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  • Alberta Representatives! :

    May 23, 2018

    Wishing our Alberta representatives the best luck at SDCCS 2018!

    Alberta representatives for 2018

    Alberta Representatives for 2018

    Alberta Representatives for 2018



  • CHDA Pipe Practice :

    April 21, 2018

    Change to Original Day and Time

    The pipe practice will now be held on Saturday, May 26 from 9:15 am – 10:45 am. The location is the same at North Glenmore Park Community Centre. (see map below)

    What is a Pipe Practice?

    A Pipe Practice is an informal setting where dancers can dance with a bagpiper and get ready for the real deal of competing.  All levels of dancers are invited to come and dance!  You can come and stay for the whole time or leave early if your dances are done.

    This events is open to all current CHDA members.




  • CHDA June Classic 2018 :

    April 15, 2018

    CHDA June Classic Open Competition/Premier Challenge will be held on June 2, 2018.

    Registration will open at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 16, 2018.

    June Classic 2018 Information/Rule Sheet




  • CHDA March Open Competition Results :

    March 18, 2018

    The results from the Sunday, March 18, 2018 open competition have been added to the CHDA March Results page.



  • Chinook Championship :

    March 17, 2018

    A great day of dancing at the CHDA annual Chinook Championship.

    Championship Results are posted.

    Here is a wonderful picture of 2017 World Adult Highland Dancing Champion Rebecca Thow with the morning Championship dancers:


  • March Championship/Competition Volunteer Spots :

    March 2, 2018

    Volunteer spots are available for sign up!

    Thank you for your support!


  • Pre Premier Workshop :

    February 6, 2018

    CHDA Closed Pre Premier Workshop

    We are very excited to share the news about our upcoming Pre Premier Workshop!!!  Our dancers are in for a treat!  This will be a great way to prepare for our Chinook Open Competition and get some valuable insights from two very respected Highland judges.

    We are delighted to have Fiona Lee from Vancouver and Katie Lee from Edmonton as instructors.  Both these judges are very well known in the Highland Dance community as both are World Champion highland dancers and young, outgoing Judges.  They both bring a wealth of experience to our Workshop and I’m sure our Pre Premier dancers will be very excited about this opportunity!!

    This Workshop is a perk of your membership and is FREE to all CHDA Pre Premier dancers.

    More information and online registration at: Pre Premier Workshop



  • March 2018 CHDA Chinook Open Championship / Competition :

    February 2, 2018

    Chinook Open Championship / Calgary Open Competition

    The annual CHDA event will be held on March 17-18, 2018.

    Registration will be available on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

    Details available here.


  • CHDA January RESULTS / 2017 CHDA Aggregate Awards :

    January 27, 2018

    Congratulations to the winners of the CHDA Evelyn Nicholson Leinweber Memorial Closed Competition!

    CHDA January Closed Competition RESULTS


    Also, congratulations the CHDA member Premier aggregate awards for 2017:

    Aggregate Awards




  • CHDA Premier :

    January 22, 2018

    January 2018 Premier Workshop

    This workshop is only open to CHDA Member Premier dancers. The workshop  will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

    Registration for the workshop will close Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm.

    Workshop Registration and Information


    • Ages  7–11: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00
    • Ages 12-13: 10:00- 12:00
    • Ages 14-15: 12:30 – 2:30
    • Ages 16 and up: 2:30 – 4:30