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Our classes

Little Sweeties Preschool

Our pre school classes provide an exciting and nuturing environment for your child to begin their dance journey. Our classes encourage imagination, creativity and independance, and help to build confidence and co-ordination. Parent participation is encouraged for our Mini and Me classes, and in our other pre school classes, we ask that the students aim to learn independently

Mini and Me

A fun class for toddlers to start exploring movement and dance with caregiver participation. Ages 18m - 4 year olds. We begin the class with free playtime around the studio to warm up. Then together with your mini, enjoy a fun, creative dance class filled with props, imagination, upbeat music and movement. You can enrol for the term or pay $6 casually.

Sweet Peas & Fairy Ballet

Start to learn the basics of ballet! Your budding ballerina can twirl, leap and dance to their hearts content. Dancers start to learn independance without parent participation, although parents are more than welcome to watch.

Junior Jazz

Start to learn the basics of jazz technique in this upbeat and energetic class. We love to use lots of props and imagination to encourage creativity, rhythm and co-ordination

Little Boppers

A hip hop style class for your mini mover and groover! Perfect to burn some energy and learn the coolest moves with fun, upbeat music

Jazz

Jazz is an upbeat class teaching technique, strength, flexibility, leaps and turns. This class is perfect for students who are focused and want to learn technique in a fun and energetic class environment. We teach the NZAMD Jazz syllabus with classes from 3 years to 18 years. All syllabus classes work towards sitting their NZAMD exams at the end of Term 3.

Junior Levels

  • Junior Jazz (3-5 years)

  • Pre Grade 3 Jazz (6-7 years)

Grades

 

  • Grade 1,2,3,4,5

  • Pre Elementary

Major Jazz Levels

 

  • Elementary (must be 13 at 1 January)

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced 1

  • Advanced 2

  • Solo Diploma

Ballet

We teach NZAMD Ballet, which is beautifully expressive, and has been recently refreshed with new choreography and music. Ballet is an important base for all dance disciplines. The NZAMD Ballet syllabus is designed to allow students to progress without pressure, with the length of the lower grades making it attractive for the once a week student, as well as being progressively challenging for the more committed student. All syllabus classes work towards sitting their exams at the end of Term 3.

Junior Levels
  • Sweet Peas Ballet (2-3 years)

  • Fairy Ballet (3.5-5 years)

  • Pre Grade 2 (6 years)

  • Pre Grade 3 (7 years)

Grades

  • Grades 1-6
     

Major Ballet Levels

 

  • Including pointe work (students must take an additional pointe class)

  • Elementary (must be 13 at 1 January)

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Hip Hop

Perfect for the student wanting fresh choreography and the latest music. Hip Hop is high energy, expressive and awesome for developing co-ordination and confidence. Our open classes are very popular with new choreography taught each week in a supportive and encouraging class environment. We teach the Dance NZ Made hip hop syllabus for students aged 3 to year 8 and the NZAMD hip hop syllabus for students in year 9 - year 13. There is the opportunity to sit exams in a very relaxed and fun environment at the end of Term 3/ beginning of Term 4

Levels

  • Little Boppers (3 and 4 years)

  • DNZM levels 1-8 (in line with school year levels)

  • NZAMD levels 4-8 (years 9 -13)

  • Senior Open Hip Hop (years 9-13)

  • Beginner Open Hip Hop (teens and adults)

Contemporary & Lyrical

A very expressive and artistic style allowing dancers to express themselves through contemporary/lyrical movement, such as breath, flow, momentum and the use of gravity.

We use a mix of NZAMD Syllabus in our Contemporary Levels as well as 'free' work in our Open classes

All syllabus classes work towards sitting their NZAMD exams at the end of Term 3.

Contemporary syllabus levels

 

  • Intro

  • Levels 1-6

  • Solo Diploma

  • Junior Open Lyrical

  • Senior Open Contemporary/Lyrical

Tap

Fantastic for rhythm and technique! The NZAMD syllabus develops an exciting, rhythmical, array of beats throughout the levels. We have classes for students from 5 years of age. All syllabus classes work towards sitting their NZAMD exams at the end of Term 3.

Tap levels
  • Tiny Tappers (5-7 years)

  • Levels 1-9

  • Sometimes levels 5,6 and 7 are split, with two exams over two years. Eg level 5a and 5b or level 6a and 6b

  • Solo Diploma

Open classes

Our open classes are very popular and a great way to come to dance without having to sign up for a full term. Classes are $15 casually or you can purchase a 5 class pass through Dance Studio Pro for $75.

  • Beginner Open Jazz and Beginner Open Hip Hop

A true beginner class aimed at teenagers and adults who have always wanted to learn dance without any pressure.

 

  • Junior Open Lyrical

  • Senior Open Lyrical & Contemporary

  • Senior Open Hip Hop

  • Senior Open Jazz

Musical Theatre

Dance and act to the hits off Broadway and the West End, right here at Sweet Studios!

We offer a Junior Musical Theatre Class (ages 8-12) as well as a Senior Musical Theatre Class (Year 9+)

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