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New Zealand School of Dance

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Around 75% of New Zealand School of Dance alumni secure contracts with professional dance companies within six months of graduating. Graduates of the School can be seen dancing with: Akram Khan Company (UK) Atamira (NZ) ,The Australian Ballet (AU) Australian Dance Theatre (AU) Ballet Arizona (US) Black Grace (NZ) Co:3 Australia (AU) Dancenorth (AU) English National Ballet (UK) Footnote New Zealand Dance (NZ) Hofesh Shechter II (UK) Houston Ballet (US) Java Dance Company (NZ) Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (IL) Leipzig Ballet (DE) The National Ballet of Canada (CA) New Zealand Dance Company (NZ) Queensland Ballet (AU) Rambert (UK) Royal New Zealand Ballet (NZ) The Sarasota Ballet (US) Singapore Dance Theatre (SG) Studio Wayne McGregor (UK) Sydney Dance Company (AU) Thüringer Staatsballett (DE) The Washington Ballet (US) West Australian Ballet (AU)

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) is recognised as one of the Southern Hemisphere's leading dance conservatoires. Established in 1967, it has become New Zealand's foremost training establishment for classical and contemporary dancers. Students train full time towards two or three year qualifications and to prepare for careers as professional dancers. The NZSD also runs Aspirational programmes for younger dancers with promise. The school has an outstanding faculty of teaching staff and regularly hosts guest tutors from around the world.

We offer Saturday classes in RAD Advanced 2 and contemporary for dancers considering full-time training in the next year or two. These are intended for students not currently studying full-time at the School. We also offer Adult Open Ballet Classes. Intermediate Open classes are for dancers at the level of single pirouettes and short combinations. Senior Open classes are for advanced dancers, they include batterie, legs at 90°+ and multiple turns for pirouettes. Visit our website for full details on our Aspirational Programmes, Contemporary Intensive Programme, Adult Ballet Classes and Saturday Classes.

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