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Sat, Feb 03


Bishop Reding Secondary School

SDTA (ON) Milton Festival

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Time & Location

Feb 03, 2024, 8:00 a.m.

Bishop Reding Secondary School, 1120 Main St E, Milton, ON L9T 6H7, Canada

About the event

SDTA (ON) Milton Festival  | CON-ON-CO-24-2416 

IMPORTANT: open to all RSOBHD registered dancers, no annual membership required.

Click here to view the full Entry Form.

Adjudicators: Bill Troock, Alberta & Sheryl Joyner, Scarborough

Pre-Premier Competition

Registration for Primary is at 8:00 a.m. Ready to dance for 8:30am with the Fling.

Registration for Beginner & Novice is at 8:30 a.m. Ready to dance for 9:00am with the Flora. Primary awards to follow Flora.

Intermediate & Premier Competition

Afternoon registration will begin at 12:00 p.m. Dancers will not commence prior to 12:30 p.m. and will begin with the Laddie.

Solo Choreography 

Solo Choreography will be done at the completion of the Intermediate & Premier awards.

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 
  • Groups split by age and also by Pre-Premier/Premier, if entries warrant.
  • Music must be emailed to by closing date, Sunday, January 22, 2023. Please include dancer’s name.

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 4 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 - CASH ONLY

Entries will close Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 11:59pm.

For change of status email by Sunday, January 21, 2024.


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.


If you would like to sponsor Beginner, Novice, INtermediate & Premier medials and keeper awards - please reach out!

Donations will be acknowledged and no donation is too small. 

Sponsosrhip contact: Carleigh Leighton-White at


  • Primary Dancer

    16 PDB, PDB & Hicuts, Fling, Sword

    Tax: +$0.91 OnlineFee
    Sale ended
  • Beginner Dancer

    Flora, Fling, Sword & Seann Truibhas

    Tax: +$1.26 OnlineFee
    Sale ended
  • Novice Dancer

    Flora, Fling, Sword & Seann Truibhas

    Tax: +$1.26 OnlineFee
    Sale ended
  • Intermediate Dancer

    Laddie, Fling, Sword & Seann Truibhas

    Tax: +$1.26 OnlineFee
    Sale ended
  • Premier Dancer

    Laddie, Fling, Sword & Seann Truibhas

    Tax: +$1.26 OnlineFee
    Sale ended
  • Solo Choreography

    Solo Choreography – 1.5 min limit Music must be emailed to by closing date, Sunday, January 21, 2024. Please include dancer’s name. Limited to first 25 entries.

    Tax: +$0.70 OnlineFee
    Sale ended
  • Family Fee

    Please add one $5 family fee to your registration.

    Tax: +$0.17 OnlineFee
    Sale ended



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