Studio of Classical Ballet
Contact: Louise Hawke
03 543 2559 – [email protected]
All classes taught by international ballerina Louise Hawke ARAD Rts, BBO Rts. Distinction gained by all students every year since 2013 in BBO and RAD exams. Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary. Annual performances attract professional guests from the Royal NZ Ballet and are reviewed as “An innovative, magical ballet experience for all ages to enjoy’ Central, purpose renovated and professionally equipped studios.
Irish Music, instrument classes in traditional Irish music
Contact: Brendyn Montgomery
03 545 6157 – [email protected]
During the three-day festival instrumental classes are given on each of the three mornings. All classes are taught in the traditional style, by ear, and students are expected to be familiar with playing traditional Irish music and comfortable learning by ear. The classes are not suitable for beginners. Most classes will be taught at an intermediate to advanced level.
Highland Pipe Band
Contact: Helen Gilchrist
021 277 3752 – [email protected]
CPB are a progressive pipe band. With quality tutors, a caring, fun environment, we cater for all levels of banding. Celtic has two competitive bands with over 50 playing members (ages 8-80). CPB produces an annual show, run a successful Ceilidh each year, plus perform for local events and parades.
Contact: Alister Emerson
DuckBunny NZ is a group of theatre artists focused on performing satirical works which make explicit the ridiculous that is hidden in plain sight. We bring to the stage exciting, insightful texts written by established playwrights we admire, and also foster new talent and support emerging artists we believe in to collaborate, improvise, write, devise, perform and produce original work.
Empire Dance Company
Contact: Okiwi Hawkins
Empire Dance Company is the Leading Commercial and Performance Based Studio in Nelson. Offering Tuition in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary,Lyrical, Tap, Musical theatre, Hip Hop, Stretch and Conditioning, Singing, Acting and Acrobatics. We know that no two students are alike our curriculum is personalized so each student gains the most out of their learning experience.
Fargher Academy of Dance
Contact: Trudy Fargher
Fargher Academy produces dancers of a high calibre in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Tap with exams mid-year and end of year performances that are audience-captivating. Large numbers regularly attend scholarship events held by NZAMD.
Musical Theatre Company for youth
Back Stage and Technical training, scholarships and more
Contact: Odie Stratmore-Ching or Sarah Pumphrey
027 416 9586 – [email protected] – www.liveartsnelson.com
LiveArts fosters leadership through performance and visual art. We are committed to the delivery of the holistic development of youth in our region through the facilitation of art as an agent of positive social change. LiveArts Nelson is a non – profit organisation supported by the Nelson Youth Theatre Charitable Trust
Performance Art Coaching and Live Events
Contact: Saramea Waterman
021 0584 726 – [email protected]
Performance and speech coaching service for all ages – personal, local and affordable, ran by Saramea Waterman. Exams and activities in drama & theatre, speech & communication and public performances. Theatrical events and entertainment in various arenas incl, stage plays, street theatre, community events & site specific happenings.
Contact: Gillian Francis
03-547 6743 – [email protected]
Director Gillian Francis has consistently achieved a very high standard from her very creative and talented students (ranging from the ages of 3 to their mid-20s) over many years and her annual presentation includes beautiful choreography, costuming, backdrops, lighting and sound.
Contact: David Todd
03 547 5489 – [email protected]
Nelson City Brass Inc has been serving the Nelson community since 1857. We are a Brass Band in the British tradition and cater for all levels of experience. Our Musical groups include a Beginners band, the Intermediate ensemble, The Main Nelson City Brass band and the Social Band.
Contact: Stu Dalton
[email protected] – www.nelsonfringe.co.nz
The Nelson Fringe Festival is a ten-day celebration of everything fringe, 27 April-6 May! With professional development workshops during the day, and multiple theatre performances each night, there’s something for everyone – performers and audience members alike. The Refinery ArtSpace and Ghostlight Theatre will be where the magic happens!
Musical Theatre Company and venue
Contact: Ross Benbow
03 548 8556 – [email protected]
Established as Nelson Amateur Operatic Society in 1958, Nelson Musical Theatre has a history of bringing top class musical theatre to Nelson. The theatre including stage is available for hire. There is also an extensive hire wardrobe and staging and props for hire.
Theatre and Musical Theatre for youth
Contact: Richard Carruthers
03-548 8414 – [email protected]
The Nelson Youth Theatre Company was set up to provide opportunities for the Youth of Nelson to challenge themselves and expand their abilities through theatrical productions, whether as actors, singers, dancers, stage crew or technicians, and its slogan is “Inspiring the Future through Creativity”.
Contact: Joanne Kilsby
Nelson Repertory offers a variety of opportunities for people throughout the Nelson region to either take part in our productions, learn new skills or to be entertained with our varied mix of original, well known and lesser know productions. We are always looking for keen new members so please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Contact: Jessica d’Ath
Nelson Theatrix exists to provide Nelsonians of all ages, the opportunity to participate in professional quality, fully live, Musical Theatre productions and concerts. Nelson Theatrix seeks to achieve the highest professional quality in a supportive working environment and expect excellence from the artists, staff and volunteers with whom we work.
Contact: Tami Mansfield
021 260 6189 – [email protected]
Off Broadway is a performing arts school for youth. Young people train in acting, dance and singing; some sit Trinity exams. My personal aim is to treat young people with respect and give them a voice throughout the process. It’s also our mission to enhance literacy and train them as if they are seeking a career in performing arts.
Contact: Peta Spooner
03-548 9890 – petaspooner.co.nz
The Peta Spooner Academy of Dance in Nelson is a secure and stimulating environment to develop and perfect your dance skills. Classical ballet, Contemporary, Modern Jazz, pre-school.
Contact: Glenn Common
03-545 6574 – [email protected]
New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Founded in 1989 by music teachers Glenn Common and Pete Rainey, Smokefree Rockquest has now bcome a New Zealand institution reaching audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year.
Professional music and performing arts education
Contact: Gabby Winter
03-539 4498 – [email protected]
Offering classes and individual tuition to people of all ages and abilities in classes or private lessons. From casual classes that don’t require a lot of committments, to exams through examination bodies such as Trinity Guildhall of London and The New Zealand Association of Modern Dance
Contact: Alex Bradley
[email protected] – www.vast.org.nz
The objectives of Vast Dance Festival are to provide opportunities for high school students to perform in a professional environment and celebrate the wide range of styles taught in our region. It also provides a platform for student choreographers to share their work and gives students practical experience with lighting, front of house, design and stage management responsibilities.