The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Conference 2024 September 20th - 22nd - 22nd Apr 2024

CONFERENCE Date: 20th - 22nd SEPTEMBER 2024
Registration Form is enclosed with the Newsletter.
Conference Venue - Rutherford Hotel, 27 Nile Street, Nelson
Friday Evening - Solo Seal Examination (start time to be confirmed)
Theatre Royal - 78 Rutherford Street, Nelson
Youth Forum, Exam Organisers meeting, followed by Annual General Meeting and Forum, and Dance Development Course
 Guest Speaker - Brigit Beattie - Physio therapist
 Conference Dinner and Experience  Saturday night - Presentation of Diplomas, Bar Recipients and Special Recognition awards, will be held at the Beachside Conference and Events Centre, 70 Beach Rd, Tahunanui, Nelson, included in your conference fees is transport to and from the venue.
Breakfast session  with Guest Speaker Sophie Hart
Dance Development Course - “Dancers Turn out Better”
Workshop Topics as follows: 
Saturday afternoon
· ATTC - Sailors Hornpipe Stage 1 - Part 1
· Judging - Navigating changes
· 18 & Over steps
· Turn out tips for teaching younger dancers
· Barre, centre, dance
· Irish Step construction
· ATTC - Sailors Hornpipe Stage 1 - Part 2
Further details on workshops will be provided in the August Newsletter.
50 year & over members
A reminder your Dance Development Course component of the Registration Fee is included in the total fee and will be refunded back to you after conference.

After Solo Seal on Friday night there will be a get together of Youth Members.

Further details to follow, please indicate your expression of interest on the Conference registration form. Costs will be advised as soon as details have been finalised.

 Accommodation Options
Rutherford Hotel - Booking code 210196 -  must email or call hotel direct quoting this code
· Palazzo Motel, Rutherford St. -just around the corner
· Centuary Park Motel, Rutherford St. -slightly further but also just around the corner
· Chelsea Park, Rutherford St. - slightly further but also just around the corner
· Admirals Motor Inn, Waimea Rd. -10-15min.walk
· Hotel Nelson, Waimea Rd. -10-15min. walk
· Tides Hotel ( has a restaurant & Bar) - 66 Trafalgar St. about 20min. walk
· DeLorenzo's - 43-55 Trafalgar St. about 25min.walk
· Cedar Grove Motor Lodge, 1 Grove St.  opposite Tides Hotel about 20 min.walk


Technical Committee will be needing several demonstrators for the Dance Development Course workshops at Conference.  Applications are invited from Academy members or student members. Please note the following :
· A high level of competency and fitness is required.
· Training and preparation will be with a Technical Committee member either in person
or via zoom.
· Successful applicants must commit to pre-conference preparation.
The Dance Development Course fee will be waived for dancers who are demonstrators.
Please apply to the Secretary via email:  by 31 May.


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