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  • 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




  • Volunteer Spots for January Closed Competition :

    January 12, 2018

    Volunteer Spots for January Closed Competition

    To volunteer at the next competition please click on the link below.

    Thank you for your help! It is greatly appreciated.



  • CHDA Primary Demonstration Event :

    January 10, 2018

    Primary Demonstration Event

    This event has become an annual event that is of great benefit to the developing dancer!  It is a lot of fun to visit a competition and see what it’s all about!  ***Don’t forget to visit the concession for some home baked goodies!

    Here are some details for you:

    WHO???  Any Primary dancer aged 4, 5 or 6

    WHERE???  St. Albert the Great School, 225 Prestwick Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3X3

    WHEN???  Saturday, January 27th at 9 am.  The Primary Demonstration Event will be the first event of the day and happens promptly at 9 am.

    WHAT do I wear???  Proper Highland Dancing attire.  This can be as simple as a little kilt and a white shirt.  Little girls should have their hair pulled back neatly into braids or a bun.

    The detailed information from our entry form is below.  We will have a waiver on hand for parents to sign.

    **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 8:15 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.    Location is:  St. Albert the Great School, 225 Prestwick Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3X3




  • ScotDance Card Renewal :

    December 22, 2017

    The ScotDance card renewal form for Alberta is available on the ScotDance Canada  web site:

    ScotDance Card Renewal Forms

    You will need to fill this out with your dance teacher and submit well in advance of your first competition in 2018.



  • January 2018 Premier Workshop :

    December 13, 2017

    CHDA 2018 Premier Workshop

    More information and registration is now available for the CHDA Premier Workshop help on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

    The location is : Infinite Creations Dance Studio (#1A, 5403 Crowchild Trail NW)


  • January 2018 Closed Competition :

    November 26, 2017

    CHDA Evelyn Nicholson Leinweber Memorial Closed Competition

    This competition is open to CHDA members only. It will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

    Registration will open Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm.



  • CHDA November 2017 Results :

    November 19, 2017

    CHDA November 2017 Open Competition and Premiership Results

    Results are now available.