06 Feb

Pre Premier Workshop

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



22 Jan

CHDA Premier

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




10 Jan

CHDA Primary Demonstration Event

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




26 Nov

January 2018 Closed Competition

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.



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