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 National Results 2023

‘Ngā Kono - Let all the Cultures Unite tonight’ - 1st Place Tahi Trophy

Mercedes Lang 3rd Place in the Year 13 Solo  and was also awarded the highest-scoring Hawkes’ Bay soloist award.  

DanceNZMade Regional Results 2023

Year 9 Solo, 2nd Place - Greer Dooney
Year 10 Solo, 2nd Place - Mansi Giri
Year 11 Solo, 1st Place - Summer Campbell
Year 11 Solo, 2nd Place - Seyarna Anderson
Year 11 Solo, 3rd Place - Hannah Potter
Year 13 Solo, 1st Place - Mercedes Lang
Year 13 Solo, 2nd Place - Amberley Chang
Year 11 - 13 Duos, 1st Place - Summer Campbell and Isla Harrison

Overall Duos across all age groups, 2nd Place - Summer Campbell and Isla Harrison

Junior Team, 2nd Place - 'Body Language' Choreographed by Charlee Carian

Open Team 2nd Place -'Renaissance' Choreographed by Kiana Winchester and Lacey Price-Tipu

Open Team 3rd Place - 'The Handmaid's Tale' Choreographed by Mercedes Lang, Amberley Chang and Caitlin Young

Soloists nominated to represent Hawkes' Bay at nationals and a chance to win a 'She Shines On' dance tour - Mercedes Lang, Amberley Chang, Mansi Giri and Greer Dooney.

Golden Ticket winners and a chance to win money toward their dance training - Greer Dooney, Phoebe Holland, Rose Jones, Mansi Giri, Kiana Winchester, Charlee Carian, Mercedes Lang and Amberley Chang.

Overall top three teams of the night for the entire Hawkes' Bay Region - 'Renaissance' 3rd Place

Showquest 2023
52 students travelled to Palmerston North in June to compete in Showquest. The theme this year was 'Facade' and explored the duality of man using Jekyll and Hyde as the central metaphor.

Showquest Results

‘Facade’ 1st Place Manawatu Regional as well as Best Choreography, Best Live Music and Best Lighting

A video of all the 2023 National finalists can be watched on Youtube here