SHDA Winter Virtual Workshop

The Seattle Highland Dance Association is excited to announce a Virtual Winter Workshop will be held February 20, 2021. Ellen Cameron Maloney (Ottawa) and Gaelyn McGregor (Winnipeg) will be providing instruction. Registration can be found here and is open to all Northwest ScotDance USA dancers.

We will be hosting a Pre-Premier group and a Premier group, per the schedule below, beginning at 9 am. Please note that Zoom is required to participate and should be downloaded in advance. A link will be sent to the email address included in your entry.

Pre-Premier Schedule
Warm-Up + Highland Fling & Strath. and Highland Reel (1.5 hours)
Sword & Seann Triubhas (1.5 hours)
BREAK (30 minutes)
Lilt & Flora (1.5 hours)
Q&A with both instructors (30 minutes)

Premier Schedule
Warm-Up + Championship Fling & Reels (1.5 hours)
Championship Sword & Seann Triubhas (1.5 hours)
BREAK (30 minutes)
Premiership Flora & Village Maid (1.5 hours)
Q&A with both instructors (30 minutes)

Our workshop entry is 100% donation-based. We appreciate any amount our families are willing to donate but ultimately are grateful for the opportunity to bring our dancers together during a time that has been challenging for so many.

Congratulations Seniors!

SHDA would like to congratulate the following seniors on their academic accomplishments! We are proud of each of you and wish you the best of luck in your next adventure!


Spring Competition Cancellation


The growing concerns around COVID-19 have sadly impacted our community greatly. The health and well-being of everyone is a top priority for us, so although we would like to be able to bring you a break from this challenging time, we have reached the difficult decision to cancel our spring competition and workshops the weekend of April 18th and 19th.
Refunds will be made available to those who registered in advance of the spring competition and workshop through the season entry. If you are able and would like to donate your refund back to the association, we would be truly grateful.

These are unusual and unsettling times, and I want to thank everyone for their support for not only SHDA, but the Scottish dance community. We will prevail and will join together in celebration this fall for a new dance season.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact SHDA President, Lynda Itoi, via email; seattlehighland@gmail.com.

Please take care and stay healthy.

The SHDA Board of Directors

Winter Competition

Happy New Year to our SHDA families! We hope your 2020 is off to a great start!

Please find platform schedules listed below for our competition this weekend. The morning competition for Premier dancers begins at 9am. Our afternoon competition is slated to begin at 12:30pm.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your registration, please contact our Registrar, Jacki Ochs.

Morning Platform Schedule

Afternoon Platform Schedule

Fall Competition

We look forward to seeing our Seattle Highland Dance family this weekend!

Please find platform schedules listed below. The morning competition for Premier dancers begins at 9am. Our afternoon competition is slated to begin at 1pm.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your registration, please contact our Registrar, Jacki Ochs.

Morning Platform Schedule

Afternoon Platform Schedule

New Dance Year!

We cannot hardly wait for October! Falling leaves, crisp cool air, and a new season of Highland Dance!

Dates for our 2019-2020 season are:

October 26th
February 1st
April 18th

We hold a Pre-Premier workshop following each of our winter and spring competitions. We also conduct a Premier Set-Step Lecture on the Sunday following our winter competition as well as a Premier Regional Championship Prep on the Sunday following our spring competition.

Note: we will be holding a vote in conjunction with our fall competition. This vote is for approval of our Reinstated Articles of Incorporation. All members of SHDA will be required to vote as part of our dancer check-in. For any questions regarding this vote, please email Lynda Ochs Itoi, SHDA President.

Registration is now available under Competition Info!