Current Student Info

Dates & News


Term Dates 2021

Term 1

Monday 15th February to Sunday 18th April

Studio Holidays:  Easter Weekend (Good Friday 2nd April - Easter Tuesday (school holiday) 6th April)

Term 2

Monday 3rd May to Monday 5th July

Studio Holidays:  Queen’s Birthday Monday 7th June.

Term 3

Monday 26th July to Sunday 3rd October

Term 4

Monday 18th Oct to Monday 13th December (depending on year-end events).

Please note:

Our 2021 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.



Ballet Grade 1+ students will have the opportunity to enter for an exam or class award during the October/November exam session (dates TBC).

Please check your emails for your child's exam or class award recommendation(s). Please email with any questions.



Jazz, Junior Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap and Musical theatre exam and medal test entries have NOW CLOSED.

Please check your child's exam group, time and practice times below. These have now been rescheduled to start Sunday 26th September.

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 groups and offer private lessons for solos.

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. You can also visit the Teams page for information about current teams practices dates, performances, competitions and other helpful information.

Spotlight Shows

Please check your email for information about our 2021 Spotlight Shows.

To request an EXTRA TICKET/S or order a VIDEO for your student/performer's show, please click the link below.