RUN Dance Education Resource for Schools

Touch Compass has produced a comprehensive NCEA dance education resource based on international choreographer Marc Brew’s engaging and challenging work RUN.

RUN is ideal for NCEA study with its clear intention, development, resolution and unity. It is also of interest and relevance at tertiary levels.

This integrated unit of learning is targeted to meet the needs of teachers for these revised internal and external dance standards:

  • 1.5 Demonstrate understanding of a dance performance
  • 2.7 Provide an interpretation of a dance performance with supporting evidence
  • 3.7 Analyse a dance performance

Learning and internal assessment resources endorsed by the National Moderator for Dance for:

  • 2.6 Demonstrate understanding of a range of choreographic processes
  • 2.1 Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention
  • 2.2 Choreograph a solo dance to communicate an intention
  • 3.2 Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas

Includes new information for:

  • 3.2 Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas
  • 3.6 Demonstrate understanding of performance practices

The resource includes a DVD with full-length work, exam excerpt and interviews with dancers and the composer and rehearsal director.

Cost: $150 + GST


Phone: (09) 550 6464

“The RUN education resource comes with four really useful assessment resources for Level 2-3 standards. These internal assessment resources are great. They are thorough without being too lengthy and all clearly meet the requirements of the national standards. RUN internal assessment resources are really user-friendly and interesting and it's useful for teachers to have another resource for 2.6. National Moderator Melanie Klaassen


Encompass Education Programme

Encompass is a Touch Compass brand that includes classes, workshops and training opportunities for tutors, youth, community and schools. 

ENCOMPASS aims to:
  • Provide inclusive dance programmes that are open to anyone who wants to dance
  • Enable dancers to discover their own creativity, expression, and self-confidence
  • Build the skills of practitioners necessary for sustainable employment
  • Offer professional development for teachers of inclusive and mainstream dance
  • Raise society's awareness and understanding of inclusive dance
  • Present stage performances that are enjoyable, challenging and memorable


“The whole dance and workshop was simply amazing and inspiring, I would love to do another.”

“After this workshop I will think differently about what dance is.”

“One thing I will remember is to be different, try new things.”

Individual tutor training can be arranged and tailored to suit your needs. Whether you’re a private dance teacher, school dance teacher, or just want to learn about Contact Improvisation or inclusive dance teaching techniques we can shape sessions to meet your needs. Contact us to discuss.





Community classes


Develop new skills in dance that will encourage coordination, confidence and connection with others. Open to ages 13-24.

Term 1: Tuesdays, 4.30-6pm 

February 13,23 March 1,8,15,22, April 5

Venue: Grey Lynn Community Centre Hall, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn

Cost: $120 (Carer support available)

Contact us for more information.


An established class run by skilled Touch Compass tutors, this is a two-hour workshop that utilises contemporary and improvisation techniques. It is open to new applicants 13+. Volunteer support dancer roles available. 

Term 1: Saturdays, 1.30-3.30pm  *** NEW START TIME

February 13,20,27 March 5,12,19 April 2,9

Venue: Grey Lynn Community Centre Hall, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn

Cost: $150 (Carer support available)

Contact us for more information.


Sadly due to poor attendance we can no longer hold the Zumba class.

If you would like the class to continue and you could bring along at least 10 participants we would certainly restart the class. Please do email us if you are interested.


Contact us for more information.


WID is run by Sumara Fraser under the Touch Compass Dance Trust umbrella.

Develop skills in contemporary dance, contact improvisation and choreography that you can apply to your own performance and movement practice. A fun class open to all skill levels. 

Term 1: Saturdays, 11.00am - 1.00pm

February 27 March 5,12,19 April 2,9

Venue: Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre

For more information, see their Facebook page, or contact Sumara at or on 021 050 1565.

Training classes