The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing News Feed http://www.nzahnd.org.nz The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing Medal Test projects from May examshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/320/Medal-Test-projects-from-May-examsAttached is some of the wonderful medal test projects that were done by candidates in the recent May examinations.1534248000http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/320/Medal-Test-projects-from-May-examshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz1622Medal Test projects from May examshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/320/Medal-Test-projects-from-May-exams Conference Registrationshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/319/Conference-RegistrationsRemember, last day for conference registrations at the cheaper conference levy. See resources/downloads for registration form1532952000http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/319/Conference-Registrationshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzConference Registrationshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/319/Conference-Registrations Closing date remindershttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/318/Closing-date-remindersReminder 30 June is closing date for the following: <ul> <li>September exam entries</li> <li>Solo Seal entries</li> <li>Diploma applications</li> <li>Subscriptions - to receive the discount</li> <li>Youth Representative nominations</li> <li>Executive North &amp; South Island Representatives &amp; President nominations</li> <li>Written General business for presentation at conference</li> </ul>1529582400http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/318/Closing-date-remindershttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzClosing date remindershttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/318/Closing-date-reminders Life membership - Mary Gannawayhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/317/Life-membership-Mary-GannawayThe Christchurch Balmoral Club is delighted to announce our newest Life Member &ndash; Mrs Mary Gannaway<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Mary has given many years of service to the club and still holds a key position within the Club.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The flowers were presented by the Clubs President Jacqueline Jones at last Wednesdays Annual General meeting.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Congratulations Mary from us all.<br /> &nbsp;1528632000http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/317/Life-membership-Mary-Gannawayhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz1314Life membership - Mary Gannawayhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/317/Life-membership-Mary-Gannaway Academy Technical Training Course - Applications close 30 June 2018http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/316/Academy-Technical-Training-Course-Applications-close-30-June-2018ACADEMY TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE HIGHLAND SYLLABUS 2018&nbsp; <p>The ATTC is an in depth study of the NZAHND ( Inc) Highland and Step Dance syllabuses, conducted in two parts, over two weekends.<br /> Each part of the Course&nbsp; will be facilitated by 2 members of the Technical Committee.<br /> &nbsp;<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 /> &nbsp;<br /> Participants are encouraged to be physically fit, though they do not necessarily have to dance.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Completion of part or all of the ATTC will be a requirement for Levels 2 and 3 of the Academy Progression Scheme.<br /> <u><strong>DATES</strong></u>&nbsp;<br /> 04/05 August, Christchurch - Highland Syllabus<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cost $250 . Applications&nbsp; for the August&nbsp;course close on 30&nbsp;June&nbsp;to the Secretary: <a href="mailto:admin@nzahnd.org.nz">admin@nzahnd.org.nz</a> with a non refundable deposit of $125 with the balance payable by 28 July 2018.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p>1528113600http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/316/Academy-Technical-Training-Course-Applications-close-30-June-2018http://www.nzahnd.org.nzAcademy Technical Training Course - Applications close 30 June 2018http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/316/Academy-Technical-Training-Course-Applications-close-30-June-2018 Virginia Tattoo videohttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/315/Virginia-Tattoo-videohere is the link to the video from Virginia<br /> <br /> <a href="https://vimeo.com/269302553">https://vimeo.com/269302553</a><br /> &nbsp;1526040000http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/315/Virginia-Tattoo-videohttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzVirginia Tattoo videohttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/315/Virginia-Tattoo-video Oamaru Judges seminarhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/314/Oamaru-Judges-seminarThere 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<br /> Any queries or to register please contact Jacqui McLay <a href="mailto:ljmclay@xtra.co.nz">ljmclay@xtra.co.nz</a><br /> &nbsp;1525176000http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/314/Oamaru-Judges-seminarhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzOamaru Judges seminarhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/314/Oamaru-Judges-seminar Virginia day 13http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/313/Virginia-day-13<p>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.</p> <p>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!</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Now all that&rsquo;s left is for us to pack our bag and prepare for the long journey home!</p> <p>Over &amp; out!!<br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/eirinn.maclean?fref=mentions">Eirinn MacLean</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010873353371&amp;fref=mentions">Taylor Allen</a></p>1525003200http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/313/Virginia-day-13http://www.nzahnd.org.nz1047Virginia day 13http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/313/Virginia-day-13 Virginia Tattoo day 12http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/311/Virginia-Tattoo-day-12Hello,<br /> <br /> It was Mhairi Mclarin&rsquo;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&rsquo;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 &lsquo;O&rsquo; 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&rsquo;s fun to meet and greet with lots of different people and it feels like we&rsquo;re super famous by all the autographs and photos we have been asked for!! We ended the night with Mhari&rsquo;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! &#128521;<br /> <br /> Cheers,<br /> Bella Rose and Evelyn Clarke<br /> Hello,<br /> <br /> It was Mhairi Mclarin&rsquo;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&rsquo;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 &lsquo;O&rsquo; 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&rsquo;s fun to meet and greet with lots of different people and it feels like we&rsquo;re super famous by all the autographs and photos we have been asked for!! We ended the night with Mhari&rsquo;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! &#128521;<br /> <br /> Cheers,<br /> Bella Rose and Evelyn Clarke<br /> &nbsp;1524916800http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/311/Virginia-Tattoo-day-12http://www.nzahnd.org.nz1037Virginia Tattoo day 12http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/311/Virginia-Tattoo-day-12