The Selwyn Ballet has been a popular feature of Otago University’s annual capping show for 86 years.
It’s also part of the university’s Christmas message:
Universities are all about serious study and preparing students for high-flying careers, but Otago University has acknowledged the fun side of student life in its Christmas video message.
The clip features a day in the life of the all-male Selwyn Ballet, set to music from popular Christmas ballet The Nutcracker.
The famous classical ballet troupe is the second-oldest in the world, having started as part of Otago University’s capping show in 1928.
It has now become a firm tradition among first-year male students at Dunedin’s Selwyn College hostel.
Most of the guys have no prior dance experience, but work with a professional choreographer during the year to learn their routines. . .