DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER IN THE PORTLAND AREA, THE DANCE COMPETITION THIS SATURDAY (2/8/14) HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Stay warm & safe! Please visit the Contact page if you would like to contact the PHDA Board with any questions regarding cancellation of this event.

 

The PHDA Spring Competition will be held on Saturday, April 12. The list of dances to be competed is already available on our Event Schedule page, so you can start practicing now! A workshop will also be offered on Sunday, April 13, 2014, with Rebecca McKinnon, SOBHD Adjudicator and Director of McKinnon School of Dance in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Ms. McKinnon began dancing at the age of 4 and enjoyed a successful competitive dancing career for over 20 years. She is a member of both the BATD and the SDTA. In September of 2003, Rebecca became the Executive Member for Alberta with ScotDance Canada. Ms. McKinnon has taught students who have won numerous championships around the world, including the Canadian Interprovincial, the North American, the Scottish Open, the British Open, the Commonwealth, and the Junior World Highland Dancing Championships. Outside of the dancing world, Ms. McKinnon teaches with Edmonton Public Schools.

Rebecca McKinnon (right) with her student, Katie Lee, in 2011 after Katie won the Junior World Highland Dancing Championships. Photo courtesy of SDTA website.

 

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