Our Dance School is perfect for those students who do not wish to be involved with the examination process that many schools offer. There may be an option however to sit a Medal Award during the year under the NZAMD umbrella, allowing students the opportunity to work towards a performance style assessment.
Ballet is a structured form of dance style and technique where the training and practice of turnout, the rotation outwards of the thigh from within the hip socket, allows for a wide range of motion and extension within the desired balletic aesthetic. However, turnout should never be forced, and each student will gradually build technical strength and skill in accordance with their own physical development and facility. The ballet beginner will initially master the basic ballet positions, learn specific steps and link these in progressively complex enchainements. Females will potentially progress to dancing en pointe, with more virtuoso grand allegro movement for males. Students will learn competition solo ballet variations when deemed appropriate. KMS Dance Studio etiquette to be followed at all times.
Complement your weekly dance lessons with a private lesson. Whether for syllabus work, for performance experience by representing KMS Dance Studio in competitions, or a special award such as Alana Haines Award, we have years of successful coaching experience and recommend private lessons for the dedicated dance student. Book a regular 30, 45 or 60 minute slot per term or a one off lesson by prior arrangement. Please contact Kathleen to discuss how we can help!
Saturdays (ages are a guideline and will depend on the individual child)
8.30-9am Pre School Open Ballet (a great introduction to classical ballet suitable for 3.5-4.5/5 year olds) 9-9:30am Kinder SILVER (3-4 yrs) 9:30-10:15am Kinder GOLD (5-7 yrs) 10:15-11am Junior Ballet Open Class (6-8 yrs)
Class per week
Kinder Silver (3-4)
Kinder Gold (5-7)
Funky Free Flow NEW! (11+)
Junior Tap (6-8)
Intermediate (12-14) Open Contemporary
Senior (15-18) Open Contemporary (not running in T1)