All classes are taught by Louise Hawke ARAD. RAD Rts. BBO Rts.
“I aim to develop the natural talent for dance in girls & boys aged four upwards in keeping with my philosophy of training students for a high degree of ability in all dance styles.”
* Participation in BBO & RAD ballet syllabus and NZAMD jazz & contemporary dance courses of study.
* Intensive training for the serious dance student.
* Emphasis on classical ballet, pointe, solo variations & competition at national level.
* Since 2003 my Studio has an excellent record of Distinction and High Merit Awards, for every dancer enrolled, in both RAD and BBO syllabus, and in NZAMD Jazz and Contemporary exams.
* Encouragement to participate in Rhythmic gymnastics, tap & drama
Royal Academy of Dance & British Ballet Organisation Syllabus
“The progression of classical syllabus technique when applied with insight on students at the right age and stage of physical development works like a magical journey. Study with BBO & RAD systems guarantee that the results achieved are based on an international standard of excellence.”
All Students enrolled participate in ballet exams from the Royal Academy of Dance and the British Ballet Organisation systems. Results are based on this international standard of excellence. In 2013, 2014 & 2015 all students gained Distinction.
Pre-School & Primary Dance Programme
“An enchanting introduction to the world of ballet using movement, music and the children's imaginations.”
From age of four onwards, this is a special introduction to the dance studio, encouraging learning in a class structure, having fun whilst exploring the basics of ballet and developing early learning skills.
NZ Association of Modern Jazz & Contemporary Dance Syllabus
"Jazz classes & Contemporary dance are included for a well-rounded dance curriculum.”
Students enter NZAMD Jazz & Contemporary Dance exams gaining High Honours and Distinction and consistently qualify for the national finals of NZAMD Scholarships.
Seminars & Intensives
Students take part in the annual Seminars at the NZ School of Dance in Wellington. Dance Intensives are also offered with guest tutors in musical theatre, contemporary dance, acro, drama and for juniors, rhythmic gym, tap, jazz ballet & creative art & craft.
Students compete nationally qualifying for PACANZ, AHA Australasian Awards, South Island Ballet Awards. At performing arts festivals all over NZ students consistently win all championships entered in Ballet, including classes of Pointe & Variation, Contemporary & also in Jazz.