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 Highland Dance Company of New Zealand - 2024 Auditionshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/414/Highland-Dance-Company-of-New-Zealand-2024-AuditionsThe 2024 auditions will be held on Tuesday 9th July 2024 8.30a.m - 10.30a.m. in Ashburton. or via video audtion if unable to attend the live auditions.<br /> Information and application forms are available for downloading in the resources/Downloads area of the website.<br /> Applications close 12 May 2024.1713355200http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/414/Highland-Dance-Company-of-New-Zealand-2024-Auditionshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzHighland Dance Company of New Zealand - 2024 Auditionshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/414/Highland-Dance-Company-of-New-Zealand-2024-Auditions Changes to Music downloads Let's Dance & Grade Fivehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/413/Changes-to-Music-downloads-Let-s-Dance-Grade-FiveLet&rsquo;s Dance &amp; Grade Five music downloads alterations<br /> The music for Let&rsquo;s Dance Highland Fling sequence has been sped up and Irish Jig sequence has been slowed down. The Grade Five music has been amended to now include the 2 Highland Reel Foundation movements of Progressive Glide and Progressive Cutting movements with Senior ending. Please download the new music for the May exams<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;1711105200http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/413/Changes-to-Music-downloads-Let-s-Dance-Grade-Fivehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzChanges to Music downloads Let's Dance & Grade Fivehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/413/Changes-to-Music-downloads-Let-s-Dance-Grade-Five Reduction in steps surveyhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/412/Reduction-in-steps-surveyReducing the number of steps in the senior dances, specifically in the Sword Dance, Seann Truibhas and Sailors Hornpipe, was a discussion topic raised at the Youth Forum and Academy Conference last year.<br /> Input from the wider NZAHND members is now sought, by asking you to answer the survey questions. All responses will remain anonymous, and we greatly appreciate the time taken to fill in this survey.<br /> While the Academy is carrying out this survey, the number of steps in the senior dances is subject to the Piping and Dancing bylaws. This means that the results of this survey are not binding in any way, but may be used to form a recommendation to the Piping and Dancing Association.<br /> <br /> All members have been emailed a link to the survey. Survey finishes 28th March 20241710846000http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/412/Reduction-in-steps-surveyhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzReduction in steps surveyhttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/412/Reduction-in-steps-survey 2024 Highland Dance Company of NZ - Auditionshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/410/2024-Highland-Dance-Company-of-NZ-AuditionsThe 2024 Highland Dance Company of NZ live auditions will be held on Tuesday 09th July 9am - 11 a.m. in Ashburton, following on from the NZ Champs.<br /> The minimum age is 14years and having passed Grade 5 examination at the time of the adution.<br /> Please contact the Academy Secretary <a href="mailto:admin@nzahnd.org.nz">admin@nzahnd.org.nz</a> if you require further details.1705402800http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/410/2024-Highland-Dance-Company-of-NZ-Auditionshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz2024 Highland Dance Company of NZ - Auditionshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/410/2024-Highland-Dance-Company-of-NZ-Auditions Beginner Judges Workshophttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/409/Beginner-Judges-WorkshopManawatu 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="mailto:manawatutandj@gmail.com">manawatutandj@gmail.com</a>1700823600http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/409/Beginner-Judges-Workshophttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzBeginner Judges Workshophttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/409/Beginner-Judges-Workshop Auckland Summer School 2024http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/408/Auckland-Summer-School-2024Here 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="https://www.cognitoforms.com/KateDeane1/AucklandSummerSchoolThurs18thSun21stJan">https://www.cognitoforms.com/KateDeane1/AucklandSummerSchoolThurs18thSun21stJan</a><br /> <br /> &nbsp;1697022000http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/408/Auckland-Summer-School-2024http://www.nzahnd.org.nzAuckland Summer School 2024http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/408/Auckland-Summer-School-2024 Change of Breakfast speaker - Conferencehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/407/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>1690459200http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/407/Change-of-Breakfast-speaker-Conferencehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzChange of Breakfast speaker - Conferencehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/407/Change-of-Breakfast-speaker-Conference Conference Registrationshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/406/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>1689854400http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/406/Conference-Registrationshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzConference Registrationshttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/406/Conference-Registrations Expressions of interest - Photographer - Conferencehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/405/Expressions-of-interest-Photographer-ConferenceExpressions 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="mailto:admin@nzahnd.org.nz">admin@nzahnd.org.nz</a> by 21 July.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;1688990400http://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/405/Expressions-of-interest-Photographer-Conferencehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nzExpressions of interest - Photographer - Conferencehttp://www.nzahnd.org.nz/news/405/Expressions-of-interest-Photographer-Conference