A professional career in dance begins at NZSD

A professional career in dance begins at NZSD

Students' personal impressions of the School Watch as four of our current students share what they love about the School, what inspired them to apply for a place here and their tips for success at the School audition. Classical ballet students Tayla-Rose Frisby and Dane Head and contemporary dance students Kiki Miwa and Luke Romero talk about their personal impressions of the School's nurturing environment, their audition experience and why the School is so special to them. We hope you enjoy watching this video as much as we enjoyed making it. Please leave…continue reading →
Winter School Update

Winter School Update

With regret, the New Zealand School of Dance 2020 Winter School has been cancelled due to the impact of Covid-19. We understand this decision will come as a great disappointment to many.   Please know that our decision has been taken in the best interest and safety of students and staff. We are looking optimistically to 12- 16 July 2021 inc, when we plan to bring Winter School back again, offering you world-class teaching by the New Zealand School of Dance artistic staff as well as a host of guest teachers. We thank you…continue reading →
How the move to Level 2 affects NZSD

How the move to Level 2 affects NZSD

New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 from Thursday 14 May The New Zealand School of Dance will reopen its doors to welcome back our full-time students and Scholars on Monday 25 May.   Our studio timetable is expected to be reduced and very cautious, with strict protocols around hygiene and distancing.  The NZSD staff will principally be working from home and our range of online classes is to continue until 30 June (end of Term 2). At Alert Level 2, we will not be offering any open classes or adult ballet classes.…continue reading →
Perfomance & Event Dates

Perfomance & Event Dates

In response to the COVID-19 situation and in accordance with all government health and safety advice we will be postponing some of the School's performances and community events. The health and wellbeing of the community, students, scholars, associates and staff are our top priority. Where possible we are looking alternative ways of hosting some events and hope you will bare with us as we put on all the finishing touches. We'll keep you up to date right here about how you can participate in the coming weeks and months, and look forward to…continue reading →

Coronavirus update from NZSD

Following the latest annoucement from the Government to raise the Covid-19 Alert to Level 4, NZSD will suspend all face-to-face teaching classes from Tuesday 24 March. This applies to our full-time students and outreach programmes. The School has already outlined scaleable procedures to manage events of this type. Pastoral care is provided to all students, and we are in communication with our halls of residents with regard to student accommodation at this time. To read our health plan for novel coronavirus Covid-19, please click here. We will keep you updated regularly. Updates &Tips…continue reading →
New students welcome

New students welcome

We begin every year with a pōwhiri to welcome new students and staff to our whānau. We welcomed Daniel Jaber, contemporary dance tutor, and the 1st Yr students on Wednesday the 29th of January. Here are photographs taken of the event. We wish all our new and returning students and staff an invigorating, inspiring year ahead. Images taken at the 2020 pōwhiri welcoming new students and staff to the NZSD whānaucontinue reading →
It’s a wrap

It’s a wrap

Heartfelt thanks to the supporters, students and staff of the New Zealand School of Dance. This year has seen many successes because of your hard work, dedication and commitment. Highlights this year included outstanding achievements by three NZSD classical ballet students at the Alana Haines Australasian Awards and fabulous reviews for performances at our Choreographic Season, Tempo Dance Festival and Graduation Season. 2019 3rd Yr classical ballet and contemporary dance students at the Graduation Ceremony The talented and inspired classical ballet and contemporary dance graduates of 2019 have seen their dedication and perseverance…continue reading →