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Love to Dance


Could your dance group use a $5,000 cash injection?

Whether it’s pre-schoolers or seniors, Scottish dancing or salsa, kapa haka or Kathak, breakdance or ballet – if you’re encouraging people of all ages and abilities to keep moving through dance, we have three Love to Dance grants up for grabs.

Receive one of three $5,000 grants to spend on equipment, transport, costumes or anything you need to support your community’s love of dance.

Apply here and win!

To nominate your community dance organisation or group simply submit a video, no longer than 90 seconds, telling us why you need our support.*  

Applications close 31 August 2022.

Your application must include:

  • A video, no longer than 90 seconds in MP4 or MOV format. If shortlisted, this video will be used to represent you for public voting!
  • In the video, make sure to tell us who you are and why you need our support.
  • Completion of the below application form to support your video application.

All applications will go through a shortlisting process, and a public vote will help select the three winners.

*Terms and conditions apply - click for details.

Love to Dance


Ryman residents love to dance too

Dance is about so much more than learning a routine. It’s about connection, creativity, physical movement and fun. These aspects all play a part in the activities we have on offer at Ryman villages.

Our long-standing partnership with The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) reflects our residents’ love of the arts, performance and dance.

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Was it really all just a dream?

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s (RNZB) performance of the Ryman Healthcare Season of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Opera House in Wellington was an unexpected treat for our local residents.

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A fairy tale day with the ballet

Ballet has been a lifelong passion for Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village resident Audrey Burton. Audrey’s love for dancing has not dimmed and at 85 years old she still dances whenever she can.

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Ballet stars join in Triple A fun at William Sanders

Joining the Triple A session at William Sanders Retirement Village were Royal New Zealand Ballet stars Shaun Kelly and Mayu Tanigaito, who enthusiastically took part in the circuit session.

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