The Western Ontario Highland Dancers' Association extends you a warm highland welcome!  Thank you for visiting!

News & Important Updates

May 2021 Workshop: PDF | Registration 

February 2021 - Letter to Our Members

WOHDA is sending positive thoughts to all our dance families during these unprecedented times.  We are so proud of our dancers.  Our WOHDA teachers are doing a great job keeping our dancers encouraged, motivated, happy and above all SAFE.  We miss seeing everyone and know that one day soon we will all be united by dance.

WOHDA is pleased to announce that all families who had 2019-2020 memberships, no membership fees will be charged for the 2020-2021 dance season.  These fees will be rolled over.

Any NEW families joining WOHDA will be charged half price, $25.00, for the 2020-2021 dance season.

WOHDA 2020-2021 membership form is now available.


Congratulations to our President, Leslie MacDougall, on achieving Honorary Membership status in W.O.H.DA!   Leslie became WOHDA President in 2010 and has been extensively involved in the organizing of all our WOHDA Competitions and Championships. She has provided exceptional leadership to the Executive and Members of the Association which has contributed to the continuing success of the Association.


  • March 6, 2021 - Tri-Cities District
  • March 27, 28, 2021 -Sat  ON Open Champ, Sun Amethyst Open Premiership and WOHDA Pre-Premier Competition
  • April 24, 25, 2021 - Sat Western ON Open & Closed Championships, Sun PreChampionship, and London District Competition

NEW NATIONAL BOOK LAUNCH - Sunday November 15, 2020!  BATD, SDTA and UKA all in one book.

WOHDA AGM - Thank you to the Executive and to the many who attended our successful AGM

ScotDance Canada Emergency Task Force Advisory July 27 2020

Please feel free to contact any of our Executive if you have questions or comments:

WOHDA is currently looking for individuals to the fill the position of Awards Coordinator.  Please contact Megan Leonard at wohdadance@gmail.com if you are interested!

See the Rules & Regulations page for details on: Teaching / Judging Rule and New Scrutineering Points - Effective January 1, 2017

See the Rules & Regulations page for details on: ScotDance Canada's Important Qualifying Rule Change for the Canadian Championship - Effective Immediately

Our WOHDA Facebook page is here. Please visit and "Like" us. 

Our Mission

Founded in 1968 by Jenny MacLachlan, WOHDA supports highland dance in Western Ontario, Canada. Our mission is to continuously pursue excellence in Highland Dance for its members; offering workshops, competitions and championships to assist dancers in achieving their dance goals.

"Dancing with the feet is one thing ...
dancing with the heart is another"

Our Website Community is Your Guide to:

  • Membership, participation and volunteer opportunities
  • Highland dance dress code
  • Preparing for competition
  • Competitive events schedule and entry forms
  • Competition results
  • Workshops
  • Finding a dance teacher
  • Photo gallery of dancers
  • Links to related sites
  • And more!
For additional information and inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Megan Leonard, our WOHDA Administrator at wohdadance@gmail.com.

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