SUMMER INTENSIVE 2021

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2021

OUR FIRST-EVER SUMMER INTENSIVE IS FOR YOUNG DANCERS FROM ALL OVER NEW ZEALAND Building on the success of our annual Winter School, the inaugural New Zealand School of Dance Summer Intensive offers four days of full-time training, in either classical ballet OR contemporary dance. PLEASE NOTE - There are 3 places available in the Junior Contemporary Intensive.  We have reached capacity for all other classes. BOOK HERE When: 26 - 29 January (incl.) Where: Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama CentreCost: $320 & $40 registration   INFORMATION PACK For students aged 12 -…continue reading →
There & Then | Here & Now

There & Then | Here & Now

Presenting iconic classical ballet repertoire and exciting new contemporary dance works in an intimate studio setting. The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) presents Then & There | Here & Now: an eclectic programme celebrating the creativity, talent and resilience of the School’s students and tutors in an informal and relaxed setting. Then & There is a collection of quintessential classical ballet repertoire including the iconic La Sylphide – Act II.  Here & Now is a presentation of enthralling contemporary dance works. Three of these were choreographed by talented New Zealanders and School…continue reading →
Insight Full

Insight Full

Discover the innovative ways the School and students have embraced the unique challenges of 2020 and continued to dance with resilience and creativity.  Insight Full is an intimate, first-hand glimpse at the works the contemporary dance students have been creating and learning during the isolation of lockdown and subsequent return to the studio.   A one-hour presentation featuring: As We Are - Dance Films by NZSD 3rd Yr contemporary dance students. Beginning of Nature - An excerpt from Garry Stewart's work performed by NZSD 1st Yr contemporary dance students When: Thursday 24 & Friday 25 September,…continue reading →
Insight Full

Insight Full

Discover the innovative ways the School and students have embraced the unique challenges of 2020 and continued to dance with resilience and creativity.  Insight Full is an intimate, first-hand glimpse at the works the contemporary dance students have been creating and learning during the isolation of lockdown and subsequent return to the studio.   A one-hour presentation featuring: As We Are - Dance Films by NZSD 3rd Yr contemporary dance students. Beginning of Nature - An excerpt from Garry Stewart's work performed by NZSD 1st Yr contemporary dance students When: Thursday 24 & Friday 25 September,…continue reading →
It’s a wrap

It’s a wrap

Heartfelt thanks to the supporters, students and staff of the New Zealand School of Dance. This year has seen many successes because of your hard work, dedication and commitment. Highlights this year included outstanding achievements by three NZSD classical ballet students at the Alana Haines Australasian Awards and fabulous reviews for performances at our Choreographic Season, Tempo Dance Festival and Graduation Season. 2019 3rd Yr classical ballet and contemporary dance students at the Graduation Ceremony The talented and inspired classical ballet and contemporary dance graduates of 2019 have seen their dedication and perseverance…continue reading →
NZSD Foundation announces 2020 scholarship recipient

NZSD Foundation announces 2020 scholarship recipient

Foundation members congratulate Eden Kew Patrons of the New Zealand School of Dance Foundation gathered at the School to celebrate the announcement of the second recipient of the Foundation's scholarship. At the event, held on Thursday 24 October, Chair of the Foundation, Andrew Stewart announced that the NZSD Foundation has offered its second full-fee scholarship for the 2020 academic year to contemporary dance student Eden Kew. Since joining the New Zealand School of Dance, Eden has excelled in both ballet and contemporary dance. He is majoring in contemporary dance, but enjoys the exploration…continue reading →
Review| Not Odd Human | Tempo Dance Festival

Review| Not Odd Human | Tempo Dance Festival

...The 3rd year contemporary students of the New Zealand School of Dance, perform with grace, comedic attention, intelligence and aplomb. Their voices are just as grounded and eloquent. Verbal offerings, pitched at the beginning (prologue), middle and end (epilogue) of the work provide the rhetoric and darker elements of the narrative. " Felicity Molloy for TheatreviewRead the full reviewcontinue reading →