The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Webinar - How to cope with the busy stresses of life - 24th Jan 2024

Webinar - How to cope with the busy stresses of life Start back into your 2024 dance year with helpful tips and strategies on how to cope with the stresses of a busy life!   Executive and Technical Committee are delighted to offer a free online webinar to all Academy members - dancers, teachers and judges, presented by Kirsty Ross.  
Kirsty is the Acting Head of the School of Psychology at Massey University. She is Associate Professor, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Programme Campus Co-ordinator for Massey.  Kirsty presented a very popular workshop at our 2023 Palmerston North conference and has now offered to share her knowledge and expertise via this online webinar with all Academy members.
Details on poster attached. Please email Raewyn by Tuesday 30 January to receive the link for the webinar.

2024 Highland Dance Company of NZ - Auditions - 17th Jan 2024

The 2024 Highland Dance Company of NZ live auditions will be held on Tuesday 09th July 9am - 11 a.m. in Ashburton, following on from the NZ Champs.
The minimum age is 14years and having passed Grade 5 examination at the time of the adution.
Please contact the Academy Secretary if you require further details.

Beginner Judges Workshop - 25th Nov 2023

Manawatu Teachers & Judges are hosting a Beginner Judges Workshop in conjunction with the Thistle Caledonian Society competition on 09th December in Palmerston North
The Tutor is Mrs Avalon Moffatt,
Cost is $20
Time: 9.30am to approximately 3.30 p.m
Please email Manawatu Teachers & Judges if you interested in attending, for further details

Auckland Summer School 2024 - 12th Oct 2023

Here are the details of  the 2024 Auckland Summer School and link to Registration form
Auckland Summer school
 Thurs 18th Jan- Sun 21st Jan
Tutors: Christine Paul, Angus Hendry
Location: Onehunga Community Centre

Link to Registration form


Change of Breakfast speaker - Conference - 28th Jul 2023

Due to rugby commitments Jorja Miller is no longer able to be our Guest Speaker at the Sunday morning Breakfast session at conference.

We are fortunate that Dame Farah Palmer has accepted an invitation and is able to join us as our Guest Speaker.

Farah has a PHD in Sport Sociology and played and captained the Black Ferns to 3 Rugby World Cup victories. Farah also was a Highland Dancer from age 5 to 11 in Pio Pio!

Whilst we are disappointed that Jorja can no longer join us we look forward to welcoming Farah to our breakfast session.

Conference Registrations - 21st Jul 2023

A reminder to members that to receive the discounted rate for Conference you need to have registered and paid by 31 July. 

Registrations received by 31 July will go into a draw to have your conference registration fees refunded.

Expressions of interest - Photographer - Conference - 11th Jul 2023

Expressions of Interest – for a photographer at this year's Conference 
We are looking for someone attending conference that would be available/interested in taking the photos of our Diploma and Award Presentations at the Saturday evening function.
This would take approximately 1 hour and dinner at the function would be included.
If you are interested can you please send your expression of interest to the Academy Secretary – by 21 July. 

Highland Dance Company of NZ - 2023 Auditions - 16th Jun 2023

Highland Dance Company of New Zealand
2023 Auditions

The Academy is calling for auditions for the Highland Dance Company of New Zealand.

The Application Form and Application Conditions can be found on the Academy website - in the Resources/Downloads section.

Please note that applications close 30 June 2023.

The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing Inc., PO Box 5470, Palmerston North
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