Summer Intensive 2022

Summer Intensive 2022

The New Zealand School of Dance is excited to present our Summer Intensive 2022 for dancers aged 12 – 17 years. The programme, developed by leading dance educators in New Zealand, will give dancers a taste of what is taught at the School. The Summer Intensive 2022 has been extended from four to five days, and dancers can expect: Classes specialised preferred dance form, where dancers will choose to join either the contemporary dance or classical ballet classes Daily technique and repertoire classes Daily complementary classes designed to develop technical and creative aspects…continue reading →
Graduation Season 2021 – Wellington

Graduation Season 2021 – Wellington

The New Zealand School of Dance is thrilled to return to the Whare Whakaari Theatre at Te Whaea for our 2021 Graduation Season from 19 - 27 November. Current Level 2 guidelines require limited seating.  Please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  CLICK HERE to book. This year’s programme is a proudly Kiwi showcase including seven newly-commissioned and two existing works , choreographed or restaged by acclaimed NZ-based artists. A thrilling season celebrating the talent and accomplished artistry of the New Zealand School of Dance contemporary dance and classical ballet students awaits. Performances 19…continue reading →
Open Technique Classes

Open Technique Classes

The NZSD offers open technique classes in classical ballet and contemporary dance in conjunction Associate programme auditions.  Dancers are welcome to join the open classes, whether they are attending the Associates auditions or not. Cost: $22.50 for one class, $40.00 for two. Open technique classes will be held on 7 November, 2021 in Christchurch.  Registration is closed as classes are now full.  continue reading →
Full Time Auditions – Auckland

Full Time Auditions – Auckland

Entry to the New Zealand School of Dance full time programme is by audition only. Applications to attend auditions have now closed. As the Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato continues, we have no choice but to cancel our anticipated in-person audition at Wellesley Studios on 31 October. Therefore we will be accepting auditions by video from these regions and look forward to receiving these as early as possible (31 October at the latest).  Please click here to submit your audition video for entry to the NZSD full…continue reading →
Scholars Programme Auditions

Scholars Programme Auditions

THE SCHOLARS PROGRAMME Training for classical ballet students from the age of 10.  Selection is by audition and students participate in the programme alongside their regular dance training. The programme focuses on the principles of movement, incorporating the definitions of technique as required in ballet, while embracing musicality and artistry. To join the programme, register by 3 September 2021 and attend the auditions on 30 October at Te Whaea, Wellington. (Auditions times to be confirmed)  An audition fee of $40 applies. SCHOLARS APPLICATION FORM Exact times of auditions will be confirmed via email…continue reading →
Full Time Auditions Update

Full Time Auditions Update

All of us at NZSD have been hopeful that the full-time auditions could go ahead as planned in Auckland. Regrettably we are no longer able to make the trip to Auckland for live auditions as the Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato continues. Therefore we will be accepting digital auditions from applicants in these regions and look forward to receiving these as early as possible (31 October at the latest).   This applies to those interested in our full-time programme and anyone wanting to join our Associates. Comprehensive Digital…continue reading →
Full Time Auditions – Wellington

Full Time Auditions – Wellington

Entry to the New Zealand School of Dance full time programme is by audition only. Auditions for the 2022 intake will be held digitally as well as in New Zealand.  Please register to attend either of these auditions by clicking the link below. AUDITIONS REGISTRATION Auditions calendar: Date Where Venue 30 September Digital Audition Submit your video: click here 9 October Wellington Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre 31 October Auckland Wellesley Studioscontinue reading →
Full Time Auditions – Digital

Full Time Auditions – Digital

Entry to the New Zealand School of Dance full time programme is by audition only. Auditions for the 2022 intake will be held digitally as well as in New Zealand.  Please register to attend either of these auditions by clicking the link below. AUDITIONS REGISTRATION Auditions calendar: Date Where Venue 30 September Digital Audition Submit your video: click here 9 October Wellington Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre 31 October Auckland Wellesley Studioscontinue reading →
Winter School 2021

Winter School 2021

New Zealand School of Dance Winter School has been an annual fixture in the School's calendar for forty-plus years. This five-day course, offering intensive tuition in classical ballet and contemporary dance is held in the first week of the winter school holidays. The programme offers young dancers the opportunity to learn from the School's esteemed faculty of tutors alongside foremost national and international guest teachers. All participants are exposed to diverse new challenges, with classes in classical, contemporary and allied dance styles. Senior dancers attend additional repertoire classes in their favoured form of…continue reading →
Insight Studio Performances

Insight Studio Performances

NZSD students present an hour of short works, in the studio where they train, providing an intimate first-hand experience of the School and its dancers. These performances offer an opportunity to see repertoire the students have been working on this term. Performances on 6 & 7 July at 6.15pm. Entry is by koha/donation and no booking is required   Image: NZSD contemporary dance student Miriam Joyce and classical ballet student Louise Camelbeke. Photography by Stephen A'Courtcontinue reading →
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