Current Student Info


Term Dates 2023

Term 1

Friday 10th February to Thursday 6th April 


Term 2

Monday 24th April to Tuesday 27th June 

Studio Holidays:  

ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April

King’s Birthday Monday 5 June


Term 3

Monday 17th July to Sunday 24th September


Term 4

Monday 9th Oct to Sunday 10th December (end of show booked for Sat 9th and/or Sun 10th December)

Studio Holidays:  Labour Monday 23rd October

Please note:

Our 2023 tuition fees are based on an 8-week minimum term.  Some terms may be longer but are not charged extra. Students who miss classes due to public holidays may be offered the chance to attend a different day catch-up class.  Workshops may be added or classes not held during exam or concert weeks.

Dates & News

2023 Dance Planners

At WDA, we have four 'schools' - preschool / junior / grades / senior.  Each school has specially tailored age-appropriate workshops, social events, evaluation/exams and performance opportunities.  For your child's dance planner - please click below.

Preschool: Tiny Dance, Little Dance, Petite Dance (ages 2.5 - 5)

Junior: Junior Ballet, Jazz or Hip Hop (ages 5-7)

Grades: Grades Ballet, Jazz or Contemporary. (Lavender leotard!)  Hip Hop, Lyrical & Acro (ages 7-12)

Senior: Senior Ballet, Jazz or Contemporary (Purple leotard!).  Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acro & Tap (ages 12+)



2023 Royal Acaedmy of Dance Ballet Exams, Class Awards and Solo Performance Award entries are now OPEN.

Please check you emails for your childs teacher recommendation.

The full information sheet with dates, practices & fees is available below.

Please contact office for further information.


2023 NZAMD Exams and Medal Award entries have now CLOSED.

Please see the below groups information sheet for the 2023 NZAMD Jazz & Contemporary Exams.


Teams & Solos

Wellington Dance & Performing Arts Academy offers age-appropriate performance opportunities for all students.  As students progress through the ballet and jazz grades, this can include learning group or solo routines for dance competitions.

Here are the steps for those interested:

  1. Talk with your teacher, Wendy and Suzanne and let them know you are interested.
  2. If we think it is the right time and fit for you, we will recommend you join an extension class.
  3. From these, we cast competition teams and soloists

We have a closed facebook group for WDA families who are involved with extension class, competition groups or solos.  Information about upcoming competitions, entry forms etc will be posted there. 


Let's go to the movies!

We are so excited to be performing on stage at the Victoria Memorial Theatre on Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th December!

  • Tickets must be purchased through iTicket.  No door sales.
  • For Video Purchases (downloadable link available 48 hours after final show) please complete the form here