The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Winner of Teddy for best quote at Summer Fling - 1st Feb 2016

Georgia - Winner of the Highland Etc prize Georgia won the Teddy donated by Highland Etc for the best quote (judged by our pianist Wayne Twohill) from a Teacher which was
“pretend there is a fizzy drink under your feet’
2nd went to the Tuatapere Highland Dancers and the quote was from Mrs Helen McKay
“near enough is not good enough and when it’s good enough it will be near enough”
3rd went to Abby Smith
“Keep smiling and they will forget to look at your feet”

Hawkes Bay Exam School 16/17 April - 20th Jan 2016

The enrolment form for the Hawkes Bay Exam School 16/17 April with Mrs Sherilyn Hall as tutor is now available from the downloads page

Exam Dates for 2016 - 18th Jan 2016

May exams will commence on 11 May and finish on the 21 May
September exams will commence on 10 September and finish on the 21 September

Exam entry forms - 18th Jan 2016

May exam entry forms are now available - click here to download.

Reminder to teachers, please ensure payment and entry form is received together and prior to the close off date of 1 March.

Please ensure that your entries are paid in full and we advise that we cannot accept individual payments from parents directly into the bank account.

Dance Company boys dance at Y Chromosome - Tempo Dance Festival - 9th Oct 2015

Check out this awesome review of our boys performing in Y Chromosome at Tempo Dance Festival. They feature in paragraph 5.

Conference Photos - 28th Sep 2015

here is the link to purchase the photos from this years conference

Please contact Laura Wallace to purchase the photos, $6 each or 5 for $20

Congratulations to Sarah Gluyas - 24th Sep 2015

It is with pleasure that we announce that Sarah Gluyas was successful in passing the Solo Seal Examination, held in Wellington Friday 18 September. Sarah performed the Highland Fling, Sean Triubhas, Irish Hornpipe, and Irish Jig Single Time. An excellent effort Sarah - well done.

Christchurch Balmoral Club - Summer Fling - 1st Sep 2015

Teaching the Technique of
Thursday 21st January – Sunday 24th January 2016
(Wednesday Evening 20th January Performers Class only)
ST MARGARET’S COLLEGE, 12 Winchester Street, Merivale, Christchurch
Tutors - Mrs Sherilyn Hall, Mrs Kimberley Mavor, Mrs Christine Paul, Mrs Jacqueline Seque
Guest Tutors - Mrs Amanda Rumenapf, Miss Kirsty Allpress


  • Wednesday 20ST Performers Class Only commences.
  • Thursday 21st All classes commence today.
  • Every Day Merchandise from Summer Fling and NZAHND (Inc) on Sale today including Examination Grade Books & Cd’s
  • Every Day Highland Etc – Highland Dancing Supplies
  • Saturday 23rd Second Hand Uniforms / Shoes / Pumps Sale Day (Summer Fling takes no responsibility) Please do not bring earlier
  • Sunday 24TH Concert in the Auditorium at 6.15 Examination Uniform to be worn by all dancers
DRESS CODE Fitting Singlet Top, Shorts/Leggings no longer than mid thigh, or Summer Fling uniform
Pumps to be worn (no Jig Shoes) Students are not permitted to wear jewellery. Long hair is recommended in a bun. Please bring your own Sword

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