IDTA NZ Examiners' Meeting 2018

Last weekend the New Zealand based new IDTA examiners met at New Zealand School of Dance to check their marking levels and go over the IDTA Modern Dance syllabus. Here are a few pictures I managed to capture over the three days (some featuring my dad in a few fairly odd poses).

A costume from the exhibit currently on display in the New Zealand School of Dance foyer

Dad demonstrating his famous 'Left Foot Tap' in front of the Shell Scholars wall at the New Zealand School of Dance

Katherine Skelton (formerly Grange), Todd Scholar 2009, now with the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Todd Scholars Wall, New Zealand School of Dance

Directors' Wall, New Zealand School of Dance

Laura Jones, Todd Scholar 2012, now with the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Anne Rowse, former director 1978-92

Rowena Jackson Chatfield, former director 1975-77

Dad attempting to imitate one of the dancers behind him

And the original poser, Philip Chatfield, former director 1972-75 - slightly more skill!

The Todd Foundation Studio, New Zealand School of Dance

Interior of a dance studio

New Zealand School of Dance Honours Board - quite a few familiar names!

Interior of a dance studio

50th Anniversary poster (ignore my reflection)

The Todd Foundation Studio

A packed down Harlequin dance floor - this is the kind of floor we're currently fundraising for!

Meanwhile, Dad and I toured the Botanic Gardens...

Overhead view of Lady Norwood's Rose Garden

Fountain in the rose garden

Followed by a walk through the old cemetery

And all three of us ventured up Mt. Victoria after the meeting broke up on Sunday

Stunning views, but boiling under the baking sun

And lastly, Alison finally made it to Peter Jackson's Scale of Our War exhibition at Te Papa - here's dad in the lemon squeezer hat of the Wellington Battalion. If you have a chance, definitely go see it, as well as Peter Jackson's other exhibition at the Dominion Museum, while you still can.

All in all, a good trip; after the start of year teachers' meeting (which has now become quite the party after we've welcomed Gentry to a permanent teaching role), we're looking forward to the opening of the studio very soon. We especially can't wait to meet all our new Junior students at Meet and Greet next week!

Thanks for reading!

- Selene

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