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Te Papa – school holiday dance workshops

Following on from last year’s popular school holiday workshops, the Royal New Zealand Ballet returns to Te Papa to bring ballet to life for children. This year, in addition to workshops for school aged children, we are offering workshops especially for pre-schoolers. Join dance educator Lauren Byrne to learn new dance steps, move to the music, bring your questions and learn about the fascinating world of ballet.

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Please note there is a $5 registration fee. Classes are limited to 30 children.

Te Marae, Level 4, Te Papa Tongarewa
14 July – School-aged children only

Session One  10:30am – 11.15am  (ages 5-7)
Session Two  12pm – 12.45pm (ages 5-7)
Session Three  2pm – 3pm (for ages 8 – 11)

These 45-minute workshops for school students offer a special insight into ballet, introducing some basics such as foot and arm positions in a relaxed, fun environment.
Please note, for health and safety reasons pre-schoolers are not permitted to attend these workshops.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Te Marae, Level 4, Te Papa Tongarewa
21 July – Pre-schoolers only
Session One 10.30-11am (under 5s)
Session Two 11.30am – 12pm (under 5s)

These 30-minute workshops offer a fun introduction to ballet for pre-schoolers.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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