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 →
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 →
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. INFORMATION PACK TEACHER OBSERVATION FORM For students aged 12 - 17, Summer Intensive 2021 is a unique opportunity for young dancers to experience the highest levels of training from the School’s renowned teaching staff.  PLEASE NOTE - we have reached capacity for all classes. When: 26 - 29 January…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 →