Performance Season (Te Whaea Theatre)

NZSD Performance Season 2023 @ Te Whaea Theatre

Dates and Times
Tuesday 28 November 19.30pm (Classical ballet programme)
Wednesday 29 November 19.30pm (Contemporary dance programme) – SOLD OUT
Thursday 30 November 19.30pm (Classical ballet programme)
Friday 1 December 19.30pm (Contemporary dance programme) – SOLD OUT
Saturday 2 December 2pm (Contemporary dance programme) – Few tickets left
Saturday 2 December 19.30pm (Classical ballet programme) – SOLD OUT

Ticket Prices
Adult: $42.00
Senior / Student/ groups of 10+: $29.00
Children 12 and younger: $19.00

Venue
Te Whaea Theatre, Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre.
11 Hutchison Road, Newtown

Classical ballet programme – BOOKING
Contemporary dance programme – BOOKING

Performance Season (Southward Theatre)

NZSD Performance Season @ Southward Theatre

Dates and Times
Thursday 16 November 19.30pm (Classical ballet programme)
Friday 17 November 19.30pm (Contemporary dance programme)
Saturday 18 November 13.30pm (Classical ballet programme)
Saturday 18 November 19.30pm (Contemporary dance programme

Ticket Prices
Adult: $35.00
Senior / Student/ groups of 10+: $25.00
Children 12 and younger: $19.00

Venue
Southward Theatre, Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

Classical ballet programme – BOOKING
Contemporary dance programme – BOOKING

Contemporary Intensive Programme – Wellington

The Wellington CIP – Saturday, 24 June @ Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre – 9am – 4pm
Cost: $150.00  –
Includes one ticket to NZSD’s Choreographic Season on Sunday, 25th June

For dancers aged 15 – 18 years, with a sound knowledge of contemporary dance and interest in dance as a career. The contemporary intensive programme is for dancers who wish to:

  • Establish a solid technical foundation
  • Learn key aspects of the contemporary discipline, such as improvisation, contact, partnering and composition
  • Learn from tertiary tutors to gain insight into NZSD’s unique contemporary dance training
  • Deepen your understanding of the industry and discover the requirements for full-time training

The programme runs over a full day, and all elements of the programme are taught by the members of the New Zealand School of Dance faculty.

  • Focus on your own choreography and how to task your ideas to develop and create choreography
  • Learn and hear from NZSD third years on how they created and developed their own works and the collaboration that went into the season
  • Come and see the works in performance
  • Gain an insight into what NZSD is all about with our Q&A.
  • Includes one ticket to NZSD’s Choreographic Season on Sunday, 25th June

Spaces in class are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Image: NZSD 3rd Yr Contemporary Dance Students – Isabella Jones & Deija Vukona. Photo by Stephen A’Court

Contemporary Intensive Programme – Auckland

The Auckland CIP – Monday 5 June @ Wellesley Studios – 9am – 4pm
Cost: $150.00 –
Includes one ticket to Pacific Dance Festival, Moana Show on Tuesday 6th June

For dancers aged 15 – 18 years, with a sound knowledge of contemporary dance and interest in dance as a career. The contemporary intensive programme is for dancers who wish to:

  • Establish a solid technical foundation
  • Learn key aspects of the contemporary discipline, such as improvisation, contact, partnering and composition
  • Learn from tertiary tutors to gain insight into NZSD’s unique contemporary dance training
  • Deepen your understanding of the industry and discover the requirements for full-time training

The programme runs over a full day, and all elements of the programme are taught by the members of the New Zealand School of Dance faculty.

  • Focus on choreography for Pacific Dance Festival and mask/character work
  • See how it was made and learn the Rep.
  • Gain insight into what NZSD is all about with our Q&A.
  • Includes one ticket to Pacific Dance Festival, Moana Show on Tuesday 6th June

Spaces in class are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Image: NZSD 3rd Yr Contemporary Dance Students – Isabella Jones & Deija Vukona. Photo by Stephen A’Court

Regional Performances – Southward Theatre

In this, our 55th anniversary year, the New Zealand School of Dance is thrilled to again be appearing at Southward Theatre from 4 – 6 November, with outstanding performances of both classical ballet and contemporary dance. The repertoire will feature exciting highlights and cutting-edge choreography.

Performances
4 Nov – 7.30pm
5 Nov – 1.30pm
5 Nov – 7.30pm
6 Nov – 1.30pm – CANCELLED

Ticket Prices
Adult: $25
Senior / Student/ groups of 10+: $19
Children 12 and younger: $15

Venue
Otaihanga Rd
Otaihanga, Paraparaumu

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Regional Performances – Whirinaki Whare Taonga

In this, our 55th anniversary year, the New Zealand School of Dance is thrilled to again be appearing at Whirinaki Whare Taonga from 20 – 22 October, with outstanding performances of both classical ballet and contemporary dance. The repertoire will feature exciting highlights and cutting-edge choreography.

Performances
20 Oct – 7.30pm
21 Oct – 7.30pm
22 Oct – 2.00pm
22 Oct – 7.30pm

Ticket Prices
Adult: $20
Children 12 and younger: $13.50*A booking fee will apply

Venue
Whirinaki Whare Taonga
836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

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Full Time Auditions Update

All of us at NZSD have been hopeful that the full-time auditions could go ahead as planned in Auckland. Regrettably we are no longer able to make the trip to Auckland for live auditions as the Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato continues.

Therefore we will be accepting digital auditions from applicants in these regions and look forward to receiving these as early as possible (31 October at the latest).   This applies to those interested in our full-time programme and anyone wanting to join our Associates. Comprehensive Digital Audition Guidelines have been prepared.  Please click on the button to view and download them. 

We recognise that lockdown is a stressful time for everyone.   But even in these uncertain times, although we are physically apart, we are in this together.  Kia kaha Aotearoa!

Scholars & Associates Programme Auditions

The health and well-being of all our students, supporters and staff remain at the forefront of our planning.  After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone auditions for our Scholars and Associate Programmes

The postponement is to allow applicants the opportunity to spend as much time as possible in studio to prepare themselves before audition day.

Scholars Auditions: 30 October 2021, Wellington. Times to be confirmed

Associate Auditions:

  • 30 October – Wellington
  • 31 October – Auckland
  • 7 November – Christchurch
  • Times for all auditions to be confirmed