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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2016/2017 HHDA Executive

President – Joanne Treen

Vice President – Kari Shannon

Past President – Glenda Huxtable

Secretary – Heather Daigle

Treasurer – Jessica MacLeod

Members at Large – Beverly Chapman, Shelley McNeil, Carolyn Spears, Sandra Hotchkiss, Shannon Richards, Jennifer Worthen, Erin Brien, Heather Daigle, Andrea Matheson, Heidi Devlin, Jeanette Smith, Jennifer Woolaver, Gina Jones, Laura Taverner, Julia Kelly


2017/2018 HHDA Memberships now available online!

Visit the following link to join or renew your membership!


The 2017/2018 Membership year runs from September 1/17-August 31/18 -

new memberships become valid immediately, and expire in Aug/18.


Congratulations to the 2016 HHDA Provincial Championships &

Selection Meet Trophy Winners.

Back Row (L-R): Teresa Treen, 1st Runner-Up age 14-15 & NS Provincial Representative, Anna McNeil, 2nd Runner-Up age 14-15 & Provincial Representative, Stephanie Goodwin, 1st Runner-Up age 21 & over & Provincial Representative, Olivia Riesgo - 3rd Runner-Up age 16-17, Jessica MacLeod, 2nd Runner-Up age 21 & over & Provincial Representative

Front Row (L-R): Ava Proctor, 3rd Runner-Up age 10-11, Shelbey Rudolph, 4th Runner-Up age 7-9, Kathryn MacEachern, 5th Runner-Up  age 7-9, Jillian Burt, 2nd Runner-Up age 7-9 & Provincial Representative, Emily Matheson, 3rd Runner-Up, Marin Roach, 5th Runner-Up, age 10-11