For Dance Teachers and Dancers

Open Classes

We help to develop young dancers through a range of exciting classes for students of all levels. These non-syllabus open classes will be led by our artistic staff and RNZB dancers. They will offer ballet students a valuable opportunity to enhance their technique while engaging with your national ballet company.

Suitable for Grade 3 to Advanced level dance students.

Three tier levels in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington:
Junior: Grades 3 – 6
Intermediate: Intermediate Foundation, Grades 7 – 8, intermediate level or equivalent
Advanced: Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 & 2, or Solo Seal level

Two tier levels in Dunedin and Napier.
Junior: Grade 3 – Intermediate Foundation
Senior: Intermediate level or above

Cost: $25 (Young Friend of the Ballet $20)
* Please ensure that you book the correct class as there will be no refunds!

Booking for The Piano: the ballet Open Classes is now open – click here.

Wellington – St. James Theatre, RNZB Studios
Sunday 25 February 2018
Junior, 10am – 11am
Intermediate, 11.45am – 1.15pm
Advanced, 10am – 11.30am

Napier – Napier Municipal Theatre, on stage
Saturday 3 March 2018

Junior, 9am – 10am
Senior, 10.15am – 11.45am

Auckland – ASB Theatre – Aotea Centre, on stage
Saturday 10 March 2018

Junior, 8am – 9am
Advanced, 9.15am – 10.45am

Auckland – Wellesley Studios
Sunday 11 March 2018
Intermediate, 11.30am -1pm

Dunedin – venue tbc (Booking for this particular class will open very soon)
Saturday 17 March 2018

Junior, 10am – 11am
Senior, 11.15am – 12.45pm

Christchurch – venue & times tbc (Booking for these classes will open very soon)
Saturday 24 March 2018


Please note: dates, times and tutors are subject to change.

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

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