The Ottawa Highland Dancing Association (OHDA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1951 to promote highland dancing in the Ottawa area. Highland dancing is perhaps best known to the general public through the famous sword dance but there are 21 other equally intricate and challenging dances that tell stories or themes. In addition, this style of dancing is alive and growing through new innovations and choreographies.

Volunteer-run Organization

The foresight of the founding members and that of many others along the way has led us to what we enjoy today – a thriving, vibrant highland dance community. It is only with the ongoing support of its membership that the OHDA can continue to sustain its aims and objectives. Sincere thanks to the members of the executive and to all those who volunteer to run the kitchen, line up the dancers and to scrutineer. Thanks also to our vendors for their continued support with providing raffle prizes.
If you would like to volunteer as part of the executive team, please contact the President.

Support of Provincial Reps

Each year, the OHDA is proud to support members who have earned the privilege of being provincial representatives at the Canadian Inter-Provincial Championships. Each dancer receives a portion of the funds that have been allocated for this purpose. In order to qualify for these funds, the dancer must be a member of the OHDA during that year and the dancer must have competed in at least 2 of the competitions.