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 →
Choreographic Season 2020

Choreographic Season 2020

NEW FORMAT Choreographic Season 2020 live performances have regretably been cancelled due to the impact of Covid-19.  The School is pleased to announce that the 3rd Yr contemporary dance students will present their works in a unique, new format later on in the year instead.  Please keep in touch with us via our Facebook and Instagram feeds for updates on these new performances. These will be issued later on in the year.   Image: 2020 contemporary dance students Otto Kosok and Caspar Ilschner. Photography by Stephen A'Courtcontinue 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 →
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 →
Reviews: Graduation Season 2019

Reviews: Graduation Season 2019

The show is incredible. From musical choice to choreography to performance, it is a brilliant achievement in expression an emotion from established students to the up-and-comers.As P.T Barnum said “Always leave them wanting more.” - The Wellington App Wellington, NZ. 19.11.2019. Velociraptor, from the New Zealand School of Dance's Graduation Season 2019. Choreography by Scott Ewen. Rehearsed by by Paula Steeds-Huston and Victoria Colombus. Te Whaea Theatre, Wellington. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court A thrilling line-up of works that don't disappoint! This is what the New Zealand School of Dance's Graduation…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 →