The Western Ontario Highland Dancers' Association is a volunteer, not-for profit organization dedicated to:
  • promoting interest, study and participation in Highland Dancing
  • providing expert instruction to dancers by qualified professionals
  • dancer achievement through competitions, festivals, workshops and financial support.

WOHDA is comprised of an office bearing, executive committee and its members. It is modeled after other similar associations around the world and is closely associated with the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing, British Association of Teachers of Dancing, ScotDance Canada and ScotDance Ontario. 

WOHDA hosts an annual meeting for members each year and the executive meets throughout the year to discuss updates, changes and handle member concerns. 

WOHDA Office Bearers

 WOHDA History

The Western Ontario Highland Dance Association (WOHDA) was founded in 1968 by Jenny MacLachlan.  The following document, written by Alison MacLachlan, provides an extensive background into both the life of Jenny MacLachlan as well as the formation of the Western Ontario Highland Dance Association.  

This document is owned by Alison MacLachlan.  All rights reserved.  No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without prior written permission from Alison MacLachlan.