Ballet Junior 1

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 5-6 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 1 (turning 5 before Term 3 as a general rule) are in Ballet Pre-Primary (Junior 1) level. This is a 30 minute lesson. 



Class Times and Days 2021


Ballet Pre-Primary (5-6yrs) (Junior 1)Monday4.15-4.45Thorndon
Ballet Pre-Primary (5-6yrs) (Junior 1)Tuesday3.45-4.15Thorndon
Ballet Pre-Primary (5-6yrs) (Junior 1)Saturday8.30-9.00Thorndon
Ballet Pre-Primary (5-6yrs) (Junior 1) Saturday9.00-9.30Thorndon
Ballet Pre-Primary (5-6yrs) (Junior 1)Saturday11.30-12.00Thorndon
Ballet Pre-Primary (5-6yrs) (Junior 1)Saturday10.30-11.00Khandallah
Ballet Pre-Primary (5-6yrs) (Junior 1)Sunday10.00-10.30Thorndon




Upon enrolment we will send you all the information you need about dance uniform, hair etc.  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.  


Option 1

  • Lavender short-sleeved leotard
  • Lavender skirt
  • Ballet socks
  • Ballet shoes

Option 2

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black leggings
  • White socks
  • White ballet shoes




30-Min Class (1x/week):  $138 per term

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Choose from classes for every age & style. Plus we offer a huge range of weekend classes!

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