New Zealand School of Dance Winter School is an annual five day course offering intensive tuition in a range of dance styles.
Held in the first week of the winter school holidays, it is a fantastic opportunity for young dance students to learn from the faculty of the New Zealand School of Dance alongside some of the best national and international teachers available.
Winter School is suitable for students working at the equivalent of RAD Grade 5 up to Solo Seal. It offers diverse new challenges, with classes in classical, contemporary and allied dance styles. The Royal Academy of Dance syllabus is offered as an optional extra - for that extra boost before exam time.
"My daughter just had an amazing week at winter school and was so worth the trip from Gisborne, she is still buzzing!"
"Our girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves, gained a lot of new knowledge and came away feeling more inspired than ever. Thank you for providing such an extensive learning opportunity for aspiring dancers and teachers."
Meet the Artists
Two conversation events with international guest tutors and homegrown talent during Winter School.
Tuesday 11 July : Ty King-Wall and Laura Saxon-Jones
Ty King-Wall, will talk on his career to date, from learning dance at the age of seven in Tauranga, through the NZSD Associates programme, to becoming Principal Artist with The Australian Ballet. Ty will be joined by Laura Saxon-Jones, NZSD graduate and Todd Scholar now dancing with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Wednesday 12 July : Lisa-Maree Cullum and Paul Mathews
New Zealander Lisa-Maree Cullum will talk about her professional career dancing leading roles with ballet companies around the globe, most recently as Principal with the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich. Lisa-Maree will be joined by Paul Mathews, NZSD graduate and dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Held 6.15 - 7.15pm in Te Whaea Theatre at the NZSD
Tickets: $15 for one session, $25 for both
For further information please email Christine Gunn or phone 04 381 9223