Current Student Info


Term Dates 2024

Term 1

Monday 12th February to Saturday 13th April 

Studio Holidays:  

Good Friday 29 March through and including Easter Tuesday 2 April

Term 2

Monday 29th April through to and including Monday 1st July

Studio Holidays:  

King’s Birthday Monday 3 June (Monday 1st July in lieu)

Matariki – Friday 28 June (Teams & Crews extra rehearsal in lieu)

Term 3

Monday 22nd July to Sunday 21st September, followed by exam and medal award week

Term 4

Monday 14th October to Sunday 8th December (depending on year-end events) 

Studio Holidays: 

Labour Monday 28th October (replaced with extra workshops prior to the term finishing)


Please note:

2024 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 will be offered the chance to attend a catch-up class on another day or an extra workshop.  

Dates & News

2024 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+)

Extra Dance Practice Timetables

Please check the upcoming extra practice timetables (including Dance Days) below.



2024 Entries for the NZAMD Jazz and Contemporary exams & the WDA Medal Awards are NOW OPEN.

Please check your emails for your child's exam or medal award recommendation.

Detailed information sheets about the exam and medal awards are below.

For any questions please contact the office.


2024 examination information will be posted here when we open entries.

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 or 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 audition for a team or crew.
  3. From these, we select soloists.

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


Let's go to the movies!

We performed on stage at the Victoria Memorial Theatre on Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th December!