Concert Info!

Hi all!!

We are already in Week 4 of our term! Reminder, we are running for 8 weeks this term and running our Open Class Week in the 9th week (see the original newsletter for more info).

Please see the Dropbox link below for Mixes this term, and click on the attachment to see this terms Costumes.


Zion Costume for Term 4 Concert

As usual, we would love to have some volunteers and parent helpers. Please email me if you are available to help at our concert either 5pm or 7:30pm show! We would love your help J

Tickets are on sale from Monday 19th November- please note they are available from the Café area Monday – Thursday 4-7pm.

Our staff do the best they can to be available between these times but please note they will be teaching during this block as well so the best time to come is before or at the end of a class so we can ensure someone will be around to sell tickets. NO holds.

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Advanced Auditions for 2019

Zion Advanced Crew Auditions for 2019.

It has been an amazing year for our advanced crews, we are lucky enough to travel New Zealand, with our advanced crews performing well at every competition and being apart of amazing and successful community events! If you want to come and be apart of these opportunities then come and audition!

We will be auditioning for our Junior, Varsity and Adults Advanced Crews.

Timetable is below:

Date: Saturday 15th December.

Junior Auditions (12 and under)
12pm- Registration
12:30pm – Audition/Perform
2:15pm- Finish

Varsity Auditions (13 and older)
1:30pm- Registration
2pm- Auditon/Perform
4:30pm- Finish

Please register your spot for these auditions by emailing zion@northcity.co.nz by 26th November.

If you are unsure what audition you should come to please contact us or chat to your teacher if you are a Zion Student.

*Call backs may be required- we will let you know at the time of audition*

If you are unable to attend this audition please contact us ASAP, so we can discuss special arrangements.


Shakedown 2017

Were back!!

We had such a blast in Nelson for the annual Shakedown Dance Competition! This our biggest Zion trip so far and we took 9 crews away with us. It was such an awesome weekend and all the dancers were outstanding!

The long hours and hardwork that go into putting these trips together are incredible and we thank everyone who has helped make this happen! A huge shout out to all the dancers/teachers who worked many many hours on their craft- it really showed on stage.

This was our last competition of the year and we are honoured to have ended on such a high note. Keep following our website for updates as the year comes to a close! A special congratulations to Swarm Studios who did so well over the weekend- love that we can represent Christchurch together.


Junior Solo- 1st and 2nd place.
Senior Solo- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Senior Small Crew- 3rd place.
Battle Crew- 1st place.
Junior Crew- 3rd place.
Adult Crew- 2nd place.
Mega Crew- 2nd place.



Over the weekend we had crews from all over New Zealand come to our hometown to compete in the NZCAF Finals! We are so priveleged to have this opportunity in our own city! We were lucky enough to have 3 of our crews compete and qualify for the National Champs! We had Shutter, Focus and High Definition compete in the Varsity and Junior Section.

It was such an awesome night to showcase what Zion Advanced crews/teachers had produced for the term. High Definition took out 4th Place in the junior division and performed at such a high level! So proud of our little ones!

Focus took out the Bronze Medal in the senior section and have been working hard on this set for a long time!

For the second year in a row Shutter took out first place AND Most Outstanding Crew Award! What an amazing achievement they have all made!

A big shoutout to Sarah, Setu and Matilda who lead these 3 crews, we are more than excited for the future that these young dancers have.

Stay tuned for how these crews (plus 6 more) do up in Nelson for Shakedown Dance Competition- held this weekend!