Striving to bring the Culture and Heritage of Scottish Dance to the People of Manitoba
The ScotDance Canada Championship Series features the Canadian Highland Dancing Championships, and the ScotDance Canada Open Championships. Events also include Pre-Premier competitions, Premier and Restricted Premier competitions, Pre-Championship, choreography, and special events.
Founded in 1947 and incorporated in 1978, the Manitoba Highland Dancers' Association (MHDA) is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.
This organization provides our dancers with high caliber competitions, honoraria, scholarships and workshops. We rely on membership fees, donations, grants and fundraising events. The association functions on a year round basis, coordinating 7 competitions each year (two of which are championships). The MHDA runs these competitions starting in the Fall and ending in the early summer. Each year the association runs the Manitoba Closed Championships, where dancers are selected to represent Manitoba at the Inter-Provincial Championships held each year in the month of July.
Our dancers, ranging in age from four year to adulthood, are taught by a body of certified highland dance teachers. All teachers are members of ScotDance Manitoba, a provincial affiliate of ScotDance Canada, and governed by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.
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2015 10-Under 12 Champion
It has been 27 years since Manitoba has had a Canadian Highland Dance champion!
Laura UnRuh competed at the ScotDance Canadian Championship Series in London, Ontario where she danced her way to victory in the 10 and under 12 years class.
Lauren shared the winner's circle with Marielle Lesperance, who is this year's World Champion as well!This is the first time in 18 years that a Manitoban has been a runner-up in the adult age group.
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