COVID UPDATE

COVID UPDATE

THE SCHOOL IS OPEN AND WE ARE CONTINUING WITH OUR FULL-TIME & SCHOLARS CLASSES The School's staff welcomes full time students and Scholars back to Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre. Entry to Te Whaea is only possible through the main doors at the front of the building and everyone is required to use the Covid Tracer App as well as sign-in via VisTab. The building is only open for NZSD staff, full-time students and Scholars. Visitors will be welcomed back into the building as we move down alert levels. Following the…continue reading →
Full Time Auditions Update

Full Time Auditions Update

All of us at NZSD have been hopeful that the full-time auditions for 2022 could go ahead as originally planned. Sadly, with the recent lockdowns and travel restrictions put in place both in Australia and New Zealand, we have had to make adjustments to the auditions process this year. Regrettably we are no longer able to make the trip to Australia for live auditions and will therefore conduct Digital Auditions for Australian applicants. Comprehensive Digital Audition Guidelines have been prepared.  Please click on the button to view and download them.  Digital audition submissions…continue reading →
Scholars & Associates Programme Auditions

Scholars & Associates Programme Auditions

The health and well-being of all our students, supporters and staff remain at the forefront of our planning.  After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone auditions for our Scholars and Associate Programmes.  The postponement is to allow applicants the opportunity to spend as much time as possible in studio to prepare themselves before audition day. Scholars Auditions: 30 October 2021, Wellington. Times to be confirmed Associate Auditions: 30 October – Wellington31 October – Auckland7 November – ChristchurchTimes for all auditions to be confirmedcontinue reading →
COVID UPDATE

COVID UPDATE

The New Zealand School of Dance building, Te Whaea, remains closed at Level 3.  All our face-to-face teaching has been moved to an e-learning environment.  Fulltime students and those in the Scholars Programme are receiving online class content appropriate to their individual needs.  Our tutors are working diligently to provide new content as well as introducing live technique classes and lectures in several allied subjects. In order to keep our staff and community safe, we are practising physical distancing and Te Whaea is closed to the public. Please don’t hesitate to reach out…continue reading →
A Dance Video Collaboration

A Dance Video Collaboration

Recently the School's 1st & 2nd Yr contemporary dance students worked with award-winning dance-film makers Tyler Carney (NZSD contemporary dance graduate) and Joshua Faleatua (Fale) Threading Frames to workshop and learn about the art of dance film-making. During their time working with them, rather than just putting together a dance-film, Tyler and Fale offered the students insights into the creative process of making a dance film. They engaged with them how and why artistic and technical decisions are made; how to work in this professional arena; and held workshops on many of the…continue reading →
NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF DANCE RECEIVES TAONGA

NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF DANCE RECEIVES TAONGA

Sir Tīmoti Karetū, New Zealand’s first Māori Language Commissioner and a respected exponent of the spoken and performing arts, has gifted the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) the phrase ‘Kia kōrero te katoa o te tinana’. Sir Tīmoti’s words, translated by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, the Māori Language Commission, as 'Let the body do all of the talking', embodies the philosophy of the School and recognises its commitment to honouring Te Ao Māori as a central tenet in educating young dancers. Chair of the NZSD Board of Trustees, Peter Mersi feels strongly that the School…continue reading →
Video Trailer

Video Trailer

2020 Performance Season From 18 - 28 November, 2020 the New Zealand School of Dance presents alternating performances of ballet and contemporary dance. Ticket sales here. There & Then | Here & Now:  two spirited dance programmes showcasing the full-time students’ outstanding talent and the School’s creative diversity.  The national institution’s end-of-year performance seasons have become a fixture of the New Zealand arts calendar.  This year NZSD breaks with its long-established format of performing in the theatre at Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre by staging the performances in the studio where…continue reading →
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 →
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