International Dance Day
Celebrating the diversity of dance. This is a great family day full of dance. Dance workshops for children and adults and free performances.
Tri-Annual Da Ci Conference
The daCi Conference is setup to increase and develop opportunities for young people to experience dance as creators, performers, and spectators throughout the world. It ensures the dance interests of young people are recognized and developed and develops an awareness of cultural diversity.
It encourages and makes available research into all aspects of dance for, with, and related to young people. Advocate the inclusion of dance in both general education and community programs, an facilitates exchange and collaboration among members regarding dance for young people.
- The 2009 daCi Conference was held in Jamaica and was a huge success.
- The 2012 daCi Conference will be held in Taiwan. See your teacher for details.
From time to time we are fortunate to have visiting shoes with New Zealand and overseas choreographers. These will be advised in our newsletter and your teacher.
Each year students are given the opportunity to perform for the public in a stage production. The show usually consists of three evening performances and one matinee, held at a suitable venue. The huge success of these amateur productions is a tribute to the teachers, children and adult helpers who contribute so much of their time and effort.
The following commitments from students and parents are required for those participating in our annual production:
- Extra rehearsals – weekdays and weekends (may include school holidays, depending on the date of the show).
- Show fees – helps cover costs of costumes, lighting, equipment hire and administration only.
- Parental assistance – Supervising dancers, sewing, administration, advertising etc.
These performances are costumed. NB: Costumes remain the property of The Wakatu Dance Theatre. See more in the updated Show category.
Community Functions and Private Functions
We love the opportunity to participate in community and private events. Your teacher will advise you as these arise during the year.