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Dance Competition 2023 Entry Form

San Antonio Highland Games Highland Dance Competition
USSW – 0516

Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Location: Helotes Fairgrounds
12210 Leslie Road, Helotes, TX 78023

Catherine MacLeod - Ontario, Canada
Doug Frobese - Duncanville, Texas

Amy Nelson, Competition Registrar
Mary Beth Klein, Competition Chairperson

Competition Times

Beginner & Novice Dancers
Check In @ 9:00 am; Competition @ 9:30 am

Primary, Intermediate & Premier dancers
Check In @ 12:00 pm;
Competition immediately following lunch break

Hotel Information
Contact information for hotels and rates can be found here.

Personal Information

Only one dancer per entry form please.

Primary Dances: PDB, PDB/HC, Fling (4), Swords (2&1)
Beginner Dances: Fling (4), Swords (2&1), Seann Triubhas (3&1), Flora (4)
Novice Dances: Fling (4), Swords (2&1), Seann Triubhas (3&1), Lilt (4)
Intermediate Dances: Fling (4), Swords (2&1), Seann Triubhas (3&1), Hornpipe (4)
Premier 7 & U12 yrs Dances: Fling (4), Swords (2&1), Seann Triubhas (3&1), Strathspey & ½ Tulloch, Jig (3&1)
Premier Dances: Fling (6), Swords (3&1), Seann Triubhas (4&2), Strathspey & ½ Tulloch, Jig (3&1)

Dancer Registration
Entry Fees are Non-Refundable.
Primary Dancer
Beginner Dancer
There will be an Adult Beginner age group- 18 & Over
Novice Dancer
Intermediate Dancer
Premier Dancer
(If enough entries, Premier 7 & U12 yrs will dance cut steps)
Late Fee for Dancer
If registering after March 22st
Mar 21 - Apr 01, 2023
$5.00 from each entry to be donated to SDUSA SW Region to support USIR 2026

Good Luck Ads

Send your favorite dancer or teacher a message to be placed in our dance program for $5.00.

Message box size to be approximately 3” x 1” up to 30 letters. All proceeds to be donated to SDUSA SW Region.

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Gate Fee

Entry fees & admission tickets are non-refundable.

All competitors must show their 2023 SDUSA registration cards to receive free entry onto the Fairgrounds.

Family Admission Tickets can be bought online for 50% off adult gate price.
Gate Entry Tickets - $8.00

Gate Entry Tickets - Dance

We rely on public support and sponsors to help offset the cost of running this competition. Please consider supporting this dance competition with a tax-deductible donation. Please consider sponsoring a trophy, set of medals, or any other amount to use towards judge and piper expenses. Thank you!

All Perpetual Keeper Trophy Sponsorships have been filled. Thank you
Help Sponsor our Dance Competition Judge
Help Sponsor Our Dance Competition Piper
Class Trophy Sponsorship
Set of Medals Sponsorship
Other Sponsorship Amount


The 2023 SA dance competition will be held under the 4H Building awning (as in past).
A limited number of spectator tables are available to reserve for families or dance schools on a first come basis. (Limit of 8 per table)

You will be contacted for table selection within 5 days of receiving your entry/order.
Times are approximate to reflect the end of morning and afternoon results.

Privacy Disclosure Statement: Personal data (PII) is collected from the competition entry form and owned by the SAHGA for the purpose of performing our duties within RSOBHD and ScotDance USA guidelines. All data is recorded in electronic format and retained for a period of one (1) year at which time electronic records will be deleted and paper entry forms properly disposed.

By proceeding with this online registration, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release the SAHGA, their agents, representatives, successors, and agencies for any and all damages which may be suffered by myself or my child while attending or participating in the San Antonio Highland Games. I further authorize these authorities to use photographs, video or name of myself or child participating at the San Antonio Highland Games for future promotional and publicity purposes, without obligation or liability to me.

I agree to the terms and conditions
Cash Awards will be awarded in all Premier age groups up to 3rd place based on ratio of dancers to prizes.

(under 12) $30/$20/$10 (under 16) $40/$30/$20 (over 16) $50/$40/$30

If fewer than 4 dancers in a group, cash awards will only be given for first place and medals for other placings. Only medals and ribbons will be awarded in Primary and Pre-Premier events. If there are three dancers or less in any event, awards will be given at judges' discretion.

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

Perpetual trophies for special events 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.


George Angus Mackenzie Memorial Most Promising Beginner Dancer Award
Awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to the Beginner dancer who displays the skills & attitude needed to progress in Highland Dancing.
Wilma Heberling Memorial Most Promising Novice Dancer Award

Awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to the Novice dancer who displays the skills & attitude needed to progress in Highland Dancing.
Donald Miller Memorial Premier Sword Challenge
The aggregate trophy winner in each Premier age group will qualify to dance off for this award. The Premier Sword Challenge (2&1) will be danced immediately following the presentation of awards. 2023 Championship steps are NOT required for this special event.


•Competition is governed by the rules and regulations of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (RSOBHD) and Scotdance USA (SDUSA).

•The decision of the Adjudicator is final. Protests must be made in writing and submitted to the Competition Organizer within 7 days of the event accompanied by a $25 fee that will be refunded if the petition is warranted

•The competitor’s age will be as of Saturday, April 1nd, 2023. Age groups will be determined after the closing date of entries. The Competition Committee reserves the right to change any event or time schedule as needed

•Last to enter, first to compete and “fill in” for Reels.

•Three-Month Rule – Judges may not adjudicate any competitor that they have instructed for a period of three months. If a competitor has entered a competition with a judge they have attended a class or workshop within the last three months, the dancer must step down from the competition.

•Entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 to avoid a late entry fee. Late entries will be accepted until March 27th, 2023 with an additional late entry fee of $25.00.

•All dancers must present their 2023 Registration card at the time of registration. Dancers without card WILL NOT be allowed to compete.

•Dancers are not required, but may wear a mask while competing or remove the mask before dancing on stage in which case a bag should be used to place the mask at the entrance of stage.

•Physical distancing of 3-4 feet apart inside dressing areas will be required by organizer. Changing areas to be used for costume changes only.

•In accordance with ScotDance USA policies, dancers must not change costumes in public view.

•All dance competitors, teachers, and parents are expected to comply with the ScotDance USA Code of Ethics

•The above rules and procedures to be updated as needed with SDUSA and State updates.

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