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

  • Far North school trials arts-integrative learning
    31 October 2017
    Representatives of a small decile 1A rural school in the Far North will meet with global educators in Auckland next month, to share the innovative arts-integrative learning methods they are employing to empower their pupils.
  • Meet our Dance Performance Series cover star!
    20 October 2017
    We talk to postgraduate Dance Studies student Taitanyk Toniu about his dance journey, his future and this year's Dance Studies Performance Series.
  • Spin on health wins Royal Society award
    10 October 2017
    Doctoral student Kate Riegle van West from the University of Auckland has won a prestigious award for a video that showcases her research into the health benefits of poi.


  • 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