12 Mar

Gear Sale – March 17


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.  This gear sale is being held at our March competition on Sunday, March 17th

**As there is limited space this gear sale is only open for the sale of DANCE SHOES & DANCE COSTUMES.    



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26 Feb

Important Dates for March 2019


  • Great news!  You can still register for our CHDA Chinook Weekend (March 16/17th)!  Registration for our Chinook Championship & Open Competition closes this Friday, March 1st at 10 pm.  DON’T MISS OUT!!  COME SPEND ST. PATRICK’S DAY with the CHDA!!                 REGISTRATION LINK
  • Volunteer shifts for the Chinook weekend will be posted shortly.
  • CHDA Pre Premier Workshop  — Sunday, March 10th.  Registration is available here:  PrePremierWorkshop
  • Next CHDA meeting is Monday, March 11th at North Glenmore Park Community Centre at 7:30 pm.
  • Reminder that we will have a Gear sale on Sunday, March 17th at our competition. This event is open to everyone.
  • Are you a Premier dancer applying for the James L Award offered through Scotdance Canada?  You will have the opportunity to dance the Tribute to JL Mckenzie at our Sunday, March 17th competition at 8:45 am.  Information on this prestigious award can be found here:  https://scotdance.ca/events__trashed/james-l-award/



01 Feb

March Chinook Weekend

Our CHDA Chinook Open is Coming Soon!!  Why should you come to Calgary for this great weekend of dance?  Here are a few good reasons:

  • Beautiful venue for our Chinook Championship on Saturday!
  • CA$H prizes for all age groups at Championship
  • No costume change for Novice/ Intermediate on Sunday!
  • Energy Capital Premiership AND an Open Premier National competition on Sunday! Choose your level of competition! (Dancers in the OPEN Premier National competition do not need to dance the Premiership steps.)
  • CA$H prizes for 16+ Premier dancers on Sunday.
  • Gear Sale on the Sunday.  More details to follow!  Open to everyone for selling & buying.

This is always an event not to be missed!!  Dancers come from across Canada & the US to compete on the Chinook stage.  Don’t miss out!

Entry will be available online at this LINK Registration will open at 6:00pm on Monday, February 4th, 2019.  Registration will close 10:00pm Friday, March 1st, 2019. 

Entries will only be accepted on-line. No LATE entries will be accepted for any of the events.


09 Jan

Latest News

Next CHDA meeting is Monday, January 14th .  7:30 pm.  North Glenmore Park Community Association: upstairs lounge. Everyone is welcome!

Our annual Evelyn Nicholson Leinweber Memorial Competition is on Saturday, January 26th.  Registration closes Monday, January 14 at 10:00pm. No late entries will be allowed.

This is always a competition that is a lot of fun!  Why should YOU come out for this competition?!  Here are some reasons:

  1. Great dance selections for all levels of dancers!  Cash Bursary Awards for Pre Premier & Premier dancers!!  $$$
  2. Demonstration PDB’s Event – this is only held in January and is a great chance for dancers aged 4,5, or 6 years old to “practise” in a competition setting.  (See below for more information)

This competition is ONLY open to CHDA members!  This is a great perk of your membership!  Don’t miss out!

****IMPORTANT UPDATE:  OUR VENUE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.  We will be dancing at the Calgary Life Church.  11400 27 St SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6 ***

Premier Championship Steps Workshop on Sunday, January 27th.  FREE to all CHDA Premier dancers.  Registration link.

**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 8:30 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.

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