ScotDance Canada Championship Series 2017 PEI (SDCCS 2017)
Start date: 29 June, 2017
End date: 3 July, 2017
Every year, more than 1000 highland dancers from across Canada, the United States, and around the world gather at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series, a five-day competitive event that includes the annual Canadian Championship. The dancers, ranging from ages 4-30, are committed athletic dancers, anxious to perform on a national stage with the best competitors from around the world. in 2017, this event will be held for the very first time in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from June 29 – July 3, 2017. Our Canadian Champions will compete for the Canadian Title on July 1, 2017 - Canada's 150th.
Competitive highland dancing is an art form and a sport that combines technique, swift execution of movement, agility, and strength. It is based upon the Scottish traditional dance form that has been passed down from our Scottish ancestors.
A special event, in honour of Canada's 150th, is our Canada Choreography Challenge. Teams from around the world are challenged to choreography a Highland/Celtic performance, with 3 or more dancers, but the dance must have a Canadian Theme. This event is a favourite for the dancers, their families, but especially the general public. What better way to celebrate Canada's youth, culture, and sport.
Nature of the Project Reach
At the peak of Canada's 150 celebrations, SDCCS 2017 will assure patriotism and pride thrive in the birthplace of our nation. As Highland dancing's nation championship, the event's anchor is the Canadian Championship. For this competition, our county's top dancers travel to Charlottetown to represent their provinces in competition and camaraderie. SDCCS 2017 in Charlottetown has the opportunity to fuel these young Canadians, and our international contingent, with passion for our great country. SDCCS 2017 will further highlight Canada's diversity, yet inclusion for the event's foreign participants.
During SDCCS 2017 PEI, we aim to gather over 1,000 Highland dancers from across Canada, the United States, and around the world for this unique celebration of our diverse culture, youth, sport, and inclusion. The dancers, ranging in age from as young as 4 years to young adults, are committed athletic dancers, anxious to perform on a national stage with the best competitors from around the world, including Canada and PEI's own current Adult World Champion.
Our project aims to include the sound and timely hosting of these 5 days of Highland dancing competitions and performances, including the Canadian Championship, the ScotDance Canada Open Championship, and the Canada 150 Choreography Challenge which this year requires all teams to have a Canadian theme. There are also 5 social events: the Opening Ceremonies featuring Canadian 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist - Heather Moyse; the Canadian Championship Banquet where each provincial representative is recognized; a Judges' & Teachers' Reception; as well as, a Pin Exchange and wind-up Ceilidh offering every attendee the opportunity to socially engage and celebrate our culture and heritage.
By way of our Opening Ceremonies, daily dance competitions, we hope to expose the public to Highland dancing excellence, and provide an opportunity to embrace Scottish and Canadian culture.
- Corporate sponsorship - Delegate bags, and contents - Event lanyards - Décor - Signage - 8 laptops and 2 printers - Courtesy vehicles for officials - Construction volunteers - Event volunteers