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Creative Dance Workshops

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.

“Our students are still buzzing from the workshop. Lucy was incredible with the students. They have all asked is Lucy coming back this Friday. Lucy’s manner with our students was wonderful. She had their full attention with her great lessons and wide range of knowledge and expertise. The students and I gained so much and we thank you. We would love to have Lucy visit our school anytime. She is a great asset to your company. Thank you for giving us the opportunity of this experience with Lucy.”– Rochelle Rhind, Dance Coordinator, Greenpark School

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 Pagan Dorgan, RNZB Dance Educator on 021 516 961 or

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, July 23, 2019
Coverage of class for school students at Hutt Intermediate, with dancers of The Royal New Zealand Ballet, in August 2014. Part of the RNZB’s Education Programme. RNZB dancer Madeleine Graham dancing with students from Hutt Intermediate School. Photo credit: Stephen A'Court

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