12 Oct

Latest News & Events

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




03 Oct

Canmore Highland Games Volunteer Opportunity

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



27 Sep

November Competition

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!!




18 Sep

CHDA Fall 2018 Gear Sale

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)




05 Sep

CHDA 2018 – 2019 Season

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


09 Jul

SDCCS 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



11 Jun

CUSGA Bursary and Scholarship Applications

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.




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