For Dance Teachers and Dancers

Open Classes (including Regional Open Classes)

We offer an exciting range of classes for students of all levels. These non-syllabus open classes are led by our artistic staff. They offer ballet students a valuable opportunity to enhance their technique while engaging with your national ballet company. All times subject to change. Bookings open online one month before the season starts.

Please note the criteria for participation in Open Classes. Students must meet both  criteria (both age and ballet level) to be eligible.

Junior: Dancers must be at least 8 years old and dancing at Grade 3 level or above
Junior/Intermediate:  Dancers who are 8 years old and dancing at Grade 3 level and dancers up to Intermediate level or equivalent may attend
Intermediate: Dancers must be at least 11 years old and dancing at a minimum level of Intermediate Foundation, Grades 7 – 8, Intermediate or equivalent
Intermediate/Advanced: Dancers who are 11 years old and dancing at Intermediate Foundation, Grades 7 – 8, Intermediate or equivalent and dancers up to Advanced Level may attend
Advanced: Dancers must be at least 14 years old and dancing at a minimum of Advanced Foundation level

  • Not all class levels are offered in every center for every season.
  • The RNZB reserves the right to exclude students on the day who are not at the required standard.
  • Online bookings open one month before the classes

Tutus on Tour – Additional Centers to be announced
(times and venues to be confirmed)
Sunday 9 October – Wellington
Monday 10 October – Palmerston North
Wednesday 19 October – Tauranga
Saturday 29 October – Takapuna
Monday 31 October – New Plymouth
Friday 4 November – Christchurch
Tuesday 8 November – Dunedin
Friday 11 November – Invercargill

Venus Rising 
Wellington – Sunday 27th November
Venue TBC
Junior: 10am-11:15am
Intermediate: 11:30am-1pm
Advanced: 11:30am-1pm

Saturday 3rd December – Isaac Theatre Royal, on stage
Advanced: 9:30am-11am
Intermediate: 5:00-6:15pm
Sunday 4th December – St Margaret’s College
Advanced: 10:15am-11:30am

Saturday 10th December – Aotea Centre, on stage
Intermediate: 9am-10:30am
Advanced: 10:45am-12:15pm
Sunday 11th December – Wellesley Studios 
Junior: 9:00am-10:00am

Can’t make an in person class?
Practice at home by completing our online open classes. Available for a variety of levels and taught by Royal New Zealand Ballet Artistic Staff.

For all enquiries, please email  or contact RNZB Education, Community & Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678 521

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