Highland Dancing

Ohio Scottish Games Highland Dance Competition Series USMW-0222
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Competitions

Pre-Premier Open Competition

Pre-Championship Premier Competition

Premier Solo Choreography Competition

2024 Ohio Open Championship - recognized by the RSOBHD.

2024 Judges

  • Gemma Baillie, SCO
  • Nadiene Gibney, CAN
  • Sandra Weyman, USA

2024 Piper

AM Competiton will use recorded music.

  • PM Championship Piper - Daniel Carr, CAN

Location:
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
19201 East Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Registration

Schedule of Events


Dancing will take place in Building 4.

Saturday June 24, 2023

7:00 AM
Bagley Main Gate Opens - All dancers and spectators MUST have a ticket to enter the Games
Competing dancers will be sent a digital ticket after registering
Non-competitors can purchase tickets here.
8:00 AM
Registration Opens
Pre-Premier Competition
Pre-Championship
Premier Solo Choreography
8:30 AM
Morning Competition Begins
Pre-Premier + Pre-Championship
First dance will be the lilt
10:00 AM*
Choreography Competition
Earliest possible start time; may be later

Morning Awards

Lunch Break

11:30 AM*
Registration begins
Open Championship
Earliest possible start time; may be later
12:00 PM*
Ohio Open Championship Begins
Earliest possible start time; may be later
6:30 PM
Championship winners are invited to perform a 4-step Highland Laddie at the Grandstand

Awards


A trophy will be awarded to the highest point winner in each age group except the Primary group(s).

Premier Cash Prizes

Pre-Championship

  1. 1st - $30
  2. 2nd - $25
  3. 3rd - $20
  4. (awarded to oldest age group only)

Solo Choreography

  1. 1st - $50
  2. 2nd - $40
  3. 3rd - $30
  4. (awarded to oldest age group only)

Championship Ages 16 & Under 18

  1. 1st - $50
  2. 2nd - $40
  3. 3rd - $30
  4. 4th - $20
  5. 5th - $15
  6. 6th - $10

Championship Ages 18 & Over

  1. 1st - $60
  2. 2nd - $50
  3. 3rd - $40
  4. 4th - $30
  5. 5th - $20
  6. 6th - $15

Special Awards

Most Promising Beginner - Awarded in Memory of Mary Dorsey

  • Awarded during AM Competition
  • Eligibility: All Beginner age group competitors
  • Criteria: Judges' Selection

Spirit of the Dance - Awarded in Memory of Aidan Bittner

  • Awarded during AM Competition
  • Eligibility: All Pre-Championship age group competitors
  • Criteria: Judges' Selection

Dancer of the Day

  • Awarded during PM Open Championship
  • Eligibility: Afternoon championship winners
  • Criteria: 4-Step Fling Dance Off

Competition Rules

  1. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (RSOBHD).
  2. The judge's decision is final.
  3. Age groups will be determined according to the number of entries and competitors' ages as of the day of the competition.
  4. Dancers must present their 2024 registration card to register and receive awards.
  5. Dancers last to enter shall be first to dance and first to fill in for reels.
  6. Dancers must be ready and appear when called or forfeit the chance to dance.
  7. Dancers must be in full costume to receive awards.
  8. Awards are given at the judge's discretion.
  9. Ohio Scottish Games reserves the right to make changes to the event or schedule so long as the change falls within the scope of RSOBHD Rules.
  10. No refunds.

Solo Choreography Competition

  1. Choreography competition will commence immediately following AM competition.
  2. Total performance time cannot exceed 1.5 minutes including on/off time.
  3. Music and costume must have a Scottish/Celtic theme.
  4. Music files must be emailed to [email protected] no later than June 15th, 2024. Confirmation emails will be sent within 48 hours.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Herb at [email protected].