FVHDA January Competition 2018

Before I get to the information for this weekend’s competition there are a few important reminders we’d like to bring to everyone’s attention. Moving forward can all members please ensure that they, their dancers, any siblings of dancers, or other guests follow these simple guidelines:

  • Garbage and Recycling are to be placed in the appropriate bins (let an executive member know should these be full)

  • Nothing is to be left in the change rooms, warm up rooms, line up area, or the theatre that was not there when you arrived

  • No Food or Drink (other than bottled water) is to be consumed in the theatre

  • The Instruments in the Music Rooms (change rooms) are not to be played

  • No shoes other than dance Ghillies (so no street shoes or Jig shoes) are to be worn in the Premier warm up rooms.

  • The Premier warm up rooms will be locked at 1pm, so please remove all items as you leave for afternoon dancing

  • Equipment in these rooms (balls etc) are not to be played with or moved

Fraser Valley Highland Dancing Association 2017/2018 Season, Competition 2.
Chief Sepass Theatre, Langley Fine Arts School, Trattle Street, Fort Langley:
Saturday January 13th 2018

Judges for this competition are:
Mary Munro, Burnaby
Carolyn Phillips-Cusson, Victoria

Pipers are:
Liam Hilder and Alan Walters.

Doors will open at 8:15 AM (unless completing a set up volunteer shift)

Door Entry Fees:
Competitors and Dance Teachers – No Charge
Adults (Including Volunteers) – $6
Seniors and Students – $4
Children 5 and under – Free
Programs will be available at the door – $4

US dollars will be accepted at par (1:1).

There will be a concession offering reasonably priced (and delicious) drinks, lunch items, and snacks.

Numbers:
The number pick up table will be set up to the rear of the lobby. Morning numbers will be available after 8.15am, and Afternoon numbers from 11.00am.

This area is often very busy at the first competition of a calendar year, please be patient with the volunteers should there be a queue.

If you have questions about your 2018 dance card please see Mrs Cooper at the theatre entry end of the numbers table.

Parking:
Please park in the main parking lot, accessed from Nash Street (not Trattle). The spaces immediately in front of the theatre are reserved for handicapped parking, as well as our judges and pipers. Do not park on the side of the theatre where the garbage dumpsters are.

Change rooms:
There should not be any garment bags etc. in the cafeteria area. There are both female and male change rooms for all dancers – please ensure members of the opposite gender do not enter the change rooms. If you require a family change room space, please let us know and space will be provided for you.

A Reminder:
Dancers must comply with the SOBHD Code of Conduct.  Failure to do so will result in the dancer being reported to the SOBHD.

Beginner / Novice / Intermediate dancers:
Please remember, that even if you have a fully stamped dance card you need to present it at both the numbers table to collect your number, AND, at awards so it can be checked.

Schedule:
Morning dancing will begin at 9:00 AM with PRIMARY dancers. This will be followed by the BEGINNER, NOVICE and INTERMEDIATE dancers.

Afternoon dancing will not start before 12:30 PM with PREMIER dancers.

Finally, if there are any category changes (Beginners to Novice, Novice to Intermediate, Intermediate to Premier), or dancers who will not be attending due to injury or illness, please advise me as soon as possible as classes have been finalized.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Carla

FVHDA November Competition 2016

If you’ve already let me know you won’t be attending this weekend’s competition and have received this email as part of my group send – please disregard!

Fraser Valley Highland Dancing Association 2016/2017 Season, Competition 1.

Chief Sepass Theatre, Langley Fine Arts School, Trattle Street, Fort Langley: Saturday November 19th 2016

Judges for this competition are: Cheryl Rafter, BC and Steve MacRae, WA

Doors will open at 8:15 AM.  Door Entry Fees: 

  • Competitors and Dance Teachers – No Charge
  • Adults – $5
  • Seniors and Students – $3
  • Children 5 and under – Free
  • Programs will be available at the door – $3
  • US dollars will be accepted at par (1:1).

Numbers: The number pickup table will be set up to the rear of the lobby.  Morning numbers will be available after 8.15am, and Afternoon numbers from 11.00am.

If you indicated on your forms you are “New To Highland”, and received our Welcome PDF, volunteers to give you a tour of the venue will be stationed at the numbers table. Please be patient should all these volunteers be busy with other families when you arrive.

Concession: There will be a concession in the lobby offering drinks, lunch items, and snacks. Donations for sale gratefully accepted.

Parking:  Please park in the main parking lot, accessed from Nash Street (not Trattle).  The spaces immediately in front of the theatre are reserved for handicapped parking, as well as our judges and pipers.  Do not park on the side of the theatre where the garbage dumpsters are.  If we block the dumpsters we are charged a fee.

Change rooms:  There should not be any garment bags etc. in the cafeteria area. There are both female and male change rooms for all dancers.  Dancers and parents must use the change rooms provided as marked.  If you require a family change room space, please let us know and space will be provided for you.

Costumes:  There may be a limited Used Costume Sale Table at this competition, as one of our long standing Fraser Valley teachers, who is retiring from teaching, has items she wishes to sell. Unfortunately there is NOT the space for individuals to bring items for sale at this time.

Volunteers:   Our Volunteer Coordinator, Lorna, (grant.fvhda@gmail.com) will have been in touch already should you be scheduled for a shift at this competition. If you have any questions regarding volunteering please direct them to Lorna.

Schedule:  Morning dancing will begin at 9:00 AM with PRIMARY dancers. This will be followed by the INTERMEDIATE dancers, then BEGINNER and NOVICE. The Primary dances do not take very long, so it is recommended all morning dancers are ready to dance for 9.00am.

Afternoon dancing will not start before 12:30 PM with PREMIER dancers.  Please see attached for Platform Schedule information.

Premier dancers please note: If you would prefer to be awarded medals (instead of money) please make it known to an Executive member after awards are handed out. We will arrange for your envelopes to be exchanged for medals.

Finally, if there are any category changes (Beginners to Novice, Novice to Intermediate, Intermediate to Premier), or dancers who will not be attending due to injury or illness, please advise me as soon as possible as classes have been finalized.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Carla

David Wilton Dance Clinic Information

The David Wilton Dance Clinic is open for registration.
This event takes place on October 23 from 8:30am – 6:30pm at the danceLab (near IKEA) in Coquitlam. Here is the address:

910 Sherwood Avenue

Coquitlam, BC
V3K 1A6
The dancers (pre-premier and premier) are all day and parents are a half day. Parents can choose certain sessions to attend. They are free with a participating child!
Judges and teachers pay the registration fee and sit in on all lectures. (Teachers and judges are free if they have 10 students enrolled)
Registration is available online through http://www.davidwilton.co.uk or through the Facebook page ‘David Wilton Dance Clinics’.

Championship and Open Competition are days away!

Getting busy getting ready for the Championship and Open Competition this weekend. We are pleased to have 220 registered dancers for this competition.

It looks like the weather is going to co-operate and we are going to have a lovely weekend.

Wishing safe travel to our judges to beautiful BC!

Judges for the Open and Championship are:
Shauna Bunting
Rebecca McKinnon
Jackie Smith
Andrea Tronnes
Natalie Quick

February Closed Results

February 27th Competition Results

Thanks to our judges and pipers.

  • Judges – Sandra Bald Jones and Diane Krugh
  • Pipers – Alan Walters and Liam Hilder

Great day for the last closed competition of the season.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the Open and Championship.

Thanks to all our parents, volunteers and teachers!

High points of the year award winners:

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Kate, Elise and Hannah

 

February Pre-competition message

Saturday February 27th 2016

Doors will open at 8:15 AM.

Door Entry Fees:

Competitors, Dance Teachers and those attending just the Primary Debut – No Charge

Adults / Parents (including those completing a Volunteer Shift) – $5

Seniors / Grandparents and Students – $3

Children 5 and under – Free

Programs will be available at the door – $3

US dollars will be accepted at par for door, programs, and at the concession.

Parking:  

Please park in the main parking lot, accessed from Nash Street (not Trattle).  The spaces immediately in front of the theatre are reserved for handicapped parking, our judges and pipers.  

Please do not park on the side of the theatre where the garbage dumpsters are.  If we block the dumpsters we are charged a fee.

There are also a limited number of parking spaces on the Trattle Street side of the school.

Numbers Table:

Remember your 2016 Scotdance card for collecting your dance number!

If you do not present a valid Scotdance card we are now obliged to collect a $5 non-refundable fee, as well as information to allow us to confirm a card has been issued to you. Any prizes won may be withheld until such time as a valid card is presented.

Concession:

The concession will be open from 8.30am until 3.00pm offering drinks, lunch items, and snacks. Donations for sale gratefully accepted.

There should not be any garment bags etc. in the concession / lobby area. There are both female and male change rooms for all dancers.  

Final Closed Competition – February 27th, 2016

  • Doors will not open until 8:15 am.
  • Morning dancing will start at 9:00 am with the Primary, Beginner, Novice and Intermediate classes.
  • Afternoon dancing will start at approximately 12:30 pm with the Premier classes.
  • Marie Lavoie Awards and Primary Debut will take place at this competition.

Judges – Sandra Bald Jones and Diane Krugh

Pipers – Alan Walters and Liam Hilder

Dances:

  • Pre-Premier: Fling (4) / Sword (2+1) / Seann Triubhas  (3+1) / Strathspey & 1/2 Tulloch
  • Premier:  Fling (6) / Sword (3+1) / Seann Triubhas (4+2) /Strathspey & 1/2 Tulloch.  Note** Premier under 11 will dance short steps.

 

January News

Welcome back everyone!

We have some information to pass on regarding dance cards for the new year.

Effective January 1, 2016 procedures for Intermediate dancers will be the same as for Novice with respect to cards and stamps.  Your dancer will have an opportunity to earn 6 stamps for placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at a competition or one year (whichever is longer) before moving on to Premier.

Scotdance Canada is requiring us to fill in a form and collect a $5.00 fee for dancer who do not have their dance cards with them on competition day.  This form will be at the numbers table.