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 organization it exists
to support dance in the Auckland region, promoting all kinds of dance for all kinds of
Past and present projects include dance at the Rose Festival in Parnell, the
development of a dance magazine, Chance to Dance classes, dance sessions for
seniors and the provision of a youth dance festival.
NDN is a not for profit incorporated society and is registered as a charity. It is run
entirely by a group of volunteers from different sectors of the dance community who
are passionate about creating pathways and opportunities for dancers.
Chair: Patrice O’Brien
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.