The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing News Feed The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing Cushla Piesse - Life membership Balmoral Club Christchurch Balmoral Club recently held their 55th AGM. There was an amazing turnout from our Teachers and Judges which included welcoming 4 new members.<br /> It was also a time to celebrate the clubs newest life member &ndash;Cushla Piesse MNZM .&nbsp; 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.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;1561291200 Piesse - Life membership Balmoral Club 30 June Closing dates 30 June is closing date for:<br /> <br /> September exam entries<br /> General business of a minor nature for tabling at Conference<br /> North &amp; South Island Representatives nominations<br /> Adrienne Haberfield New Teacher scholarhips1560859200 June Closing dates Cushla Piesse - investiture Executive congratulate Cushla on being awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Highland dancing at her recent investiture1556884800 Piesse - investiture Expressions of interest for additional dancers to join Highland Dance Co of NZ to Netherlands Highland Dance Company of NZ is travelling to The Netherlands and Belgium to perform at the Rotterdam Tattoo and the Oostende Tattoo in Belgium<br /> We require additional dancers to go with the Dance company members.<br /> Application form is available from Downloads/ Resources with applications closing 12 April.<br /> if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the secretary: <a href=""></a><br /> &nbsp;1554202800 of interest for additional dancers to join Highland Dance Co of NZ to Netherlands Refund of Book Purchases advised in the December Newsletter that the Downloadable Examination Books/CD&rsquo;s would be available on the Member&rsquo;s Page from 31 January and we apologise that this timeline was not met.&nbsp; Therefore Executive would like to refund those who purchased Books/CD&rsquo;s after the 31 January.&nbsp; If any member, or your pupils fit into this situation, please contact the Academy Secretary.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;1553079600 of Book Purchases Academy Technical Training Course - Auckland - June 2019 next Academy Technical Training Course will be held in Auckland weekend 22/23 June and will cover the Step dance syllabus.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> Participants are encouraged to be physically fit, though they do not necessarily have to dance.<br /> Completion of part or all of the ATTC will be a requirement for Levels 2 and 3 of the Academy Progression Scheme.<br /> <br /> Cost $250 for the weekend.<br /> Applications for the June course close on 30 March to the Secretary: <a href=""></a> with a non refundable deposit of $125 with the balance payable by 30 May 2019.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;1552820400 Technical Training Course - Auckland - June 2019 Auckland Summer School - Exam Workshop Exam workshop being held Saturday 30th March and Sunday 31st March<br /> Tutors: Mrs Pamela Fleming and Mrs Lynette Mitchell<br /> <br /> See downloads for further information and entry form1549623600 Summer School - Exam Workshop Congratulations to Kendall Reid to Kendall Reid who has been invited to be part of the Basel Tattoo 2019.<br /> Kendall will join the following dancers - 13 Australian, 13 Canadians, 13 Scottish, five South African and four from New Zealand.&nbsp;<br /> The Producer of this year&rsquo;s Tattoo is Erik Julliard with the following team:<br /> The International Dance Team &ndash; Canadiana Celtic Dancers Co Dance Directors Stephanie Julliard and Stephanie Grant<br /> Dance Director Rachel McLagan from Fling and Things Scotland, and<br /> Lead Dance Director &ndash; Cheryl Roach.<br /> The dancers will be participating in four items in addition to the main item.<br /> The Tattoo in Basel is scheduled to run between 12-20 July.<br /> The Academy is delighted Kendall has been invited to be part of this prestigious event and we look forward to lots of photos and updates.<br /> Well done Kendall.<br /> &nbsp;1549278000 to Kendall Reid Summer Fling 2019 Fling 2019 concluded last night with a tribute to Katie McDonald&nbsp;<br /> A new scholarship was awarded by Cushla and Jeanie called the &quot;Katie McDonald Memorial Scholarship&quot;<br /> This was then followed by a Massed Highland Fling in tribute to Katie who was a Summer Fling committee member at the time of her passing<br /> &nbsp;1547982000 Fling 2019