Classical Ballet is the base training for any dancer. It teaches students to maintain a strong posture, develops co-ordination, balance and flow with a sense for classical music. Students will improve flexibility and develop self confidence while having fun and growing strong. Exams are sat in Theatrical Dance International (TDI) and Character exams are also offered in the Junior Levels in NZAMD.
Check out a selection of our classes below for an idea of each style.
Modern Jazz is exciting and energetic! Students develop their own sense of style while working on strong footwork, flexibility, leaps & turns and the understanding of expressing themselves to popular music. Exams in NZAMD American. Pre-grade to Solo diploma.
Tap classes are all about rhythm and timing. Students will develop their skills in timing and musical interpretation, while making lots of noise! Students will be graded in the NZAMD American Tap or Theatrical Dance International (TDI) syllabus. Pre-grade to Solo diploma.
Contemporary is an expressive dance and is a mix between ballet and jazz. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary concentrates on floorwork using gravity to pull you to the floor. Students are graded in the NZAMD contemporary syllabus.
Hip Hop is designed to offer students the chance to express themselves freely to the latest music. Hip Hop is a fresh new style, great for improving co-ordination, fitness and having lots of fun! Students have the option of sitting the NZAMD Hip Hop Medals.
This is a fun non-exam based class for children aged 3-7 years to learn to leap, tumble, stretch and roll all in a fun & safe environment.
Each lesson begins with a 5 minute vocal warm up with kids moving around the room, young ones incorporate actions into the vocal warm ups to keep it interesting.
Next we will have a 5 minute “vocal workout”, this involves changing the state of your voice as well as connecting exercises.
Each lesson will involve two songs, one pop and one a show tune.Once songs are learnt movement is taught.
In a supportive classroom environment the students will be encouraged to sing individually as well as a group.
Music & Movement
This class is designed for pre-schoolers aged from 2.5 years to 3.5 years. Introduce your child to the love of music & movement. Teaching them co-ordination, understanding of movement and a class environment and showing them a fun energetic time!
This class is a fitness push for anyone looking at increasing their fitness, strength building and flexibility. This class trains hard and fast once a week!
Senior Musical Theatre/Dance Theatre
These classes offer a fun energetic chance to learn the latest routines from hit musicals such as Hairspray, Annie, Chicago and much more! These are non-exam classes.
We offer beginners tap classes for Pre-schoolers from 3 - 5 years old. These classes are a lovely introduction to the wonderful world of tap. Our pre-school classes get the chance to be part of a class environment learning co-ordination, understanding of rhythm and movement as well as having a lot of fun and making a lot of noise with their new learned tap moves!