Dance Conditioning Grades

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Classes

Dance Conditioning

 

Dance conditioning classes are for ballet, jazz, contemporary dancers who want to work on alignment and control to improve their dance technique. These classes are set to pop music and incorporate dance Pilates exercises, Progressing Ballet Technique swiss ball exercises, balance work, technique “progressions” en diagonale, flexibility work and even meditation to music.

Taught by dance physiotherapist Sophie Ryan, there is a focus on biomechanics and alignment as well as better understanding how the dancer’s body works. Dance Conditioning is a one-hour class. 

 

Class Time and Day 2021

 

Dance Conditioning (Grades 5-6 & Int Fdn) – WAITLIST Saturday 2.00-3.00 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

  • Lavender short-sleeved or camisole leotard
  • Ballet tights
  • Ballet shoes or bare feet

Option 2

  • Black t-shirt
  • Black shorts of leggings
  • Black jazz shoes or bare feet

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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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)

  • Wellington City

    New Zealand School of Dance, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown

  • Seatoun

    Seatoun Village Hall, 27 Ventnor St, Seatoun

  • Khandallah

    Khandallah Town Hall, Ganges Road, Khandallah