We have lots of things other than Highland Dancing that you can do while you are at SDCCS2018. Check out the events below, and be sure to buy tickets (required for some events) right away!
Saturday JUNE 30: Line Dancing!
Come out and watch some line dancing demonstrations while you pick up your registration packages. Get into the Calgary spirit!!
Saturday JUNE 30: Pin exchange
This will take place by the registration area, from 9:00 to 10:00 am.
Sunday JULY 1: Canada Day Cupcake Ceilidh
This will be held from 1:15 to 2:00 pm. We have a guest choreographer coming to teach dancers a fun, energetic, non-highland dance routine, and there’s a sweet treat at the end of the Ceilidh. Bring a friend!! Sign up will be limited to 40 dancers.
Monday JULY 2: Elevation Celebration Banquet
Join in on celebrating the achievements of all dancers, with a very special nod to those that competed in the Canadian Championship today!! Tickets are some of the lowest we have been able to provide in years. Come join us for a western themed dinner, fun dessert, a slide show showcasing entries on What Excellence Means to You. After the dinner be sure to join in the fun on the dance floor and get some great pictures with your friends in the photo booth!! http://sdccs.ca/events/banquet/
Tuesday JULY 3: A half day venture out to Nanton, Alberta
Need a break from city life and the dancing? Spend an afternoon in Authentic Alberta! A 75 minute coach ride leaving from the Telus Convention Centre at 11:30 am will have you in historic and friendly Nanton, home to unique attractions including the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton Candy and Ice Cream Store, Antique and Art Walk of Alberta, The Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre, Museum of Miniatures, The Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage, Nanton Golf Club and many more. With the surrounding open prairies to the east and picturesque rolling hills to the west, Nanton is worth taking the trip. It’s a destination that is great for all age groups. Nanton is a cool little town where history lives and cowboy sightings are guaranteed!
Luna Express will pick you up at the Telus Convention Center on Tuesday, July 3rd at 11:30 am and have you back downtown by 6:00 pm. The cost per person will be $30.00 for this enjoyable day out! Don’t miss signing up for this event when ticket sales go live May 1st!
Tuesday JULY 3: Scotch tasting at One 18 Empire
Come Elevate your Knowledge of Scotch by joining us for an intimate Scotch Tasting. Our event will be held at One 18 Empire, located in the Marriott Hotel, 820 Centre Street S.E. on Tuesday July 3rd at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $65.00 and will include your scotch tasting and instruction, charcuterie, snack flights and an assortment of other appetizers and signature welcome cocktail. Looking for a way to spend an evening learning a bit about scotch and spending some time with friends after the dancing ends? Please come join us!
SDCCS2018 PROFESSIONAL EVENTS FOR TEACHERS AND JUDGES
Sunday JULY 1: Continuing Professional Development Session for Teachers and Judges
No Cost (Please indicate attendance to establish approximate numbers – no tickets will be issued). Topic: Challenging National Dance Steps. 1.5 hrs CPD
Instructors: Allana Brown (SDTA), Rhona Lawrence (UKA).
Sunday JULY 1: Teachers and Judges Wine & Cheese
No Cost (Please indicate attendance to establish approximate numbers – no tickets will be issued). Professional members of SDTA, BATD, UKA and members of SOBHD Panel of Judges. Must present valid membership card. Non-competing professionals only.