The Halifax Highland Dancing Association, HHDA, was established in 1978 to promote Highland Dancing in Halifax and surrounding areas. HHDA is a not for profit, parent sponsored organization that relies entirely on its volunteers.


In addition to promoting longstanding cultural traditions, highland dancers learn and appreciate the athletic and performance challenges, competition, and camaraderie of the sport.


HHDA is the proud sponsor of the Halifax Highland Open Championship, Citadel Open Premiership and Spring Competition each year.  Benefits of membership include, in addition to competitions, workshops with top ranked Canadian and international teachers and adjudicators and scholarship opportunities.


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2015/2016 HHDA Executive

President – Joanne Treen

Vice President – Kari Shannon

Past President – Glenda Huxtable

Secretary – Beverly Chapman

Treasurer – Jessica MacLeod

Members at Large – Shelley McNeil, Carolyn Spears, Ruth Thurston, Sandra Hotchkiss, Shannon Richards, Jennifer Rudolph, Eleanor Jamieson, Bev Martin, Jennifer Worthen, Erin Brien, Heather Daigle, Andrea Matheson, Heidi Devlin, Jeanette Smith, Jennifer Woolaver, Gina Jones





2015/2016 HHDA Memberships now available online!

Visit the following link to join or renew your membership!

The 2015/2016 Membership year runs from September 1/15-August 31/16 -

new memberships become valid immediately, and expire in Aug/16.


Congratulations to the 2015 HHDA Provincial Championships & Selection Meet Trophy Winners and teachers.

Back Row (L-R): Elizabeth Hughes Keddy (teacher), Stephanie Goodwin (teacher), group winner age 21 & over - NS Provincial Representative, Sara McKegney, champion age 18-20 - NS Provincial Representative, Victoria Roberts, 4th Runner-Up age 16-17, Sarah Hickman, 1st Runner-Up age 16-17 - NS Provincial Representative, Olivia Riesgo - 3rd Runner-Up age 14-15

Front Row (L-R): Teresa Treen, 1st Runner-Up age 12-13 - NS Provincial Representative, Marin Roach, 4th Runner-Up, age 10-11, Hailey MacEachern, 2nd Runner-Up age 9 & under - NS Provincial Representative, Aquila Gibbons, 2nd Runner-Up, age 18-20 - NS Provincial Representative




The Executive of the HHDA would like to thank the following sponsors for their overwhelming support of our 2015 Championship, Premiership & Spring Competition. You can visit their websites by clicking the red links below!

Gold Level

Halifax Highland Dancing Association



Silver Level

Amethyst Scottish Dancers

The Gaelic College

Grant Thornton

Heart of the Highlands Dance Supplies

High Liner Foods

Medicine in Motion

Ocean Park Dental

Power Vac BELFOR

The Scots


Bronze Level

Celtic Rhythm Dance Studio


Joyful Sounds Music Studio

Nova Scotia Power

Novident Dental Laboratory

Royal Canadian Legion Calais Branch 162

The Worthen Dental Group

Worthen School of Highland Dance

Victoria Boily