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. The academic year starts in January of the following year.
Application forms will be available online in May.
To audition in New Zealand apply by Friday 30 August 2013
To audition in Australia (or by DVD) apply by Friday 13 September 2013
In 2013, auditions will be held in the following locations:
Saturday 28 September
New Zealand School of Dance
Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre
11 Hutchison Road, Newtown
Wellington, New Zealand
Saturday 12th October
Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
57 Miles Street
Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Sunday 13th October
Sydney Dance Company Studio
The Wharf, Pier 4, Hickson Road
Walsh Bay NSW 2000, Australia
Monday 14th October
Australian Dance Performance Institute
31 - 33 Collingwood Street, Albion
Brisbane QLD 4010, Australia
Classical and contemporary students must be at least sixteen years of age on course commencement. Applicants will ideally be less than twenty years old.
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).
The audition consists of:
- a classical technique class (with pointe work for the women)
- a contemporary technique class
- a short solo, classical or contemporary, of the applicant’s choice (for NZ auditions only)
- an interview with the audition panel (if required)
- an orthopaedic examination (if required)
If applicants are unable to audition in person at one of the audition centres, DVD auditions will be considered.
Applicants accepted on the evidence of a DVD audition are offered entry to the School on a provisional basis.
If you have questions or would like to request a prospectus, email the dance administrator or phone +64 4 381 9226.
We encourage those considering applying to observe classes at the School. This can be arranged with the dance administrator.