Preschool: Our preschool classes are all about movement to music while disguising basic technique and co-ordination into fun, energetic exercises. We also use props and imaginative sequences to bring out the best in our young ballerinas which will in turn help develop their cognitive and gross motor skills. There is a new theme for each term which makes learning much more captivating!
Age 5 & up: As your child progresses to school age there will be a little more focus on the ballet fundamentals, however we will maintain a fun class as this is the best environment for your child to learn in. Through the age groups there will be some barre work, but most of the lesson will take place in the centre. We utilize both the RAD and NZAMD syllabus and offer exams in NZAMD.
What to wear? Preschool can wear any ballet outfit (ballet shoes are required). Ages 5 years and upwards: Leotard and skirt must be purchased at the studio. Ballet shoes are a requirement and can also be purchased at the studio.
Jazz stems from those who wanted to break away from the formality of ballet classes. These pioneers took inspiration from many dance genres and today’s jazz incorporates ballet, hip-hop, funk and contemporary just to name a few. It is danced to the latest hits and we offer classes in NZAMD jazz.
What to wear? Leotard and shorts must be purchased at the studio. Jazz shoes are a requirement and can also be purchased at the studio.
Contemporary is a free-flowing, liberating and challenging dance style, but it is still a favourite amongst kids. It will teach them to move their bodies in a way that no other dance form can and is a great way to destress from a long day at school.
What to wear? Leotard and shorts must be purchased through the studio. No shoes are required for this dance style.
Our musical theatre classes incorporate acting, dance and singing to famous musical theatre numbers. This is brilliant class for children who love to be the centre of attention as well as those that need to be brought out of their shell. You don’t have to be the best singer either, just have a love of everything musical.
What to wear? Camisole tank top and shorts must be purchased through the studio. Jazz shoes are a requirement and can also be purchased through the studio.