Our links with the community and internationally

Find out about our networks with industry associations, professionals and events, plus our international links and exchanges.

Dance Studies students on a field trip in Suzhou, China
  • We are currently establishing a joint teaching programme with Beijing Dance Academy in China.
  • Our staff provide regular workshops for the Auckland Dance Educators Network, and our students and graduates are members.
  • Our staff helped establish the Christchurch Dance Educators Network in 2012, and provided regular workshops to industry professionals.
  • Our staff and students have been on the Boards and organization committees of the Tertiary Dance Education Network (TDENNZA) and Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ).
  • Our programmes regularly connect with local primary (Stanhope Road School) and secondary (Auckland Girls Grammar) schools and other community organizations (Starship Hospital) that employ dance professionals.
  • Our staff and students are regularly engaged as performers within Auckland and Christchurch festivals and events (Tempo, White Nights, The Body Festival).

International links and exchanges

  • We are working within several UNESCO Unitwin Network and observatories.
  • We have a world-leading Dual Masters programme with Beijing Dance Academy in China.
  • We have a long term research relationship with University of the Arts, Helsinki. This project is called ArtsEqual. 
  • We have established new partnerships with the University of Chengdu, China. 
  • Dance Studies has initiated a Silk Road Dance Education Partners research project that connects multiple international organisations.
  • Our staff are members of professional associations such as the World Dance Alliance (Asia Pacific Chapter), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), Dance and the Child International (DaCI) and the World Alliance of Arts Education (WAAE), and have held executive positions on these organisations.
  • Our staff and student research and performance connects with community dance companies such as VoU in Fiji, El-Funoun in Palestine, Amrita Performing Arts in Cambodia, and Traks Dance in Australia.