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

 Latest News Items:

  • 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.



  • Latest News & Events :

    October 12, 2018

    CHDA Meeting:

    The next CHDA meeting is Monday, October 15th at 7:30 pm at the North Glenmore Park Community Association.  Last meeting of 2018!  We would love to have you come out.


    CHDA Gear Sale:

    Gear Sale is Saturday, October 20th am. MORE DETAILS


    CHDA November Open Competition:

    Registration is open for our November 17th competition. Registration closes November 2 at 10:00 pm. The solo choreography event is now full.  REGISTRATION LINK/INFO


    Santa’s Fling is coming to Calgary!

    This fun, Christmas themed highland dancing event has been very popular in Vancouver for a number of years. The organizers are kindly coming to Calgary Saturday, December 8th to offer our Alberta dancers this fun event. Online Registration opens Friday, October 12 @ 6 pm




  • Canmore Highland Games Volunteer Opportunity :

    October 3, 2018

    Who loves dancing at the Canmore Highland Games?

    You can help to make sure that the Canmore Highland Games continues to receive funding by volunteering at a Casino this month. Please contact Kim Spence at  spence.kim@hotmail.com if you can help.

    BONUS: This will count towards your CHDA volunteer commitment.


    Thursday Oct 18:

    • 9:45-7pm Chiprunner
    • 6:30pm to Close: Cashier and Chiprunner
    • 10:30pm- Close: 2 for Count room

    Friday Oct 19:

    • 9:45am-7pm: Cashier
    • 6:30 – Close: Banker
    • 10:30pm-Close: 1 for Count room


    Location: Century Casino



  • November Competition :

    September 27, 2018

    CHDA Open Competition – Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Who is getting excited about the CHDA November 17th Competition?!  We are!!  It’s going to be great!

    Why should you come?!

    • CA$H prizes for 16+ Premier dancers.
    • National dance selection for the Intermediate/ Premier dancers.  This is a great way to get those dancing legs ready for the upcoming dance season!
    • Premier SOLO Choreography competition!  Limited entries for this event so register early!
    • Primary dancers can dance to a real piper at a real competition!  Nothing better than that!
    • Beginner/ Novice dancers have five dances!

    When can I register?

    • Registration opens Monday, October 1st at 7:00 pm.  Mark your calendar now!!




  • CHDA Fall 2018 Gear Sale :

    September 18, 2018

    Do you have a dancer that has outgrown their outfits?  Come to the Gear Sale!!

    Do you have a dancer that needs a new to them Hornpipe/ Jig/ Kiltie?  Come to the Gear Sale!!

    Do you have a friend that has stopped Highland Dance and wants to sell their items?  Send them to the Gear Sale!!

    • The Gear Sale is sponsored by the CHDA but open to everyone who has an interest in selling used costumes or buying ‘new to you’ outfits.
    • The Gear Sale is held before our fall competitions to give dancers the chance to get outfitted before the new dance season begins.
    •  All used items in good condition are welcome.
    • Highland In Style will also be in attendance.
    • More information and Seller’s Downloadable Tags/Sales List

    Location:  North Glenmore Park Community Centre (2231 Longridge Dr SW)




  • CHDA 2018 – 2019 Season :

    September 5, 2018

    Welcome to a new season of Highland Dancing in Calgary!

    CHDA Membership

    The online membership registration will open on Friday, September 14, 2018 at noon.

    What are the benefits for Calgary area Highland dancers to join the CHDA?

    • Reduced entry to our three CHDA open competitions
    • Entry in our ‘CHDA members only’ competition in January
    • Free pipe practices before each CHDA competition
    • Free Premier Championship Step workshop in January
    • Free Pre-Premier Workshop


  • Canmore Highland Games :

    August 4, 2018

    Canmore Highland Games Dance Competition:

    Registration deadline for the Canmore Highland Games dance competition has been extended to August 12.

    LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED with a $25 late fee until 11:59 pm, Sunday August 19, 2018

    Canmore Highland Games Info Sheet

    Online Registration



  • Calgary Highland Games 2018 – September 1, 2018 :

    July 9, 2018

    Dance Registration now open:

    Calgary Highland Games Dance Competition Info

    Online Registration

    New Location:

    The 2018 Calgary Highland Games will be held at the Calgary Rugby Union (9025 Shepard Road SE, Calgary, AB)



  • SDCCS 2018 :

    July 9, 2018

    SDCCS 2018 saw many of our dancers achieve personal milestones! Whether it was a Primary dancer dancing her first fling or a Premier dancer being in her first Choreography we celebrate all your achievements!

    We would like to give a special ‘Congratulations’ to Rebecca Thow & Mellisa Carnegie who won their respective age groups in the Canadian Championship! These two lovely dancers truly exemplify the motto ‘Elevate to Excellence’!

    Rebecca Thow – 2018 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 21 Years and Over


    Mellisa Carnegie

    2018 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 18 to Under 21 Years



  • CUSGA Bursary and Scholarship Applications :

    June 11, 2018

    At our June competition Marg Johnson talked to the dancers about the SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES offered at the Calgary Highland Games.  As Marg mentioned many of these scholarships get very few applicants even though they are worth quite a bit of money!

    Be sure to check it out!  This is a great way for a dancer to help pay for their own dancing!  You do not need to be a Premier dancer and there are options for dancers under 18 years of age and dancers over 18.