Championship Steps2019-09-10T15:50:38+00:00

“Championship” competitions are special competitions which must be sanctioned by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD) and are only danced by Premier dancers. Differences between a normal competition and a Championship include:

  • Dancers always dance the same four Highland dances: Highland Fling, Sword, Seann Truibhas, Reel

  • Dancers are judged by three judges, their overall score for each dance being an average of the three scores

  • The winner of a Championship class is noted as the “Champion”

  • The 2nd to 6th overall winners are also usually noted as the “1st runner-up” to “5th runner-up”

  • To ensure all dancers are being judged against the same standard, every year the SOBHD establishes specific steps which must be danced by all dancers in a Championship, regardless of where it is being held in the world