HIGHLAND DANCE ENTRY INFO

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Sacramento Valley Scottish Games is host to the Sacramento Valley Championships – one of the most important events on the highland dancing calendar on the West Coast. As a competitor, you will compete against the finest dancers and perform in front of one of the most appreciative audiences a performer could ask for.

The dancing gets underway on Saturday morning with the Sacramento Valley Championship. Don’t miss the presentation of the Robert MacDonald Memorial Broadsword, awarded to the best Sword dancer of the weekend! Saturday afternoon join us for the Pre-premier competition and see dancers as young as age four compete. Sunday morning we will see a new event to our venue, the Sacramento Valley Premiership, an event where the Premier dancers will compete in the Scottish national dances. Sunday will also see the conclusion of the Pre-premier competition.

Whether you are a younger dancer at the start of your career, or a world champion, Sacramento Valley Scottish Games is a great opportunity to have fun, make friends and compete against the very best Highland Dance has to offer.

SATURDAY, April 29,2017 – SACRAMENTO VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; competition for all ages begins at 10:00 a.m.

1. 7 Years & Under 10 Years

5. 16 Years & Under 18 Years

2. 10 Years & Under 12 Years

6. 18 Years & Under 21 Years

3. 12 Years & Under 14 Years

7. 21 Years & Over

4. 14 Years & Under 16 Years

 

21 Years & Over, Cut Step Competition

  1. Highland Fling (4)
  2. Sword Dance (2/1)
  3. Seann Triubhas (3/1)
  4. Strathspey and Highland Reel

Fling, Sword, Seann Triubhas and Strathspey and Highland Reel – 2017 Championship Steps

 Premier dancers who are 21 years and over may compete in the Championship or the cut steps competition, but not both.  No set steps required.

PRE-PREMIER COMPETITION

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.; competition for all ages begins at 2:00 p.m. (or immediately following the completion of the Championships)

PRIMARY

BEGINNER

NOVICE

INTERMEDIATE

12. Highland Fling (4)

16. Highland Fling (4)

19. Highland Fling (4)

22. Highland Fling (4)

13. Sword Dance (2/1)

17. Sword Dance (2/1)

20. Sword Dance (2/1)

23. Sword Dance (2/1)

14. 16 Pas de Basques

18. Seann Triubhas (3/1)

21. Seann Triubhas (3/1)

24. Seann Triubhas (3/1)

15. PdB’s & High Cuts 

 

 

25. Sailors Hornpipe (4)

To sign up for the Highland Dance competition, scroll to the bottom of the page.

SUNDAY, April 30, 2017

Registration begins at 9:30 am, with the competition commencing at 10:00 am.

PRIMARY

BEGINNER

NOVICE

INTERMEDIATE

26. Highland Fling (4)

30. Trophy Fling (4)

34. Trophy Fling (4)

38. Barracks Johnnie (4)

27. Sword Dance (2/1)

31. ½ Tulloch

35. ½ Tulloch

39. Highland Laddie (4)

28. 16 Pas de Basques

32. Scottish Lilt (4)

36. Scottish Lilt (4)

40. Scottish Lilt (4)

29. PdB’s & High Cuts

33. Flora MacDonald (4)

37. Flora MacDonald (4)

41. Flora MacDonald (4)

 

PREMIER UNDER 12

PREMIER 12 & OLDER

 PREMIER 16 & OLDER

42. Highland Laddie (4)

46. Highland Laddie (4)

 50. Highland Laddie (4)

43. Scotch Lilt (4)

47. Blue Bonnets (4)

 51. Blue Bonnets (4)

44. Village Maid (4)

48. Village Maid (4)

52. Village Maid (4) 

45. Sailor’s Hornpipe (4)

49. Sailor’s Hornpipe (5)

53.  Sailor’s Hornpipe (5)

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

  • Sacramento Valley Championships are sanctioned by and conducted under the rules and regulations of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD).
  • The earliest entry dances last; latest entry dances first for the Highland Fling. If an age group has ten dancers, the order of dance for the Sword Dance, Seann Triubhas and Reel will be determined by a random draw that will be conducted prior to the commencement of the Championship.

PREMIERSHIP RULES

  • Sacramento Valley Premierships are sanctioned by and conducted under the rules and regulations of FUSTA.
  • The earliest entry dances last; latest entry dances first.

COMPETITION RULES

  • Competition will be governed by the rules and regulations of the SOBHD.
  • Any competitor not present when their event is called may forfeit their entry in that event.
  • Entries must be POSTMARKED by April 8, 2017. An additional $10.00 late fee must accompany entries postmarked after April 8, 2017.
  • The earliest entry dances last; latest entry dances first. The number of competitors will determine the number of prizes. Entry fees cannot be refunded.
  • Entry fee cannot be refunded

CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

  1. Sacramento Valley Championships are sanctioned by and conducted under the rules and regulations of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD).
  2. The earliest entry dances last; latest entry dances first for the Highland Fling. If an age group has ten or more dancers, the order of dance for the Sword Dance, Seann Triubhas and Strathspey and ½ Tulloch will be determined by a random draw that will be conducted prior to the commencement of the Championship.

GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

  1. Competition will be governed by the rules and regulations of the SOBHD.
  2. Any competitor not present when their event is called may forfeit their entry in that event.
  3. Entries must be POSTMARKED by April 8, 2017. An additional $10.00 late fee must accompany entries postmarked after April 8, 2017.
  4. The earliest entry dances last; latest entry dances first. The number of competitors will determine the number of prizes. 
  5. Entry fees cannot be refunded.
  6. Entries will not be taken on the field.
  7. The Games Committee reserves the right to cancel, combine, and/or add events, reject any entry, or make changes within the SOBHD Rules and Regulations.
  8. The Sacramento Area includes all dancers who take lessons, reside, and/or take lessons from a teacher who lives in the County of Sacramento or a 25-mile radius from the State Capital Grounds.
  9. Dancers MUST be in complete highland dress to participate in the awards ceremonies.
  10. Judges’ decision is final.
  11. NO GLASS CONTAINERS ON FIELD.
  12. SORRY, NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE FIELD.

IN CASE OF RAIN, THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD IN A SUITABLE FACILITY AT THE FAIRGROUNDS

HIGHLAND DANCING AWARDS

Medals will be awarded to all pre-premier and premier under 16 years classes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places.  Ribbons will be given to all 4th, 5th & 6th place winners. Championship trophies, class trophies and special trophies will be awarded in accordance with SOBHD rules.  An aggregate trophy will be awarded each day in the Beginner, Novice and Intermediate classes.  One stamp will be given for the weekend of dance for those earning a stamp.

Championship Cash awards for Premier 16 Years and Under 18 (per dance)

1st Place ‑ $40.00 2nd Place ‑ $30.00 3rd Place ‑ $20.00    4th Place ‑ $15.00                             5th Place ‑ $10.00        6th Place ‑ $5.00

Championship Cash awards for Premier 18 Years and Over (per dance)

1st Place ‑ $50.00 2nd Place ‑ $40.00 3rd Place ‑ $30.00   4th Place ‑$20.00                               5th Place ‑ $15.00        6th Place ‑ $10.00

Cash Awards for Premier 21 & Over Cut Steps Competition (per dance)

1st Place ‑ $40.00 2nd Place ‑ $30.00 3rd Place ‑ $20.00    4th Place ‑ $15.00                             5th Place ‑ $10.00        6th Place ‑ $5.00

Cash awards for Premier 16 & Under 18 Years – Nationals (per dance)

1st Place ‑ $40.00 2nd Place ‑ $30.00 3rd Place ‑ $20.00    4th Place ‑ $15.00                             5th Place ‑ $10.00        6th Place ‑ $5.00

Cash Awards for Premier 18 & Over – Nationals (per dance)

1st Place ‑ $50.00 2nd Place ‑ $40.00 3rd Place ‑ $30.00   4th Place ‑$20.00                               5th Place ‑ $15.00        6th Place ‑ $10.00

SPECIAL AWARDS

Most Promising Sacramento Area Beginning Dancer

Sponsored by: The Shepherd Family

Open to all Sacramento area beginning dancers.  This trophy is awarded to the dancer who is determined by the judges to show the most promise.  This winner of this award will receive a $50 Scholarship.

Most Successful Sacramento Area Novice Dancer

Open to all Novice Sacramento Area dancers. This trophy is awarded to the dancer who has earned the most aggregate points.  If there are not six dancers in an age group, a dance off of all Sacramento area dancers will be held.  This winner of this award will receive a $50 Scholarship.

Most Successful Sacramento Area Intermediate Dancer

Open to all Intermediate dancers in the Sacramento Area. This trophy is awarded to the dancer who has earned the most aggregate points.  If there are not six dancers in an age group, a dance off of all Sacramento area dancers will be held.  This winner of this award will receive a $50 Scholarship.

Best Sacramento Area Dancer

Sponsored by: Daughters of Scotia, Kilwinning Lodge, #203

The best Sacramento Area Dancer, as determined by the Judges during a dance-off between all Sacramento Area Premier dancers. The dance will be a Highland Fling, 4 steps.  This winner of this award will receive a $50 Scholarship.

Robert MacDonald Memorial Broad Sword

Sponsored by the St. Andrew’s Society of Sacramento

A sword will be awarded to the winner of a dance off between the premier dancers who place first in the Sword Dance competition during the championships.  This dance off will take place prior to announcing the championships results and will be a 2/1 Sword Dance. 

Karyl Kintner Todd Memorial Nationals Trophy

Sponsored by the Groeschel Family

Open to all Premier dancers who reside in California. This trophy is awarded to the dancer who has earned the most aggregate points in the National Dances.  This winner of this award will receive a $50 Scholarship.

Scottish & Newcastle Trophy ‑ Dancer of the Weekend

Sponsored by:  Scottish & Newcastle Importers Co.

This trophy is awarded to the Premier dancer who wins a dance off between the Premier dancers who have earned the most aggregate points in each age group throughout the competition.  This winner of this award will receive a $50 Scholarship.

All scholarships are to be used for highland dancing and can be put towards costuming for competition, workshop tuition, lessons and entry fees.

To register for Highland Dance competition, please click the button below and scroll down to “Competitors”, enter “1” in the dropdown box on the right side, and the code “dance” to view registration form.

 

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