What you will learn
The New Zealand Diploma in Dance equips students with a high level of technical, artistic and interpretative skill in dance and provides the opportunity for practical performing experience. Students also study dance history, anatomy, nutrition and gain the skills to become a successful self-employed artist.
Students perform in many productions which showcase the breadth of dance styles they have mastered during their studies.
*Banner images produced by Jo Mohi, Reef Reid & Stephen A'Court.
Areas covered on this programme include:
- Jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tap, musical theatre and ballroom dance techniques
- Acrobatic techniques
- Body conditioning and Pilates
- Performance/repertoire skills
- Audition skills and preparation
- Dance styles/Ballroom techniques
- Dance history
- Anatomy and nutrition
- Creative enterprise
All classes in this course are streamed into different levels best suited for the student’s growth and learning needs. Our highly trained and experienced tutors work one on one with students to ensure their goals are being met and help with their transition into work from graduating.
More detail about this qualification
NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, plus evidence of skills/ability/aptitude based on audition and interview
Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5).
*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).
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This qualification is offered by Whitireia.
On 1 September 2022, the operations of Whitireia transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing Whitireia programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.