Celtic Arts Open Championship 2020

The Celtic Arts Highland Dancing Championship returns to Whatcom Community College on Saturday, February 15, 2020.


The event is one of only two sanctioned open Championships held in the Pacific Northwest in 2020.  Both are organized by Heather Richendrfer, Director of the local Clan Heather Dancers.


Championships are the highest level of competitive Scottish Highland dance.  The prestigious events attract dancers traveling on the national and international circuit.


Featured dances include the Highland Fling and Sword Dance, Scottish national dances, jigs and hornpipes.  Intricate footwork, beautiful costumes and live bagpipe music are all part of the day-long celebration of Scottish culture. 

Boys and girls as young as four present the Highland Fling and Sword Dance in the primary class.  Beginners, novices and intermediate dancers follow to complete morning events featuring traditional Highland and Scottish National dances.

Premier-level participants, including well-known champions, begin their events at 11:00 AM and continue throughout the afternoon.  The dances showcase the athleticism and grace that years of training provide.

Hours:  9:00 to 5:00.  


Information:  (360) 715-8682, 





Adults $7.00   Students $4.00



Saturday, February 16, 2020

Schedule of Events 

 9:00 AM      Primary, Beginners, Novice and

                    Intermediate Highland Dances


                    Primary, Beginners, Novice and

                    Intermediate National Dances


                     Pre-Premier Awards


11:00 AM     Premier Highland Dances


 1:00 PM      Lunch Break (approximate time)


 1:30 PM      Premier National Dances



                    Special Dances,

                    Irish Jigs & Sailors' Hornpipes




                    Premier Awards


Celtic Arts Championship Dance Entry Form

  • Enter online (submit waiver & payment details)

Online dance entry form 2020




Print, Complete & Mail.  Include payment & waiver

Highland Dancing Workshop Form

  • Enter online (submit waiver & payment details)

Online workshop form February 2020


For entry forms and workshop registration please e-mail:


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