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  • Youth Spring School 2017

    NZDC Youth Spring School 2017 – “Ignite your Passion”

    Live a week in the life of a company dancer with some of Aotearoa’s top contemporary dancers and teachers – Chrissy Kokiri, Carl Tolentino and Katie Rudd from The New Zealand Dance Company. There is opportunity for daily technique classes in ballet, contemporary and fusion/hip hop and the chance to co-create a work with NZDC to perform as part NZDC’s Youth Company in Tempo Dance Festival’s “Ignite” programme at Q Theatre in Auckland.

    YOUTH SPRING SCHOOL 2017
    Dates: Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October 2017
    Times: 9.00am – 4pm Monday to Friday
    Location: Wellesley Studios, 113 Wellesley Street West, Auckland Central

    Technical Rehearsal
    Date: Sunday 15 October 2017
    Time: 12:30pm
    Location: Tempo Festival, Q Theatre

    Performance
    Date: Sunday 15 October 2017
    Time: 3.30pm
    Location: Tempo Festival, Q Theatre
    Purchase tickets to the performance here.

    Registration
    Ages: 12+ years students
    Cost: $350*

    REGISTER HERE

  • *There is limited opportunity for financial assistance, which is based on hardship and need. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please email Melanie at melanie.bayly@nzdc.org.nz.

    T’s & C’s

    Registrations close Friday 6 October 2017, unless full prior to this date

    Refund Policy: No refunds will be given for withdrawal after Monday 18 September 2017, unless through injury or illness. Withdrawals prior will be charged a 20% admin fee.

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

    Copyright: Choreography, repertoire and any other work taught and learnt during the Youth Winter 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.

     

    • YEP! Winter School 2017

      Monday 10 July – Friday 14 July 2017

      Youth Winter School 2017 is a school holiday programme taught by NZDC’s professional dancers. With levels to cater for experienced and new dancers, students will learn technique and choreography from NZDCs finest contemporary dancers. The week of workshops will culminate in a performance of short works entitled Safe Place to be Brave with NZDC and the Winter School participants.

      WINTER SCHOOL
      Location: Te Pou Theatre – 44A Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland
      Dates: Monday 10 July – Friday 14 July 2017
      Times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm, Friday 9am-7:30pm
      Age: 12+
      Cost: $350*

      For enquiries contact yep@nzdc.org.nz or 09 378 7361.

      REGISTER HERE

      *There is opportunity for financial assistance. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please email Melanie at yep@nzdc.org.nz . All scholarships are awarded on hardship need with a referee’s endorsement.

      SAFE PLACE TO BE BRAVE
      Location: Te Pou Theatre – 44A Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland
      Date: Friday 14 July
      Time: 6:30pm
      Cost:$20 per head for adults and $10 per head concession/children
      (1 free ticket for Winter School students)

      BOOK HERE

      • YEP! Winter School 2017

        • YEP! Autumn School 2017

        • Tuesday 18 April – Friday 21 April 2017

          NZDC YEP! AUTUMN SCHOOL 2017
          In partnership with UXBRIDGE

          A school holiday programme taught by NZDC’s professional dancers. With levels to cater for experienced and new dancers, students will learn technique and choreography from NZDCs finest contemporary dancers.

          Learn and perform Chinese-Kiwi dancer Xin Ji’s latest choreography created especially for this programme.

          Bring the family to a special “no experience necessary” whole whānau workshop – an opportunity for all to share the fun of dancing together!

          Event details

          Autumn School
          Location: Uxbridge  – 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland
          Dates: Tuesday 18 April – Friday 21 April 2017
          Times: 9.30am – 4 pm
          Student Showing and NZDC performance: Friday 21 April 2017 – 6pm
          Ages: Open to students aged 11 years +
          Cost: $239 incl. GST (A limited number of scholarships are available based on merit and need – see below)

          Family Workshop
          Date: Thursday 20 April
          Time: 6pm
          Cost: $20 for family of 4
          $5 per extra family member
          Free to families of Autumn School Students

          Showing & NZDC Performance
          Date: Friday 21 April
          Time: 6pm
          Cost: $25 per ticket
          (2 Free tickets for Autumn School Students)

          For enquiries and registration contact yep@nzdc.org.nz or 09 378 7361.

          There is opportunity for financial assistance. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please email Melanie at yep@nzdc.org.nz .
          All scholarships are awarded on hardship need with a referee’s endorsement.

           

        • YEP! Summer School 2017

          Monday 16 January – Friday 20 January 2017

          NZDC YEP TAURANGA SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

          A school holiday dance programme, “Embracing our Environment”

          Contemporary, ballet, hip hop, NZDC repertoire AND a site-specific installation performance created together using; the studio, gardens and surrounding spaces. 

          Event details
          Location: Dance Education Centre, 228 Levers Road, Matua, Tauranga
          Dates: Monday 16 January – Friday 20 January 2017, 9am – 4 pm
          Performance: Friday 20 January 2017 – 4pm
          Ages: Open to students aged 11 years +

          Cost: $350 incl. GST (A limited number of scholarships are available based on merit and need – see below)

          Early bird $315 incl. GST if received by Wednesday 14 December 2016

          Don’t know what site-specific means?  Come and dance with NZDC’s: Katie Rudd, Chrissy Kokiri and Carl Tolentino, and find out!

          For enquiries contact yep@nzdc.org.nz or 09 378 7361.

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        • YEP! Spring School 2016

          Monday 3 October – Friday 7 October 2016

          A special edition of YEP! Seasonal Schools – Just Bros & Just Gals. We had two seperate tracks for Gals and Bros, that ended in an epic Dance-off!

          Join NZDC Bros Carl Tolentino & Chris Ofanoa and NZDC Gals Katie Rudd & Chrissy Kokiri for a full week of dancing.
          Daily classes: contemporary, hip hop, ballet, yoga and Swing!
          Technique development and co-creating work.
          Be the first to learn a brand new Chris Ofanoa Fusion hip hop creation!

          Featuring a JUST BROS & JUST GALS “DANCE OFF” for family and friends at the end of the week, 4pm on Friday 07 October.

          Dates: Monday 3 October – Friday 7 October 2016
          Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, performance at 4:00 pm on Friday  7 October
          DANCE OFF: Friday 4pm
          Location: Wellesley Studios – 113 Wellesley St. West, Auckland
          Ages: Open to students 11 years +
          Cost: $350 including GST
          For enquiries contact yep@nzdc.org.nz or 09 378 7361.

          Refund Policy: No refunds will be given for withdrawal after Monday 26 September 2016. Withdrawals prior will be charged a 15% admin fee.

           

          • YEP! Winter School 2016

            Monday 11 July – Friday 15 July 2016

            Winter School had participants dance with The New Zealand Dance Company’s contemporary, fusion and hip hop crew!

            We had daily class, technique development and co-creating work. It was five days of high energy, high fun, movement, play and dance.

            Dates: Monday 11 July – Friday 15 July 2016
            Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, performance at 4:00 pm  on Friday 15 July
            Location: Wellesley Studios – 113 Wellesley St. West, Auckland
            Ages: Open to students 11 years +
            Cost: $350 including GST

            For enquiries contact yep@nzdc.org.nz or 09 378 7361.

            • YEP! Autumn School 2016

              Autumn School’s focus was “Live a week in the life of a company dancer” with the fabulous NZDC dancers!

              We had daily warm up classes in contemporary, fusion, ballet, muscle & bone and yoga. Autumn School students were the first to learn exciting, fresh NZDC 2016 repertoire; they extended their contemporary technique and devise, with flair, their own contemporary phrases. At the end of the week they performed for family and friends.

              Monday 18 – Friday 22 April 2016

            • YEP! Tauranga Summer School 2016

              • 18 – 22 January 2016

                The New Zealand Dance Company returned to Tauranga to present yet another jam packed and engaging week of dance, featuring master teacher Michael Parmenter and UNITEC graduate Ashleigh Coward. Students participated in five days of contemporary technique, partnering and exciting repertoire, finishing with a performance for family and friends.

                We were completely struck by the enthusiasm and commitment to dancing and learning of the students. Learning partnering from the master, Michael Parmenter, and devising from the innovator, Ashleigh Coward, took these lovers of dance to dancing places they had never been before.

                • YEP! SPRING SCHOOL JUST BROS 2015

                    28 September – 2 October 2015

                    Over one week male students between the ages of 10 to 23 years danced with The New Zealand Dance Company’s Tupua Tigufua and Chris Ofanoa at the YEP Spring School Just Bros. The students engaged in five days of high energy, high fun, movement play and dance. Learning Tupua’s new work Free Spirit, the boys helped devise an ending to the choreography.

                    The students finished off the week with a high-octane performance for family and friends. Thanks to support from Youthtown a significant number of the boys participating received partial and full scholarships for their attendance at Spring School.

                    • YEP! Winter School 2015

                      13 -17 July 2015

                      We were full of enthusiasm and excitement as students throughout the country gathered at Wellesley Studios for The New Zealand Dance Company’s YEP Winter School 2015. Supported by the NZDC dancers and tutors Grace Woollett and Thomas Lose, the Winter School participants spent five full-on days dancing and devising, inspired by the theme “Being Curious & Reframing the Stage”.

                      We finished the week off with a presentation for family and friends, showcasing contemporary, hip hop and creative works choreographed by tutors Grace Woollett, Thomas Lose and the students themselves!

                    • YEP! Auckland Autumn SCHOOL 2015

                      Mon 13 April – Fri 17 April 2015

                      The YEP Auckland Autumn School, run in partnership with Tales of Tamaki (Auckland Museum, AWMM) saw teachers and students dance, devise and perform with NZDC’s company dancers.

                      Through five full days with classes including contemporary, contemporary Ballet, Yoga and M & B (Muscle and Bone), participants extended their dance skills in improvisation, partnering, tasking and composition.

                      Exploring the theme of “What is Courage?” Autumn School participants composed a 20 minute choreography in collaboration with NZDC’s dancers, finishing the week with two extraordinary performances at the Auckland Museum.

                      Auckland Autumn School Tutors:

                      • Shona McCullagh
                      • Carl Tolentino
                      • Chris Ofanoa
                      • Chrissy Kokiri
                      • Gareth Okan
                      • Hannah Tasker-Poland
                      • Katie Rudd
                      • Lucy Lynch
                      • Tupua Tigafua
                    • Gallery: YEP! Spring School Just Bros! 2015

                    • Gallery: YEP! Auckland Winter School 2015

                    • Gallery: YEP! Auckland Autumn School 2015

                    • Gallery: YEP! Tauranga Summer School 2015