Darcey Bussell Inspires

To launch the fundraising programme for the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017 the School aimed high and hosted High Tea with Darcey Bussell.

With the opportunity to sip tea alongside a true legend of dance, our ‘High Tea with Darcey Bussell’ always promised to be something special.

The courtyard ambience of the NZSD plaza provided the backdrop, while striking vintage tea settings and elegant floral bouquets completed the scene. The mood was made festive with a string quartet, photos with Darcey, tutu display, activities for children, and an auction.

Earlier in the day Darcey held a sold-out coaching session with two NZSD students. Returning to host the high tea she couldn’t have been more giving of her time; greeting star-struck guests, signing books and shoes and inspiring us all in her Q&A session with NZSD director Garry Trinder.

High Tea with Darcey Bussell, photography by Woolf

Following the event, the School was inundated with thank-you messages. Here is a selection to paint a picture of what proved to be a very special day for all involved.

“Sincere thanks and congratulations on the wonderfully organised event yesterday. Yourself and team went to so much trouble and everything turned out beautifully. Our highlights were Darcey’s interview, incredibly inspiring, along with such an outstanding interviewer and secondly the delicious food presented and served with style!”

“I wanted to take a moment to write and say thank you from all of us for the coaching/High Tea on Saturday. It was a wonderful experience and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.”

“A truly lovely afternoon – enjoyed by all both big & small. Congrats to all who created such a successful event.”

“Had High Tea with the wonderful Darcey Bussell this afternoon after watching her coach some girls this morning. What an inspirational day and such a treat to see a beautiful, genuine artist at work.” (Instagram)

Images by Woolf Photography