Learn Māori, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand contemporary dance. Through this fusion develop the future of dance in Aotearoa. Build strengths in technique, performance and choreography. Students have worked with internationally-acclaimed dance company Black Grace and performed in a range of productions.

What you will learn

In your first year, you will develop a wide range of basic skills and knowledge. Your second-year courses extend that learning and further develop artistry and creativity. The second-year also adds creative enterprise to develop basic business skills.

Your training also includes contextual and professional studies, four specialist technique courses, and two performance courses that integrate learning from the technique courses.

Entry Equipment/Material Requirements

Students are given a list of requirements prior to starting. They are expected to provide the following as needed:

  • Black dance pants
  • Black t-shirt
  • Lavalava
  • Black sports bra
  • Black seamless underwear

Entry requirements

NCEA level 2 or equivalent qualification/work experience, and evidence of ability based on an audition.

Workshops for our 2022 performing arts Maori and Pacific Dance intake will be held on Monday 15th November from 9am until 2pm at Whitireia Campus Porirua Room D350.  

Book a workshop now with your preferred time.

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International Students: IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

  * International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)