Ballet Classes

Ballet classes are offered from 5 years, Intro to Ballet, through to Advanced 2 and Adults. 

 

We study the bbodance ballet syllabus and exams are held in September each year.  Exams are not compulsory, but the syllabus offers great technique and style which helps the students when it comes to performing. 

 

Once the exams have been sat each year the students will begin learning the new work as well as their dances for the Showcase performance.

We also offer preschool ballet classes and adult ballet classes as well.

“ When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. 

It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”

- Wayne Dryer

Ballet Classes - Important Information

Class Levels


Grades
(from ages 5 & up*)

  • Intro to Ballet - from age 5*
  • Pre-Primary - from age 6*
  • Primary - from age 7*
  • Grade 1 - from age 8*
  • Grade 2 - from age 9*
  • Grade 3 - from age 10*
  • Grade 4 - from age 11*
  • Grade 5 - from age 12*
Vocational
(from ages 12 & up*)
  • Intermediate Foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced 1
  • Advanced​ 2
*Ages are a guide only. Private lessons available on request. Stretch and Strengthening and Pointe strengthening work is also available. We also have an Adult dance & ballet programme from beginners to intermediate and our preschool programme for 3-4 year olds offers beginning ballet classes.




Uniform Requirements


All ballet uniforms can be purchased from PW Dancewear at The Colombo. They have all our information on file and will let you know the requirements for your grade.
Ballet shoes must be worn for all ballet classes. Students' hair must be off the face and secured in a bun for all classes. This is to eliminate any unwanted distractions and to allow all students to feel like a dancer.




Examinations & Medal Dances


Examinations and medal dances are held yearly by the external examination organisations and although they are not compulsory are highly recommended. In all technical classes the intention is that students will work towards exams, and thus the structure of the class is based on the examination syllabus.




Price


Price starts from $43.13 per month for one 30 minute class per week for our younger dancers.
For the older dancers the prices range upwards depeding on the length of class and number of serssions per week.
Numbers limited to 10 per class.





"As a parent, there is nothing more heart warming than seeing your child's confidence and love of dance grow. Ms Sara has been wonderfully influential in both ways for my daughter”

Dairne Woods

Location of Dance Studio

62 Orbell Street, Sydenham, Christchurch

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