Key & Important Dates

2024

  • 23 – 26 Jan: Summer Intensive Programme
  • 1 Feb: Term 1 begins
  • 24-25 Feb: Associates Weekend (Auckland)
  • 1 Mar: Staff-only day
  • 29 Mar: Good Friday
  • 1 Apr: Easter Monday
  • 11-12 Apr: Insight Performances, Te Whaea
  • 12 Apr: Term 1 ends
  • 18-20 Apr: Enhance
  • 22 Apr: Term 2 begins
  • 22-24 Apr: Senior Associates (immersion days)
  • 25 Apr: ANZAC Day
  • 4-5 May: Junior and Intermediate Associates
  • 10-17 May: Choreographic Season
  • 11 May: Contemporary Intensive Programme (Wellington)
  • 31 May: Staff-only day
  • 1-3 June: King’s birthday
  • 10 June: Full-time training applications open
  • 16 June: Contemporary Intensive Programme (Auckland)
  • 18-22 June: Whirinaki Performances
  • 28 June: Matariki
  • 3-4 Jul: Insight Performances, Te Whaea
  • 4 July: Term 2 ends
  • 8-12 July: Winter School
  • 10 July: Pathways Talk (Wellington + Livestream)
  • 22 July: Term 3 begins
  • 27-28 July: Senior Associates Weekend
  • 29 July: Associate audition applications open
  • 3-4 Aug: Junior and Intermediate Associates
  • 12-27 Aug: NZSD Formal Assessment
  • 23 Aug: Staff-only day
  • 9 Sep: Scholar audition applications open
  • 27 Sept: Term 3 ends
  • 28 Sept: Wellington full-time auditions
  • 7 Oct: Term 4 begins
  • Associates Weekend (Christchurch)
  • 28 Oct: Labour Weekend
  • 20-30 Nov: Performance Season, Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre
  • 1 Dec: Graduation Ceremony
  • 2 Dec: Term 4 ends

Please note all dates are subject to alteration