NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF DANCE
New Zealand School of Dance Certificate in Dance Performance
A two-year full-time course designed to prepare students aged 16-20 for a career in dance performance. It focuses on the foundation of classical ballet and contemporary dance technique and on developing performance skills. Students major in classical or contemporary but maintain a strong grounding in both disciplines. The core training is supplemented by a range of allied subjects and regular performance opportunities.
New Zealand School of Dance Diploma in Dance Performance
One additional year of full-time study by students who have completed the Certificate in Dance Performance (above). The Diploma year focuses on performance skills, providing opportunities to perform in several seasons and for contemporary students to choreograph. Secondments, professional placements and time spent at partner schools allow dancers to gain industry knowledge and contacts, which often lead to professional contracts.