Seattle Scottish Highland Games Association

Pacific NW Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Scotland Comes To The Pacific Northwest!

July 22, 23, and 24, 2022

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Highland Dance Competition

Entry forms for the 2022 competitions at the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games are now available through June 30, 2022. Please read the rules and pertinent information as listed below before proceeding to online registration via the links listed in the sections below. Entries close June 30, 2022. Late entries, field entries and competitor substitutions will not be accepted.

Highland dance competition Rules and entrty

APPLICATION AND COMPETITOR ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Online entry (preferred) is available at Eventbrite link below. 
  • Fees must accompany applications and entry forms.  NO REFUNDS.  
  • All application responses and competitor entries must be received by June 30, 2022
  • Late applications, entries, field entries and competitor substitutions will not be accepted.
  • Gate passes and any advance admission tickets purchased will be emailed electronically by July 10, 2022. 
  • Competitor numbers will be distributed during dancer registration.
  • Everyone must have a gate pass or an admission ticket to get on the field Saturday or Sunday.

SCOTDANCE USA COVID-19 DANCE RULES

  1. If a person is feeling ill, he/she should not attend a SDUSA event.
  2. All attendees at SDUSA events must comply with state, local & venue health and safety laws, rules, and regulations for physical distancing and masking.
  3. The combined Assumption of Risk/Day of Competition Waiver must be completed for all adult attendees upon arrival. This waiver requires only one signature and will apply to all family members including the dancer.
  4. These forms may be included with the entry form so that participants can read them ahead of time.
  5. Dancers must bring a valid 2022 RSOBHD Registration card. No paper or electronic copy of the card will be accepted. Pre-Premier cards will be collected at Registration.

DANCING RULES

  1. Competition governed by R.S.O.B.H.D. rules.
  2. Highland, National, Jig and Hornpipe steps from R.S.O.B.H.D. text.
  3. Age is as of each day of competition.
  4. All competitors must include their ScotDance USA or ScotDance Canada registration number on the entry form and must present their ScotDance USA or ScotDance Canada registration card to compete and receive medals or prize money.
  5. **Washington Only Events: Open only to Premier Class dancers who are currently residing in Washington State.
  6. Class splits will occur at close of entries.
  7. Competitors must fill in for reels if requested.
  8. First entered will be last to dance. Competitors not present when scheduled or causing delay will forfeit his/her entry in the event.
  9. Competition start times are as follows:
    • Saturday:  Based on Entries –   No Earlier than 9 am
    • Sunday: Based on Entries –   No Earlier than 9 am
  10. Choreography is open to Premier dancers only and must be either Highland or National in appearance, music and theme.           
  11. Choreography “A” (open to individual performers) “B” (open to groups of 2 or more) limited to the first 15 combined total performances
  12. When entering for Choreography, include the following:
    • Name of Choreography dance and names of all competitors required on entry form. 
    • Competitors must supply their own piper or CD.
    • Classes may be split by age.
    • Length of performance should not exceed 3 minutes
  13. Aggregate trophy or plaque awarded in every class each day (except Primary per R.S.O.B.H.D.)
  14. All dances on Saturday will count toward Saturday trophy
  15. All dances on Sunday will count toward Sunday trophy
  16. 1st Place in Blue Bonnets in each Premier class will qualify to compete in the Blue Bonnets Special.
  17. Pre-premier category changes must be made by July 18th, 2022.
  18. The decisions of the judges are final. Protests must be made in writing and in the hands of the Dance Registrar along with a $30.00 fee prior to the end of the day’s competition.  If the protest is sustained, the fee will be returned.
  19. It is the responsibility of the competitor to pick up all awards at the Games. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of all awards.

SHADE TENTS, TENTS AND CANOPIES:

  • Shade tents, tents, and canopies are allowed at Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering provided proof of insurance. You can obtain your own, which needs to have $1 million in coverage and shown on the field OR you can join the PNWSHGA insurance pool for $15.
  • Reservation for tents and canopies for 10 ft x 10 ft or larger will be assessed a reserved space rental fee of $10 for 10×10 and $20 for 10×20 plus insurance fee.
  • A reserved space and liability insurance may be purchased from sshga.org

    AWARDS (all money awards paid by check)

  • Aggregate trophy or plaque awarded in every class each day (except Primary per R.S.O.B.H.D.)
  • Perpetual trophies are listed in the Games Program
  • Choreography events receive medals and trophy
  • Non-money events: Medals
  • Premier class 16 Year & Over receive money awards

 

Pre-Premier Dances (Saturday Only)

Primary

  • 16 PDBs
  • PDBs & HC
  • Highland Fling (4)
  • Sword Dance (2&1)

Beginner

  • Highland  Fling  (4)
  • Sword Dance (2&1)
  • Sean Triubhas (3&1)
  • Scottish Lilt (4)

Novice

  • Highland  Fling  (4)
  • Sword Dance (2&1)
  • Sean Triubhas (3&1)
  • Flora (4)

Intermediate

  • Highland Fling (4)
  • Sword Dance (2&1)
  • Seann Triubhas (3&1)
  • Sailors Hornpipe (4)

Premier Dances (Saturday & Sunday)

Saturday

Premier under 12

  • Highland Fling (4)
  •  Sword Dance (2&1)
  • Seann Triubhas (3&1)
  • Sailors Hornpipe (4)

Premier 12 & under 16

  • Highland Fling (6)
  • Seann Triubhas (4&2)
  • Strathspey & Highland Reel (2&2)
  • Sailors Hornpipe (4)

Premier 16 & over

  • Highland Fling 6
  • Seann Triubhas 4&2
  • Strathspey & Highland Reel (2&2)
  •  Sailors Hornpipe 4

Sunday

Premier under 12

  • Scottish Lilt (4)
  • Flora (4)
  • Blue Bonnets (4)
  • Irish Jig (4)

Premier 12 & under 16

  • Village Maid (4)
  • Earl of Errol (4)
  • Blue Bonnets (4)
  • Irish Jig (4)

Premier 16 & over

  • Village Maid (4)
  • Earl of Errol (4)
  • Blue Bonnets (4)
  •  Irish Jig (4)

Premier Special Events

Washington Only (Prize Money Available for all ages)

  • Highland Fling (4)
  • Seann Triubhas (3&1)

Choreography

 
NOTES
Competitors of record will receive a reminder e-mail.

Entries close June 30, 2022
We do not accept late or field entries.
No refunds.

Additional Information

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donations

Due to the  CoVid-19 pandemic and the logistics of sponsoring an international event the 2020 and 2021 PNW Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering were cancelled. We are continuing to solicit donations to help us defray our operating costs of the past two years which included but were not limited to internet, phone, etc. and our biggest expense multiple storerooms where the “Games” are stored. This journey has been a struggle but with your help we can navigate and survive these unprecedented times and go into the 2022 solvent and whole! YOU are appreciated. Thank you!