Entry to full-time training at the New Zealand School of Dance is by audition only
Auditions are held annually in September/October in New Zealand and Australia. Successful candidates will join the course the following January.
Applications for full-time training in 2019 will open online on 26 June 2018. If you have any further enquiries, please contact our School Administrator.
Date: Saturday 29 September 2018
Venue: Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington 6021
Date: Monday 1 October 2018
Venue: Tanya Pearson Academy and The Sydney City Youth Ballet Company, 75 Chandos St. St Leonards, NSW 2064 Australia
Date: Tuesday 2 October 2018
Venue: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, 57 Miles Street, Southbank 3006, Melbourne
Date: Thursday 4 October 2018
Venue: AD P I / Brisbane Dance Centre, 31-33 Collingwood Street, Albion Qld 4010
Apply to audition before 2 September
Students are usually 16 to 18 years old when entering the full-time course. Exceptions may be made during the audition process.
Preference will be given to students who have attained NCEA Level 1 (Yr 11 NZ or Yr 10 Australia) and who have reached a level in classical ballet equivalent to RAD Advanced 1 (IDTA Advanced level 1, BBO Advanced 1, Cecchetti Advanced 1, BAL Intermediate).
Students are required to understand conversational English. Students who have a level of English lower than B1 of the CEFR must undertake an English language course before arriving at the School.
We encourage those considering applying to observe classes at the School.
For more information or to arrange a visit, please email the NZSD Administrator or phone +64 4 381 9226