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 show reel and develop industry-standard audition techniques.
Learn everything from stagecraft and improvisation to mime and stage combat. You’ll have the opportunity to perform at professional theatres and in Te Auaha productions. Work with our film students. Audition for well-known theatre directors. Our tutors include 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.
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).