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 – 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 →
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 →
New students welcome

New students welcome

We begin every year with a pōwhiri to welcome new students and staff to our whānau. We welcomed Daniel Jaber, contemporary dance tutor, and the 1st Yr students on Wednesday the 29th of January. Here are photographs taken of the event. We wish all our new and returning students and staff an invigorating, inspiring year ahead. Images taken at the 2020 pōwhiri welcoming new students and staff to the NZSD whānaucontinue reading →