Seasonal School

Aspiring dancers age over 13! Experience a week of exceptional dance training taught by NZDC professional dancers at one of our Seasonal Schools during each school holidays. These intensives will challenge technical and creative potential through daily classes in contemporary, choreography and repertoire taught by professional Company dancers.


An opportunity like no other! Unlock your creative potential and explore dance in a brand-new way at The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Youth Winter School in Auckland and Whangarei. This weeklong intensive includes a mixture of dance training, improvisation and creative tasks to expand your dancing, keep you moving through the holidays and meet other dancers just like you.

This year our Youth Winter School also includes a very special opportunity for you to perform alongside NZDC in our national tour of ‘Night Light’ in Whangarei and Auckland. More details below, we look forward to seeing you there!

Ages: 13+
Cost: $400, Early bird price of $350*

*Early bird closes Friday 14 May 2021

Registration closes on Sunday 4 July, 2021 at 11:59pm.



Dates: Youth Winter School - Monday 19 – Friday 23 July 2021
Performance Rehearsals – Sunday 1 & 15 August 2021 (TBC)
Dress rehearsal – Thursday 2 September 2021 (TBC)
Performances – Friday 3 September 2021 & Saturday 4 September 2021
Times: 9am - 4pm
Location: Wellesley Studios, 113 Wellesley St West, Auckland CBD, 1010


Dates: Youth Winter School - Monday 19 – Friday 23 July 2021
Performance Rehearsals – Sunday 1, 15 & 29 August 2021 (TBC)
Dress rehearsal – Saturday 7 September 2021 (TBC)
Performance - Wednesday 8 September 2021
Times: 9am - 4pm
Location: ONEONESIX, 116A Bank Street, Whangarei, 0112

*Pay What You Can

Funding dependent, we may be able to provide a limited number of "Pay What You Can" options for students. Any students who you feel would benefit from this experience, but would not be able to attend due to financial challenges, are encouraged to fill out an application should we be able to provide this subsidy. We will have more information if this initiative will be able to move forward by the end of April. In the meantime, if you (or somebody you know) wants to apply, please email Emma Broad our Community Administrator through email at [email protected] or phone at 09 378 7361.

The New Zealand Dance Company reserves the right to change the programme if it is deemed necessary.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given for withdrawal, unless through injury or illness. Withdrawals 2 weeks will be charged a 20% admin fee. Students withdrawing less than 2 weeks prior will not be entitled to a refund under any circumstances.

Copyright: Choreography, repertoire and any other work taught and learnt during the Youth Seasonal School Programme is copyright to The New Zealand Dance Company (the trading company of The New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust) and NO part may be reproduced by any process without the prior written permission of The New Zealand Dance Company. We are grateful for your respect of this.