For Dance Teachers and Dancers

Dance Teachers Professional Development Seminar

Open to all dance teachers, this 2-day course led by our Artistic Director Patricia Barker and the artistic team of the RNZB will include observation of Company Class and demonstrations, theory tutorials and practice sessions complemented by a range of talks and Q&A sessions.

This seminar, scheduled to coincide with the beginning of the first week of next’s first end-of-term school holidays, will be held in the RNZB Studios at the St. James Theatre, Wellington.

Monday 16 AprilTuesday 17 April 2018

Cost: $150. RAD Registered Teachers may consider these sessions to be claimable as part of RAD CPD (Royal Academy of Dance Continuing Professional Development).

A detailed timetable and booking will be available soon.

Feedback from teachers who attended last year’s seminar.

This was my first time attending the RNZB courses and I will definitely be returning in the future as I found the experience very beneficial. I really enjoyed watching the company classes as well as their rehearsals for their upcoming season. The sessions with the tutors were very informative and interesting.
Anna Lee from Christchurch – Anna Lee School of Dance

The RNZB DTPD sessions were a wonderfully organised and informative event. It was my first time attending them and as I discovered well worth the trip from Auckland! Each day provided an invaluable experience with plenty of opportunities to observe, ask questions, and learn! Highlights for me personally were the Male Technic session with guest ballet master Matthew Powell and RNZB dancer Yuri Marques, the Pilates workshop, and of course the opportunity to watch the RNZB in rehearsal. It was a thoroughly enjoyable three days and I’m definitely looking forward to attending next year!
Rosemary Lamborn from Auckland – R. Draper Acadamy of Dance

For the third consecutive year, we took part in the RNZB Dance Teachers Professional Development seminar. We have enjoyed all the international artistic staff with their different background who shared their approach and expertise. Once again this year‘s sessions were fantastic – both informative and inspiring. We loved the Melt Method Pilates new component and the opportunity to view some of the Three by Ekman rehearsal in addition to the daily company classes. Thanks to the RNZB!
Emma Johnson and John Linkhorn from Porirua – Extreme Dance

For all enquiries, please contact Pascale Parenteau, RNZB Education & Community Manager on (04) 381 9001 or

2017 DTPD seminar Teachers attending the RNZB Company Class as part of the 2017 DTPD seminar. Photo credit: Mable Wong

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