OPS starts its 26th season in an exciting new venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 10282 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222. This is a great gathering place for all who love the music of the bagpipes and a place to introduce your family to bagpipes and drums, meet local instructors, and hear world-class professional pipers.
Pipers and drummers of all ages and levels have an opportunity to participate in competitions, which are held in the late afternoon and early evening. The evening program includes a recital by a featured top-level professional piper as well performances by a pipe bands, Celtic musical groups or Highland dancers. The new venue allows the audience to enjoy food and drink while being entertained by competitors and performers.
2013-2014 dates are third Saturdays on Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 21, Jan 18, Feb 15 and fourth Saturday on Mar 22 and Apr 26. - Welcome all!
The Portland Highland Dance Association starts its new season of competitions in November, 2013. The PHDA fosters and preserves the art of Scottish Highland Dancing and National Dancing with three competitions throughout the 2013-2014 season. Dancers range in ages and dance levels. Competitions are a great place to meet local teachers and introduce your child to the sport.
Each year the Northwest Region of The Federation of United States Teachers and Adjudicators
(FUSTA) holds a Regional Qualifying Scottish Highland Dancing Championship. The top three
winners in each of the respective age groups will represent our region at the United States InterRegional Championship which will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona this year in July. Please consider making a donation to support Highland Dancing in the Northwest. Your contributions can be made specifically to cover the costs of medals, trophies, judges or
pipers. Donations to the general fund may also be made. All financial donations are tax
deductible and are welcome in any amount.
The Portland Highland Dance Association invites you to their annual fundraiser, the Tartan Tea. An afternoon of traditional Scottish teas and treats. Highland dance and piping performances will keep you entertained as you bid on the silent auction items. Open to the whole family, as this is a great way to introduce your little one to Highland dancing and meet local teachers. Seating is limited. Contact Jocelyn Case to reserve your table today at firstname.lastname@example.org.