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 PRE-PREMIER COMPETITION - SATURDAY 28TH MARCH 2020 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Added: 14 Mar 2020
Pre-Premier Competition, Saturday 28th March 2020.

Due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the decision has been taken to cancel the Pre-Premier Competition to be held at Atlantis Leisure Centre, Oban on Saturday 28th March 2020. The Festival Committee will make contact with all Pre-Premier competitors individually.

Any queries should be emailed to dance@obanfestival.org.

The decision has been taken not to arrange an alternative date for the Pre-Premier competition in 2020. Trophy winners from 2019 will be contacted in due course regarding the return of trophies.

Information will be issued regarding Festival weekend 30th April to 3rd May 2020 as soon as possible.
 
 2020 HIGHLAND DANCING ENTRIES OPEN ON LINE TODAY
Added: 24 Jan 2020
Music Competition Syllabus available online.

Select the competitor tab a the top of the page, go to music competition section, a PDF file of the 2020 Music Competition Syllabus can be found at the Events & Classes section. Entry forms for each competition can be found at the back of the syllabus along with convenor contact details. Any queries please email info@obanfestival.org.

Music entries close Monday 9th March 2020

On line Highland Dancing Entries open 9am 24th January 2020.

Pre-Premier compete at Atlantis Leisure on Saturday 28th March 2020.

Premier and Premier Confined to Argyll, Bute & the Western Isles compete in Atlantis Leisure Centre on Sunday 3rd May 2020. Please read infomation on Events & Classes and Entry Conditions from the competitors section before completing entry.

Premier Confined to Argyll, Bute & the Western Isles dancers, please note Conditions of Entry No 12. If entering both sections please enter main Premier Section when entering class number in Section 1 - Select Events. Please type Premier Confined in the dance box. Entry fee for both classes £21. We will be in touch by email to confirm entry to both classes and the dances you will be competiting in each of the classes and how to pay the additional £5 entry fee.

To enter online select the competitor tab at the top of the page, go to the Highland Dancing section and select online entries from the dropdown menu.

CLOSING DATE FOR ON LINE HIHLAND DANCING ENTRIES MONDAY 16TH MARCH 2020 - NO LATE ENTRIES CAN BE ACCEPTED
 
 Highlands & Islands Music & Dance Festival 2020 HIMDF Competition Syllabus 2020 on website
Added: 13 Jan 2020
HIMDF Competition Syllabus 2020 on website
 
 HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS PRE-PREMIER COMPETITION SATURDAY 30TH MARCH 2019, ATLANTIS LEISURE, OBAN
Added: 29 Mar 2019
Doors open to main hall - 10am
Dancers registration - 10.30am
Dancing commences - 11am


Good luck to all Pre-Premier competitors tomorrow. The Festival Committee are delighted to confirm our judges for the Pre-Premier competition will be: Nicola Glover, Dumbarton, Theresa Kelly, Stirling, Dorothy Young, Edinburgh.

Order of Dances:
Flora MacDonald (4 steps), Scottish Lilt (4 steps). 16 Pas-De-Basque, Pas-De-Basque & Highcuts, Highland Fling (4 steps), Sword Dance (2/1), Sean Truibhas (3/1), Hullachan (half), Special Fling (4 steps) (Beginners and Novice), Special Barracks (4 steps) (Intermediate)

Station A: Primary 5 years & under, Beginners 7 years & under Novice 8 years & under, Intermediate 9 years & under

Station B: Primary 6 years, Beginners 8 & 9 years Novice 11 years & over, Intermediate 10 years

Station C: Beginners 10 years & over, Novice 9 & 10 years Intermediate 11 years & over

Competitors please note:
Competitor numbers and two wristbands, one for the dancer and one for an accompanying adult were posted first class on Tuesday 25th March 2019. Additional wristbands can be bought at the door on Saturday. Stewards will insist on spectators wearing their wristbands, dancers must have wristbands although we understand they will not be worn whilst competing.

Management at Atlantis Leisure have requested that all corridors in Atlantis Leisure are kept clear. Changing areas will be available throughout the day and will be clearly sign posted. Stewards will be in attendance throughout the day, dancers changing in the corridors will be asked to move to the changing areas provided. Please do not take dancing mats to Atlantis Leisure, a warm up area will be available within the main hall.

Only Sports Capped Water Bottles will be allowed into the Main Hall at Atlantis Leisure Centre, NO FOOD OR OTHER DRINKS CAN BE TAKEN INTO THE MAIN HALL.

S.O.B.H.D Current Registration Cards must be shown prior to dancers competing. All competitors are asked to comply with the S.O.B.H.D. Code of Ethics.
 
 2019 ENTIES NOW CLOSED
Added: 19 Mar 2019
Entries for the 2019 competitions have now closed. Watch this space for further details.

 
 Monday 11th March - Music Entries close today
Added: 11 Mar 2019
Today is the final day we can accept entries for any of the Music competitions. This is also the final day for returning Scottish Area Finals invites. Entries for the Scottish Choroegraphy Challenge and the Highlands & Islands Pre-Premier competition on Saturday 30th March 2019 and the Highlands & Islands Premier competition on Saturday 5th May 2019 will close next Monday - Monday 18th March.
 
 On Friday 3rd May
Added: 02 Mar 2019
On Friday 3rd May the only competitions are Action Song, Primary Choirs, Primary Recorder, Primary Folk Group and Primary Instrumental Ensemble. All solo competitions are on Saturday 4th May.
 
 A Date For Your Diary
Added: 02 Mar 2019
Ceilidh with local band DICE in The View on Saturday 30th March from 8pm till 11pm. Tickets £7 and can be purchased at the door.
 
 New to the Festival for 2019 - Gaelic Song
Added: 25 Jan 2019
New to the Festival for 2019 - Gaelic Song - own choice P1-3, P4&5, P6&7, S1&2, S3+
 
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