Ballet 2

With a huge range of classes and a goal to inspire small steps and big dreams in every student, your child will feel included and supported here at Wellington Dance.  If you'd like help finding the perfect class, just contact our friendly team.

Ballet for 8-9 year olds

 

Learning ballet at our studio promotes good posture, poise and strength. We work on developing a confident, happy and energetic dancers, learning skills and stamina that can be used in any area of life.

We teach a syllabus devised by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). This work is carefully graded to suit children to develop ballet skills slowly & carefully while encouraging enthusiasm and freedom of dance.

Our age levels are designed to fit with NZ school year age groups. Students in Year 4 (turning 8 before June 1st cutoff as a general rule) are in the Ballet 2 level. Students are required to take 2 classes per week. Each class is one hour long. 

Class Times and Days 2021

 

Ballet 2 (8-9yrs) Monday 3.45-4.45 Thorndon
Ballet 2 (8-9yrs) Thursday 4.45-5.45 Thorndon
Ballet 2 (8-9yrs) Saturday 12.00-1.00 Thorndon
Ballet 2 (8-9yrs) Sunday 11.15-12.15 Thorndon

Uniform

 

Dance schools all around the world wear a dance uniform, to help students and teachers alike get the most out of class. Long hair should be in a ballet bun for ballet or tied back neatly for class.

For your first class, don’t worry if you don’t have the uniform yet, just wear something comfortable to move in, and bare feet.  Upon enrolment we will send you all the information you need about dance uniform, hair etc.  

Option 1

  • Lavender pinch-front leotard
  • Ballet tights
  • Ballet shoes
  • Character skirt
  • Low-heeled character shoes

Option 2

  • White short-sleeved leotard
  • Black leggings
  • White socks
  • White ballet shoes
  • Character Shoes

Tuition

Registration Fee:

A one-off registration fee of $25 per new student or $40 per new family.  

 

Tuition Term Packages:

2021 terms are a minimum of 8 weeks, some terms are longer (9 or 10 weeks) but there is no extra cost.

Term tuition package includes:

  • Weekly class
  • Student access to WDA Online Studio (dance at home class videos, practice exercises, exam routines & stretching videos)
  • Preschoolers:  Annual Certificate Presentation Class 
  • Juniors, Grades & Seniors:  Annual opportunity to enter for performance awards, medal tests or exams, with the Royal Academy of Dance or New Zealand Association of Modern Dance.
  • Opportunity to shine on stage in our 2021 theatre performances!  We have shows with rehearsal requirements and lengths to suit all our dancer age groups.  We do a theatre show every two years and a relaxed studio demonstration in the alternate year –  a nice balance of low key and high excitement!
  • All required performance rehearsals.
  • Catch up class/es in another class of your level, by appointment & space permitting, in cases of vacation/illness.
  • Satisfaction guarantee – we will work with you to find a great class fit, or refund any tuition paid.
  • Plus lots of fun events & studio surprises throughout the year!

1-Hour Classes (1x/week):  $182 per term

1-Hour Classes (2x+/week):  $178 per class, per term

 

Additional Tuition Discounts:

Family discount = 5%

Annual payment discount = 5%

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Studio Locations

We offer dance classes in Thorndon, Khandallah, Wellington City & Seatoun. Browse our Wellington locations below:

  • Thorndon

    182 Thorndon Quay (next to Beaurepairs)

  • Seatoun

    Seatoun Village Hall, 27 Ventnor St, Seatoun

  • Khandallah

    Khandallah Town Hall, Ganges Road, Khandallah