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Highland Dance Rules

· Competition is governed by the rules and regula­tions of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (RSOBHD)

· The decision of the Adjudicator is final

· The competitor’s age will be as of Saturday, April 2, 2022 Age groups will be determined after the closing date of entries. The competition commit­tee reserves the right to combine, split, or elimi­nate classes the day of the event, based on regis­tered competitors present.

· Last to enter, first to compete

· All dancers must present 2022 FUSTA/ ScotDance card at the time of registration.

· Perpetual trophies from special events/awards are the property of the San Antonio Highland Games Association and must be returned prior to the following year’s event. Winners are responsible for engraving.

· Cash Awards will be awarded in all Premier age groups up to 3rd place based on ratio of dancers to prizes. (under 12) $20/$10/$15 (under 16) $30/$20/$10 (over 16) $40/$30/$20 If fewer than 4 cash awards will only be given for first place. Medals and ribbons will be awarded for all other placings as well as in all Primary and Pre-Premier groups.

· All dances will count towards aggregate trophy awards in Begin­ner, Novice, Intermediate, and Premier categories. No trophies awarded in the Primary class.

· Entry fees & admission tickets are non-refundable. All competitors will use their 2022 FUSTA registration cards to receive free entry into the gate. Family Admission Tickets must be bought at front gate or online.

· Entries must be postmarked by Monday, March 23rd, 2022. Late entries will be accepted until March 31st, 2022 with an additional late entry fee of $25.00.


  1. Registration begins at 8:30 AM.
  2. Dancing starts PROMPTLY at 9:00 AM.
  3. PRIMARY, INTERMEDIATE and PREMIER registration will begin at 12:00pm with competition immediately following lunch break.
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