Classes we offer:
Pre School Dance/Fairy Ballet: 30 minute classes that teach children to move with freedom capturing their imaginations. You child will make new friends, learn to listen and be in a class structure without an adult. They will be encouraged to be the best they can be by our friendly teachers. Suitable for under 5 year olds.
Pre Primary/Primary Ballet: 30 to 40 minute classes that follow the Royal Academy of Dance Ballet syllabus. Your child will make new friends, grow confidence, have fun, learn good posture, strength, poise, and musicality. They will be encouraged to be the best they can be by our friendly teachers. Pre Primary Suitable for Year 1s 5-6 years Primary suitable for year 2s 6-7years
Ballet Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Grade 1 – 5: 1 hour classes that follow the Royal Academy of Ballet syllabus. Your child will make new friends, grow confidence, have fun, gain better posture, strength, poise, musicality and learn to love the art of dancing, They will be encouraged to be the best they can be by our friendly teachers. Students need to attend lessons twice a week if they want to take part in examinations. Grade 1 suitable for year 3 and above, Grade 2 year 4 and above , Grade 3 year 5 and above, Grade 4 year 6 and above, Grade 5 year 7 and above
NZAMD Jazz & Contemporary: A fun syllabus that encourages students to perform and love dance. Everybody has the opportunity to sit exams and achieve the next level. Your student will make new friends, grow confidence, have fun, gain better posture, musicality and learn to love the art of dancing, They will be encouraged to be the best they can be by our friendly teachers. Levels suitable from 4 years to teenagers.
Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced Foundations Ballet: Over 1 hour classes that follow the vocational Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. They will have the opportunity to dance on pointe. Your student will make new friends, grow confidence, posture, strength, poise, musicality and learn to love the art of dancing, They will be encouraged to be the best they can be by our friendly teachers. Students need to attend lessons twice a week if they want to take part in examinations. classes are suitable for secondary school students.
Parents are encouraged to not watch the classes as this can be a distraction to the children. Often children can behave differently when parents are in the room and it is also a nice surprise for parents to see what their children have been working on throughout the term at Parents Day. Parents day is held on the last lesson of each term.
Pilates – 9:30am Wednesday & 12:00pm Thursdays
Emma will take you through controlled Pilates movements, exploring the foundations of core stability and function using key Pilates principles. With a focus on specific muscles and their function. We’ll explore controlled Pilates movements, usually between 8-10 repetitions, focusing on specific muscles and their function to create core stability and movement efficiencies. All this to engage the body in a functional way to support everyday life.
Ballet – 7:40pm Monday
A Ballet class that will require at least a beginner level of ballet experience. You will have fun working through the structure of a ballet class. You will engage all those muscles you had forgotten about.
Guide to Levels @Wellington Ballet
Royal Academy of Dance – Ballet
Pre School Dance: 3-5years
Pre Primary : 5 years (Year1)
Primary : 6 years (Year 2)
Grade 1 : 7 years (Year 3)
Grade 2 : 8 years (Year 4)
Grade 3 : 9 years (Years 5)
Grade 4 : 10 years (Year 6)
Grade 5 : 11 Years (Year 7)
Inter Foundation: (12 – 14 years Year 8 &9)
Intermediate 14: and above (Year 10)
American Jazz Levels and ages (age by 31st December)
Pre grade 1 : age up to 5 years (year 1)
Pre grade 2 : age 6 years (year 2)
Pre grade 3 : age 7 years (year 3)
Grade 1 : age 8 years (year 4)
Grade 2 : age 9 years (year 5)
Grade 3 : age 10 years (year 6)
Grade 4 : age 11 years (year 7)
Grade 5 : age 12 years (year 8)
Pre Elementary : age 13 years (year 9)
Elementary : age 14 years (year 10)
Intermediate : 15 years ( year 11)
Advanced 1 : age 16 years (year 12)
Advanced 2 : age 17 years (year 13)
Solo seal -: completed advanced 2.
Contemporary (age by the 31st December)
Introductory – age 9 (year 5)
preparatory – age 10 (year 6)
Level 1 – age 11 (year 7)
Level 2 – age 12 (year 8)
Level 3 – age 13 (year 9)
Level 4 – age 14 (year 10)
Level 5 – age 15 (year 11)
Level 6 – age 16 (year 12)
Solo diploma – (passed level 6)
If you are interested in some private tutoring for your child, please request a lesson down below using the form. Private lessons can be discussed in class closer to exam time if needed. The charge is $55 for 30 min & $80 for 45 min