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
Wellington – Sunday 2 October
RNZB Dance Centre
Junior: 10am-11:15am
Intermediate: 11:30am-1:00pm
Advanced: 11:30am-1:00pm

Tauranga – Friday 21 October
Baycourt Community  & Arts Centre – On Stage
Intermediate/Advanced: 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Takapuna – Saturday 29 October
Bruce Mason Centre – On Stage
Intermediate: 9:45am-11am
Advanced: 4:15pm-5:30pm

Christchurch – Friday 4 November
Venue TBC
Intermediate: 10am-11:15am
Advanced: 11:30am-1:00pm

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

Christchurch 
Saturday 3rd December – Isaac Theatre Royal, on stage
Advanced: 9:30am-11am
Intermediate: 5:00-6:15pm
Sunday 4th December – Location TBC
Advanced: 10:15am-11:30am

Auckland 
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 education@rnzb.org.nz  or contact RNZB Education, Community & Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau,  021 678 521

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