Dance Competitions

Dance Levels

Local dance competitions

 

Join us for the Highland Games in the summer and the indoor competition season during the rest of the year.

The Seattle Highland Dancing Association (SHDA) holds three indoor competitions yearly (Fall, Winter, and Spring). This an excellent opportunity for your beginner dancer to earn the six stamps on their FUSTA card to move up to the novice level.

For more information on SHDA, please visit their Facebook page and blog.

Please note that it is normal to receive up to one year’s dance classes before competing.

Primary:

This is the age a new dancer will compete at if they are under the age of 7. On their seventh birthday, the dancer will move up to the beginner level.

Beginner:

This is the level new dancers will compete at until they gain six stamps on their FUSTA card. These stamps are given when the beginner places 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the highland dances at six separate competitions. When the beginner has attained all six stamps, they move up to the novice level.

Novice:

Like the beginner level, dancers will compete at this level until they gain six stamps on their FUSTA card, at which point they move up to the intermediate level.

Intermediate:

Dancers at this level must gain six stamps on their FUSTA card, after which, they will move up to the highest level–premiere.

Premiere:

This is the highest level. At this level the dancers can compete at Championships, unless they are under the age of 7.


For further details, please visit FUSTA’s website.

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