Learn about the genres and classes you can join.
This timetable is the current timetable for 2021. While we endeavour to make no changes throughout the year, this may alter due to student numbers.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE CLASSICAL BALLET
We are proud to offer ballet classes from the Royal Academy of Dance, which was established in the UK in 1920, is one of the largest and most influential dance education organisations in the world.
Royal Academy of Dance teachers adhere to a carefully structured classical ballet syllabus which is both fun and safe for students. Teachers qualify with Registered Teacher Status only after rigorous training. They are then required to continue to update skills and knowledge throughout their careers.
DANCE NZ MADE JAZZ
DanceNZmade celebrates and embraces the strength, diversity and passion of dance in New Zealand. Created by 'Danceman' Dean McKerras, the jazz performance levels are high energy and super fun which our students thoroughly enjoy learning.
The American Jazz Dance Affiliation syllabus offers style and a fantastic technical base to develop students jazz dance skills. The syllabus incorporates the styles of Funk, Lyrical and Musical Theatre, focusing strongly on strength, technique, flexibility and performance.
Contemporary dance aims at teaching students to understand the concepts of contemporary movement such as weight, flow, momentum, and the use of gravity, they continue to enjoy a sense of dance while focusing on freedom of movement and spatial awareness.
NZAMD (New Zealand Association of Modern Dance) was the first New Zealand based dance examination organisation, and is now one of the largest in the country.
PRE SCHOOL CLASSES
Dance With Me: New in 2021, this class is an interactive parent participation class for students who are turning 3 during the year who are too young to begin in Baby Stars. An adult will be required to join in with their tiny dancer during the class.
Baby Stars and Stars: Our pre-school classes for 3-5 year olds are super fun and our students learn the basics of ballet in an enjoyable and creative way to pursue their interest in music and movement. We learn to point our toes, start learning positions of the feet and arms as well as working on timing and musicality. Gross motor skills are developed, such as skipping, hopping, jumping and leaping. We leap over crocodiles, we float our arms like a butterfly, and have a fantastic time in a relaxed environment.
Preparatory Ballet: An extension from our pre-school classes, students will explore ballet technique and work towards a studio presentation and award.
Classes are gymnastics based where students learn skills from forward rolls, cartwheels and leaps right up to handsprings, aerials and flips, while working on strength and flexibility.
With acrobatic moves becoming more common place in the dance world, these classes offer a great extension to all genres.
Classes for year 4 and above working towards competing in NZCAF events for solos or teams, and fitness routines.
We offer tap classes for students from 6 years of age and above with examination levels available.
We offer Hip Hop classes for students 6 years old and above. This class is a non-exam class where students can work on skills and learn hip hop routines.
Our musical theatre classes are available for students 6 years old and above and incorporate singing, acting, drama and dancing.
Learn about the different genres we offer and what
dance styles we teach.