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14th Annual SDTA North American Conference & Elspeth G. Strathern and JL McKenzie Highland Scholarships

October 11 - 13, 2024
Delta Toronto Airport
The Conference

The Conference

Join us for a weekend full of dance classes, social events & learning opportunities. 

Classes will include:

  • Championship Steps

  • Premiership Steps

  • Choreography

  • and more...

Please note that you do not need to be affiliated with the SDTA in order to attend. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled weekend of dance!

All conference registrations include lunch & banquet dinner on Saturday & brunch on Sunday.

Schedule of Events


RSOBHD Judges Test


SDTA James L. Mckenzie & Elspeth Strathern NA Highland Scholarship

Judges' & Teachers' Reception

Saturday & Sunday

SDTA NA Conference

Scholarship Awards Banquet & Reception (Sat)

*Professional exams available throughout the weekend, upon request!

2024 Judges & Lecturers

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Gregor Bowman, Scotland

Gregor started dancing at age 8 in Dundee, Scotland and had a successful competitive highland dancing career over 25 years. This included 8 World Championships, 7 Commonwealth Championships, 16 British Championships, the Australian Champion of Champions and was presented with the SOBHD (as it was) Champion of Champions Oscar award 14 times.

Currently the President of The Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance, Gregor completed his second term as President in 2020, with the first term being 2013-2016. In addition to this, he is a Fellow and Examiner with ‘The Alliance’, a delegate to the RSOBHD representing ’The Alliance’ and a member of the RSOBHD worldwide panel of judges.

Gregor is delighted to return to the SDTA North American Conference and wish the organisers and all participants a successful and enjoyable event.

Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre

655 Dixon Rd, Toronto ON

  • Deluxe Queen Room, $189/night

  • Deluxe Two Queen Room, $189/night

  • Airport shuttle available; Operates from 4 am to 2 am daily. Pick up from lobby every 30 mins.

  • Discounted parking available, $16/day

Click here to book online!

Hotel Details

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