2022 Term Dates & Events

* please note there are no classes on public holidays *

Tuesday 8th February - Thursday 14th April


  • Leap Back Into Dance Holiday Classes: Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th January

  • Uniform Days: Saturday 29th January & Saturday 5th February

  • Competition Troupe Auditions: Wednesday 26th February

  • APDA 2021 Mock Exams: 23rd, 24th February & 5th, 6th March 

  • RAD Vocational Ballet Exam Entries Due May Session: 24th February

  • DSOD 2021 Performance Awards: Friday 11th - Sunday 13th March

  • APDA 2021 Exams: Monday 14th - Friday 18th March

Monday 2nd May - Saturday 9th July


  • RAD Vocational Exam May Session: 15th - 23rd May

  • RAD Graded Exam Entries Due: Sunday 22nd May

  • RAD Vocational August Session Exam Entries Due: Sunday 29th May

  • Queens Birthday: Monday 6th June (no Monday classes but Friday & Saturday classes are still on!) 

  • Matariki: Friday 24th June (no Friday classes Saturday classes are still on!) 

  • Dress-Up Week for Charity: Monday 27th June - Saturday 2nd July.

  • APDA 2022 Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop Exam & Musical Theatre Exam Entry Closing Date: 10th April

  • DSOD 2022 Performance Awards Entry Forms Closing Date: 10th April 

  • Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre & Hip Hop Exam Holiday Private Lessons: Monday 18th July - Saturday 23rd July 

Monday 25th July - Saturday 1st October


  • RAD Graded Ballet Mock Exam & Class Awards Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st July & Saturday 6th & 7th August

  • RAD Graded Ballet Approximate Exam Dates: Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th August

  • RAD Vocational Ballet Exam Dates August Session: 12th - 28th August

  • APDA 2022 Mock Exam Dates: 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th August 

  • APDA 2022 Exam Dates: Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September

  • LAST DATE TO ENROL for classes 5yrs+ to be in our show: Sunday 4th September.

  • DSOD 2022 Performance Awards: 23rd - 25th September.

Monday 17th October - Saturday 10th December


  • Monday 24th October Labour Day (no classes)

  • Movie Night: Saturday 29th October 4:00 - 5:30pm

  • Costume & Prop Working Bee: Sunday 30th October 1pm 

  • DSOD Show Dress Rehearsals: Friday 11th (CAST A) & Saturday 12th November (CAST B)

  • DSOD Show: Saturday 12th November (CAST A & B)

  • Open Week: Monday 21st - Saturday 26th November

  • Devonport Lions Christmas Parade & Dance in The Park: Sunday 4th December

  • Christmas Dress-Up Week: Monday 5th - Saturday 10th December 

  • Prize Giving: Saturday 10th December



What classes do you offer?

We offer ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, lyrical, hip hop, acro, musical theatre, progressing ballet technique, dance fitness, competition and private lesson classes. 

  • For more information about our classes click here: Classes

  • To view classes by age/school year level click here: Timetable and scroll to the bottom of the page.

What are your studio and uniform shop opening hours?

Our studio is only open when classes are running and the uniform shop is open on Saturdays 9:30am - 11:30am throughout the school term.

What uniform do I need and how can I purchase it?

Uniform is compulsory for all classes and requirements can be found by clicking here: uniform

Uniform can be purchased from our physical uniform shop during the shop opening hours or our online shop

How do I enrol?

Enrolment can be completed by firstly registering through our Class Manager Portal, adding students and then selecting classes to enrol in. You can also add them to the waiting list if a class is full.

Enrol Here

How do I book a free trial class?

You can register for a free trial class here.

Please get in touch if you are unable to select your preferred class due to age restrictions.

Classes that have reached capacity will not appear for selection. Alternatively, you can add your child to the waiting list for full classes by enroling them. 

What are your prices?

To view our term fees, please contact us directly. 



DSOD has become like a second home to my daughters who have both been dancing here for more than eight years as have many of their friends. They love the energy, discipline and friendship it brings to their week. Thank you DSOD.

Stephanie Willis
DSOD Parent

Very Talented teachers, well organised studio and very supportive of the students. Thank you DSOD.

Justine Verrall
DSOD Parent

DSOD has a lovely feel as you walk in and my daughter says that she will never stop dancing!

Helene Piper
DSOD Parent


My daughter loves her ballet lessons at Devonport School of Dance. Emily is an excellent teacher and the girls adore her. The school is very professionally run and well equipped. The end of year show is absolutely fantastic too!

Janet Angelo
DSOD Parent

I like dance class because I like dancing and having fun with my friends. Miss Emily is nice.

Clark West
Mini Groovers Student

Silver Swan classes at Devonport School of dance are very enjoyable. Emily is such a patient teacher and she makes everyone feel very comfortable regardless of their ability. Lessons are well paced and perfect for beginner. Thank you Emily!

Janet Angelo
Silver Swan


Meet the DSOD Teaching Team

Miss Emily

Emily Summerville