The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

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.
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Subscriptions due 30 June - 23rd Jun 2011

Just a reminder that subscriptions are due 30 June for the discounted rate. Subscription forms are available to download from the forms page on the website

September Examination Entries - 23rd Jun 2011

Just a reminder that September Examination entries close 30 June. Please ensure they are with the Secretary by 30 June - not posted on the 30 of June. Entry forms are available from the Forms page on the website

Wedding of Fiona Aitken - 13th Apr 2011

Wedding of Fiona Aitken  Fiona & Jade were married on March 18th at St Johns Church in Northcote Point.

Hawkes Bay Summer School 2012 - 5th Apr 2011


To all teachers, dancers, parents and supporters:

Hawkes Bay Teachers and Judges are very keen to conduct a Hastings Summer School again in January 2012, after a break of 4 years and we would like expressions of interest in possible or probable attendance.

Why come to Hastings?

Dancers get the benefit of smaller sized classes in both dance and exam classes. You can work Summer School around a family holiday and there is plenty to do in the sun- soaked beautiful Hawkes Bay for all family members. We are located centrally and within an easy 2 – 4 hour drive of most North Island centres.

If your dancer has not had the pleasure of attending a Summer School, why not make Hastings their first one, we know they will love it and if you have attended before, we would welcome you back again.

We would like to offer to billet dancers from out of town.

Exam winter school 2011
Due to Easter being so late this year, we are unable to hold our Exam Winter School in April.

Please email our secretary Gaye Reid at by 30 April to register your interest. Start thinking about it today!


The Executive congratulate the following members who auditioned and have been accepted into "The Highland Dance Company of New Zealand Main Group:
Kylie Allison-Miller
Brighid Blackman
Brittany Carlton
Rachel Crampton
Emma Cropper
Emma Denney
Lana Donaldson
Shelley Easton
Jessica Findlay
Laura Findlay
Lewis Gibson
Sarah Gluyas
Nicole Harding
Lara Hornby
Harriet Lintern
Isla Maples
Anna Millar
Alice Nettleton
Laura Nettleton
Danielle Pope
Sarah Robson
Kendall Reid
Shirana Rengasamy
Rosa Sangster
Serena Sangster
Mariel Schroder
Chantelle Shatford
Sara Simmons
Sam Tait
Leighton Terry
Jayden Withington

The following dancers have been accepted into the Regional Groups

Gineke Bell, Niamh Blackman, Nicole Brocklehurst, Lisa Claridge, Nicola Dunnery, Madison Fleming, Kirsty-Lee Gray, Lucy Harrison, Kate Hiam, Angus Hendry, Conor Hendry, Ella-Rose Hammond, Brittany Hoare, Alexandra Hill, Mae Kelly, Amanda Kirk, Brittany Kirk, Bridget Karton, Sarah Kaynes, Sarah McQueen, Heidi McIntosh, Ashlee Mulcahy, Kate McDermid, Sarah Moore, Tannah McLay, Janelle Peat, Naomi Rogers,
Natalie Turner, Jamie-Lee Tuuta, Kendyll Taylor, Phoebe Todd.

We look forward to seeing their inaugural performance at the Solo Seal Examination in Palmerston North on 23 September 2011.

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