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Maree Allen OAM

The Highland dancing fraternity will be delighted to hear that Maree was awarded the Order of Australia medal on Australia Day, 26th January 2013, for her service to Highland dancing as a teacher, judge and administrator. Having at all times

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Dance Teachers celebrate their Milestones

Congratulations to May Hughes who recently celebrated 60 years of teaching, Ritchie Gibson who celebrated 50 years of teaching and Celia Orr who recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of her dance school. All three teachers were presented with certificates at

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2013 Royal Edinburgh Tattoo Highland Ceilidh Dancers Team

There are a number of vacancies for UK dancers in the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo Highland Ceilidh Dancers Team for the 2013 season. For full information and details of how to apply click here.

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has requested the support of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing in selecting a successor to Billy Forsyth MBE for the position of Dance Director. Billy is now looking to take on a Patron’s

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International Highland Dancing Conference 2013

An International Highland Dancing Conference and Lectures will be held on 11th-13th October 2013 in Montecasino, Johannesburg, South Africa. For further information visit www.highlanddancing.co.za

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Oscar Awards 2011-2012

At the annual SOBHD UK Champion of Champions Oscar celebration the following dancers were awarded the Oscar trophies for the year 2011 to 2012: Senior Winner: Candice Walker Junior Winner: Abbie MacNeil Adult Winner: Laura Smith The three young ladies are pictured at

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Irene McKechnie, 2012 Atholl Clasp Recipient

Congratulations to Irene McKechnie who has been awarded the 2012 Atholl Clasp. Irene was presented the award by SOBHD Chairman Christine Lacey at the recent SOBHD AGM.

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60 years of Teaching for May Hughes

Congratulations to May Hughes who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of teaching on the 12th November 2012 with a special dancing display attended by over 500 people.

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Disneyland Paris 2013

The International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance with Competition is now open for enquiries. In November 2011 the first IGSHD at Disneyland Paris took place. Over 330 dancers aged 4 to 40+ from Scottish, Canadian and Russian dance schools, took

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The World Champions for 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 World Champions. Pictured from left to right are Ellis Hayes, Scotland – World Juvenile Champion Marielle Lesperance, Canada – World Adult Champion Anthea Bundy, Scotland – World Junior Champion Photograph by Ronnie Cairns.

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