Credit: Frank Sin
Gareth Tiopaira-Waaka

Gareth Tiopaira-Waaka (Kaikōrero)


Ugly Duckling - Swan

Credit: Stephen A'Court

RNZB Dancers Kate Kadow and Wan Bin Yuan

Macy Cook, The Ugly Duckling, Oil on Canvas, 2021

Macy Cook, The Ugly Duckling, Oil on Canvas, 2021


Dance   |  Years 1-10
Terms 2 & 3

The Royal New Zealand Ballet have a brand new pilot project in Auckland called DANCEwithME. This project is for select schools who are attending the Ugly Duckling performance and want their own turn up there on stage at the Vodafone Events Centre.


An RNZB Dance Educator will work with your school to create a dance over a series of weeks, culminating in a performance at the Vodafone Events Centre on Wednesday 18 August.

When: over the next 8 weeks of term 2 and 3 weeks of term 3, time and days to be decided in discussion with each school

Where: Dance workshops held at your school, with the performance being at Vodafone Events Centre

Cost: FREE


Next step: Apply below I would love to have a chat on the phone, or over zoom to answer any questions and give you some more information on how we can get the ball rolling on the exciting new project!

There will be free buses provided to and from the venue for your school.


We ran a similar project last year in Wellington, and below is a link to a short clip about what we got up to 😊


Really looking forward to hearing from you about whether your school is interested

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