Dance Classes

RAD Ballet

Our aim for Classical Ballet classes is for the students to have fun, while gaining coordination, exercise, and musical appreciation, all in the form of Ballet. We follow the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) syllabus. Dance Central offer classes from Pre Primary to Advanced - 5yrs - 18yrs. We also offer Ballet classes for 3 & 4 year olds for this we use the NZAMD syllabus Pre Grades 1-3. We also have an adults Ballet class available.

Open Ballet Class and Performance Team

We offer an Open Ballet Lesson each week, this involves stretching, strengthening, progressive ballet technique, pointe work, neo-classical work, as well as the usual barre and centre work all to fun modern music. From this, we also offer a performance group which work on group routines to perform in competitions. This class is only offered to students who already take RAD syllabus classes weekly, students must be Grade 6/ intermediate foundation level or above. Please contact Carissa to enrol.

APDA Jazz

We teach the Asia Pacific Dance Association (APDA) syllabus from Intro 1 to Advanced Solo-Seal - 5yrs-18yrs . The American style of Jazz is danced low and fast, and has a ballet base. Our jazz is very strong at the studio, we have managed to score some of the highest marks in New Zealand over the past few years. We encourage all of our students to sit exams if they feel ready. We have an adult jazz class, most of the ladies in this class have danced before, or started a few years ago and have worked their way up. This class is great for a good workout and a good laugh!!

Performance Teams

These classes are heaps of fun!!! Working on flexibility, leaps, turns, floor work, combinations etc. This class stretches our students and gives them a broader insight into JAZZ. We prepare for performances and competitions. This class will only be offered to students already taking an APDA jazz class weekly. All students are auditioned for these teams. We have Junior, Intermediate and Advanced teams.

APDA Contemporary

We teach the Asian Pacific Dance Association APDA Contemporary syllabus. This style of Contemporary is danced through breath with fluidity and is described as the joy of movement. Contemporary dance utilizes both ballet and modern movement. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well as forms a creative dance expression. There are 10 levels we teach in this syllabus, we take enrollments from year 4 school level.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop classes are open work. The focus on these classes is to learn a variety of the latest hip-hop moves and grooves while having LOTS of fun! Our Hip Hop classes are for children 5 years and over.