members in ten regions of the country with 86 clubs meeting regularly. The Branch publishes an
annual magazine with contributions from all the regions. During the year members are kept
informed with three newsletters Kiwi News as well as occasional emails.
There is a separate group for Junior Associate Members (JAMs) which attracts our younger
members. A JAM camp is held every two years and regular medal tests are held.
A highlight on the Branch calendar is the annual week-long Summer School. For six mornings
dancers attend classes grouped by ability. Evening functions include a ceilidh, a fancy dress dance
led by the youth, a traditional Hogmanay, and the President's Ball. In addition there are classes for
musicians and teachers, and teaching examinations.
Throughout the year weekend schools are held by regions: Easter in Canterbury, Queen's Birthday
weekend in Waikato Bay of Plenty, and Labour weekend in Auckland. Other regional events
include annual dances and classes.