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Ottawa Highland Dancing Association

Welcome to the 2016/2017 season!

Upcoming competitions and news

The OHDA Open, Premiership and Choreography Competitions will be held on February 18 & 19. The entry forms and information sheets are available here. We look forward to seeing you there - it's the highlight of our dance year!

Congratulations to all at the Canada's Capital City Championship and Open Competition! Our next competition will be the Premiership, Open and Choreography Competitions on February 18 & 19, 2016. Entry forms will be available shortly. We also had fun with the photo area with a backdrop, Instagram Frame and photo props. All photographs taken by our volunteer photographer, Alex Everitt, will be posted on Instagram and Facebook. We are also in the process of updating this website and should be able to launch shortly. Hopefully we'll be able to make being a part of our community easier!

Exciting David Wilton Dance Clinic!

There will be a dance clinic featuring David Wilton on November 6 in Ottawa. For more details see the following document.

2016-2017 OHDA Memberships available online!

The OHDA is pleased to announce that the 2016-2017 OHDA membership application is now available online through our online form.

Note all OHDA membership forms and fees are due by October 1, 2016.
More details about OHDA membership can be found here. Please note: Applications can only be made online. To complete an application, you will be required to submit a credit card payment using PayPal (you are not required to have a PayPal account to complete an application).

October Championship and Open Competition

The entry forms for our October Championship and Open Competition are now avaiable! It will be emailed to our members and then posted on our website, and social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

To enter for these competitions click here or for more information go to our events page..

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, Oct 14, 2016. Entries received after Oct 14 may be accepted with a late fee, at the discretion of the Games Committee.
Please note: All dancers must present a valid 2016 ScotDance Canada registration card at the registration desk on the day of the competition. Any dancer who forgets their card must pay a $5 penalty and have any awards withheld until such time as the dancer presents their valid card. We will no longer accept photocopies or photos (or any other proof) of card applications in progress. Dancers/parents are responsible for submitting applications to the ScotDance Ontario Registrar in a timely fashion.

April 30 Open Competition

Another successful competition today. Congratulations to our Overall beginner winners Kate Young and Sabine Elliot (The OHDA Plaque), our overall novice winners, Sarah Murphy, Ana Antonakos and Lisanne Boyd (The Terry Ann Dolan Memorial Trophy).
In the afternoon, the Overall Intermediate trophy winner was Elizabeth Moffat (OHDA Plaque), Junior Dancer of the day was Jaclyn Stewart (Maxwell Bowl) and the Senior Dancer of the Day was tied between Lauren Fournier and Alessandra Bruce-Fuoco (Fred McIntosh Memorial Trophy).

Scholarship winners!

We had an excellent response to our scholarship this year. Keep those entries coming next year! We have two scholarships: The Wendy (MacMilan) Ewart Memorial Scholarship ($500) was presented to Morgan MacDonald and the Caitlin Stewart Memorial Scholarship ($250) was awarded to Jessica Nash. A runner up award for the Caitlyn Stewart Memorial scholarship ($100) was awarded to Caitlin Allo. Congratulations ladies, and well done to all our applicants.

Premiership, Open and Choreography Competitions

With record numbers of dancers on the weekend of Feb 13/14, there was lots of hard work, fun and success. Special congratulations to our Premiership Junior Dancers of the Day (tied between Elizabeth and Catherine Wood), Senior Dancer of the Day (tied between Alessandra Bruce-Fuoco and Laura Donlan) and the Special Jig winners (Laura Donlan).

2016 Premiership


After a successful Canada City Championship and open competition on 24/25 October 2015, our next big event is our February Open Competition and Choreography competition. This is always a fun and popular competition.

October Championship

2016 Championship and Premiership Steps

The new 2016 SOBHD Championship Steps and 2016 SDC Premiership Steps are now available:
2016 Championship Steps
2016 Premiership Steps

Sponsors Needed

Please support the OHDA's fundraising efforts for 2015-2016. For more information visit our Sponsorship page

Thank you for your support and generosity.

With Thanks and Appreciation

The OHDA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the association:

Radisson Logo Katherine Robinson School of Highland Dance Creative Designs Danielle's Highland Dance Academy Shery Sharpe School of Highland Dance

Canadian Registered Charity

The OHDA is a Canadian registered charity in the Cultural Activities and Promotion of the Arts category. The OHDA values and appreciates donations from its members, and interested individuals and businesses, and, as a registered charity, the OHDA will issue tax receipts for any donations. The BN/Registration # is 892123845RR0001.

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