Striving to bring the Culture and Heritage of Scottish Dance to the People of Manitoba
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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Premier or Pre-Premier dancers are invited to apply for one of two $500 SDCCS 2004/2016 scholarships! Thanks to the financial success of the ScotDance Canada Championship Series hosted by MHDA and ScotDance Manitoba in 2004 and again in 2016, we are pleased to provide you with an opportunity for your dancer to apply for one of two $500 annual scholarships.
Deadline for application: postmarked or emailed no later than April 15, 2017
To: MHDA, P.O. Box 2491, Winnipeg, Mb R3C 4A7, or to email@example.com.
Announcement of winners: to be held at Manitoba Closed Provincial Championship and competition – May 6, 2017.
2016 12-Under 14 Champion
Once again Manitoba has a Canadian Highland Dance champion!
Laura UnRuh competed at the ScotDance Canadian Championship Series in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she danced her way to victory in the 12 and under 14 years class.
Congratulations to MHDA dancer Laura Unruh as well on becoming the 12 year old champion at Cowal.
Laura has won the Canadian Championship, the US Championship,
the Commonwealth Championship aCongratulations to MHDA dancer Laura Unruh on becoming the 12 year old champion at Cowal this morning. In the last two months, Laura has won the Canadian Championship, the US Championship, the Commonwealth Championship and Scottish Championship for her age category. nd Scottish Championship for her age category.
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