Registering for competitions, progressing through levels, and outfits.
Registering for competitions:
To register for a competition, go to: https://www.scotdancenb.com/events. Fill out the form for the competition you wish to compete at.
Make sure you bring your dance card to the competition and only register for dances known i.e. Primary: Pas de Basques, Pas de Basques and Highcuts.
Progressing through levels:
For primary dancers, once they turn 7, or a month or so before the dancer turns 7 (if they don't have an upcoming competition), a dancer will need to follow the steps for "Registering as a Dancer" (above) except, they will fill it out as "change of status" from Primary to Beginner.
In Beginner, dancer needs to get six stamps by placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the Fling, Sword, Seann Triubhas, or Reel.
For Novice, a dancer either get six stamps by placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in any of their dances OR by competing throughout a period of one year.
In Intermediate, dancers can stay in this category until they get stamps for 6 competitions they've attended (no matter placing) OR stay in this category for one year.
Once a dancer is in Premier, they dance in this level for the rest of their dancing. Dancers can choose to compete at competitions, championships (dancing set-steps), and premierships (dancing set-steps).
Outfits required for a competition are based off of what dances are available for the competition and what dances the dancer knows.
See the outfit description page on this site to know what outfit corresponds to what dance.
Where to put numbers on outfits at competitions.
On a kilt, the number is safety pinned on the underside of the kilt/kiltie on the bottom left hand corner (when you are looking at the dancer).
On a national dress or aboyne outfit, the number can be pinned on the centre seam between the bodice and skirt or slightly off to the left side (when looking at the dancer). Basically, as long as the number can be seen and is along the seam, it is acceptable.
On a Sailor's Hornpipe outfit, the number is pinned along the bottom edge of the top as long as it can be seen.
The pinning of a number on the Jig dress is similar to the aboyne outfit.