ScotDance Manitoba is the provincial affiliate to ScotDance Canada.   ScotDance Canada (Scottish Cultural Organization for Traditional Dance in Canada) is the national body that oversees Highland Dancing in Canada.   Incorporated in 1994, receiving charitable status in 1995, we represent 500 professional teachers and adjudicators as well as 4000 competitive dancers across the country.   ScotDance Canada is the representative for Canada with the world governing body, the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD), which is based in Scotland.   We join five other countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand.

ScotDance Manitoba was formed in October 1988 as the Provincial Affiliate of ScotDance Canada.

Founding Members of ScotDance Manitoba are:


Irene Baird

Shauna McGregor Bunting

Donna Cove Cram

Gaelyn McGregor

Judith Rowan

Lynn Stephen

Kathy Hopper-Tingskou


ScotDance Manitoba encompasses the Manitoba Professional Teachers, 4 of which are international adjudicators of the World Wide Panel of Judges for the SOBHD.


All teachers are certified by a professional branch of the SOBHD and are members of the national professional teaching organization, ScotDance Canada, and in turn the provincial teaching organization, ScotDance Manitoba.


ScotDance Manitoba facilitates communication with ScotDance Canada and Provincial Members; promotes professional and amateur development and responds to professional issues.


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