Highland Dance Rules

Competition is governed by the rules and regulations of the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (RSOBHD) and ScotDance USA (SDUSA).

The decision of the Adjudicator is final. Protests must be made in writing and submitted to the Competition Organizer within 7 days of the event accompanied by a $25 fee that will be refunded if the petition is warranted.

The competitors age will be as of Saturday, May 6, 2023.  Age groups will be determined after the closing date of entries. The Competition Committee reserves the right to change any event or time schedule as needed.

Last to enter, first to compete and "fill in" for Reels.

Three-Month-Rule - Judges may not adjudicate any competitor that they have instructed for a period of three months.  If a competitor has entered a competition with a judge they have attended a class or workshop within the last three months, the dancer must step down from the competition.

Entries must be received by April 29, 2023 to avoid a late entry fee.  Late entries will be accepted with an additional late entry fee of $20.

All dancers must present their 2023 Registration card at the time of registration in a zip lock bag.  Dancers without a card WILL NOT be allowed to compete.

Dancers are not required, but may wear a mask while competing or remove the mask before dancing on stage in which case a bag should be used to place the mask at the entrance of the stage.

In accordance with ScotDance USA policies, dancers must not change costumes in public view. A changing area will be available.

The above rules and procedures to be updated as needed with SDUSA and State updates.

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