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Contemporary is offered from 9 years of age through to an Advanced level.  We follow the NZAMD Contemporary syllabus as well as open contemporary classes.


All contemporary students will perform in the annual performance showcasing all of our amazing dancers.

Our senior contemporary students also have the opportunity for further study with visiting tutors as well as regular workshops developing their improvisation and partnering technique.

Prices range from $52.50 per month, for a 60 minute class once a week. 

“ Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

- Martha Graham
  • Class Levels
    We have a range of classes available specialising in age and level appropriate placement. Working with up-to-date child pedagogy you can be assured that we have your dancer's wellness and safety at the forefront of everything that we do. Private lessons available on request. Stretch and Strengthening and Pointe strengthening work is also available. We also offer our Dance Explorers preschool programme for 3-4 year olds.
  • Class Timetable
    View the most up-to-date timetable here.
  • Uniform Requirements
    All ballet uniforms for Intro to Ballet, Pre-Primary an Primary can be purchased from PW Dancewear at The Colombo. They have all our information on file and will let you know the requirements.. Uniform for all Grade and vocational classes will be sized at the studio office and an order placed on your behalf. 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 keep in line with safe dance practice.
  • Examinations
    All dancers from 5 years of age are offered the opportunity partake in our Internationally recognised inspirational assessments. These are held annually by our governing body and are a fantastic way to boost confidence and inspire our dancers to reach for the stars. Expertly guided by our knowledgeable mentors our dancers strive for success and are encouraged to perform to their fullest potential.
  • Price
    We offer inclusive pricing for all of our dancers. This means that all admin, insurance and production fees are paid for. Examination fees are additional. Please contact the office for price enquiries.

"My daughter is definitely NOT a girly-girl and I don't consider myself to be a "dance mum" so I was a bit nervous when she decided she wanted to learn musical theatre and contemporary dance at the Sara Anderson School of Dance. 

To my surprise and delight, she has continued learning to dance here for over two years and she is improving in grace, strength and physicality, but more important than that she just loves going to classes.


And I feel welcome too! Definitely no pretentions here at this dance school. I highly recommend it. 

Steph Haskell

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