The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing News Feed The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing Beginner Judges Workshop Teachers &amp; Judges are hosting a Beginner Judges Workshop in conjunction with the Thistle Caledonian Society competition on 09th December in Palmerston North<br /> The Tutor is Mrs Avalon Moffatt,<br /> Cost is $20<br /> Time: 9.30am to approximately 3.30 p.m<br /> Please email Manawatu Teachers &amp; Judges if you interested in attending, for further details<br /> email: <a href=""></a>1700823600 Judges Workshop Auckland Summer School 2024 are the details of&nbsp; the 2024 Auckland Summer School and link to Registration form<br /> Auckland Summer school<br /> &nbsp;Thurs 18th Jan- Sun 21st Jan<br /> Tutors: Christine Paul, Angus Hendry<br /> Location: Onehunga Community Centre<br /> <br /> Link to Registration form<br /> &nbsp;<a href=""></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp;1697022000 Summer School 2024 Change of Breakfast speaker - Conference<p>Due to rugby commitments Jorja Miller is&nbsp;no longer able to be our Guest Speaker at the Sunday morning Breakfast session at conference.</p> <p>We are fortunate that Dame Farah Palmer has accepted an invitation and is able to join us as our Guest Speaker.</p> <p>Farah has a PHD in Sport Sociology and played and captained the Black Ferns to 3 Rugby World Cup victories. Farah also was a Highland Dancer from age 5 to 11 in Pio Pio!</p> <p>Whilst we are disappointed that Jorja can no longer join us&nbsp;we look forward to welcoming Farah to our breakfast session.</p>1690459200 of Breakfast speaker - Conference Conference Registrations<p>A reminder to members that to receive the discounted rate for Conference you need to have registered and paid by 31 July.&nbsp;</p> <p>Registrations received by 31 July will go into a draw to have your conference registration fees refunded.</p>1689854400 Registrations Expressions of interest - Photographer - Conference of Interest &ndash; for a photographer at this year&#39;s Conference&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We are looking for someone attending conference that would be available/interested in taking the photos of our Diploma and Award Presentations at the Saturday evening function.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This would take approximately 1 hour and dinner at the function would be included.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> If you are interested can you please send your expression of interest to the Academy Secretary &ndash; <a href=""></a> by 21 July.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;1688990400 of interest - Photographer - Conference Highland Dance Company of NZ - 2023 Auditions<em>Highland Dance Company of New Zealand</em><br /> <em>2023 Auditions</em><br /> <br /> <em>The Academy is calling for auditions for the Highland Dance Company of New Zealand.</em><br /> <br /> <em>The Application Form and Application Conditions can be found on the Academy website - in the Resources/Downloads section.</em><br /> <br /> <em>Please note that applications close 30 June 2023.</em>1686830400 Dance Company of NZ - 2023 Auditions Kings Birthday Honours extend our congratulations to Sherilyn Hall for her inclusion in the Kings Birthday Honours receiving the &quot;Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit&quot; for services to Highland Dancing.1685880000 Birthday Honours Virginia tattoo blog - day 10 23rd April<br /> <br /> We started our day very much as a lazy Sunday with another much needed sleep in, followed by breakfast and a quick waiata practice to get those vocal cords moving.<br /> <br /> We then headed off to the Scope Arena to prepare for our final show, where we also managed to fit in some fun &ldquo;trading&rdquo; with other performers, and of course maximise photo opportunities for life long memories.<br /> <br /> We finished our day with a fabulous team dinner in celebration of everyone&rsquo;s hard work and dedication over the trip towards our performances. Now heading off to bed before a long bus trip tomorrow!<br /> <br /> Keighley and Rachel1682251200 tattoo blog - day 10 Virginia Tattoo Blog - Day 9<p>This morning we started the day by walking to our favourite breakfast place Cold Pressed to get our bagels and smoothie bowls. We then walked to the arena for our matinee show for all the very excited school kids.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Half of us then travelled to Mary Calcott Elementary School to perform a broadsword dance, sailors, seann, and Irish reel for the kids. We taught them how to do some simple dance steps and they absolutely loved it!</p> <p>We then performed our dances at the Hullabaloo festival and performed our last show for the day. Lots of parents were in the crowd and it was nice to see an NZ flag being waved around. We are now recovering from another big day back at our hotel.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ariana &amp; Mhairi</p>1682164800 Tattoo Blog - Day 9