Our Artistic Director Susan Nase is packing her bags again! She is thrilled to have been invited to Santiago, Chile next week to teach workshops and adjudicate at the 7th South American Pipe Band Gathering! There are 12 bands from Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay participating in the event. At this gathering, unlike a traditional (SOBHD) highland dance completion the dancers will join the pipe band as full members - much like our recent collaborations with the Vancouver Pipe Band. The dancers have created choreography to match the music played by the band and will be judged on this performance rather than on traditional dances. The event runs for several intense days of workshops, performance, competition and finishes with a massed bands. The enthusiasm and excitement around this event by the bands in South America is contagious. We can't wait to see what they're working on!