Two days of competition bestow a variety of dance caliber. Pre-Premier, Restricted Premier and Premier National competitions take place on Friday. On Saturday you will be witness to World Champions, North American, Canadian and Ontario dancers as they showcase their best in dancing at the Glengarry Highland Games Open Championship. Cash awards to 6th place were recently added to this prominent Championship event.
The Glengarry Highland Games bids you a Hundred Thousand welcomes! Spectators and competitors alike can expect to enjoy the very best of what this successful event has to offer.
Once again we are pleased to be presenting the John Angus Carther Trophy in two separate categories; the Champion with the highest combined points and the S.D.& G. dancer with the highest combined points.
As well, the Leslie J. Clark Trophy will be awarded to the Dancer of the Day in the Restricted Premier category. (Friday)
The Glengarry Highland Games looks forward to having you share in a spectacular weekend of Scottish tradition.
Maureen Fyffe, Avoca Beach, New South Wales, Australia.
Started dancing at the age of 7 years under the wonderful late Dorothy Kerr and enjoyed a successful competitive career and has been teaching at her own school for the past 45 years.
During this time her dancers have placed in major championships in Scotland and made the finals of Junior and Adults at Cowal. They have won every major championship in every state of Australia including the Grand Australasian Championships of Australia 10 times and Champion of Champions of Australia.
She has adjudicated in Scotland, Canada, United States, New Zealand and Australia and conducted workshops in Canada, United States, New Zealand and Australia. At present is a adjudicator on the SOBHD Judges’ panel, Chairperson of National Dancing Association of Australia and Examiner. Also Technical Chairperson of the NSW State Technical Panel.
Lynne Erbrick began her dancing career at the age of five. She studied Highland Dancing at the Marguerite Reid School of Highland Dancing and Ballet at the Philadelphia Dance Academy. She won the Gaelic College Scholarship and spent two summers studying with J. L. MacKenzie in Nova Scotia. Lynne also spent three months in Scotland where she studied with Elspeth Strathern. While in Scotland, she became the first American dancer to win the Junior World Championship at the Cowal Games.
She is a Fellow, Life Member and Examiner for the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. She is an Adjudicator for the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.
Lynne was a classroom teacher for 17 years and is a retired School Principal. She has taught Highland Dancing for over 40 years and is currently the Director of the Pocono Highland Dance Academy in Stroudsburg, PA.
Ann started Highland Dance lessons in Portland, Oregon when she was 7. Weekly lessons with a nod to her Scottish heritage developed into a life-long passion for Highland dance. She is an SDTA Examiner and Fellow, BATD Member, and member of the SOBHD Adjudicators’ Panel.
She attended the meeting that lead to the formation of the Federation of United States Teachers and Adjudicators (FUSTA) and has twice served as the organization’s president. She is currently a member of its Board of Directors, chairman of the FUSTA Scholarship Committee and one of five FUSTA members who wrote Raising the Barre, a researched based guide to teaching Highland Dance.
Ann has had her own Highland Dance school in Portland for over 40 years and is fortunate to have worked with many wonderful youngsters as they experienced Highland Dance. Some had successful competitive careers that included winning the USIR Championship, the North American Open Championship and qualifying for the World Finals at Cowal.
She has judged competitions and championships in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Australia and is honoured to be on the panel for the 2018 Glengarry Highland Games.
Offical Opening Massed Highland Fling
All dancers wishing to participate in the mass fling during the Official Opening must resent themselves at the North-West end of the grandstand between C and D section no later than 11:30 am.
All dancers must be fluent in a 6 Step Highland Fling.
All dancers must be dressed in appropriate kilted attire and be participating in the Glengarry Highland Games either as a competitor or performer
All dancers from area Schools of Dance must be accompanied by an instructor or by a designated assistant. Parents must remain in the grandstand/at their seats except for drop-off and pick-up.