letter Form

OHDA Dancer Workshops & CPD Sessions

SDO Members re:  the Upcoming OHDA Dancer Workshop and CPD Sessions for Professionals on Sunday, March 24th.

Please visit our Entries & Documents page, or, information and on-line registration is now open via for both dancers and professionals.

We are looking forward to another great day for our dancers and some informative sessions for all of you via approved CPD.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or Danielle Hamilton.


Many thanks,


- Gillian Macdonald


SDCCS 2019


Please visit our entries & documents tab for sponsorship information & downloadable forms for SDCCS 2019.


Note Re:  Ancaster April Competition


Update to the calendar for 2019.

The Restricted and Pre-Premier competition in Ancaster Ontario is being held on April 6th, 2019.

There will be Highland and National events. It is a one day event and the entry will be out shortly.

2019 Ontario Highland Dancing Calendar




Exciting News from the SDCCS Ottawa ’21 Committee:


The first of the province-wide fundraising projects for SDCCS Ottawa 2021 is ready to launch.


A full-colour calendar, Ontario Highland Dancing 2019, is expected to be ready by November 29/30, just in time for Christmas gift-giving and dancers planning their 2019 competition year. We are in the process of making arrangements to get calendars to you as quickly as possible, starting as soon as Nov. 30/Dec. 1st . The focus for this calendar was to highlight Competition Organizations across the province and includes the various competition dates province-wide for 2019, other information and many photos of highland dancers. Only 500 printed to serve province-wide, they will retail for $20 ea, with all profits going towards helping to finance ScotDance Canada Championship Series- Ottawa 2021.


Studios can choose to collect from their students and make a lump payment via e-transfer or cheque payable to SDCCS 2021 or have individuals make their own payment, though still recording sales for your school via the attached form.

Also, in attachment, is an order form for your convenience and that you can print or send to your students to place their individual orders. Unfortunately, Canada Post has made our distribution process a little more challenging, and we are hopeful of some other options to get the calendars to you, including having your help to do so. Please see attached re pick up and distribution.

Understanding, this is a quick turn-around process, could you please let us know approx. how many calendars you think you will need for you and your studio and we will get your order bundled up and ready for you. With the BATD Festival being held at the Bob Rumball Centre in Scarborough on Dec. 1st, or the SD & G Competition in Avonmore, the same weekend, we could arrange to have them either place for you to pick up if you are planning to attend one of these events. Otherwise, we would be looking for someone to pick them up on your behalf, with arrangements to get them to you afterwards. Please let us know which would work best for you.

Thanking you in advance for your support of this exciting, international Highland dancing event coming to Ottawa.