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  • 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




  • 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