Related Links

The LHDA controls none of the content at sites listed below, and so can assume no responsibility for the accuracy of their contents: use with caution. This applies especially to vendors. If you’ve a link that you think ought to be here, please forward it to Ken Bonneau.

 

Dancing Web links

Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD)
Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (SDTA)
ScotDance Canada – the umbrella organisation for highland dancing in Canada. A country-wide events list is available through this site.
AHDA – the Alberta Highland Dancing Association. Competition information is available through this site
Calgary Highland Dance Association
Edmonton Highland Dance Association
Red Deer Region Highland Dance Association
Regina Highland Dancing Association
Highland Dancing… And other stuff… – a collection of highland dance related links
Highland and scottish step dance instructions, in addition to other advice on sports injuries, competition tips, hints on kilt-making, among other things
Gillie Callum Highland Dancers. A Calgary highland dance school’s web site, with sundry items of interest to highland dancers elsewhere. This also includes a picture or two of the proposed new Alberta dress tartan.
The British Association of Teachers of Dancing. Includes the SOBHD dress code, and other highland dance-related content.
ScotDance BC. The BC competition schedule for 2005 is posted here.
Celtfest. This is the homepage for a summer school in celtic music and dance (including piping and highland dance) held every summer on Vancouver Island.
Johnson School of Highland Dance. This Calgary area school’s site has links and content of interest to highland dancers
The Music of James Scott Skinner. This will appeal to fans of traditional music, but there’s much to interest the highland dancer. Check out the “Dance” and “Multimedia” links to enjoy pages from old highland dance books, or watch a fling and seann truibhas danced in hard sole shoes.
About-Arts.com dance resources – directory of (not-just-highland) dance related websites and discussion groups.
Celtic Spirit Dance Company – a website for the dance company formed by former champions Deryck and Gareth Mitchelson. Some links here are worth a look (look at the “old steps” link for a proposal to expand the number of dance steps)
toe and heel – an online dance magazine of interest to highland dancers

 

Costume and dance supplies vendors

College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada – there’s an online store associated with this site that includes dancing and piping supplies, in addition to CDs of pipe and dance music.
Thistledew Dancewear – tartan socks, Hullachan Pro ghillies, costuming, and accessories
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society – recordings and sheet music for a variety of dances are available through a catalogue here
Heart of the Highlands (formerly Heather’s Highland Closet)
Touch O’ Tartan
McIntosh’s Highland Supplies — you can also find piping supplies and recorded music here
Marg’s Highland Dance Wear
Linda’s Kilts — a Calgary kiltmaker
Tartantown
Highland Island — “Your worldwide source for Highland Dance supplies, gifts and information”

 

Other Scottish/Celtic links

Lethbridge Legion Pipe Band
Celtic Heritage Magazine
Scotvision – a North American distributor of CDs and videos of interest
The Scottish Banner – web version of the newspaper of the same name
Meluki Book Marketing – a west coast distributor of books with a focus on Celtic themes