• CHDA Champ March 2018
    Rebecca Thow with the CHDA Chinook Championship dancers from the morning. March 2018

 Latest News Items:

  • March Chinook Weekend :

    February 1, 2019

    Our CHDA Chinook Open is Coming Soon!!  Why should you come to Calgary for this great weekend of dance?  Here are a few good reasons:

    • Beautiful venue for our Chinook Championship on Saturday!
    • CA$H prizes for all age groups at Championship
    • No costume change for Novice/ Intermediate on Sunday!
    • Energy Capital Premiership AND an Open Premier National competition on Sunday! Choose your level of competition! (Dancers in the OPEN Premier National competition do not need to dance the Premiership steps.)
    • CA$H prizes for 16+ Premier dancers on Sunday.
    • Gear Sale on the Sunday.  More details to follow!  Open to everyone for selling & buying.

    This is always an event not to be missed!!  Dancers come from across Canada & the US to compete on the Chinook stage.  Don’t miss out!

    Entry will be available online at this LINK Registration will open at 6:00pm on Monday, February 4th, 2019.  Registration will close 10:00pm Friday, March 1st, 2019. 

    Entries will only be accepted on-line. No LATE entries will be accepted for any of the events.

     

  • CHDA Closed Pre-Premier Workshop :

    January 30, 2019

    Registration is now available for the pre-premier workshop being held on Sunday, March 10, 2019. This workshop is open to all pre-premier dancers with a current CHDA membership.

    MORE INFORMATION

     

  • January 2019 – Closed Competition Results :

    January 26, 2019

    Results from the competition on January 26, 2019 are now available from this LINK.

  • CHDA Gear Sale switching to March :

    January 16, 2019

    The CHDA gear sale originally scheduled for the January competition has been postponed to March 17, 2019 at the CHDA March Open Competition. Please check back for more details soon.

  • Latest News :

    January 9, 2019

    Next CHDA meeting is Monday, January 14th .  7:30 pm.  North Glenmore Park Community Association: upstairs lounge. Everyone is welcome!

    Our annual Evelyn Nicholson Leinweber Memorial Competition is on Saturday, January 26th.  Registration closes Monday, January 14 at 10:00pm. No late entries will be allowed.

    This is always a competition that is a lot of fun!  Why should YOU come out for this competition?!  Here are some reasons:

    1. Great dance selections for all levels of dancers!  Cash Bursary Awards for Pre Premier & Premier dancers!!  $$$
    2. Demonstration PDB’s Event – this is only held in January and is a great chance for dancers aged 4,5, or 6 years old to “practise” in a competition setting.  (See below for more information)

    This competition is ONLY open to CHDA members!  This is a great perk of your membership!  Don’t miss out!

    ****IMPORTANT UPDATE:  OUR VENUE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.  We will be dancing at the Calgary Life Church.  11400 27 St SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6 ***

    Premier Championship Steps Workshop on Sunday, January 27th.  FREE to all CHDA Premier dancers.  Registration link.

    **Primary Demonstration Event**: 

    Any Primary dancer aged 4, 5 or 6 years wishing to “practice” a competition experience may participate in this non-judged event.  Dancers for this event only are not required to be CHDA members and do not need a SOBHD card.  There will be no fee required.   Parents will be required to register and sign a waiver for their dancers at the venue in the morning between 8:30 and 8:45 am.  Dancers entered for the Primary Demonstration Event will dance at 9:00 am.  Please do not fill in an online entry form for the Primary Demonstration Event.  Dancers are required to wear proper SOBHD attire even though this event is not judged.  Primary dancers registered in this demonstration event will be marshalled and dance PDB and PDB/HC to the piper in front of a judge who will not score their performance.  No placings will be awarded in this event.

  • January Volunteer Shifts :

    January 9, 2019

    Our January competition is almost here and as always the success of our events depends on YOU!  …OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!  The CHDA requires our members to fulfill a set number of volunteer shifts every year.

    The CHDA Volunteer commitment is as follows:

    o Beginner: 1 volunteer shift

    o Novice/Intermediate/Premier: 2 volunteer shifts 

    o More than one dancer in the family: 2 volunteer shifts

    We have excluded primary dancer members.

    Signing up for shifts is easy!!  Please click on the link below:

  • Other Competitions :

    January 3, 2019

    Registration is open for more Alberta Highland Dance events in February. These are not hosted by the CHDA, but are great opportunities for all Highland Dancers to participate.

    Red Deer Open Competition – February 9, 2019

    Information Sheet

    Online Registration Form

    2019 ScotDance Alberta Open Championship – REGISTRATION

    Saturday, February 23, 2019 
    C-AB-CO-19-1038 
    RockPointe Church 
    255024 Lochend Rd Calgary, AB 

    2019 ScotDance Alberta Open Highland & Choreography Competition – REGISTRATION

    Sunday, February 24, 2019 
    C-AB-CO-19-1039 
    West Island College 
    7410 Blackfoot Trail S.E. Calgary AB

  • CHDA January Closed Competition :

    December 2, 2018

    Our annual Evelyn Nicholson Leinweber Memorial Competition is scheduled to be held on Saturday, January 26th.

    This is always a competition that I look forward to attending!  Why should YOU come out for this competition?!  There are lots of good reasons:

    1. Great dance selections for all levels of dancers!
    2. Demonstration PDB’s Event – this is only held in January and is a great chance for dancers aged 4,5, or 6 years old to “practise” in a competition setting.
    3. Gear Sale – this will be held the morning of the competition.  More information to follow.

    This competition is ONLY open to CHDA members!  This is a great perk of your membership!  Don’t miss out!

    Please note that the venue is still to be determined.  We will advise by email once the venue is confirmed!

    Registration will open this Tuesday, December 4th at 7 pm.

    Enter early — don’t run the risk of forgetting to register your dancer during the bustle of December! 

    **Our Premier dancers will be pleased to know that we will be holding our Premier Championship Steps Workshop on Sunday, January 27th.  Registration information will follow but mark your calendars!!

    INFORMATION SHEET and REGISTRATION FORM

     

     

  • November Open Competition Results :

    November 17, 2018

    The competition results are posted at this LINK.

     

  • Latest News and Reminders :

    November 1, 2018
    • Remember to register for our November competition!!!  Registration closes Friday, November 2nd at 10 pm! 

     

    • The signup for volunteering at the November Competition is available by clicking on the following button:

    • Pipe Practice– FREE to CHDA members only, will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 pm  at North Glenmore Park Community Centre. More detailed information to follow.