The SOBHD is seeking assistance from the Highland Dancing community. We are looking for support from anyone with Digital Marketing or Brand Development backgrounds to get involved in an exciting initiative.
We are looking to develop a new brand and logo for International Highland Dancing that will be used to market our dance form to new and current participants. The brand we are looking for will not replace the current SOBHD logo. This will form the core of a new Digital Marketing initiative aimed at increasing awareness of Highland Dancing with an aim of increasing dancer participation.
If you have either branding or digital marketing skills and a background in Highland Dancing and are willing to help, please get in touch with the SOBHD by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th November 2017.
Many congratulations to our 2017 World Champions: Ellie Dalrymple, Tranent – World Juvenile Champion, Erin Blair, California – World Junior Champion, and Rebecca Thow, Alberta – World Adult Champion
Photograph courtesy of Ronnie Cairns.
The SOBHD are undertaking a project to produce a library of DVDs to be used in the “mock judging” section of future SOBHD Judges Tests.
To allow the SOBHD to include international dancers, a filming session will take place in Dunoon on Tuesday 22nd August from 11am to 3pm approx.
Dancers must be Premier (not champions) or Intermediate standard. Novice dancers will be acceptable if they are of a reasonable height. Dancers should be between the age of 10 and 15 years.
Dancers must be be prepared to dance the following dances:
Highland Fling (6 steps); Sword Dance (2 slow & 1 quick; Seann Triubhas (3 slow & 1 quick); Strathspey & Highland Reel (2 and 2); Half Reel of Tulloch
If you wish to participate please email email@example.com. Please note that you must have your teacher’s permission to participate.
The SOBHD are saddened to hear of the loss of Mrs Mary Pattinson who passed away on Thursday 15th June 2017.
Mrs Pattinson’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 27th June at 10am in Church of the Sacred Hearts, 17 Harbour Street, Girvan KA26 9AJ.
Our thoughts are with Mrs Pattinson’s family at this time.
The SOBHD are saddened to hear of the loss of Jean Remenda, a former member of the SOBHD Judges’ panel, who passed away on Saturday 1st April 2017 in Port Moody, British Columbia.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Vancouver at an appropriate time.
Our thoughts are with Jean’s family at this time.
An updated version of the SOBHD Constitution & Rules is now available to buy from the online shop at a cost of £8.
Make sure you are up to date with this latest 2017 edition of the Rules and Recommendations as laid down by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.
Applications for the 2017 Royal Nova Scotia International Highland Dance Team are now being accepted.
For further details please click on the link below.
RNSIT Highland Dance Team 2017
The SOBHD Office Bearers are delighted to announce the launch of the revised 8th Edition Textbook.
The textbook will go on sale on Monday 12th December, 9am UK time, at a sale price of £15. The sale will be to individuals only and are limited to one per customer. Books must be purchased via the Shop on the SOBHD website. The sale will last for a period of two months up to a maximum of 500 books.
Suppliers who wish to purchase the book from the SOBHD can continue to do so during this time on existing terms.
Congratulations to ABHDI President Elizabeth McLauchlan, who was awarded the Atholl Clasp for 2016. Elizabeth was presented with her award by the SOBHD Chairman, Christine Lacey, at the 2016 SOBHD AGM.
Picture with SOBHD Chairman Christine Lacey MBE, courtesy of Ronnie Cairns Photography.
The organiser from the Lomond and Argyll Highland Dancing Competition being held on Saturday 10th December at St Kessog’s Church Hall, Balloch, has advised the following:
Please note that due to the high level of entries received, no more entries will be accepted after 12.00noon on Monday 5th December 2016.