The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Christchurch Regional Dance Group Performs - 13th Sep 2011

Christchurch Regional Dance Group Performs On Saturday 3rd September 2011 The Highland Dance Company of NZ Christchurch Regional Group performed at a matinee and evening show at Stac Attack, which is an annual pipe band variety concert presented by St Andrew's College Pipe Band, held in the new performing Arts centre at Middleton Grange College.The item performed was a section of the traditional item "NZ Dancing Feet" choreographed by the dance company's co-ordinators Julie Hawke and Robyn Simmons, to music written and composed especially for the Academy by Jamie Hawke.
The item received a wonderful response from the 2 sell out audiences in both shows, and a huge thank you to the dancers involved for their enthusiasm and committment to the practices and rehearsals.
Amanda Kirk, Sarah Gluyas, Jessica Findlay, Conor Hendry, Lana Donaldson, Sarah Moore, Sarah Kaynes, Lewis Gibson ,Brittany Hoare, Nicole Harding, Chantelle Shatford and Kendall Reid.

NEWSLETTER/YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE BALLOT & DANCE DEVELOPMENT COURSE WORKSHOPS - 30th Aug 2011

The August newsletter was posted today.
Reminder that Youth Representative ballot closes on 09 September and also Dance Development Course workshops are due by 6th September.

CONFERENCE WEEKEND BOOK & MERCHANDISE SALE - 25th Aug 2011

For our loyal members that attend conference we are  offering a 15% discount on all NZ Academy books and merchandise.

Reminder: We will not have Eftpos available this year.

Hawkes Bay Summer School 2012 - 4th Aug 2011

The schedule is now available for the Hawkes Bay Summer School in January 2012.
See Forms for the schedule

Irish Jig Hose and Girdles - 31st Jul 2011

McPhees in Tawa, Wellington have the correct colour Irish Jig Hose - website www.mcphees.co.nz and green and gold girdles are available from Highland Supplies - website www.highlandsupplies.co.nz

Diploma Applications - 31st Jul 2011

Reminder that Diploma applications close with the Secretary on 01 August. Forms are available form the forms section of the website

Dancing girls at Christchurch Caledonian concert - 11th Jul 2011

Dancing girls at Christchurch Caledonian concert Abby Smith, Ariana Watkins, Shannon Fraser and Isabella McEwan who’s parents are all association with the Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band danced at a fund raising concert in Timaru on Saturday night to raise funds for the band to travel to Scotland for the World Pipe Band Champs. Senior dancers Claudia Mitchell, Nicole Harding and Lana Donaldson also danced. The concert was held in Timaru as the National Pipe Band Concert was to be held there in March but was cancelled due to the Earthquake.

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Highland Dance Company of NZ - Auckland Region Performance - 11th Jul 2011

Highland Dance Company of NZ - Auckland Region Performance Dancers in The Highland Dance Company of New Zealand Auckland Region have recently performed the choreographed traditional item "NZ Dancing Feet" at two events and the response has been great.
The first performance was as guest dancers at the Waitakere City Performing Arts Society 2011 Dance Showcase on Sunday 12th June. Bronwyn Jensen (Vice President of PACANZ and Northern North Island
Representative) comments after the performance were "I thought your item was just stunning and so contemporary. It was great to have a guest item that was still dance, but very different from anything else we had
on show". The second performance was at the Auckland and District Pipe Band Ceilidh in Mt Eden on Saturday 25th June. The next invitation is for the Auckland Region to perform at the Remuera Business
Association's Scottish Festival on 1st October.
See the gallery for further photos

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