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DancePlug provides online dance classes with the signature of clean backdrops high definition voice overs split screens slow and fast learning options and career advice.

Telling Tales Books

The Telling Tales two book series  by Susan Battye series focuses on traditional fables, myths and legends from around the world. This progressive drama series is packed with practical ideas which will develop drama literacy, provoke discussions related to human values, and promote competency in students and teachers alike. The strategies and themes offered make the integration of drama into other Arts, English, and Social Sciences curricula highly manageable. Telling Tales Book B contains these units: The Ungrateful Tiger: Role-based Drama Ganesha and Kubera: Mime, Movement and Sound Maui and the Origin of Fire: Story Drama and Reader’s Theatre Persephone: Reader’s Theatre Houyi the Archer: Production

The Kahurangi NZ Maori Dance Theatre

The Kahurangi NZ Maori Dance Theatre founded in 1983 by the late Tama Huata to present Maori performing arts in a dynamic and contemporary manner.  Our touring teams travel annually to NZ schools performing and delivering workshops to thousands of students per year.  Kahurangi have also had an annual presence in North America for over two decades introducing the world to the culture and stories of the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands

World Dance

This Auckland based group offer folkloric dance for adults and children as well as a Dance-in-schools team. New Wave Folkdancing resources are available for school early childhood and adult learners. Teacher training for work with adults and children is also offered.


Essential Resources

Essential Resources is an innovative educational publisher of photocopiable teaching materials for New Zealand and Australia schools.

Learn Out Loud

Although this is a commercial site for audio and video educational content if you take the Free Stuff link you can access considerable free content listed in categories such as Education and Professional Literature and Art and Entertainment.

Pasifika Education Centre

This New Zealand site supports Pasifika peoples with information relating to free adult language classes resources workshops and news. There is a library in Manukau and online books can be purchased with many supporting arts learning.

Pōwhiri in Action: He Kete o Te Reo Pōwhiri

This photocopiable resource provides comprehensive information and supporting student activities about pōwhiri. Topics covered include tangata whenua karanga whaikōrero waiata koha hongi hākari manuhiri te whakaeke and much more.

REACH Education Consultancy

REACH Education Consultancy is an agency created specifically to support New Zealand schools in working successfully with gifted learners.

RealTime Arts

The RealTime website offers a comprehensive view of Australian contemporary arts with an international perspective combining the current print edition of RealTime online exclusives and updates; the RealTime archive; new works on show in our studio; featured events (forums festivals) and arts issues; and a portal that will guide you to the best sites in innovative contemporary arts practices.

Resource Room

The Resource Room sells online catalogues and books for the arts. It is regularly updated and materials are available online for perusal and purchase.

Westpac St James Theatre

This Wellington theatre showcases quality performances and supports arts education by developing classroom resources and programmes for schools.

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