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Resources and Helpful Links

Note: Information and Logos shown on this page are taken from the websites referenced below.  Inclusion of the these associations, businesses and organizations does not imply any affiliation with or direct endorsement from Sim School of Highland Dance.


Dance Associations

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The Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD) was formed in 1950  to have a supervisory Board, which could lay down quality standards for all areas of Highland Dancing.


Website: http://www.scotdancecanada.ca/

Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing

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The Highland Dancers' Association of Ontario was founded in 1949 with a view to promoting Highland Dance and Scottish culture and to improve the conditions for dancers at Highland games in Ontario.


Website: http://www.hdaontario.com/


Highland Dancers Association of Ontario

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The Ottawa Highland Dancing Association (OHDA) was founded in 1951 to promote highland dancing in the Ottawa area.


Website: http://www.ohda.ca

Ottawa Highland Dancing Association

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FUSTA was established in 1980 to promote Scottish Highland Dancing and culture in the United States and to provide a "community" system for teachers and judges of Highland dancing.


Website: http://fusta.us

Federation of United States Teachers and Adjudicators

Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance

The Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance (SDTA) was established in 1934) to further the interests of the art of dancing; to ensure that members are conversant with current accepted techniques and principles; and to uphold a Code of Professional Conduct.


Website: http://www.batd.co.uk/

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WOHDA supports highland dance in Western Ontario. Their mission is to continuously pursue excellence in Highland Dance; offering  workshops, competitions and championships to assist dancers in achieving their dance goals.


Website: http://www.wohda.com/

Western Ontario Highland Dancers’ Association

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The ECHDA was founded to promote, preserve and advance the art of Highland Dancing; promote friendship and the exchange of ideas among Highland Dancers; and, maintain proper conduct of Highland Dancing competitions.


Website: http://echda.ca/

Eastern Canada Highland Dancers’ Alliance

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DRHDA aims to preserve and promote interest in the ancient tradition of Highland Dancing; encourage interaction among dancers and their families; promote and organize friendly and healthy competition; maintain and uphold the rules of conduct of Highland Dancing competitions.


Website: http://www.drhda.ca/

Durham Region Highland Dancers Association

Highland Dance Apparel & Accessories


MacIsaac Kiltmakers

Kilts, garments and accessories


Website: www.mackilts.com


Custom made highland hose for dancers


Website: www.bonnietoes.com

Kilkeel Dancing Hose

Custom made highland hose for dancers




Highland Dress, Hose, Shoes and accessories


Website: www.tartantown.com

Creative Designs

Highland Dress, Shoes and accessories


Website: www.creativedesigns2100.com

Bonnie Tartan

Highland Dance Hose, Dance Wear  & Tartan


Website: www.bonnietartan.com

Highland Island

Highland Dress, Shoes, Music and accessories


Website: www.highlandisland.com

Sew Highland by Stacey Clarke

Woodstock, Ontario

Custom Aboyne, Hornpipe,and Irish Jig Outfits, Choreography Solo Costumes


Email: sd.clarke@rogers.com

Highland In Style

(formerly Marg's Highland Dance Wear)

Highland Dress and tartan


Website: http://highlandinstyle.com/

Highland Dance Music



Sign in with your iTunes account to find albums and songs that your dancer can use for practice!



Order online to get Highland Dance albums from Scotland.  Shipping to Canada available!


Website: www.musicscotland.com

Caber Records

Highland Dance, online downloads for personal use