The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Summer School Tauranga 2020 - 6th Aug 2019

Summer School Tauranga 2020 Summer School Tauranga 2020 - see flyer for further information

Conference Accommodation - 24th Jul 2019

Conference Accommodation
If you are trying to book accommodation at the Waipuna Hotel for conference, please do not book on line as the Academy has been given a special rate for our attendees, which is not available on line.
Please phone Reservations on 09 526 3000 and quote NZA0919 and you will be given the special rate

Cushla Piesse - Life membership Balmoral Club - 24th Jun 2019

Cushla Piesse - Life membership Balmoral Club The Christchurch Balmoral Club recently held their 55th AGM. There was an amazing turnout from our Teachers and Judges which included welcoming 4 new members.
It was also a time to celebrate the clubs newest life member –Cushla Piesse MNZM .  Cushla has been a dedicated member of the club and it was a privilege to present her life membership in honour of her many years service. Congratulations from all of us.

30 June Closing dates - 19th Jun 2019

Reminder 30 June is closing date for:

September exam entries
General business of a minor nature for tabling at Conference
North & South Island Representatives nominations
Adrienne Haberfield New Teacher scholarhips

Cushla Piesse - investiture - 4th May 2019

Cushla Piesse - investiture The Executive congratulate Cushla on being awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Highland dancing at her recent investiture

Expressions of interest for additional dancers to join Highland Dance Co of NZ to Netherlands - 3rd Apr 2019

The Highland Dance Company of NZ is travelling to The Netherlands and Belgium to perform at the Rotterdam Tattoo and the Oostende Tattoo in Belgium
We require additional dancers to go with the Dance company members.
Application form is available from Downloads/ Resources with applications closing 12 April.
if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the secretary:

Refund of Book Purchases - 21st Mar 2019

Executive advised in the December Newsletter that the Downloadable Examination Books/CD’s would be available on the Member’s Page from 31 January and we apologise that this timeline was not met.  Therefore Executive would like to refund those who purchased Books/CD’s after the 31 January.  If any member, or your pupils fit into this situation, please contact the Academy Secretary.

Academy Technical Training Course - Auckland - June 2019 - 18th Mar 2019

The next Academy Technical Training Course will be held in Auckland weekend 22/23 June and will cover the Step dance syllabus.

The aim of the Course is to give participants greater understanding and knowledge of syllabus requirements by looking at the finer points of exercises, foundation movements, steps and dances as well as musical requirements.

Participants are encouraged to be physically fit, though they do not necessarily have to dance.
Completion of part or all of the ATTC will be a requirement for Levels 2 and 3 of the Academy Progression Scheme.

Cost $250 for the weekend.
Applications for the June course close on 30 March to the Secretary: with a non refundable deposit of $125 with the balance payable by 30 May 2019.


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