The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Reminder - closing dates - 12th Jun 2013

Reminder that September exam entries close 30 June

Subscriptions, nominations for North & South Island Representatives, Youth Representative and General Business for Conference  also close 30 June

Virginia tattoo 2014 - 12th Jun 2013

Reminder to Regional Group dancers that expressions of Interest in participating in the 2014 Virginia Tattoo close on 30 June - Applications to the Academy Secretary, Box 5470, Palmerston North or email

Highland Dance Company of NZ - "Journey of the Celts" Concert Tour - 6th Jun 2013

Journey of the Celts production will showcase the Highland Dance Company of NZ and will tell the story of the journey of the Scots to New Zealand and the preservation and growth of their cultural heritage.

The dance pieces will reflect the blend of many New Zealanders ancestry - Celts to Aoteoroa.

Local dancers in each area are invited to apply to be involved in the performance in their area. See Downloads for the application form. Applications close 29 June 2013.

The show dates are Blenheim, Floorpride theatre, Thursday 29th August at 7 p.m. and Christchurch, The Grange Theatre, Saturday 31st August at 2 p.m. and 7 pm. Ticket prices are Adults $25, children under 14 $15 - tickets available from Ticketdirect  outlets or online or 08004tickets after 14 June 2013

Congratulations to Helen McKay on her Queens Service Medal - 5th Jun 2013

Congratulations to member Helen Mckay from Tuatapere after she was awarded the Queen's Service Medal in the recent Queens Birthday Honours List.

Helen's services include 55 years of teaching Highland Dancing in Tuatapere and surrounding districts.  She organises dancing displays for community events and holds annual Highland Dancing competitions in the town.

She is involved with the Waimatuku Pipe Band's annual fundraising concert in Invercargill and was chairman of the Tuatapere Resource Centre committee.

She is also a member of the Western Southland Integrated Rural Development Committee and assisted in establishing a Tuatapere Information Centre and the Bushman's museum.

She has been a Hump Ridge track volunteer since 1985 and has been involved in organising and volunteering at numerous community events.

Congratulations from the Executive and Members of the NZ Academy of Highland & National Dancing (Inc)

Sailors Hornpipe Syllabus - 23rd May 2013

Sailors Hornpipe Syllabus The Sailors Hornpipe Syllabus is now available separately from the website store.
Stage 1 syllabus and Cd = $36
Stage 2 syllabus and Cd = $36

Dance Company auditions for NZ Got Talent show - 2nd May 2013

The Highland Dance Company has been invited to audition for this years series of NZ Got Talent.

As a promotion for the Christchurch auditions they will be performing live on Breakfast TVon channel 1 this Monday morning  6th May at 8.40a.m

Letters after your name - 3rd Apr 2013

Once you have qualified for your Diploma you can use the letters MNZAHND after your name. This replaces MAHND

Exam certificates - 3rd Apr 2013

From May Examinations candidates certificates will be sent directly to individual teachers instead of being sent to the Area exam organiser for distribution.

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