2021 Term Dates & Events

* please note there are no classes on public holidays *

Tuesday 9th February - Saturday 17th April


  • Leap Back Into Dance Holiday Classes: Monday 25th - Thursday 28th January

  • Competition Troupe Auditions: Thursday 4th February

  • Bring A Friend To Dance Week: Monday 15th - Saturday 20th February

  • RAD Vocational Ballet Exam Entry Closing Date May Session: 4th March

  • Easter Break Friday 2nd - Tuesday 6th April (no classes running)

  • Watching Week: Monday 12th - Saturday 17th April

Monday 3rd May - Saturday 10th July


  • RAD Vocational Exam May Session: 16th - 21st May

  • Queens Birthday: Monday 7th June (no Monday classes) 

  • RAD Vocational Ballet Exam August Session Entry Closing Date: 13th May

  • RAD Graded Ballet Exam August Session Entry Closing Date: 20th June

  • APDA Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop Exam & Musical Theatre Exam Entry Closing Date: TBC

  • DSOD Performance Awards Entry Forms Closing Date: TBC

  • Watching Week: Monday 5th July - Saturday 10th July 

  • Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap & Hip Hop Exam Holiday Private Lessons: Monday 26th July - Friday 23rd July 

Monday 26th July - Saturday 2nd October


  • RAD Graded Ballet Exam Dates: TBC between 2nd August - 5th September

  • RAD Vocational Ballet Exam Dates August Session: TBC between 8th - 26th August

  • Movie Night: TBC

  • LAST DATE TO ENROL for classes 5yrs+ before the show: Sunday 19th September.

  • APDA Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre & Tap Exam Dates: TBC

  • DSOD Performance Awards Dates: TBC

  • Watching Week: Monday 27th September - Saturday 2nd October

Monday 18th October - Saturday 11th December


  • Monday 25th October Labour Day (no classes)

  • Costume and Prop Working Bee: TBC

  • Show: Bruce Mason Theatre, Takapuna Saturday 13th November 2:00pm CAST A & Saturday 14th November 6:00pm CAST B

  • Show Dress Rehearsals: Friday 13th November CAST A 4:15 - 8:00pm & Saturday 14th November CAST B 9:00am - 12:00pm

  • Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th November Bring A Friend To Dance Week

  • Devonport Christmas Parade & Dance In The Park: Sunday 5th December

  • Watching Week: Monday 6th - Saturday 11th December 

  • Prize Giving: Saturday 5th 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 visit: Classes

  • To view classes by age/school year level visit: 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 on Wednesdays 11:30am - 1:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm 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 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 enrolling them into classes. You can 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


Emily Summerville

Principal, Ballet, Pre-School, Contemporary, Adult Ballet, Silver Swans, PBT and Competition Teacher

15 Wynyard Street
New Zealand

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