Community performances


The Waikato Dance Performance Trust promotes all forms of performing arts, and particularly dance, in the Waikato region. It endeavours to support, educate and encourage young people with the opportunity to be involved in a near professional performance, thereby growing their skills, overall experience and confidence within performing arts (dance).

The Trust provides venues and opportunities for dance classes, rehearsals and workshops oering voluntary tuition in performance. It also provides sponsorships and educational opportunities for performers to travel and gain further experience. The Trust proudly supports dancers in performance groups each year. Some of the many community performances they have been involved in include Special Children’s Christmas at Mystery Creek, Bellyful Charity Dinner, Hamilton City Santa Parade, Retirement Village performances, Balloons Over Waikato. Special concerts are performed at Clarence St Theatre and the Meteor Theatre to showcase the works by these groups each year, covering the many styles learned. The Trust also supports the Drury Lane Dance and Performance Studio’s annual concert (with over 400 dancers performing) and Medal Test days (with over 300 children). Both these performances provide a wonderful opportunity for full participation and involvement by all students. A wonderful platform and valuable experience for dancers, building not only performance skills and confidence but also time management, team work and many other life skills.

The Trust was honoured to produce the Solid Gold Impact live cabaret and dinner show, following on from the very successful Impact 4 Vegas show in 2015.The Impact shows provide a fabulous opportunity for some of our experienced performers and up and coming younger talent to be involved in a near professional cabaret performance. The show provides additional sought after opportunities for our talented entertainers to perform in front of a wider audience.

There are many people who contribute to the trust, all completely voluntarily. All performances staged are by volunteers including performers, choreographers, costume sewers, stage crews, ushers, hair and makeup artists and more. We would like to acknowledge the continuing outstanding support from all our local volunteers. Without their ongoing time, skills and involvement the above could not have been achieved so successfully.


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