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 →
Associate Auditions

Associate Auditions

The New Zealand School of Dance Associates Programme identifies classical ballet and contemporary dance students from all over New Zealand who have a talent for a career in dance performance. Students aged 13 – 16 are chosen by audition, ensuring those with aptitude can take class with similarly talented dancers. More information - Click Here Registrations to audition have closed. City Venue Date Wellington Te Whaea 30 Oct, 2021 Auckland Digital Auditions on or before 31 Oct, 2021 Christchurch NASDA 7 Nov, 2021 Applications open online on 7 July 2021 and close on Friday…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 →
Tū Ignite

Tū Ignite

Hip hop and contemporary dance holiday programme | $250 Calling all wahine and tane aged 14 - 18!  We're excited to announce our very first Tū Ignite programme.  This four-day recreational holiday programme is for dancers of all backgrounds and levels of ability.  Expect workshops in contemporary dance, hip-hop and more that will keep you moving in new and innovative ways. Tū Ignite teachers include New Zealand School of Dance tutors, guest teachers from The Company NZ in Wellington and other incredible dance artists. Discover new skills, refine movements and explore ideas these winter…continue reading →
Wellington Pathways: Information sharing on studying at NZSD

Wellington Pathways: Information sharing on studying at NZSD

A series of informal talks for young dancers interested in the pathway to full-time study at the New Zealand School of Dance. NZSD faculty provide insights from the School’s perspective and answer questions on: The programmes at NZSD What to expect from full-time dance training How to apply What it takes to audition successfully As a national institution and the Official School of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the New Zealand School of Dance remains committed to providing exceptional dance training and developing well-rounded dancers who can succeed at the highest level. Click…continue 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 →
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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