Yesterday our community celebrated the life of a talented and lovely young dancer. Our hearts were broken to hear about her passing, but warmed with the highland dance community that came from near and far to show love and support to her family.
We share the Dress Purple Lognidry ribbon in honour of this beautiful daughter, sister, grand-daughter, niece, cousin, and friend.
Thank you to all of you for being there for the family and each other, and continuing to be there.
Mark your calendar, January 19-21, 2018. We are very pleased to have Laura Donlan from New York as our teacher for this workshop.
Laura has been competing in highland dancing since the age of 8, and has competed throughout the United States, Canada and Scotland. She has competed at 24 consecutive United States Championships and has qualified for the World Championships numerous times. She is also a member of the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (SDTA) and recently became a Scottish Official Board of Highland Dance (SOBHD) judge. She has done workshops throughout Canada, Scotland and the United States.
Laura is also a physical therapist, practicing since 2009, who has worked in outpatient and inpatient settings. She is a practicing physical therapist in the state of New York and received her doctorate from Upstate Medical University. She has taken courses in dance rehab, spine injuries, and taping.
Register now; teachers can earn CPD for attending.
If you haven’t seen the September Newsletter, you can read it here.
Please note that there will be an RHDA Registration night on September 20th, at the Heritage United Church (across from the NW Leisure Centre on Rochdale Blvd) from 6:30-8:00 pm. We encourage everyone to come down and get their membership form in; the 2017-18 forms are posted to the website.
Also note that if you haven’t already completed the fundraising portion of the membership, we ask that you provide a postdated cheque (for January 1, 2018) at time of registration.
First let me say WOW…… we have an amazing dance community. It has been a VERY busy few weeks.
May 20-21, the Saskatchewan Highland Gathering and Celtic Festival – what a wonderful weekend.
May 27, a SPECIAL Congratulations to our dancers who performed beautify at the Provincial Selection Competition. All the best as you head to the ScotDance Canadian Championship Series in Prince Edward Island.
June 1-3, the 50th Annual Mosaic – a Festival of Cultures. What a great way to share the Scottish culture and show off our mad dancing skills.
Next up, our Annual General (Thank You) meeting, June 25th, so RSVP to join in on the fun as we continue to celebrate the successes we’ve shared so far this season as a community in dance.
If you haven’t subscribed, you can access our June Newsletter here.