2020 Term Dates & Events

* please note there are no classes on public holidays *

Monday 10th February - Thursday 9th April


  • Leap Back Into Dance Holiday Classes: Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23rd January

  • Competition Troupe Auditions: Tuesday 4th February

  • RAD Vocational Ballet Exam Entry Closing Date May Session: 27th February

  • March Madness- Bring a Friend to Dance throughout the whole month of March

  • Watching Week: Friday 3rd  - Thursday 9th April

  • Easter Friday 10th & Saturday 11th April (no classes)

Tuesday 28th April - Saturday 4th April


  • Anzac Day Monday 27th April (no classes)

  • Queens Birthday: Monday 1st June (no Monday classes) 

  • RAD Vocational Ballet Exam August Session Entry Closing Date: 21st June

  • RAD Graded Ballet Exam August Session Entry Closing Date: 21st June

  • NZAMD Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop Exam & Medal Awards Entry Closing Date: 21st June

  • Watching Week: Monday 30th June - Saturday 4th July 

  • Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap & Hip Hop Exam Holiday Classes Monday 13th July - Friday 17th July 

Monday 20th July - Saturday 26th September


  • RAD Graded Ballet Exam Dates: 9th & 10th September

  • RAD Vocational Ballet Exam Dates August Session: 8th & 16th September 

  • Movie Night: CANCELLED due to Alert Level 2 Restrictions.

  • LAST DATE TO ENROL for classes 5yrs+ before the show: Sunday 13th September.

  • NZAMD Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop & Tap Exam/Medal Award Dates: 23rd -25th September

  • Watching Week: CANCELLED due to Alert Level 2 Restrictions.

Monday 12th October - Saturday 5th December


  • Monday 26th October Labour Day (no classes)

  • Costume and Prop Working Bee: Sunday 1st November

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

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

  • Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th November Bring A Friend To Dance Week

  • Devonport Christmas Parade & Dance In The Park: Sunday 6th December

  • Watching Week: Monday 30th November - Saturday 5th December TBC Depending on Alert Level

  • Prize Giving: Saturday 5th December


Meet the DSOD Teaching Team


Emily Summerville

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


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


15 Wynyard Street
New Zealand

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