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 offer ballet students a valuable opportunity to enhance their technique while engaging with your national ballet company.

Please note the criteria for participation in Open Classes  – see below.

Junior: Dancers must be at least 8 years old and dancing at Grade 3 level or above
Intermediate: Dancers must be at least 11 years old and dancing at a minimum level of Intermediate Foundation, Grades 7 – 8, Intermediate or equivalent.
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

The Sleeping Beauty
Bookings now open

Sunday 1 November – RNZB Dance Centre
Please note changes of time for these classes
Junior 11.30-12.30 – class fully booked
Intermediate 11.45-1.15 – class fully booked
Advanced 10-11:30

Friday 13 November – First Church of Otago
Junior 4.15pm – 5.15pm

Sunday 15 November – onstage, Regent Theatre
Intermediate/Advanced 9.45am – 11am

Saturday 21 November – onstage, Isaac Theatre Royal

Advanced 9.30am – 11am

Sunday 22 November – St Margaret’s College
Junior 10am – 11am
Intermediate 11.30am – 1pm

Sunday 29 November- onstage, Municipal Theatre
Intermediate/Advanced 9.45am – 11am

Saturday 5 December – onstage, Aotea Centre
Intermediate 9.30am – 11am

Sunday 6 December – onstage, Aotea Centre
Junior 9.45am – 10.45am
Advanced 11am – 12.30pm

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

Online Open Classes – new 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 with Clytie Campbell
Intermediate/Advanced with Laura Schultz

Venus Rising
Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions ALL Open Classes scheduled to take place during the season of Venus Rising have now been cancelled.
If you registered online for Open Classes your enrolment will automatically be transferred to a class during the season of The Sleeping Beauty. For enquiries about refunds please contact our ticketing team on 04 8311056 or If you are not able to attend, please consider donating the enrolment fee to the RNZB to help support future performances and education events.


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