YouDance is Back for 2021!

YouDance is back on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th June 2021 at Raye Freedman Arts Centre!

With three fantastic nights of fresh and inspiring work, YouDance showcases the tremendous depth of talent from over 20 different secondary schools, youth dance companies and youth groups. 

Diverse casts perform dances derived from a huge variety of sources in a feast of creativity and expression across three different shows.

Be inspired by our amazing young choreographers and dancers!

You can purchase tickets from iTicket here.

This year YouDance is supported by

Photography by Nina G Photography

New dance opportunity - Tūrama 2021


Northern Dance Network with the support of Creative New Zealand is very pleased to introduce a new initiative called Tūrama.

 Tūrama is a 12-day choreographic intensive created to nurture and develop the craft of emerging choreographers in Aotearoa. The purpose of this programme is to help establish more sustainable careers for emerging choreographers by giving them time, opportunity, support (including financial) and mentoring to develop their craft.

Check out Tūrama under Projects for more information. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or ring Ufitia on 021 110 2460.

This year's Tūrama is proudly supported by Creative NZ.

Chance to Dance Postponed to 2021

Update:  due to covid-19, Northern Dance Network unfortunately has to postpone Chance to Dance to 2021.  We intend on hosting this exciting event in Mangere, as planned, with further details to come closer to the time.


Northern Dance Network are thrilled to be hosting another Chance to Dance event, this year held at the Metro Theatre in Mangere on Saturday 3 October.  This will be a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to experience a range of dance styles - and for free!

We are currently finalising tutors and details, so more details will be announced shortly.  In the meantime, check out our sample of amazing dance styles from the Chance to Dance event in 2019:

Pacific Dance, Hip Hop Groove, Contemporary, Bollywood and Latin.

Keep an eye out for more details soon!

Enquiries to: [email protected]

YouDance - Bring on 2021!

YouDance 2019 was another resounding success, featuring performances from over 30 secondary schools and youth companies from around Auckland.  Feedback from both participants and audience members was incredibly positive in how this event provides such a strong platform for students to share and observe work in a professional setting.

As we were unable to proceed with YouDance this year, we are now looking forward to staging YouDance in 2021.  Further details will be provided closer to the time on how schools can register their interest and start preparing their students for a chance to showcase their work in this landmark youth dance festival.

Enquiries about YouDance in the meantime can be sent to:  [email protected].  We look forward to hearing from you!