The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Closing date reminders - 22nd Jun 2018

Reminder 30 June is closing date for the following:

  • September exam entries
  • Solo Seal entries
  • Diploma applications
  • Subscriptions - to receive the discount
  • Youth Representative nominations
  • Executive North & South Island Representatives & President nominations
  • Written General business for presentation at conference

Life membership - Mary Gannaway - 11th Jun 2018

Life membership - Mary Gannaway The Christchurch Balmoral Club is delighted to announce our newest Life Member – Mrs Mary Gannaway
 
Mary has given many years of service to the club and still holds a key position within the Club.
 
The flowers were presented by the Clubs President Jacqueline Jones at last Wednesdays Annual General meeting.
 
Congratulations Mary from us all.
 

Academy Technical Training Course - Applications close 30 June 2018 - 5th Jun 2018

ACADEMY TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE HIGHLAND SYLLABUS 2018 

The ATTC is an in depth study of the NZAHND ( Inc) Highland and Step Dance syllabuses, conducted in two parts, over two weekends.
Each part of the Course  will be facilitated by 2 members of the Technical Committee.
 
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.
DATES 
04/05 August, Christchurch - Highland Syllabus
 
Cost $250 . Applications  for the August course close on 30 June to the Secretary: admin@nzahnd.org.nz with a non refundable deposit of $125 with the balance payable by 28 July 2018. 
 

Virginia Tattoo video - 12th May 2018

here is the link to the video from Virginia

https://vimeo.com/269302553
 

Oamaru Judges seminar - 2nd May 2018

There will be a judges seminar, open to new and current judges on sunday 27th May at the Scottish Hall, Tyne Street, Oamaru at 10.a.m. Cost is $20
Any queries or to register please contact Jacqui McLay ljmclay@xtra.co.nz
 

Virginia day 13 - 30th Apr 2018

Virginia day 13

Today was our last performance at the Tattoo. Although we are sad to be ending this amazing experience, we are all happy to be going back home.

It has been an amazing day, starting with a sleep in and walk along the beach, then our final performance at 2:30, ending the day with a team dinner and award ceremony!

Our final performance went by extremely fast, then it was time to say goodbye and leave the arena for the last time. We are all sad to say goodbye to the many new friends we have made from varying nationalities (such as korea, Italy, America.....) who we have shared this amazing opportunity with.

Now all that’s left is for us to pack our bag and prepare for the long journey home!

Over & out!!
Eirinn MacLean & Taylor Allen

Virginia Tattoo day 12 - 29th Apr 2018

Virginia Tattoo day 12 Hello,

It was Mhairi Mclarin’s birthday today! We had an early wakening for our 3rd and final morning show to the school kids. Each time we perform together our dances improve. This was a great show and we had lots of loud applauses and cheering! The children got really involved and turned their phone flashlights on during our Here’s to the Heroes performance. This was really enjoyable to see the students having a good time and getting involved. The second group of dancers headed to Little Creek Elementary school for our second school showcase. The kids loved our performances. We performed blood on the loch, rhythm and blue, Seann tribuhas, reel ‘O’ Tulloch and the fling. It was super cool to interact with them and we saw many future highland dancing stars in the crowd! Our second Hullabaloo and evening show were successful. It’s fun to meet and greet with lots of different people and it feels like we’re super famous by all the autographs and photos we have been asked for!! We ended the night with Mhari’s delicious birthday cake! We are all shattered but we get a sleep in on Saturday morning meaning we will be extremely refreshed and roaring ready for our second to last show! We also need energy for just a wee bit of shopping! 😉

Cheers,
Bella Rose and Evelyn Clarke
Hello,

It was Mhairi Mclarin’s birthday today! We had an early wakening for our 3rd and final morning show to the school kids. Each time we perform together our dances improve. This was a great show and we had lots of loud applauses and cheering! The children got really involved and turned their phone flashlights on during our Here’s to the Heroes performance. This was really enjoyable to see the students having a good time and getting involved. The second group of dancers headed to Little Creek Elementary school for our second school showcase. The kids loved our performances. We performed blood on the loch, rhythm and blue, Seann tribuhas, reel ‘O’ Tulloch and the fling. It was super cool to interact with them and we saw many future highland dancing stars in the crowd! Our second Hullabaloo and evening show were successful. It’s fun to meet and greet with lots of different people and it feels like we’re super famous by all the autographs and photos we have been asked for!! We ended the night with Mhari’s delicious birthday cake! We are all shattered but we get a sleep in on Saturday morning meaning we will be extremely refreshed and roaring ready for our second to last show! We also need energy for just a wee bit of shopping! 😉

Cheers,
Bella Rose and Evelyn Clarke
 

Virginia day 13 - 29th Apr 2018

Virginia day 13

This morning we all got a well deserved sleep in prior to the second to last show. With plenty of free time before meeting at either 11:30 or 12:30, we got time to stroll along Virginia beach, study exam theory, pack up our suitcases and some even decided to brave it in the sea! However, those meeting at 11:30 jumped into vans and had a quick last shop in an outlet mall which has been well visited by all of us kiwis!

At 12:30 a van filled with those who felt they’d done enough shopping, were picked up by Duffy and treated to a box of goodies from a bakery which donates funds to mentally handicapped people. After a short trip back to the scope arena, we split up to collect some lunch before meeting with the shoppers at 2.

Once we had collected lunch and returned to the scope arena, the team got ready to perform the hullaballoo sequence for those watching the pipe band competition. The audience loved our flash mob finale!!! We all relaxed for a bit and then performed in the afternoon Hullabaloo. After another short break to grab some dinner, the team returned to get ready for tonight’s performance. The audience was highly energised in this full house performance, and we all had a great time performing our dances in front of this crowd. Time to be off to bed for another busy day tomorrow!

Thanks for reading, 
Hannah Robinson and Brooke Kingsbury

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