How To Apply

Entry to full-time training at the New Zealand School of Dance is by audition only

Auditions are held annually in September/October in New Zealand and Australia. Successful candidates will join the course the following January.

You must apply online to audition and there is a fee to attend the audition class. International students and applicants who cannot attend in person may apply by video audition.

More about NZSD Auditions


Applications for full-time training in 2019 are now open. If you have any further enquiries, please contact our School Administrator.

Date: Saturday 29 September 2018
Venue: Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington 6021

Date: Monday 1 October 2018
Venue: Tanya Pearson Academy and The Sydney City Youth Ballet Company, 75 Chandos St. St Leonards, NSW 2064 Australia

Date: Tuesday 2 October 2018
Venue: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, 57 Miles Street, Southbank 3006, Melbourne

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018
Venue: AD P I / Brisbane Dance Centre, 31-33 Collingwood Street, Albion Qld 4010

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Apply to audition before Sunday 2 September. Video auditions to be submitted by Friday 28 September


Students are usually 16 to 18 years old when entering the full-time course. Exceptions may be made during the audition process.

Preference will be given to students who have attained NCEA Level 1 (Yr 11 NZ or Yr 10 Australia) and who have reached a level in classical ballet equivalent to RAD Advanced 1 (IDTA Advanced level 1, BBO Advanced 1, Cecchetti Advanced 1, BAL Intermediate).

Students are required to understand conversational English. Students who have a level of English lower than B1 of the CEFR must undertake an English language course before arriving at the School.

NZSD students with tutor Victoria Colombus

We encourage those considering applying to observe classes at the School.

For more information or to arrange a visit, please email the NZSD Administrator or phone +64 4 381 9226