Academy Dancers compete in many competitions in the area each year. Our primary goal is to have fun and embrace a spirit of friendly competition. Of course, all the hard work and practice sometimes pays off and we actually earn some recognition.
At the Academy, the instructor will assess the student’s skill level, and commitment. Participation in competitive classes is at the discretion of the instructor.
Even students who are either not ready to compete or choose not to compete will have the opportunity to perform for the benefit of the community through involvement in dance outs, community events, etc. We believe strongly in giving back to the community through these performances.
Dancers at DHDA can compete across Canada and around the world, but the most common competitions are:
- Ottawa Highland Dancing Association
- Stormont Dundas Glengarry Highland Dance Association (Avonmore, Maxville Games, Williamstown Fair)
- Montreal Highland Dancing Association
- Rob Roy Pipe Band & Highland Dancers (Kingston)
- Arnprior Highland Dance Association – Registration Form
- North Lanark Highland Games
- Glengarry Highland Games
For a complete list of competitions in Canada, see Scotdance Canada. For official rules regarding competition clothing, see Scottish Official Board Highland Dancing Dress Code.
Participation in choreography is by invitation from Miss Danielle. Invitees must be taking two classes per week and dancing competitively. Classes will be held Friday nights and on Saturdays during the months of October through mid February. Instruction and Costume fees will be determined at a later date.