San Antonio Highland Games Highland Dance Competition
USSW – 0516
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
Location: Helotes Fairgrounds
12210 Leslie Road, Helotes, TX 78023
Kiki Bentzen - Bellevue, Washington
Doug Frobese - Duncanville, Texas
PLEASE DIRECT QUESTIONS TO:
Amy Nelson, Competition Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Beth Klein, Competition Chairperson email@example.com
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
Contact information for hotels and rates can be found here.
Only one dancer per entry form please.
Dances available for each Category:
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 Dances: Fling (6), Swords (3&1), Seann Triubhas (4&2), Strathspey & Highland Reel, Hornpipe (5)
Entry Fees are Non-Refundable.
(If enough entries, Premier 7 & U12 yrs will dance cut steps)
Late Fee for Dancer
If registering after March 24th
Mar 25 - Apr 01, 2022
$2.00 from each entry to be donated to FUSTA SW
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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 FeeEntry fees & admission tickets are non-refundable.
All competitors must show their 2022 FUSTA/Scotdance registration cards to receive free entry onto the Fairgrounds. Family Admission Tickets can be bought online here receiving a $5.00 discount off the gate price.
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!
Class Trophy Sponsorship
Set of Medals Sponsorship
PICNIC TABLE RESERVATIONS
In compliance with SDUSA rules, a large area (approx. 30x50) will be roped off and secured in front of stage as the "Competitor Area". Anyone entering this area must sign a COVID WAIVER release form. Seating will be arranged to encourage social distancing. Chairs will be provided. LIMITED Picnic tables are also available and can be reserved for families/dance school pods on a first come basis. Times are approximate to reflect the end of morning and afternoon results. (Limit of 8 per table)
Picnic table reservations
Morning Picnic Table Reservation
Afternoon Picnic Table Reservation
All Day Picnic Table Reservation
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 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 for all 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.
This year we will be offering an Adult Beginner age group- 18 & Over
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 engravingtitude needed to progress in Highland Dancing.
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 AwardAwarded 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 ChallengeThe 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. 2020 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 2nd, 2022. 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 Thursday, March 24th, 2022 to avoid a late entry fee. Late entries will be accepted until March 31st, 2022 with an additional late entry fee of $25.00.
•All dancers must present their 2022 Registration card at the time of registration in a zip lock bag. Dancers without card WILL NOT be allowed to compete.
•Physical distancing and masks will be encouraged during registration, marshalling, and in secured spectator area.
•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. Dancers must arrive fully dressed and ready to dance.
•Dancers will be recognized on stage for awards, and then pick up at awards table.
•The above rules and procedures to be updated as needed with SDUSA and State updates.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL RULES TO BE FOLLOWED REGARDING COVID-19 SAFETY
ALL COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COMPETITIONS SET FORTH BY SCOTDANCE USA WILL BE FOLLOWED. PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING LINKS ON THE SCOTDANCE USA WEBSITE:
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COMPETITIONS
RULES FOR COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS
COVID WAIVER - PLEASE PRINT AND BRING WITH YOU!
The 2022 Combined Assumption of Risk and Day of Competition Waiver must be completed for all adult attendees upon arrival. All accompanied children will be listed on the adult form. This form will be required for all competitors and attendees. Please print out and read this form before arriving.
Texas does not have any State and local guidelines for physical distancing and masking at this time. This is an outdoor event. Socially distanced spaces will be available for dancers and spectators in the secured spectator area.
A person must not attend any SDUSA event if they are experiencing any new or worsening symptom of illness that are not attributable to any underlying medical condition such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, runny nose, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, fatigue, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell.