The Palace

Follow top dancers from Parris Goebel’s Auckland-based dance studio, The Palace, as they take on their dreams and prepare for the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in San Diego.

Auckland-based dance studio The Palace, home of world renowned dancer and choreographer Parris Goebel, puts New Zealand hip-hop dancing on the world stage as they compete amongst the best at the World Hip-Hop Championships in San Diego.

Want to know what it takes to dance on the world stage? In this series the team at Rogue Productions follow members of The Palace dance crews, studio manager Brett “Big Poppa” Goebel and Parris herself, as they set their sights on a gold medal at the World Champs. We go behind-the-scenes through nine months of auditions, rehearsals and competitions and experience what it takes to be among the finest hip-hop dancers in the world. Through tears and triumphs the dancers work tirelessly to perfect their skills in time to perform their five minute routines to the world in San Diego, August 2015.

NZ On Air supports exploring new ways to connect audiences with local content. This series first screened online through November 2015 on the Māori Television On Demand website, allowing the series to be brought to the younger focused audience as soon as possible. The series was then broadcast on Māori Television as part of their 2016 season. 


The Palace is funded as a Documentary and Māori Programme.

Rogue Productions for Māori Television

7 x 30 minutes

NZ On Air Funding: $299,188

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