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

 Latest News Items:

  • November Winter Wonderland Results :

    November 16, 2019

    Results are posted at the following link:

    CHDA 2019-2020 Results

     

     

     

  • Winter Wonderland Volunteer Sign Up :

    November 3, 2019

    Sign Up is now open for volunteer shifts for our Winter Wonderland Competition!  Click here to sign up for your shift:  Winter Wonderland Volunteer Shifts

    • What shift should I work?  Sign up for a shift that works for you & your dancer.  Some parents prefer to work a shift when their dancer is not dancing, and that can be easily managed.  If you are nervous about volunteering don’t be!!  We train our volunteers at the competitions.  If you’re still nervous these are some easy shifts for all volunteers:  Trophy Binder, Set up, Registration, Clean Up, and Runner.
    • Who can work a shift?  Parents, grandparents, older dancers…  Older dancers can work their own shift and our older dancers are some of our best volunteers!!
    • If November is your dancer’s FIRST EVER competition we would recommend that you ENJOY the day.  Wait to sign up for a shift in January, March or June after you’ve had a chance to  see what it’s all about.  We want this to be fun for you and volunteering is a great way to learn more about competitions and connect with the other parents.
  • November Winter Wonderland Open Competition :

    October 4, 2019

    Registration is now closed for the CHDA November Open competition.  Thank you to all who registered, we look forward to a fun day of dance!

    Location: Bishop McNally High School: 

  • CHDA Fall Gear Sale :

    September 18, 2019

    **See downloads below for tags and selling sheet**

    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 competition to give dancers the chance to get outfitted before the new dance season begins.

    Little tip:  Coordinate with another parent and send your costume items to the sale with them.

    Are you interested in VOLUNTEERING??  Email Megan Nettleton at meg.nettleton@gmail.com  to volunteer.  Shifts worked will count towards your CHDA Volunteer Commitment!!!

    Downloads:

    Gear Sale Tags_

    GearSaleSellingSheet

     

  • CHDA Members Fall Weekend Workshop in Kananaskis :

    September 8, 2019

    Registration is now open for the fall workshop in Kananaskis, to be held November 1-3, 2019,. More info available at the following link:

    WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

    You must be a CHDA member to register. CHDA MEMBERSHIP registration is available at the following link:

    CHDA MEMBERSHIP

     

    Kananaskis Village

    Kananaskis Village

    **IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CHAPERONES AND PARENTS OF DANCERS 8 AND UNDER**

    If you are a parent of a dancer 8 & under -and do not have a current security clearance- we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Once you have registered you will receive a referral letter to bring with you to the Police Station and apply.  If you do not receive a referral letter within 48 hours of registering please let us know at this email.
    Current experience shows at LEAST a 3 week turnaround time for application approval. It will cost $15 and will be reimbursed by CHDA with the receipt at the dance weekend.
    This security clearance is a new Scotdance Canada regulation and without it, your dancers 8 & under will not be able to stay overnight without you.
    If you have a security clearance with another organization (must be a valid Vulnerable Sector clearance) you will be able to use it, as long as you are able to submit a copy of it to scotdancecanadariskmanagement@gmail.com
     
    Please note that if you have a security clearance that was obtained via ePIC (electronic Police Information Check online system) you will NOT be able to share your approval with Scotdance Canada as they are not registered with this system. The ePic system doesn’t allow you to download or save a copy to share via email.  If you have any questions about an existing clearance you can direct your inquiries to the PICU-Police Information Check Unit at 403-428-2052.