The Greater Moncton Scottish Association's annual Christmas Highland Dance Competition will take place December 2, 2023, at Riverview Middle School. The public is welcome to attend.
Admission (non-dancer): $6, children 10 & under free; Programs: $4
Please note: As of Oct 26, the competition is full. You can email email@example.com if you'd like to be on a waiting list.
There IS still capacity for the workshops on Sunday, Dec 3 with Natalie Quick; email to register.
👉 Pre-Premier Workshop: 9am-10:30am - $30
👉 Premier Workshop: 10:30am - 12:30pm - $45
And yes, we're working to find a larger venue to try to host two judges & increase the capacity next year!
ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY - full details below.
Bring an ornament to exchange!
The annual holiday ornament exchange has been a fixture of our Christmas competition & has become a dance tradition many love! Dancers are encouraged (but in no way obligated) to bring a small, wrapped ornament ($5 & under value) that will be placed under our tree. Between the morning & afternoon competition elements, dancers who brought an ornament will gather to pick one from the collection!
We are thrilled to announce that judge Natalie Quick, a three-time World champion, will host two workshops on Sunday; one for pre-premier dancers and one for premiers. Make it a weekend of dancing, learning, & fun!
Date: December 3, 2023
Location: Riverview Middle School
Pre-Premier 9am-10:30am - $30
Premier 10:30am - 12:30pm - $45
The street address of Riverview Middle School is 45 Devere Road.
The Theatre Entrance is off Cleveland Avenue; use 400 Cleveland Avenue if searching directions.
There is a small parking lot to the right of the theatre entrance.
You can also enter the drop off loop from Pine Glen Road and park behind the building.
There is street parking along Devere Road.
There are signs at St. Paul United Church, the Masonic Temple, and other nearby establishments noting their parking lots are not public. We do not advise parking here, nor on the cement sports area in front of the school. The bus loop should remain open to traffic.
Judge: Natalie Quick, Toronto, ON
Natalie is a three time world champion, a professional member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, and an official adjudicator with the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. Natalie has more than twenty years of teaching experience and has lectured within Canada, USA, and Scotland. We're thrilled to have her join us for both the competition and Sunday workshops!
Location: Riverview Middle High School (45 Devere Rd, Riverview, NB E1B 2M4)
Admission (non-dancer): $6, children 10 & under free
ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY: https://www.hdcomps.com
Please note: If you need any assistance using HD Comps please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration OPENS OCTOBER 22, 2023 at 6pm ADT & CLOSES NOVEMBER 23, 2023 at 6pm ADT.
Entries limited to 125 dancers.
Please carefully read the rules for attending ScotDance Canada Sanctioned Competitions and liability waivers, which can be found on the online entry form.
16 Pas de Basques
Pas de Basques & High Cuts
Beginner/Novice Special Event
Fa-la-la-la Trophy Fling (4)
Highland Laddie (4)
Highland Laddie (4)
Intermediate/Premier Special Event
Jingle Bell Jig (4)
16 Pas de Basques - Age 6 & under
Fling (4) - Age 7 & over
Doors Open at 8:00 am.
Primary, Beginner and Novice Registration 8:30 am.
Dancing starts at 9:00am with the Fa-la-la Trophy Fling. This will be followed by the Primary 16 Pas de Basques and Pas de Basques and High Cuts.
This is open to any new dancers under 10 years that are not competing but would like to participate. The dances will be performed on stage, but will not be adjudicated. Dancers will receive a participation ribbon. Dancers 6 years and under can register for 16 Pas de Basques, and those 7 years and older a 4 step Highland Fling. Dancers can perform in a white shirt/blouse, white knee socks, ghillies and a kiltie. Your dance teacher should be able to help with costuming.
Demonstration dancers should be at the venue for 11am. Dancers will perform following completion of the morning dancing and prior to awards. Please email email@example.com with your dancer’s name, dance teacher and age to register. There is no fee. Demonstration dancers are allowed to take part in the ornament exchange; there is no obligation to participate.
Highland Ornament Exchange after morning awards.
Intermediate and Premier registration 12:30pm.
Dancing will start at approximately 1pm with the Fling, after ornament exchange.
First and Second place Premier dancers in the Jig will dance off for the James Irving Smith Memorial Trophy.
Primary - (2 dances or less) $25
All Other Categories - Primary (3 or 4 dances), Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Premier $40
All fees listed above include mandatory surcharges ($1.00 SDCCS and $5.00 SDNB processing fees)
Special Events (do not count towards overall high aggregate):
Fa-la-la-la Trophy Fling $10
Jingle Bell Jig $10
Entries must be received by November 20, 2023. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the organizer; there is a $20 late fee. No refunds will be given. For category changes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age is as of December 2, 2023. Age categories will be determined by number of entries. First to enter, last to dance. Awards will be withheld without a current RSOBHD dancer registration card (presented at registration) and a $5 penalty charged to cover postage.
Prizes: Medals will be awarded in all categories, with the exception of cash prizes in the oldest Premier class. Trophies will be awarded in all categories except Primary.
Judging: Dancers will be judged according to the techniques of the RSOBHD. Judge’s decision shall be final. There will be no access to the judge's score sheets. In the event of a protest, a $35.00 non-refundable fee must accompany a written complaint and be submitted to the organizers the same day as the competition.
The Greater Moncton Scottish Association will not be responsible for any injuries, accidents or lost articles to competitors or spectators.
Sponsorship: The Greater Moncton Scottish Association and Scotdance New Brunswick appreciate the financial support of the wider community for our event. Sponsors will be recognized in the program, and there are opportunities for award sponsorship for those donating greater than $120. Receipts provided; email email@example.com for details.
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