SCHOLARS

How to Apply

Selection for the Scholars programme is by audition only. Preference will be given to students entering Year 6 at the beginning of 2022

Students entering Year 9 or above in 2022 must audition for the Associates Programme and be accepted as a classical major before they can be considered as scholar.

Audition dates for entry in 2022:

  • Date: 25 Sept, 2021
  • Venue: Te Whaea, Wellington

Those attending audtions are required to complete an online registration form, to be published later on in the year.

There is a $40 fee to audition

Audition information

First complete the Scholars Audition application form.

Those auditioning are requested to complete a form telling us us why they wish to become a NZSD scholar.

The day begins with registration, followed by a ballet class which is divided in to age groups where necessary.

It is a class of basic content so that students can focus on how they are presenting their work in the best light. Applicants may be asked to demonstrate their favourite step, and general questions are sometimes asked of the group.

There is testing for skeletal alignment, along with flexibility, range of turnout and foot line. For example roll-ups and roll-downs, pointing and flexing feet.

No practiced solo performance is required.

We understand that this process can cause nerves and encourage students to learn from the audition process, dance from their hearts, and enjoy the experience.

For more information about the Scholars programme please email Head of Scholars Sue Nicholls or phone 04 381 9252 ext 261

ASSOCIATES

How to Apply

Selection for the Associates programme is by audition only. Auditions are held in September and places are strictly limited. 

Preference will be given to students entering Year 9 at the beginning of the current academic year. Current Associates do not need to re-audition.

Auditions dates for entry in 2022:

  • Auckland, Wellesley Studios: Sunday 12 Sept, 2021
  • Wellington, Te Whaea: Saturday 18 Sept, 2021
  • Christchurch, NASDA: Sunday 19 Sept, 2021

Those attending audtions are required to complete an online registration form, to be published later on in the year.

There is a $60 fee to audition

Audition information

The Associates audition consists of two classes: classical ballet and contemporary dance. These are not syllabus based and each class must be attended by all applicants.

Selection to the Associates Programme is made solely on the basis of:

  • potential
  • achievement to date
  • aptitude
  • performance quality
  • commitment, musicality, creativity and literacy

Open Technique Classes

The NZSD offers technique classes in classical and contemporary dance in Christchurch and Auckland in conjunction with auditions for the Associates Programme.

Cost: $17.50 for one class, $30.00 for two. The schedule for 2021 is to be confirmed.

Auckland: Wellesley StudiosSunday 12 September, 2021Classical ballettime tbc
Contemporary dance
Christchurch:
NASDA
Sunday 19 September, 2021Classcial ballettime tbc
Contemporary dance

For more information about the Associates programme please email Head of Associates Christine Gunn or phone 04 381 9223