Learn Māori, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand contemporary dance. Through this fusion develop the future of dance in Aotearoa. Build strengths in technique, performance and choreography. Students have worked with internationally-acclaimed dance company Black Grace and performed in a range of productions.
Get prepared for the commercial dance sector. Develop your skills in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, and lyrical dance. Train in our studios and perform in productions. Learn to market yourself, make a showreel and develop industry-standard audition techniques.
Get centre stage and in front of the camera, and get the tools to tell your own stories for stage and screen. Train and perform in Te Auaha’s professional theatres and see your work on the big screen at our cinema. The course is taught by arts industry professionals including actors Carmel McGlone, Ricky Dey and Tess Jamieson-Karaha.
Sing, act, dance. Be a ’triple threat’ as a versatile performer. Every year you’ll perform in a major show such as our recent productions of The Addams Family and Little Shop of Horrors. Work with musical directors and choreographers who are in demand.
Become a seasoned performer and develop an extensive knowledge of dance genres and artistic endeavour in Māori, Samoa, Cook Island and New Zealand contemporary dance.
You can either go straight into the 3-year degree and focus on Māori, Samoan, Cook Island and New Zealand contemporary dance, or enter into the 3rd year after completing one of the 2-year diplomas on this page (Māori and Pacific Dance, Commercial Dance, Drama or Musical Theatre).