For Dance Teachers and Dancers

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.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wellington  – Sunday 31 October
RNZB Dance Centre
Intermediate 10am – 11.30am
Advanced 10am – 11.30am
Junior 11.45am – 12.45pm
(please note these times differ from those previously advertised)

Napier – Saturday 6 November
Porritt Hall
Junior 9.45am – 10.45am
Intermediate/Advanced 11am – 12.15pm

Christchurch – Sunday 21 November
St Margaret’s College
Junior 9am – 10am
Advanced 10.15am – 11.45am
Intermediate 10.30am – 12pm

Auckland – Sunday 5 December
Wellesley Studios
Intermediate 10am – 11.30am
Advanced 10am – 11.30am
Junior 11.45am – 12.45pm

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 centre 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

Online Open Classes – classes available now
We’re happy to let you know that the RNZB Ballet Masters have created another series of online classes. See the links below and keep an eye on the website as there will be more classes to follow.

Junior: https://vimeo.com/574192987/62fc396ba2
Intermediate: https://vimeo.com/574193032/14ccb923a4
Advanced: https://vimeo.com/574193092/226dc2f089

For all enquiries, please email education@rnzb.org.nz  or contact RNZB Education, Community & Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678 521

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