Dance Studies Programme

The Dance Studies programme at the University of Auckland is highly regarded in New Zealand and internationally as a centre of research and practice. You will work with leading professionals to advance your choreographic and performance techniques, broaden your understanding of dance history and the place of dance in contemporary culture, and gain the skills to pursue a sustainable career in a diverse range of dance-related fields.

The programme is unique in its approach to the impact of dance on communities. To ‘move your thinking’ is to value your own body, mind and culture and examine what is relevant in diverse artistic and community contexts. It’s about activating spaces, mobilising your thinking and inspiring others. Follow @moveyourthinking on Instagram and join the conversation.


Dance Studies news

  • Summer research: Dance in Eastern Polynesia
    27 January 2015
    Dance Studies postgraduate student Alex Henry is exploring his dance heritage in Rarotonga as the recipient of a summer research scholarship.
  • Fusion of Pacific and street dance a winner
    24 October 2014
    An award-winning choreographer and dancer, whose work is a fusion of Pacific and street dance, is creating new work to perform at next year’s Auckland Fringe Festival, helped by a Summer Scholarship from the University of Auckland.


  • About Dance Studies

    A brief history of Dance Studies at the University, and information on networks, facilities and resources.

  • Study options

    Information on our degree programmes and how to apply to study Dance at the University of Auckland.

  • Dance Studies academic staff

    View profiles and contact details of the teaching staff in the Dance Studies Programme.

  • Research

    Some examples of research being undertaken by staff and students in the Dance Studies Programme.

For further information contact:
The University of Auckland Student Information Centre
Phone: 0800 61 62 63

Dance Studies Programme

Building 421
Level 5, 26 Symonds St, Auckland