Summer Intensive 2024

The New Zealand School of Dance is thrilled to announce the Summer Intensive 2024 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.

Summer Intensive 2024 dancers can expect:

  • Classes specialised in 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 of dance for classical ballet and contemporary dance.
  • Taught by NZSD faculty and both classical and contemporary guest tutors.

For more information and to register, follow this link:

Registrations close on Monday 4 December 2023.



Pointes of View

The New Zealand School of Dance is excited to be launching a new series of conversations with leading arts practitioners, POINTES OF VIEW.
These quarterly conversations are going to look beneath dance’s performance veneer and consider topical, thought-provoking issues confronting the dance world today.
We are thrilled that the host for POINTES OF VIEW is renowned broadcaster, Eva Radich, who was presenter and producer of RNZ Concert’s daily arts news programme, Upbeat.
The first event takes place on Wednesday 18 October and will consider Women in Arts Leadership.

Date and time: Wednesday 18 October at 6.30pm
Venue: Te Whaea – National Dance and Drama Centre
Seating: General Admission (booking is essential)
Cost: Koha
Parking is available on site



Winter School 2023

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 dance: either ballet or contemporary. Winter School is suitable for students working at the equivalent of RAD Grade 5 up to Solo Seal.

When: 3 – 7 July 2023  Where: Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, Wellington

Please note: At this time, we only have spaces available in Senior 1 and Senior 3, as all other spots have been filled.

Read more about Winter School 2023

Registrations for Winter School will open shortly; please follow our social media accounts for updates.