News 2015


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Reminder: New Jig shoe regulations effective 1 July 2015

Posted 26th June 2015

Wording in the by-laws (new content in bold)
Irish Jig Shoes:

Shoes: Low-heeled black shoes, preferably of the brogue type with hard leather soles. A single firmly affixed heel and toe plate are the only attachments permitted on the leather soles. Surfaces other than leather are not permitted. Adjudicators may request to inspect competitors Jig shoes to ensure that they comply with this Bylaw. Buckles must be worn.

Jig Shoe exemplar 1Jig Shoe exemplar 2


New Zealand Championships 2015: Order of Events

Posted: 16th June 2015

The order of events at the 2015 PDANZ New Zealand Highland Dancing Championships, including junior events, can now be viewed: Order of Events Friday 10th - Sunday 12th July



New Zealand Championships 2015

Posted: 04th June 2015

Draws for Under 16, Under 18, and 18 years and over events, at the 2015 PDANZ New Zealand Highland Dancing Championships, are now available for viewing and downloading: Draws for 2015 New Zealand Championships (PDF)

Adjudicator choices for strathspey figures, Highland Reel New Zealand Championship events.

  • The adjudicator for the New Zealand Highland Reel 18 years and over has requested:
        18 and Over Senior Progressive Cutting Step
  • The adjudicator for the New Zealand Highland Reel Under 18 years has requested:
        Progressive Cutting Step
  • The adjudicator for the New Zealand Highland Reel Under 16 years has requested: 
        Progressive Cutting Step



Caledonian Highland Dance Classes

Posted: 12th April 2015

Highland Dancing Classes in our new hall at 5 Michelle Rd, Wigram

Commencing 18th April through to 15th August

Saturday morning classes held from 9.45am to  12.00pm  “Fun to Learn”

Please click here for more details


Membership Fee Reduction for all First Time Junior Members

If you meet the following criteria your membership fee has been reduced to $15 for the period 1 April to 30 June 2015.
  1. Is this the first time you have been a member of PDANZ
  2. Are you a junior member (ie under 18 years of age)
  3. Are you joining PDANZ for the competition season running from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
  4. Are you paying your membership fee between the dates 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015
If you meet all of these criteria then our normal membership fee for a junior of $30 has been reduced to $15.

Please note that your membership fee for the 2015/16 membership year which is due on 1 July 2015 will be $30.


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