Dance styles we teach:


Ballet is the foundation of all areas of dance. We focus on producing clean, co-ordinated and smart dancers, who tell stories not only through their face, but their entire body. Ballet teaches correct body alignment, flexibility through strength and artistic expressiveness. We teach ISTD, selected NZAMD and open classes for ages 3+.


Jazz is an upbeat, modern dance genre, that teaches pupils musicality, style, confidence and strong technique. With Kicks, Leaps and Turns being a strong core of this style, dancers will develop incredible muscle awareness. We teach NZAMD and open jazz.


Tap is taught in shoes with metal plates on both the heel and ball of the foot. This dance genre uses music as its bases and extends on it, creating unique rhythms, patterns and sounds. Tap is a unique dance style which develops great musical understanding. Glenn Wood Tap syllabus is taught.

Hip Hop:

This modern style of dance is taught by choreographers influenced by current trends in music videos and popular street dance. Classes are available in open Hip Hop with our World Champion Hip Hop teachers.


Contemporary dance expresses movement by using the whole body. It emphasises the use of self-expression, gravity, movement, motion, moving on and off balance and suspension. A modern type of dance. We offer NZAMD exams in our exam contemporary class, and open contemporary in our Junior and Advanced classes.

Musical Theatre:

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.


Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.

Stretch Leaps and Spins:

Designed to develop flexibility (stretch), introduce the student to big jumps and leaps (leap), and improve turning technique (spin) through a fun and energized syllabus which teachers are finding to be an excellent addition to their class content.

Junior Open Modern:

Our new class allows our junior jazz pupils to give all aspects of jazz an epic go, in a safe and fun environment. We will touch on new techniques each week in Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Lyrical and Jazz. This class will allow dancers to work their brains as they learn new content each week.

Competition Troupe:

A group of our elite advanced dancers who will compete in Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical and Contemporary competitions. Dancers will be required for a week of rehearsals the week before the studio opens in 2021, and will have additional rehearsals throughout term 1 until all the choreography that needs to be learnt is learnt.