Since 1949

Highland Dancers'

Association of Ontario

Supporting Ontario's Highland Dancers for Over 65 Years


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February 16, 2019




We are very excited to announce that the Glenn Gould Studio is the new venue for the

Ontario Closed Championships!


Glenn Gloud Studio is located in the CBC Building, 250 Front Street W, Toronto

Please visit for photos of this gorgeous facility.


In order to help some of our out-of-town families, we have arranged for a block-booking

at a nearby hotel. The Residence Inn by Marriott is a 300 m walk from the venue and

offers the best rates in the area.  We will soon post further details.

As this is the first time we have committed to a hotel booking, we have set aside a

very limited number of rooms to be available at the reduced rate.

If this hotel proves to be a popular choice for our dance families, we will happily

commit to more rooms in the future!


We are pleased to announce and welcome the judging panel for the 2019 Ontario Closed Championships!


Jacqueline Aird - Scotland

Jeanette Bonar - British Columbia

Ann Landry - New Brunswick

Ashley Stowkowy - Alberta


Online registration for the Ontario Closed with be announced soon.



October 27, 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



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 – Marilyn Harbour

Assistant Treasurer – Sarah Hanson

Recording Secretary – Meaghan MacDonald

Membership Secretary – Lorraine Goodison

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


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!