The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Videos of our members dancing - 14th Aug 2014

The Executive is continuing to put together their archival list of early teachers in New Zealand and we are also wanting videos of our members dancing.

If you have any old videos of members that you would like to share with the Academy please send them to the Secretary so they may be copied and put into our archives.

Conference - Invercargill update - 11th Aug 2014

• Southland Teachers and Judges extend a warm welcome to everyone attending conference in Invercargill. We are well underway in organising a great weekend and look forward to everyone arriving.

• Please note that the Airport is currently under construction with baggage claim currently in a tent. Therefore it may be a good idea to have a polar fleece handy just in case we get some unseasonal (or seasonal) weather

• Registration packs will be available from the Ascot Park Hotel (conference venue) on Friday 19th from 2-5pm and then at Centre Stage (Solo Seal venue) from 5-6pm

• Solo Seal bus - please be ready at 5.15pm in the Ascot Park foyer for a 5.30pm sharp departure. Seats are reserved for all that have pre paid and additonal seats will be available on the day for $5 (exact cash required) limited spaces available. Folllowing Solo Seal please be on the bus 15min after the completion of the night to be returned to the Ascot.

• It is Election day on Saturday 20th September so please ensure that you have voted before you head to Invercargill

Congratulations to the NZ Championship dancers - 22nd Jul 2014

The NZ Academy Executive congratulate all the dancers who participated in the New Zealand Championship weekend in Blenheim and we especially congratulate the top 10 dancers in each age group

Highland Dance Company of NZ - Journey of the Celts concerts - October 2014 - Christchurch - 1st Jul 2014

The Highland Dance Company of NZ in association with the Christchurch Body Festival will be performing  two Journey of the Celts concerts  on 07 and 08 October in Christchurch

Regional dancers are invited to participate in the concerts - See Downloads for the application form

Applications close 14 July

If you require any further information please contact Julie Hawke -

Virginia Tattoo video clip - 17th Jun 2014

Here is the link to the Virginia Tattoo video clip - made by Mariel Schroder

Closing date reminders - 9th Jun 2014

A reminder that Exam entries, nominations for North Island, South Island Representatives, President and written general business close on 30 June

Please ensure your entries, nominations, etc arrive prior to 30 June - NZ Post is taking around 4-5 days at the moment for deliver of mail

Look forward to receiving your exam entries - entry forms available on our website under Downloads

Senior Progressive Cutting Options - 8th May 2014

In an Open class, if the adjudicator requests the Cut, 18 year & over competitors
can choose to perform either the Progressive Cutting Step or the Senior
Progressive Cutting Step.
In an 18 year and over class the adjudicator can request that competitors perform
the Progressive Glide, Progressive Cutting or Senior Progressive Cutting Step.

Virginia Tattoo day 13 - 3rd May 2014

To everyone’s excitement today we had a choice of the days activities. After a few suggestions the outcome was a tour of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Obviously the most important mission was celebrity home stalking, including the homes, Zac Efron, Leonardo Dicaprio, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Ellen DeGeneres and many more. We split up for lunch on Hollywood Boulevard, which was an experience in itself, many girls were shocked by the confrontational and persistent sidewalk sales people. While a few decided to go back to the hotel for a rest, everyone else headed off to a nearby outlet mall for some retail therapy. As it was too far to walk in the 40 degree heat waving down a yellow taxi was the only option back. For most it was a successful trip but for a few it was rather scary when they thought their taxi may not actually have been a taxi. But upon arrival to the hotel they were relieved it had all worked out. Everyone headed straight to the pool too cool down after the busy day of sightseeing.

Dayna and Brenna

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