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SDTA (ON) Milton Festival

February 4, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

About the event

SDTA (ON) Milton Festival  | CON-ON-CO-23-2316

IMPORTANT: open to all RSOBHD registered dancers

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Pre-Premier Competition

Registration for Primary, Beginner, and Novice is at 8:30 a.m.

Competition will start at 9:00 a.m. in the following order: Beginner and Novice Flora, Primary Pas de Basques, Primary Pas de Basques & High Cuts, all Flings, Swords, Seann Triubhas.


Solo Choreography 

Solo Choreography registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will not commence prior to 11:30 a.m.

Limited to first 25 entries; Open to all levels. Dancers must be registered for regular competition.

  • Time limit: 1.5 minutes (from start of music, not start of dance)
  • Music must be a Celtic or Scottish theme; Lyrics are permitted
  • Theme of the dance to be in keeping with the piece of music used.
  • Costume to be in keeping with theme of the dance
  • Music must be emailed to [email protected] by closing date, Sunday, January 22, 2023. Please include dancer’s name.

Intermediate & Premier Competition

Afternoon registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. Dancers will not commence prior to 1:00 p.m. and will begin with the Flora. Followed by Fling, Sword & Seann Truibhas


All groups will be split by age according to entries received. Age is as of date of competition. Technique and steps will be judged under RSOBHD regulations. The judge’s decision is final. Awards to two places less than number of dancers to a maximum of six places. Dancers will dance in numerical order.



  • Written critique sheets for each performance to be picked up by teachers at end of the event.  For teachers who are not at the event please advise who to give sheets to.
  • Overall and runner up trophies awarded in all groups except Primary. Aggregate trophies will be based on all dances.
  • Cash awards will be awarded to oldest Premier age group.
  • Morning and Afternoon Special awards in memory of Paulina McMaster.
  • In the case of a tie for Dancer of the Day, a 4-step fling dance off will be held. Must be 6 in a group to qualify for Dancer of the Day.
  • Competition is open to ALL RSOBHD Dancers!

Snack bar will be available | Entries will close Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 11:59pm.

For change of status email [email protected] by Sunday, January 22, 2023.



The competition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. Categories are defined by the RSOBHD. Groups will be divided according to entries received. Numbers will be handed out on the day of competition. Any complaint against SDTA (ON) Milton or the adjudication of the event must be in writing, with the complainant’s signature accompanied by a fee of $25.00. Complaints must be lodged with SDTA (ON) Milton within 48 hours of the event for consideration at their next meeting.


February 4, 2023
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Bishop P. F. Reding Catholic Secondary School
1120 Main St E
Milton, ON L9T 6H7 Canada
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