The Dance Academy is an extra-curricular opportunity for dance students to further extend their knowledge, technique, and skill-base through participating in weekly sessions. It is encouraged that Dance Academy students continue training outside of school during Years 9, 10, and 11 in order to maximise their capabilities.
Each year, Dance Academy students learn a variety of dances that can include Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Commerical and Hip Hop. These are entered into the annual Dance New Zealand Made Interschool competition. These dances can be used to help senior students gain extra NCEA Credits where possible. Other performance opportunities include end-of-term Dance Showcases, School Assemblies, Roadshows, Showquest, Open Evenings, and end-of-year Prize Giving ceremonies.
We also offer opportunities for Dance Academy students to participate in Masterclasses given by dance professionals from companies such as the Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand School Of Dance, Atamira Dance Company, Ballet Collective Aotearoa, and Footnote New Zealand Dance as well as attending performances at a discounted cost.
Please Note: Dance Academy auditions are held at the end of the previous year.
Students that are interested in being a part of our 2023 Dance Academy are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org
All students who wish to audition for Dance Academy are to meet the following criteria and provide appropriate evidence:
1. Perform two 1-2 minute dance of any chosen genre. Choreographed by the student or a studio/school teacher.
2. Music should be on a USB or your own device.
3. Everyone will learn a short audition dance from one of our Academy Leaders.
4. Hardcopy Dance CV (see template below)
BOOK AN AUDITION SLOT
You will received a time and date as confirmation.
ENTRANCE CRITERIA FOR DANCE ACADEMY
Students who are accepted into the Dance Academy are required to meet standards in the following areas:
Members of the Dance Academy qualify for three standards awarded throughout their time at school. These being:
Bronze - Years 9 and 10
Silver - Years 11 and 12
Gold - Year 13
(See below for further information)
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