The Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) equips students with a high level of technical, artistic and interpretative skill in dance and provides the opportunity for practical performing experience. Students also study dance history, anatomy and gain the skills to become a self-employed artist.
Students perform in productions which showcase the breadth of dance styles they have mastered during their studies.
Areas covered on this programme include:
- jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop and lyrical/contemporary dance techniques
- circus techniques
- body conditioning/Pilates
- dance history
- anatomy and nutrition
- audition skills
- creative enterprise
- dance styles
Classes are delivered between 8.45am and 3pm. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with students who are studying a variety of performing arts programmes, including circus.
Completion of the Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) provides a pathway into the third year of the Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts).
NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, plus evidence of skills/ability/aptitude based on audition and interview
Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)