Dance is an NCEA Subject at Level 2 and Level 3 where students learn a repertoire of dance, work on choreography and perform in groups.  Many of our NCEA dance students take part in co-curricular dance as well. There is the opportunity for solo work and students can work towards Scholarship Dance.

Dance is also a popular Co-Curricular activity at NGHS and is gaining in strength every year.  At the beginning of each year students attend dance club sessions and auditions and from this a Showquest cast is formed and multiple Dance teams for the DanceNZMade regional competition.  All dance styles are welcomed and styles such as contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, jazz, cultural dance and musical theatre are very popular.  Students can also form their own duos and trios and work towards our annual dance evening and DanceNZMade.

Contact information: Emma Dolley edolley@nghs.school.nz

DanceNZMade Regional Results for 2022​​​​​​​

Lily Tayler  - 1st Runner Up, Yr 9 Solo

Seyarna Anderson - 1st Runner Up, Yr 10 Solo

Summer Campbell - 1st Place, Yr 10 Solo and National Nominee

Charlee Carian - 1st Place, Yr 11 Solo and National Nominee

Amberley Chang - 2nd Runner Up, Yr 12 Solo

Mercedes Lang - 1st Place, Yr 12 Solo and National Nominee

Summer Campbell and Isla Harrison - 1st Runner Up, Yr 10 Duo

Golden Tickets Winners (a chance to win $1000 towards Dance) Grace Kirker, Seyarna Anderson, Misha Leota Lemalu, Anahera Puketapu, Amberley Chang, Mercedes Lang, Charlee Carian, Isabella Davidson-Payne, Kiana Winchester

1st Place - Senior Division ‘Life is a Cabaret’

1st Place - Open Division ‘Black Swan’

We also received a medal for Choreography for Black Swan, and a 10/10 from the judges - the only school to do so. The choreographers were: Isabella Davidson-Payne, Mercedes Lang, Charlee Carian, Amberley Chang and Xanthe Bright.

Hawkes’ Bay Regional Champions 2022  ‘Black Swan’

Tahi Division ‘Something in the Water’ Outstanding feedback.

Our DanceNZMade teams were busy at DNZM Nationals which was held at the Palmy Fly Arena in September.
The 52 students who all danced together highlighted such mahi ngātahi and manaakitanga and are so proud to all be DNZM National Champions.

Showquest 2022

With a thrilling performance, the ​NGHS team were awarded 2nd at Regionals plus won awards for LED Video backdrop, Lighting and Costume and Enhancement.

NGHS was also recognised at the National Showquest Final. The judging panel was Suzy Cato, Elektra Shock, Fasitua Amosa and David Van Horn and they awarded Napier Girls’ High School the ZM Choice Award.
This is outstanding as we were competing with the 12 other regions around NZ.