Ballet Senior

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.

Senior Ballet Levels

 

Progressing through Intermediate and Advanced levels of ballet provides invaluable self-discipline and skills to use in any area of life.

We offer two different ballet ‘paths’ to suit our dancers’ goals and lifestyles.  The ‘Allegro‘ path is for the aspiring dancer, wishing to commit to a minimum of three ballet classes per week and to prepare for RAD Vocational examinations.  The ‘Adage‘ path is for the dancer who wishes to continue with ballet throughout their high school years, achieving Intermediate & Advanced ballet skills by following an open ballet & repertoire curriculum, learning dances from ballets such as Coppelia, Giselle & Swan Lake, paired with dance conditioning for strength and flexibility.

 

Level Allegro Path Adage Path Electives
Senior Foundation 2x Ballet Intermediate Foundation, 1x Pointe / Repertoire  
Ballet Pointe Foundation (Senior Fdn, 1 & 2)
Dance Conditioning (Grades 5 & Senior Fdn)
Senior 1 2x Ballet Intermediate, 1x Pointe / Repertoire 1x Dance Conditioning (Senior 1-5), 1x Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open)
Ballet Pointe Foundation (Senior Fdn, 1 & 2)
Dance Conditioning (Senior 1-5), Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open)
Senior 2/3 2x Ballet Advanced Foundation, 1x Pointe / Repertoire

and/or

2x Ballet Grade 7, 1x Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open)

 

1x Dance Conditioning (Senior 1-5), 1x Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open)
Ballet Pointe Foundation (Senior Fdn, 1 & 2)
Dance Conditioning (Senior 1-5), Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open)
Senior 4/5 2x Ballet Advanced 2 1x Dance Conditioning (Senior 1-5), 1x Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open)
Dance Conditioning (Sen 1-5)
Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open)

 

Class Times and Days 2022

 

Ballet Senior Foundation

 

Ballet Senior Foundation (RAD Int Foundation) WAITLIST MONDAY 5.45-7.00 Thorndon
Ballet Senior Foundation (RAD Int Foundation) TUESDAY 4.30-5.45 Thorndon
Ballet Senior Foundation Pointe / Repertoire MONDAY 7.00-7.45 Thorndon
Dance Conditioning (Grades 5 & Senior Fdn) WAITLIST SATURDAY 2.00-3.00 Thorndon
Ballet Senior Foundation, 1 & 2 Pointe WAITLIST SATURDAY 3.45-4.30 Thorndon

Ballet Senior 1

 

Ballet Senior 1 (RAD Intermediate) WAITLIST TUESDAY 5.45-7.00 Thorndon
Ballet Senior 1 (RAD Intermediate) WAITLIST WEDNESDAY 6.45-7.45 Thorndon
Ballet Senior 1 Pointe / Repertoire WEDNESDAY 5.45-6.45 Thorndon
Ballet Senior Foundation, 1 & 2 Pointe WAITLIST SATURDAY 3.45-4.30 Thorndon
Dance Conditioning (Senior 1-5) WAITLIST SATURDAY 1.00-2.00 Thorndon
Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open) SATURDAY 2.15-3.30 Thorndon

 

Ballet Senior 2/3

 

Ballet Senior 2/3 (RAD Advanced Foundation) WAITLIST TUESDAY 7.00-8.15 Thorndon
Ballet Senior 2/3 (RAD Advanced Foundation) THURSDAY 7.45-9.00 Thorndon
Ballet Senior 2/3 Pointe / Repertoire TUESDAY 8.15-9.00 Thorndon
Ballet Grade 7 (Senior 2/3) THURSDAY 6.45-7.45 Thorndon
Ballet Grade 7 (Senior 2/3) SATURDAY 3.30-4.30 Thorndon
Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open) SATURDAY 2.15-3.30 Thorndon
Ballet Senior Foundation, 1 & 2 Pointe WAITLIST SATURDAY 3.45-4.30 Thorndon
Dance Conditioning (Senior 1-5) WAITLIST SATURDAY 1.00-2.00 Thorndon

 

Ballet Senior 4/5

 

Ballet Senior 4/5 (RAD Advanced 2) MONDAY 7.45-9.00 Thorndon
Ballet Senior 4/5 (RAD Advanced 2) WEDNESDAY 7.45-9.00 Thorndon
Ballet Senior 1-5 (Open) SATURDAY 2.15-3.30 Thorndon
Dance Conditioning (Senior 1-5) WAITLIST SATURDAY 1.00-2.00 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

  • Purple camisole leotard
  • Black camisole leotard
  • Ballet tights
  • Ballet full-soled leather shoes

Option 2

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

Tuition

 

Registration Fee:

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

Tuition Term Packages:

2022 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 Practice page (dance at home class videos, exam exercises & routines)
  • 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 in our 2022 demonstration!  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!

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

30-Min Classes (2x+/week) e.g. Ballet & Jazz:  $134 per class, per term

 

45-Min Classes (1x/week):  $172 per term

45-Min Classes (2x+/week) e.g. Ballet & Jazz:  $168 per class, per term

 

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

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

 

75-Min Classes (1x/week):  $192 per term

75-Min Classes (2x+/week):  $188 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