Hello to a new dance season (a season of knee-high socks)!!! Mark your calendars for our in-person registration times and location.
Heritage United Church – 1050N Arnason St.
(accross from the NW Leisure Centre)
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30-7:30 pm; or,
Monday, September 18, 5:30-6:30 pm.
The 2018-19 Membership Form is ready so please take a few minutes to note the changes. While there are no RHDA changes this year as mentioned at our Summer AGM in July, there has been a recent Sask Highland fee increase announcement. This has been added to the form and is only for competitive members – this is for anyone who is planning on taking out a SOBHD card. The added fee is collected by the RHDA and then passed directly on to SKHDA.
As always, we wish everyone a fantastic season of Highland Dance!
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.
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.
We are getting so excited for this year’s Festival of Fun! Once again, the 2017 Scottish Pavilion will be held at the Owl, located at the University of Regina.
As with every year, the Pavilion cannot succeed without the help of MANY volunteers and we are seeking everyone’s help. Please take note of the following important notes; join us as we celebrate Mosaic’s 50th year!
2 Volunteer shifts are required per participating dancer in your family
Enter your RHDA Dancer’s name in the phone number field when signing up for your shift. This is an important step to ensure that you receive the credit
Age requirements for specific shifts will be posted
Volunteers under the age of 12, must be accompanied by an adult
Please sign up for shifts during which you will always be available, the success of the Pavilion depends on the reliability of our volunteers.
On January 27, many of our members came together and created two BEAUTIFUL works of art!
With the many changes the RHDA has seen over the last little while, we wanted to offer our members the opportunity to come together as an association, a family. Since our association comprises 5 studios (over 100 members), we wanted to see friendships forged beyond the studio and evening classes.
So, with the help of 4Cats Art Studio, we ran two sessions for members of ALL studios, ages and levels, to come and get messy with us!! And we think they did a great job.
While each participant got to take home their very own work of art keep sake, together they created two very large one of kind masterpieces. Both pieces are being auctioned off on our RHDA Fundraising Facebook page until after our March competition where they will also be live on location March 4th.
2016 was a year of change for the Regina Highland Dancing Association (RHDA). While many changes were large, some were small, but many things still remain the same.
We continue to be a family! While we may not all have Scottish Roots, we all come together to help promote Highland Dancing and Scottish Culture in Regina. A group where we all can come together (minus the haggis ). We are mums and dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles supporting each other along the way.
The Association continues to organizes competitions, workshops, tours, public performances, and a variety of cultural and social events for the membership and the public at large. Our focus is performances, competition, fun, forging friendships and sportsmanship.
Check us out on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org become a member and come bow, shuffle, brush-beat-beat and leap with us!