The Northern Dance Network (NDN) supports and advocates for dance in Auckland.
NDN first met in 1992 and since then has been responsible for introducing and running many dance events and projects. Most notably it was responsible for the establishment of the Auckland Dance Festival that is now Tempo.
NDN believes in the importance of dance for everyone. As an organisation it exists to support dance in the Auckland region, promoting all kinds of dance for all kinds of people.
Projects include Chance to Dance, a day of free classes; YouDance, a youth dance festival; and ASPiRE, a dance show by, and for, seniors 60+.
NDN is a not for profit incorporated society and is registered as a charity. It is run by a group of volunteers from different sectors of the dance community who are passionate about creating pathways and opportunities for dancers.
Chair: Susan Jordan
Treasurer: Maria Gray
Minute Secretary: Livia-Kate Pearce
With: Ryan Benjamin
NDN is affiliated with DANZ whose mission and purpose is to provide service and leadership in support of dance in New Zealand as a kaitiaki – caretaker, advocate, facilitator and guide. Respecting the diversity of dance and encouraging opportunities for information sharing and dialogue through a wide variety of means, is at the core of DANZ service.