Since 1949

Highland Dancers'

Association of Ontario

Supporting Ontario's Highland Dancers for Over 65 Years


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News on October 27, 2018


The closing date for the H.D.A.O. National Competition has been extended:  Manual - Postmarked no later than November 1, 2018; On-Line - Closing at 11:45 pm on November 1, 2018.


ScotDance Canada (“SDC”) has implemented changes to its Risk Management Policy. It now requires all volunteers, including marshals/line up volunteers, at competitions and Games to sign a Child Abuse Prevention Program Acknowledgement. If you are willing to help line up at our competitions and Games, please read the following document and sign the final page. We recommend that you keep your signed Acknowledgement in your dance bag so you will have it available at all competitions (not just HDAO competitions and Games). We will also have a hard copy and Acknowledgement page for review and signing at all of our events. Thanks in advance to all of you who volunteer and help our competitions run smoothly!


Click here for Risk Management Policy




News on September 14, 2018

Thank you to all of our Members who attended our recent AGM. We are excited to announce our new Executive for the 2018/2019 dance year!


President – Andrea McReynolds

Vice President – Jennifer Hamilton

Treasurer – Kaye Spiller

Assistant Treasurer – Marilyn Harbour

Recording Secretary – Meaghan MacDonald

Membership Secretary – Lorraine Goodison

Directors – Vanessa Collie, Christine Franklin, Sarah Hanson, Elise Higgitt, Beth Kelly, , Anne-Marie Kyle, Lynn MacDonald, Heather MacInnis


We are looking forward to a fun and exciting dance year. The dates for our indoor competitions are as follow: Saturday, November 10, 2018, Saturday, February 16, 2019 and Saturday, March 9, 2019.


Please remember that you need to be a Member of the HDAO to compete at our indoor competitions. Our Membership year runs from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.  Please click on the Membership link to register today!