At long last, we have a venue! It has been a very long search this year, but we now have a venue or the October 26th competition. The competition will be held at the Royal West Hotel, located at 10010-178 Street N.W. in Edmonton in their large conference room. The venue does have its
challenges. We do have some time restraints and although we have ensured excellent staging, we do have a reduced area for spectator seating.

Taking this into consideration, the organizing committee has carefully planned the schedule to accommodate these challenges in order to provide the best experience for both the dancers and parents.

Please note the change in times below:

Primary 9:00-9:20
Beginner 9:20-10:30
Novice/Intermediate 10:30-11:45
Choreography 11:45
Premier 12:30

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and flexibility with the venue. If possible, we ask that you clear the conference room after your session has been completed. This will allow seating for incoming competitors and their parents.

The hotel offers many amenities including ample free parking, hotel restaurant, and wireless internet. McDonalds, Denny’s and Pizza Hut are conveniently located nearby. Rooms are available at $99.00 per single or double queen room. Remember to tell them you are with EHDA Highland Dancing when you book. This rate will be available beginning on the weekend.

For ease of access, please approach from the west, 100th Avenue (one way eastbound). The hotel is located on the North side, on the corner with 178 Street, so please stay to your left. At present, there is some construction on 178 Street which limits access from the south. There is ample parking, both in front and behind the hotel. There is access from the rear parking lot directly to the hallway outside the conference room.

We thank everyone for their patience. Venues are becoming more difficult to book each year. Thankfully, the remaining venues are booked to the end of the dance season.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact EHDA.