Highland Dancing

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.

 
 

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 Champions as they showcase their best in dancing at the Glengarry Highland Games Open Championship.

CASH AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL CHAMPIONSHIP CATEGORIES

2019 registration is now open and can be done online through AssistExpo.ca.

Please see this year’s entry reference document for competition details.

For more information, email dancing@glengarryhighlandgames.com

Once again we are pleased to be presenting the John Angus Carther Trophy on Saturday to the S.D.& G. dancer with the highest combined points. 

 

2019 Judges

Cheryl Kirby – Quechee, VT

Cheryl began dancing at the age of 5 under the direction of Marguerite Reid in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cheryl had a very successful competitive career winning the United State Inter Regional Championship seven times as well as finishing 5th in the Junior World Championships and third in the Adult World Championships. She was a successful competitor in the US, Canada and Scotland. During this time, she also trained at the Protchotsky School of Ballet and the Maryland National Ballet School studying Vaganova and Chechetti methods.

Presently, Cheryl is an instructor with the Davidson School of Highland Dancing along side her mother, Catherine Fisher, and sister, Karen Rubach. She is also the Dance director for the United States Naval Academy. She is a Fellow in Highland with the BATD and a Member in National with the BATD, a member of FUSTA and sits on the world-wide panel of judges with the SOBHD. Cheryl lives in Maryland with her husband, Richard and four sons.

 

Steven MacRae – Seattle, WA

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Steven MacRae has been involved in Highland dancing for over 25 years. He danced under the direction of his mother, Robin MacRae, in Seattle, WA, and former World Champion, Angus MacKenzie, in Vancouver, BC.

As a competitor, Steven has placed successfully in championships throughout the United States, Canada, Scotland, and Australia. Some of his competitive highlights include: 5-time Northwest regional representative to the U.S. Championship, Oban medal winner (Scotland), 2nd runner-up North American Championship, as well as winner of numerous championships and aggregate awards.

Steven is a Fellow member of the Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance and runs the MacRae Scottish Highland Dance School with his mother in Seattle, WA. He has been a member of the SOBHD World Wide Judges’ Panel since 2014.

Steven is looking forward to judging at the Glengarry Highland Games, and thankful for the opportunity.

 

Ashley Stowkowy – Calgary, AB

Ashley has been involved in Highland dance since the age of 7 and had the privilege of being trained by her mom, Keltie Stowkowy and mentor Pierie Danysk. She also danced under Gail Danysk, Bill Troock, Kelly Abrahart and Sherril Medd. Following her successful competitive career Ashley turned her focus to sharing her love of dance with her students at Gillie Callum Highland Dancers, and helping them achieve their own dreams. In her 15 years of teaching she has trained girls that have been successful in their own pursuits at local, national and international levels. Ashley loves working on the traditional Highland dances, but also has a keen interest in creating choreography. Her creative talents led choreography troupes to top finishes at several ScotDance Canada Championship Series.

Ashley is a member of the SDTA and BATD, as well as a professional member with ScotDance Canada. Ashley studied Engineering and currently works for TransCanada. In her free time she can often be found taking a Zumba class from Pierie Danysk, hiking the local Rockies or swinging a club on a fairway.

Ashley wants to wish all the participants at the competition a wonderful day of dancing.