Open Classes

Ballet and contemporary dance classes in Wellington

We offer Saturday classes in RAD Advanced 2 and contemporary dance.

These are intended for students not currently studying full-time at the School.

Class dates and fees are below.


RAD Advanced 2 Classes

9.00am - 10.30am Saturdays
At the New Zealand School of Dance

New Zealand School of Dance classical ballet classes are for female senior students studying the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. The weekly classes cover RAD Advanced 2. These classes give students the opportunity to learn together in an extra class as they prepare for the RAD Advanced 2 examination.

Males studying at this level should contact Christine Gunn to see if classes are available.

For more information about Saturday RAD classes please email Christine Gunn or phone (04) 381 9223


Open Contemporary Dance Classes

10.45am - 12.15pm Saturdays
At the New Zealand School of Dance

New Zealand School of Dance open contemporary classes are for senior students (age 15 and over) to learn from leading New Zealand dance artists. These classes give students considering full-time study an opportunity to hone their skills in preparation for the New Zealand School of Dance audition, experience the studios and meet some of the tutors.

For more information about Saturday contemporary classes please email the NZSD Administrator or phone (04) 381 9226


2018 Classes

Term 1

RAD Advanced 2

17 February, 24 February, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March & 24 March, (no classes on Easter Weekend 31 March or 7 April as NZSD on break)

Term cost $80.00
Individual classes $16.00 per class

Open Contemporary

17 February, 24 February, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March & 24 March, (no classes on Easter Weekend 31 March or 7 April as NZSD on break)

Term cost $80.00
Individual classes $16.00 per class  

Term 2

RAD Advanced 2

5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 June, 16 June, 23 June & 30 June, (no classes Queen's birthday weekend 2 June)

Term cost $112.00
Individual classes $16.00 per class


Open Contemporary

5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 June, 16 June, 23 June & 30 June, (no classes Queen's birthday weekend 2 June)

Term cost $112.00
Individual classes $16.00 per class

Fees are payable by cash/eftpos/credit card at the commencement of each term or each class


Dance teachers wishing to observe open contemporary classes should email Paula Steeds-Huston, Head of Contemporary Dance

Open Adult Ballet classes are also run at intermediate and senior levels