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2024 Dance Competition Entry and Workshop Form

San Antonio Highland Games Highland Dance Competition

Entries must be received by March 25th, 2024 to avoid a late entry fee. Late entries will be accepted until April 3rd, 2024 with an additional late entry fee of $25.00.

San Antonio Highland Games Highland Dance Competition
USSW – 0516

Saturday, April 6, 2023
Location: Helotes Fairgrounds
12210 Leslie Road, Helotes, TX 78023

Pamela Patrick Moisey- Denver, Colorado

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

Personal Information

Only one dancer per entry form please.

2024 Highland Dance Workshop with Pamela Moisey

About the Workshop

Intensive Highland Dance workshop with our adjudicator, Pamela Moisey.

Approved for CPD credit.
Two Hour master class on 2024 Championship Steps for Intermediate, Premiers, and teachers.
Two hour master class on Highland Technique for Pre-Premier Dancers. Dancers must know at least the Fling and Sword dance to attend as a participant.

Location: Dance Stage Helotes Fairgrounds

Workshop Schedule
Intermediate/Premier Dancers: at the conclusion of Dance Competition
Pre-Premier & Advance Primary Dancers: Sunday 11:00 - 1:00

It is recommended for dancers to register early as class sizes will be limited.
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to begin warming up.
  • Wear appropriate dancewear; knee hi socks, shoes, & hair tied back out of face.
  • Bring swords/yardsticks if you have them, practice skirts, notebook, pen, and water bottle.
  • Parents please drop your children off and pick up at appropriate times.
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), Full Tulloch, Hornpipe (4)
Premier Dances: Fling (6), Swords (3&1), Seann Triubhas (4&2), Full Tulloch, Hornpipe (5)
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
Late Fee for Dancer
If registering after March 25th
Mar 25 - Apr 06, 2024
$5.00 from each entry to be donated to SDUSA SW Region to support USIR 2026

Workshop Registration
Intermediate/Premier Worksop
Pre Premier & Advance Primary Dancers Workshop
Teacher Observation Fee

Gate Fee - (discounted rate)

Entry fees & admission tickets are non-refundable.

All competitors must show their 2024 SDUSA registration cards to receive free entry onto the Fairgrounds.

Family Admission Tickets can be bought online for 50% off the adult gate price with the promo code DFAM24.

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

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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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 will be required to sign a trophy release form, and 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. 2024 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 6, 2024. 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.

•All dancers must present their 2024 Registration card at the time of registration.

•In accordance with ScotDance USA policies, dancers must not change costumes in public view. Charging areas will be provided.

•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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