Theatre Arts

Drama and Dance are very popular curricular and co-curricular activities at Rangi Ruru and hundreds of girls each year get involved in school productions as cast and crew.


Director of Theatre Arts            Peter Rutherford

Teacher in Charge of Dance     Hannah Clarkson

Dance/Drama Teacher              Kirsty Bell

Drama and Dance Productions

An information sheet with an overview of rehearsal times will be given out at the first meeting of any production and parental consent is required. This is to ensure that parents are aware of the commitment needed.

Information sent home regarding productions and events will include the relevant contact details.

Check the daily notices for full details of auditions, meetings and rehearsals for Stage Challenge, Senior Production, Junior Production, University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, Dance festivals, and Year 11, 12 and 13 Drama class performances.

Junior Drama Club is for Year 7-10 students and generally run one lunchtime a week at lunchtime led by the Head of Drama.

Dance Companies

In addition to productions and shows, Rangi Ruru has four Dance Companies. For further information see Ms Clarkson.

  • Years 7 & 8 Dance Club
    An opportunity is given to students in Years 7 & 8 to be involved in a performance dance group. This is not auditioned and allows girls with less experience in dance the chance to experience performance, composition and choreography.
  • Years 9 & 10 Dance Club
    A group audition (Cattle call) takes place at the beginning of the year. Information will be in the notices. This is a wonderful opportunity for girls to build their dance and choreography skills.
  • Dance Company
    This company is auditioned. The dancers will be involved in Cultural Concert and a Performance Evening. Girls are given the skills to help them further develop as dancers and the majority go on to become members of Elite Dance Company.
  • Elite Dance Company
    The crème of the school dance community is involved in this company. They will perform at Cultural Concert, Performance Evening, and Prize Giving and are part of the development and choreography for festivals. This company also has the opportunity to work with Christchurch’s top contemporary choreographers.


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