Ballet

Pre Primary Ballet

This level is appropriate for students who are 5 at the start of the year. Cost is $85 a term. The students come once per week.
This class follows the RAD Pre-Primary in Dance to develop the students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles. This foundation prepares students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.
Students can sit a class award exam in September & teachers will guild parents with this. It is a nice introduction to examinations as their teacher goes in with them.
We also learn the NZAMD Pre Grade Jazz Rosette level 1 which the children enjoy.

Primary Ballet

Primary Ballet - This level is appropriate for students who are 6 at the start of the year. Cost is $85 a term. The students come once per week.
This class builds on from Pre Primary & follows the RAD Primary in Dance to further develop the students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression, and musicality using a range of sounds and musical styles.
This foundation prepares students for a successful transition to ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.
Students can sit either an exam or a class award exam in September & teachers will guild parents as to what suits their child best when it comes time to put entries in for exams. [Class Award assessments are based on the examination syllabus but are not marked, this is an option for students who may start late or don't feel they are up to examination standard, but deserve to be recognised for the work they have done all year.]
If you choose to enter for the exam you will be required to attend a 2nd class for approximately 6 weeks prior to the exam. [Due to studio commitments this class is normally 10.30-11.30am Sunday]. We also run a holiday programme in the 2nd week of the July holiday. [Tuesday- Friday] which is a essential part of their exam preparation.
We also learn the NZAMD Pre Grade Jazz Rosette level 2 which the children enjoy.

Grade 1 Ballet

This level is appropriate for students who are 7 or 8 at the start of the year. Cost is $85 a term. The students come once per week.
The newly revised RAD Graded Syllabus is an exciting challenge for the students. They learn to perform a series of prepared ballet exercises which require the ability to demonstrate secure posture, correct weight placement, co-ordination of the whole body, control, line, spatial awareness and dynamic values. They learn to dance in time to the music and show a responsiveness to the music. Dancing with expression and communication is encouraged.
Students can sit either an exam or a class award exam in September & teachers will guild parents as to what suits their child best when it comes time to put entries in for exams.
If you choose to enter for the exam you will be required to attend a 2nd class for approximately 6 weeks prior to the exam. [Due to studio commitments this class is normally 11.30-12.30am Sunday]. We also run a holiday programme in the 2nd week of the July holidays. [Tuesday- Friday] which is an essential part of their exam preparation.

Grade 2 Ballet

This level is appropriate for students who are 8 and older at the start of the year. The students come twice per week. Cost is $135 a term.
The newly revised RAD Graded Syllabus is an exciting challenge for the students and builds on the previous levels.
They learn to perform a series of prepared ballet exercises which require the ability to demonstrate secure posture, correct weight placement, co-ordination of the whole body, control, line, spatial awareness and dynamic values. They learn to dance in time to the music and show a responsiveness to the music. Dancing with expression and communication is encouraged.
Students can sit either an exam or a class award exam in September & teachers will guild parents as to what suits their child best when it comes time to put entries in for exams. If you choose to enter for the exam you will be required to attend our holiday programme in the 2nd week of the July holidays. [Tuesday- Friday] which is an essential part of their exam preparation.
After the September exam we also work on the NZAMD Pre Grade Jazz Rosette level 3, which is a great build up for Grade 1 Jazz for the next year.

Grades 3 - 5 Ballet

These levels are appropriate for students who are 9 and older at the start of the year. The students come twice per week. Cost is $140 a term.
The newly revised RAD Graded Syllabus is an exciting challenge for the students and builds on the previous levels.
They learn to perform a series of prepared ballet exercises which require the ability to demonstrate secure posture, correct weight placement, co-ordination of the whole body, control, line, spatial awareness and dynamic values. They learn to dance in time to the music and show a responsiveness to the music. Dancing with expression and communication is encouraged. The studies cover a wide range of dance styles.
Students can sit either an exam or a class award exam in September & teachers will guild parents as to what suits their child best when it comes time to put entries in for exams.
If you choose to enter for the exam you will be required to attend our holiday programme in the 2nd week of the July holidays. [Tuesday- Friday] which is an essential part of their exam preparation.

Grades 6 - 8 Ballet

The higher grades consolidate on the previously learnt techniques. The RAD syllabus at these level also includes free movement & National character exercises.
The students often attend these classes as an extra to the vocational classes. These classes are once per week.
If you choose to enter for the exam you will be required to attend our holiday programme in the 2nd week of the July holidays. [Tuesday- Friday] which is an essential part of their exam preparation.

Vocational Ballet Levels

Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 & Advanced 2.
The Vocational Graded Syllabus provides an in-depth study of ballet, develops technique, music and performance skills and introduces pointe work for female candidates. This work is technically demanding & can prepare students for a career in dance and is appropriate for students from the age of eleven years.
If you choose to enter for the exam you will be required to attend our holiday programme in the 2nd week of the July holidays. [Monday - Friday] which is an essential part of their exam preparation.

Open Classical

These classes will cover technique, performance presentation & introduce steps outside the exam syllabi. Recommended for all students from Intermediate & up.