Information for this Saturday’s Competition

There is a slight change in venue for this, our final competition of the season. Due to the stage set required for a school production in Chief Sepass Theatre the theatre is not available to us. Our dancing will instead take place in the Langley Fine Arts School Gymnasium. This is accessed through the school.

Entry area, numbers table, concession and change rooms remain unchanged.

Fraser Valley Highland Dancing Association 2016/2017 Season, Competition 3.

Langley Fine Arts School, Trattle Street, Fort Langley:

Saturday February 24 2018

Judges for this competition are:

Leah Sutton, Saskatchewan

Ann Johnson, Oregon

Pipers are Liam Hilder and Alan Walters.

Doors will open at 8:15 AM.

 

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).

 

Numbers:

The number pick up table will be set up to the rear of the theatre lobby as usual.

Morning numbers will be available after 8.15am, and Afternoon numbers from 11.00am.

New families – a volunteer will be available at the numbers table to give you a tour of the venue. Please be patient should they be assisting another family as you arrive.

 

Concession:

There will be a concession in the theatre lobby offering a variety drinks, lunch items, and snacks. Everything is very reasonably priced.

Please feel free to take your purchases to the gym as you watch the dancing.

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:  

Please bring dance mats. There will be warm up space available upstairs in the Gym, and in the hallways.

These have not moved, even with the change of venue.

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.

 

Saturday April 28th 2018 FVHDA Open – Entries:

If you haven’t already sent your paper copies of your entry and payment for our Open, I will be accepting these at this competition if you wish to hand them directly to me and save the postage.

To clarify: The Premier competition being held in the afternoon in the gym is being run at the same time as the afternoon Championship. The Premier competition in the gym is being offered as an alternative to the Championship.

 

Trophy Return:

If you are in possession of a Perpetual Trophy (Marie Lavoie, Year End High Points, or from the 2017 Open) please make arrangements to have these returned as soon as possible. Please contact our Awards Co-ordinator (rosemcneil.fvhda@gmail.com) with any questions.

 

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.

 

Primary Debut:

This will occur just before the Primary Awards, immediately after the Pre-Premier Flings. Make sure you are in the gym to witness brand new Primary dancers showing off their Pas de Basques / Pas de Basques and High Cuts for the very first time!

 

Category Changes:

Should there be any category changes (Beginner 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.

 

Schedule:  

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

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

 

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday in the GYM!

Carla