Spring Competition Registration Now Open!

Hard to believe our Spring Competition is coming up in less than 8 weeks. Registration is now open and will remain open until April 21, 2019.

We hope you can join us!

Spring Competition registration 

Pre-premier Workshop registration (immediately follow Spring Competition, for Beginners, Novices, and Intermediates). Cost is $15.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR

Premier Winter Workshop RESCHEDULED for March 3

Hello dancers, dance families, and teachers,

I received good news today -- the studio space we wanted for our Premier Winter Workshop is available for us to use on Sunday, March 3rd (the Sunday after the rescheduled Winter Competition).

Workshop Location:

Portland Metro Arts
9003 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97216

If you registered for the Workshop originally scheduled for Feb 10, no need to register again. If you have not yet registered for the Workshop but would like to do so, please sign yourself up here: https://form.jotform.com/83547130909157

Thank you and we will see you in March!

Winter Competition Rescheduled

Due to poor travel conditions this weekend, PHDA had to postpone our competition that was scheduled for February 9th.

We are confirmed with our venue and our judge for rescheduling our Winter Competition for Saturday, March 2nd!

If you can NOT make the March 2nd event and had previously registered for the competition, please let me know. Conversely if you were unable to attend February 9th but can now attend on the new date, please register yourself here. I've reopened registration until February 24.

  • The pre-premier workshop will occur immediately following the competition, as usual.
  • Stay tuned for further updates on if we will be able to host our Premier Workshop on Sunday, March 3rd. 
Stay safe and warm!

Sara & PHDA Executive Committee

Winter Competition Registration

Registration for the Winter Competition and workshops is now open!

Please click on "Schedules & Forms" for more details and to register.

Tartan Tea 2018

Photos from our Tartan Tea this weekend... Thank you to everyone who made this event a success and supported our association!

Some of Sherry's tea cup collection
Dancers helping with table settings
Older dancers acted as servers


The full house

Pas de Basques

Sword Dance

Blue Bonnets

Flora MacDonald's Fancy

Irish Jig


Silent Auction
Auction pros

Our talented chefs

Three of our teachers

Happy Holidays!

Fall Platform Schedule

We look forward to seeing you at our Fall Indoor Competition on November 3rd! Please see the platform schedule below.

Also please note that we will be charging a $5.00 admission fee at the door. Children 5 and under, seniors 65+, dance teachers, and volunteers for that day's event will receive free admission.


Westminster Presbyterian Church
1624 NE Hancock
Portland, OR 97212

We will have a great day of dancing followed by the Pre-premier workshop. Register for the workshop here or at the door.

Fall 2018 Platform Schedule - updated 10/29/18

Tartan Tea

UPDATE: We are nearing capacity for this event so the order form has been taken off-line. Please contact sara.albert@gmail.com to inquire about ticket purchases.

PHDA is proud to announce the 2018 Tartan Tea and Silent Auction! Please join us for an afternoon of tea service, three courses of refreshments, highland dancing performances, and a silent auction to raise money for the association. Fundraising is critical for our ability to continue hosting three competitions per year. Come enjoy this celebration of Scottish culture and help sustain our association!

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm

St. David of Wales Episcopal Church
2800 SE Harrison St
Portland, OR 97214

Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table that seats 10.

Registration is now open for the 2018-19 Season and for the Fall 2018 Competition!

Registration will close on October 27th.

Take advantage of discounted Membership by registering for the Full Season.

Email Sara Albert (sara.albert@gmail.com) with any questions. 

The Dance Schedule for all three competitions of the 2018-19 season can be found here.

Happy Dancing!