2021 Mountain State Forest Festival
Highland Dance Competition

  • October 2, 2021

    Davis & Elkins College Outdoor Amphitheatre, Elkins, WV

    Judge – Louise Reid

    EVENTS

    PRIMARY
    16 Pdb
    Pdb & HC
    Fling (4)
    Sword (2&1)

    BEGINNER
    Fling (4)
    Sword (2&1)
    Sean Triubhas (3&1)

    NOVICE
    Fling (4)
    Sword (2&1)
    Sean Triubhas (3&1)

    INTERMEDIATE
    Fling (4)
    Sword (2&1)
    Sean Triubhas (3&1)
    Highland Laddie (4)

    PREMIER
    Lilt (4)
    Flora (4)
    Village Maid (4)
    Earl of Errol (4)
    Scotch Measure(4)

    ENTRY FEES

    Primary (ages 4 to 6)
    Pre-Premier: $25
    Premier: $30

    SPONSORSHIPS
    - all sponsors will be recognized on the event program & Facebook page

    Medal sponsor: $25
    Trophy Sponsor: $50

    SPECTATOR TICKETS

    Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the door
    *All spectators must wear masks and complete the Participant Waiver and the Assumption of Risk Waiver

    EVENT INFORMATION

    1. Dancing will conform to RSOBHD rules. Judge’s decision is final.
    2. Dancers must show 2021 ScotDance USA registration card on day of event in order to compete.
    3. $1 from each entry will be donated to SE ScotDance USA.
    4. Trophy will be awarded to the dancer with the highest points in each class. Cash awards for oldest Premier class. Primary will receive medals only.
    5. Registration is 8:30 am for morning events and 12:00 pm for afternoon events.
    6. Events begin at 9:00 am for Primary, Beginner, and Novice and no earlier than 12:30 pm for Intermediate and Premier.
    7. Pre-Premier and Premier events will be divided into age groups according to entries received.
    8. Age is determined the day of competition.
    9. A special award will be presented to the “Most Promising Beginner” – judge’s choice.
    10. Three $50 scholarships will be awarded in the pre-premier categories – judge’s choice.
    11. One $100 “Heart of the Highland Hills” award will be presented to a premier dancer – judge’s choice.’
    12. We reserve the right to combine or cancel any event due to lack of participation. If event is cancelled, competitors will be notified prior to the day before the competition.
    13. Entries must be received by September 18.

    COVID Rules and Regulations

    • Dancers must arrive in costume, completed hair, and make-up.
    • Changing areas will not be available.
    • Each dancer must present a valid 2021 SDUSA Registration card with the new sticker on the back.
    • Socially distanced designated spaces will be available for dancers/family member.
    • SDUSA requires all dancers at US competitions to wear face masks over their mouth and nose when they are not dancing on the competition stage. All dancers must wear their mask when they enter the competition stage. Dancers may remove their masks and place them in a paper bag placed at the back of the competition stage or opt to compete wearing the mask, whichever is more comfortable for the dancer. Dancers must wear their masks over their mouth and nose when they exit the competition stage.
    • Extra masks will be available for those who forget to bring a mask or face covering.
    • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the venue.
    • A paper bags with handles will be provided upon arrival for holding the dancer’s mask and a separate bag for SDUSA Registration card.
    • SDUSA Registration card must be in a zip lock bag when presenting at registration.
    • SDUSA “Day of Competition Certificate” will need to be signed upon arrival.
    • Only one dancer may register at a time and must practice social distancing while waiting in line.
    • Competition numbers will be issued in a zip lock bag.
    • The stage will not be available for warm-up. Dancer warm-up can be in either the designated family space or socially distanced outside the event perimeter.
    • Water will not be available; all dancers must provide their own water and snacks.
    • Awards will be placed in zip lock bags with the dancer’s name and available for pickup at the awards table.
    • Trophy winners will be awarded on stage.

    For further information, please contact the organizer:
    Katy Dillon
    304-642-0206
    [email protected]

    Follow www.facebook.com/msffhighlanddance for continuous updates!
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  • FEDERATION OF UNITED STATES TEACHERS AND ADJUDICATORS OF HIGHLAND DANCING (“FUSTA”) acting under the name of SCOTDANCE USA (“SDUSA”) is sanctioning various Scottish Highland Dancing Competitions (“Competition”). FUSTA and SDUSA is an affiliate of the ROYAL SCOTTISH OFFICIAL BOARD OF HIGHLAND DANCE (“RSOBHD”). FUSTA, SDUSA and RSOBHD, their respective employees, agents, representatives, members of the boards of directors or officers are sometimes collectively referred to as “Releasees”.

    The Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, and there is no known treatment, cure. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death. A COVID-19 vaccination is not a guarantee that you cannot be infected with COVID-19.

    The Releasees cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19 as a result of attending any Competition. Further, attending a Competition could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

    By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending a Competition and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at a Competition may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Competition organizers, employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

    I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to me including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at a Competition or participation in a Competition (“Claims”). I RELEASE, ACQUIT, DISCHARGE, COVENANT NOT TO SUE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES OF AND FROM THE CLAIMS, INCLUDING ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, COSTS OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING THERETO. I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS RELEASE INCLUDES ANY CLAIMS BASED ON THE ACTIONS, OMISSIONS, OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, WHETHER A COVID-19 INFECTION OCCURS BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER PARTICIPATION IN ANY COMPETITION.

    I understand that this release discharges the Releasees from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against Releasees with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, participation in a Competition by me either now known or unknown now or in the future arising out of or related to any Competition.
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  • FEDERATION OF UNITED STATES TEACHERS AND ADJUDICATORS OF HIGHLAND DANCING (“FUSTA”) acting under the name of SCOTDANCE USA (“SDUSA”) is sanctioning various Scottish Highland Dancing Competitions (“Competition”). FUSTA and SDUSA is an affiliate of the ROYAL SCOTTISH OFFICIAL BOARD OF HIGHLAND DANCE (“RSOBHD”). FUSTA, SDUSA and RSOBHD, their respective employees, agents, representatives, members of the boards of directors or officers are sometimes collectively referred to as “Releasees”.

    The Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, and there is no known treatment, cure. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death. A COVID-19 vaccination is not a guarantee that you cannot be infected with COVID-19.

    The Releasees cannot guarantee that you (or your child(ren)) will not become infected with COVID-19 as a result of attending any Competition. Further, attending a Competition could increase your risk (and your child(ren)’s risk) of contracting COVID-19.

    By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that (my child(ren) and) I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending a Competition and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at a Competition may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Competition organizers, employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

    I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to me (my child(ren)) including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I (or my child(ren)) may experience or incur in connection with my (child(ren)’s) attendance at a Competition or participation in a Competition (“Claims”). ON MY BEHALF, (AND ON BEHALF OF MY CHILD(REN)), I HEREBY RELEASE, ACQUIT, DISCHARGE, COVENANT NOT TO SUE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES OF AND FROM THE CLAIMS, INCLUDING ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, COSTS OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING THERETO. I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS RELEASE INCLUDES ANY CLAIMS BASED ON THE ACTIONS, OMISSIONS, OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, WHETHER A COVID-19 INFECTION OCCURS BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER PARTICIPATION IN ANY COMPETITION.

    I understand that this release discharges the Releasees from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against Releasees with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, participation in a Competition by me (or my child(ren)) either now known or unknown now or in the future arising out of or related to any Competition.
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