The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Repeat Success at ChoreoMagic Challenge Paris 2017 - 23rd Dec 2017

For the second year in a row, New Zealand dancers have featured prominently at the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance at Disneyland Paris
In 2016 dancers from Danitta Findlay’s School of Dance, Christchurch took part in both the ChoreoMagic Challenge and dancing competitions.  They were very successful in both competitions.  And, now in 2017 Julie Hawke’s School of Dance took a group of 25 dancers which included four dancers from Lynette Mitchell School of Dance, and took part in the ChoreoMagic Challenge and they were also very successful in all sections.
All music and costumes are required to be Disney themed and performed with Highland Dancing Technique.  Solos and Duos are 2 minute duration and Groups 4 minutes with the Overall Age Group being 5 minutes.  Julie’s group took part in over 15 different items – a huge undertaking and were successful in all.
They were the overall winner of the Dancing Schools Groups which covered all ages.  Their five minute item Moana, received excellent feedback and one person said it brought tears to their eyes.
With this huge success over the past two years it has indeed put New Zealand on the map and the Academy.  It is a huge undertaking to organise participation in events such as this, and we congratulate everyone who took part in both this year and last year.  Anyone else wanting to follow in the future will be able to draw on the expertise of these dance schools. 

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