Contemporary

Contemporary is offered from 9 years of age through to an Advanced level.  We study the bbodance Contemporary 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. 

 

The bbodance syllabus also has a creative learning strand which allows the students to work on their choreographic skills and learn about the history of dance.  Once the exams have been sat each year the students will experience open classes and begin learning their dances for the showcase.

Prices range from $52.50 per month, for a 60 minute class once a week. At senior levels the classes may be longer and the prices increase. 

“ Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

- Martha Graham

Contemporary Dance Classes - Important Information

Class Levels


Contemporary dance classes are currently offered at three different levels:

Beginner - from age 8 (approx)
Intermediate
Advanced Advancement from one level to the next will occur if the tutor has seen the relevant improvements and progress required to try the next level. This decision is at the sole discretion of the tutor and Miss Sara. We also offer a range of bbodance Ballet Classes, as well as Musical Theatre and Jazz classes. Our adult dance classes encorporate a range of styles, and are suitable for beginners and upwards.




Uniform Requirements


Black ¾ V waist leggings (purchased from PW Dancewear at The Colombo) and a Sara Anderson School of Dance muscle back singlet which is purchased directly from the school. Hair must be secured back from the face. Contemporary classes are danced barefoot, but students must wear shoes into and out of the studio.




Examinations


We study the bbodance Contemporary 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.




Price


Prices range from $52.50 per month, for a 60 minute class once a week. At senior levels the classes are longer and the prices increase.





"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

Location of Dance Studio

62 Orbell Street, Sydenham, Christchurch

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