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Hagley Dance Company

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Applications for 2015 full time study have now closed. Applications for 2016 study will be available on our website from September 2015.

Hagley Dance Company is a full-time dance course in Christchurch taught by leading New Zealand choreographers and dance professionals aimed at students wishing to take their dance training to the next level and prepare for tertiary study. Hagley Dance Company has graduated over 130 students since its creation in 2000, with many of these students moving on to professional dance degrees at tertiary institutions such as the University of Auckland and UNITEC and professional dance companies throughout Australasia including Black Grace. The Hagley Dance Company course is a year long full-time programme for students over 17 years of age. The course focuses on Technique, Choreography and Performance and includes training in contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, yoga, anatomy, nutrition, dance history, and pilates. Students will gain exposure through nationally reviewed performances, a School's Tour, and performances at some of Christchurch's arts festivals, such as the Body Festival. In addition to the full time company, Hagley College offers Dance at all NCEA levels  for students wishing to achieve national standards in Dance.

Technique and practical study: contemporary dance, partnering skills, musical theatre, ballet, hip hop, theatre skills, improvisation, physical theatre, pilates, yoga, fitness and nutrition, dance history. Choreographic opportunities: Gain skills in choreography by working with some of New Zealand's best choreographers Choreograph your own solos, duets and group dances for the major productions which are performed to live audiences and gain national reviews. Performance and Industry Opportunities: Major productions and involvement in the Christchurch Body Festival – check out our past reviews on 'Theatreview' High Schools Tour - a performance and workshop tour to Canterbury High Schools 'Dancing Like the Stars' - annual Primary Schools event Graduation Show – professionally choreographed show

Director of Dance Hagley College


03 379 3090


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