Cindy Gordon

Student successes

Congratulations to our aDvANCE students Martha, Olivia, Lotti and Rosanna who have all successfully auditioned and been offered places in classical, contemporary or commercial dance, pre-professional programmes at the following schools, NZ School of Dance (Contemporary) – Wellington TeAuaha (Commercial) – Wellington The National Theatre (Classical) – Melbourne Classical 121 -Sydney Ballet Theatre Australia – Melbourne       Read more →


Autumn school 2020

A successful autumn school deferred from April and held in July due to Convid19. Congratulations to all this years nominees and the overall scholarship winners. Juniors Peyton Luamanu – Autumn School 2021 Blake Russell – 2 hr private classical lesson with Miss Abigail Boyle Intermediates Amelia Maguire – Autumn School 2021 Mia Charles – 2hr private PBT lesson Miss Kathryn… Read more →


Autumn School 2019

A great time had by all.  Congratulations to our scholarship winners Juniors – Maia McLaughlin – Autumn School 2020 Intermediate – Sophia Hickey – Autumn School 2020 Senior – Kaia Jiang – 1 week full time immersed in the aDvANCE Programme.   Autumn School 2020 will be back to the first week of the April school holidays. Read more →

Guest Tutors from Canada for the aDvANCE Programme

A taste of jazz/commercial dance, acting and how to survive the audition experience: Kristina & Alexis will take students through an audition process, exploring each dancer’s ability to present themselves confidently in the audition room. Following a group warm-up, dancers will learn a movement phrase, loosen up with some acting games, and then be taken through a mock audition. Q… Read more →


National Performing Arts Awards – PACANZ

Well done to Gemma and Olivia who were nominated by  Hutt Valley Performing Arts and Palmerston North Dance Association respectively to represent them at the National Performing Arts Awards in Palmerston North at labour weekend.  Both danced their two variations beautifully.  Thank you to both associations for the lovely flowers that they received and also to PACANZ for providing these opportunities for NZ… Read more →


Farewell to Martha

It is time to bid Martha farewell and wish her well as she embarks the next step in her journey to becoming a professional dancer .  We have watch her grow and flourish over the last 3 years and wish her every success in Canada with the School of Alberta Ballet where she will be dancing fulltime for the next 2 years. Read more →


Autumn School 2017

Another successful Autumn School.  Students came various parts of the country to attend and judging by the smiles on their faces a good time was had by all.  Thank you to the tutors who came from as far away as Australia.  We are all looking forward to next year.  Dates will be published soon. Read more →