The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Youth Representative Ballot Results - 15th Sep 2011

The Executive welcome Kate Wills as the new Youth Representative. Kate will lead the Youth Forum at the upcoming conference in Palmerston North. If you have any topics that you would like to bring up at the Youth Forum please contact Kate on :

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.


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.


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 and green and gold girdles are available from Highland Supplies - website

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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