The Cowichan Valley Highland Dance Association is a society which acts to support highland dancers, their families, highland dance schools and their teachers, by fostering and perpetuating Highland Dancing and the Pipes and Drums.

To do this, the CVHDA (which began in 1982 and incorporated as an association in 1985), sponsors and organizes 2 competitions annually. At these two competitions, our CVHDA members are eligible for “Confined” trophies. A Confined trophy is a trophy that is available only to a specified group. The Confined trophies we offer at our competitions are confined to members of the CVHDA only.

The CVHDA also offers cash bursaries, workshops and Confined trophies. Recently, the CVHDA was able to help financially with travel costs for those dancers wishing to attend the BATD Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Toronto and Chicago.

If you live in the Cowichan Valley and/or have a dancer who attends regular dance classes with one of the three dance studios, Shelley Cassidy School of Dance, Judy Hogg’s Celtic Rhythm Dancers or Kathy White School of Dance, then you can become a member.


Please join the CVHDA and help keep highland dancing strong in the Cowichan Valley.



For more information on becoming a member of
Cowichan Valley Highland Dance Association
Please direct your enquiries to:
Angela Kinrade (


Membership Application Form