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Continuing Education Courses

RNZB offers a course on the genre of ballet in conjunction with Victoria Continuing Education (Wellington) and Selwyn Community Education (Auckland).

Enjoy a 2 – 4 week course of dance appreciation where you will explore the many ways you may prepare in advance, or relish afterwards a performance by RNZB.

Wellington – Victoria Continuing Education

Topic: Romeo watching Juliet dancing
Over two sessions, and working with musicians playing early instruments, you will see Graziosa, a ballo by Renaissance dance master Domenico de Piacenza come to life. This is Juliet’s dance when Romeo first glimpses her and the rest is history! You may choose to learn the dance; join in the musicians; or to observe the dancers, perchance to sketch them.
Tutor: Jennifer Shennan
Mondays 31 July and 7 August 2017
6pm – 7.30pm
St. James Theatre, RNZB Studio 3
Course link to the RNZB Romeo & Juliet performance on Wednesday 16 August, 7.30pm
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Auckland – Selwyn Community Education

Topic: Understanding and Appreciating Ballet
Why do ballerinas dance on their toes? Who was George Balanchine? These questions and many others will be answered in this informative course that will increase your knowledge and appreciation of the art of ballet.
Tutor: Marianne Schultz
Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 and 30 August 2017
6pm – 8pm
Selwyn College – 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland
Course link to the RNZB Romeo & Juliet performance on Saturday 2 September 2017, 1.30pm.
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For all enquiries please contact Pascale Parenteau, RNZB Education & Community Manager on (04) 381 9001 or

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