Strategic Plan

Strategic Intent

Dance moves, inspires and transforms lives contributing to creative, spiritual, physical and cultural well being


Vibrant and thriving dance in Aotearoa New Zealand


DANZ provides services and leadership in support of this vision as Kaitiaki - caretaker, advocated, facilitator and guide for dance in Aotearoa New Zealand.

NGĀ TIKANGA - Values and Best Practice

DANZ promotes dance and best practice in governance, management, operations and service provision according to the following principles:


Showing respect for others


Seeking appropriate balance between mental, physical, social and spiritual well being


Maintaining care for others


Recognising and promoting diversity and inclusiveness

Pono tuturu

Maintaining professional integrity

Strategic Goals for Dance

Enhance the growth of New Zealand dance through:

  • Professional development
  • Resources and research
  • Partnerships and collaboration
  • Advocacy and advice

Build visibility, participation and support through:

  • Communications
  • Sector engagement
  • Advocacy and advice

Strategic Goals for DANZ

Build leadership capacity through:

  • Brand and values
  • Engagement with stakeholders
  • Advocacy

Build a strong organisation through:

  • Sound management, governance and infrastructure
  • Processes and systems
  • Financial capacity and capability
  • Advocacy


Download sub sections of DANZ Strategic Plan

Professional Strategy
Educational Strategy
Recreational Strategy
Organisational Strategy

Annual Reports

Download DANZ Annual Reports

2016 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report

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