Hagley Dance Project (13HDP)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Naressa Gamble

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

Application and Audition.

For Application and audition information contact 

Naressa Gamble - Head of Dance 

[email protected]

Hagley Dance Project

Are you passionate about performing and dance? Are you looking for a great pathway for high-level dance training?

Hagley Dance Project is a part-time dance course for experienced dance students wishing to take their dance to the next level. The course focuses on a variety of contemporary dance techniques, choreography and performance and aims to prepare you for further tertiary study.

Course Components

Performance and Industry Opportunities

  • Real life performance: Hagley specific seasons, private events, functions and collaborative works
  • Choreographic: design and perform your own works
  • Teaching: take workshops and performances to like-minded students 

Technique and practical study

  • Contemporary dance along with a range of classes that may include Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Improvisation, Pilates, Yoga, Anatomy, Circus skills and Nutrition.


  • Gain skills and practical experience working with specialist guest tutors
  • Explore your own choreographic style with opportunities to present your ideas to public audiences.

8 Hours per week

7 Great Reasons to Choose Hagley Dance Project

To transition towards a university degree or other tertiary study 

Extend your dance technique and body knowledge

Discover a post-secondary learning environment whilst developing technique

Build connections within the dance industry Develop choreographic skills

Increase flexibility, fitness and strength

Work on projects with leading tutors and practitioners

Learning Areas:

Performing Arts, Pre Professional Courses

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Enrolment Fee
Under 19 - $0 (MOE Funded)
Age 19+ - $160

Specialty Course Cost (T-shirt and Specialist guest tutors)
Under 19 - $40 -T-shirt (Other costs - MOE Funded)
Age 19+ - $400

Assessment Information Qualification Hagley Certificate in Dance upon completion. We also offer NCEA Level 3 Achievement standards in Dance