Highland and National Dancing competitions are held throughout New Zealand and competitors must be registered with the Piping and Dancing Association of New Zealand. Current registration fee is $30.00 for Juniors and under 18 years, and $50.00 for Seniors. The fee is paid annually for the period, 1st July to 30th June. The teacher will discuss with the parent the advantages of being involved in competition in their own centre or further afield. There is a standard of dress and parents need to be aware that there are costs of costume, plus entry fees into all competitions. Bylaws of competitions are available on receipt of registrations.