Scotdance New Zealand would like to congratulate the following dancers on their outstanding achievments at the 2015 New Zealand Highland Dancing Championships held in New Plymouth 12 July 2015

ALEXANDRA STUBBS - 2015 New Zealand Highland Dancing Champion 7 years and Under 12 years

KAYLA McQUOID - 2015 New Zealand Highland Dancing Champion 12 years and Under 16 years

LIAM ELPHICK - 2015 New Zealand Highland Dancing Champion 16 years and Over

ScotDance NZ Scholarships 2015


The inaugural ScotDance New Zealand scholarships were awarded on the 26 April at the HDAMRW competition.

ScotDance New Zealand provided two scholarships to be used for tuition:

- Novice/Intermediate value $250.00
- Restricted Premier value $250.00

The aim of the scholarships is to provide assistance to a New Zealand registered dancer. The recipient must have demonstrated a high level of participation and interest in the art of Highland Dancing which includes by competing regularly and sitting examinations.

The scholarships were assessed by Mrs Cheryl Roach OAM.
Mrs Roach adjudicated the first Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing competition in Waipu on 1 January 2002 and it was felt appropriate to ask Mrs Roach to assess the first ScotDance New Zealand Scholarships. Mrs Roach is currently the Dance Director of OzScot Highland Dancers and is a respected teacher and adjudicator from Bathurst, Australia.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 ScotDance New Zealand Scholarships:
- Novice/Intermediate Caitlin Chamberlain New Plymouth
- Restricted Premier Niamh McCarthy New Plymouth