Founded in 1947 and incorporated in 1978, the Manitoba Highland Dancers' Association (MHDA) is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.

This organization provides our dancers with high caliber competitions, honoraria, scholarships and workshops.   We rely on membership fees, donations, grants and fundraising events.   The association functions on a year round basis, coordinating 7 competitions each year (two of which are championships).   The MHDA runs these competitions starting in the Fall and ending in the early summer.   Each year the association runs the Manitoba Closed Championships, where dancers are selected to represent Manitoba at the Inter-Provincial Championships held each year in the month of July.

Our dancers, ranging in age from four year to adulthood, are taught by a body of certified highland dance teachers.   All teachers are members of ScotDance Manitoba, a provincial affiliate of ScotDance Canada, and governed by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.




Are you looking for a dance teacher for the upcoming year? Click here for a list of teachers in your area



Congratulations to our 2014 REPS!





Come join us at Folklorama 2014


Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food and beautiful cultural displays at Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world (as determined by the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts). Explore one of the most vibrant arts and culture scenes found in the heart of the continent as Folklorama celebrates its 45th festival in 2014. Join friends and family and experience the world’s cultures at over 44 pavilions from August 3 to 16.

Folklorama at the Scottish Pavilion is running the second week of August (10-16), and we would like to start planning for the dances. We will have an opportunity to do the regular dances, as well as some lesser known ones this year (Earl of Errol, Tribute to JL McKenzie, as well as possibly some others).

Please click on the following link: Folklorama Dancer Registration to be part of this wonderful celebration of Scottish Culture.






The MHDA Red River Co-op number is 346810

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You can reach us at:

Manitoba Highland Dancers' Association
Box 2491 Stn Main
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A7


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