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Creative Dance Workshops

Workshops online
We hope you have been enjoying these workshops created by our dance educators and designed to keep you busy at home. Record yourself doing the workshop and send a link to and we’ll send you some feedback. This week’s choreography comes from Black Swan, White Swan – join us for this week’s broadcasts as well.

Spikey swans with Chloe Bishop

Graceful swans with Lauren Byrne

These workshops are currently unavailable
Let our dance educators inspire your students! These workshops are designed to develop understanding of the elements of dance, choreographic techniques, and classical and contemporary dance. Teachers will value the curriculum elements covered and students will enjoy a lively and informative introduction to the making of dance.

Chloe was amazing – she was inspirational. Her workshops were well paced and dynamic. 

Example of themes for a workshop:

  • introductory session “What is Ballet?”
  • exploration of the choreography from the current production
  • dance workshop based on our NCEA resources
  • dance workshop focused on a specific topic linked to your student’s classroom activities

Although preference is given to areas where the RNZB is performing, our dance educators can deliver workshops in all parts of the country – contact us to discuss possible availability.

Workshops can range from an intensive hour to an extended involvement lasting several months.

All our schools workshops support the aims and objectives of the New Zealand Arts Curriculum and are suitable for primary through to NCEA-level students, whether or not they have dance experience.

Cost: $5 per student (maximum 30 students per session, minimum 10).

How to book:

If you would like to book a dance workshop or discuss the possibility of a school visit, please contact RNZB Dance Educator Chloe Bishop / 021 197 3131

Musical Moves (previously Dance Workshops with Live Musicians)
If you are looking for information about Dance Workshops with Live Musicians please go to our new Musical Moves page.

RNZB Education in Schools: Chloe Bishop

Meet RNZB Dance Educator Chloe Bishop who presents workshops to thousands of school-aged children around New Zealand each year.Hear about how she structures her classes to include repertoire from our current shows and makes learning a fun experience for everyone involved.Thank you to the talented students and teachers at Wainui School in Auckland who allowed us to film their worshops recently - we had a wonderful time!RNZB Education visits around 100 schools each year as well as staging outreach events and community activities all over New Zealand.For more information visit: Jeremy Brick

Posted by Royal New Zealand Ballet on Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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