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 →
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 →
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 →
A morning with Harrison James & Ben Rudisin

A morning with Harrison James & Ben Rudisin

Observe Ben Rudisin & Harrison James teach the classical ballet students of the New Zealand School of Dance  $20 per person  | General Admission NZSD offers an intimate experience watching Ben Rudisin teaching the 1st Year classical ballet students, while concurrently, Harrison James will teach the 2nd and 3rd Year classical ballet students. This will be followed by tea and a Q&A, with NZSD Director Garry Trinder interviewing Ben and James on their journeys in dance. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 10.00 - 11.30 am Dance Studio 4: Ben Rudison teaching 1st Yr classical ballet…continue reading →
Summer Intensive 2021

Summer Intensive 2021

Thank-you to all the talented and enthusiastic participants of the School's inaugural Summer Intensive. We thoroughly enjoyed starting the new school year with you! Save the dates for Winter School 2021, where we hope to dance with all of you again: 12 - 16 July 2021. All photography below by Julia Forsyth of Joyful Dance Photography.continue reading →