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Tap lessons

Tap dance is a type of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal “tap” on the heel and toe.

Our studio offers annual Examinations from Rosette Level 1 through to Level One to Nine plus the Solo Performance Diploma.

Choreographed by Keith Clifton (USA) the NZAMD American Tap offers students and teachers the necessary training and progression to become an accomplished tap dancer. We are proud to have NZAMD trained tap dancers performing in theatres around the world.

The syllabus is suitable for dancers from 3 years to adults.

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JAZZ lessons

Jazz dance is fast and fun. It uses upbeat music and leaps and turns to interpret traditional and not-so-traditional dance movements.  Its fast pace, high level of improvisation, and upbeat music keep it a favorite among children and teenagers

Our studio offers annual examinations from Rosette Grade 1 to Advanced Two, plus the Solo Performance Diploma.

The NZAMD American Jazz syllabus is an exciting syllabus choreographed by Keith Clifton of the USA and is suitable for students from 4 years through to adults. The syllabus is designed with comprehensive warm ups, stretches, floor work, progressions from corners with turns, kicks and jumps and fun combinations. 

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ballet lessons

Ballet is a classical dance form demanding grace and precision, employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. 

Our studio offers annual examinations from Rosette Grade 1 through to Advanced plus Solo Performance Diploma.

Ballet is an important base for most dance disciplines, and the NZAMD Ballet syllabus is designed to allow students to progress without pressure, each grade being of a length that makes it attractive for the once / twice a week student, as well as being progressively challenging for the more committed student.

NZAMD BALLET encourages students, from the age of 4, the development of strong musicality and expressive port de bras with dynamics and energy throughout the allegro section.

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contemporary lessons

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modernjazzlyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Our studio offers annual examinations from Introductory to Level Six plus Solo Performance Diploma.

Choreographed by Ann Dewey, the NZAMD Contemporary syllabus has grown steadily as its value has been recognised.  

Our studio focuses on teaching students to understand the concepts of contemporary movement such as weight, flow, momentum, and the use of gravity – students continue to enjoy a sense of dance while focusing on freedom of movement and spatial awareness.

Introductory is aimed at students of about 9 to 10 years of age.

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Stretch lessons

Whether engaging in ballet, contemporary, jazz or tap dancing, dancers require a tremendous amount of strength and flexibility to bring the music to life through their bodies. Dance stretches aim to increase flexibility which can help children avoid injury in dance (and other physical activities)

Stretching increases your blood flow and natural endorphins – Our studio offers stretch classes from 2yrs through to the senior dancer.

As dancers, stretching is a seemingly insignificant thing that makes a huge difference not just in flexibility, but also in our dancer’s overall performance and health. 

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