‘Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion!‘- Martha Graham Dance classes West Auckland - We are dedicated to providing a fun, safe and productive environment where dance can be enjoyed to its upmost.
We welcome the beginner through to the seasoned dancer. The dancing taught are based on a unique style, which includes an incorporation of contemporary jazz, drill, funk and traditional cheerleading techniques within a safe environment.
The range of dancing styles means that each class is fresh and engaging - Sweet Az!. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced we teach our programmes at any level and will make sure you are in the right group and grade. Our dance classes are still going ahead with proper social distancing measures in place.
‘There is no expected pressure. All we ask of our students is dedication and the ability to ENJOY and further challenge themselves'.
The experience our students receive at the West Auckland Dance Academy is truly unique. The dance instructors are passionate and the students are too. Dance is something for everyone, whether it's a profession or a way to exercise. Dance teachers like to offer classes for those who dance for fun, along with those that want to take their dancing to the next challenging step.
All are welcome to come along and check out what we have to offer, with your first lesson free. There is no obligation to sign up, just come along and watch, or if you are keen enough you are more than welcome to join in on the fun.
West Auckland's leading hip hop, cheerleading, funk, and jazz school ! Train for your recital today.
We pride ourselves on offering classes for all levels. pform Base Dance classes are essential for all age groups, where all students are involved and learn various types of dance. Dance techniques learnt in these classes include jazz, funk and cheer dance (which includes competitive cheerleading jumping and some stunting). Dance choreography is mainly cheerleading and jazz focused with an incorporation of drill/marching. For all our competitive cheerleaders, it is compulsory for them to be in a Base class as well.
Our Senior and Ultimate Advanced classes are for students who have a history of practical skills, and are ready for a further challenge on top of their base class. Students from the ages 7 and up are individually invited to partake in these classes, where the focus is to further advance on techniques learnt in the base class, especially jazz techniques. Dance choreography is focused on contemporary jazz and lyrical dance.
Our West Auckland Hip Hop dance classes are for those that are more eccentric and like more freedom in their dance. We offer an alternative style of hip hop in these classes and we encourage all students to find their own niche and flare. Boys and girls from the ages 6 and up are welcome to our hip hop classes.
All in all, classes are aimed so that our students get involved and try new forms of dance, where they are encouraged every step of the way to become the best dancers that they can be.
‘As long as they all have fun, while improving in their own unique way, then we feel that we have accomplished our goal'. Learn a skill that will last years.
Throughout the year NZ dance routines are learnt in order to be performed at certain events including our mid-year show, and a variety of other events whether they be informal or formal. Holiday classes available too. Talk to us today.
Preparing dance students for performances is the main goal for the West Auckland Dance Academy. The mid-year show is a great way to showcase the love for what we do here, everyone gets involved and it is one of the main highlights of our year.
Our qualified teachers and academy of dance can teach a wide range of styles and programmes in our dance school. Including the following:
Another highlight is our newly introduced end of year Christmas function/prize-giving. This is a fun and casual opportunity for close family and friends to come along and watch the students perform their favourite pieces that they have learnt throughout the year. This is also where students are awarded for their participation throughout the year as well as those that have been recognised to have improved/excelled throughout the year. Read more about ballet, tap, jazz and more dance classes.
''So many people want to be able to dance, even if they are not prepared to admit it''.
We have been providing high quality, professional dance classes in West Auckland since 1987. If your son or daughter needs dance instruction that is provided in a caring, highly motivating environment then you are certain to find our dance teaching style will suit them.
West Auckland School of Dance provides training in several disciplines, including Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz & Tap . Students undertake a wide variety of work, including dance exam preparation and stage work.
Find a dance instructor and learn how to dance in your local area today!
New Lynn, Henderson, Te Atatu, Te Atatu South, Te Atatu Peninsula, Grey Lynn, Edmonton Primary School, St Annes Hall, Titirangi, Waitakere, Massey, Glen Eden. Come along to our Friday night mixer on the last Friday of every month to find out more. Our qualified teachers can also provide info on our term dates.
Get answers to the questions you want to find out about dancing.
Definitely you should join a dance class as they are all worth your money . You can't imagine how your world will change once you begin dance classes. There are so many people to meet, so many events to attend and so many things to learn. Its like being a child all over again.
Dancing can help in other arts such as musical theatre and drama classes. If your child is taking musical theatre at the local Auckland community centre, and attends the local primary school they may qualify for a grade increase when they begin.
Hip hop, jazz, lyrical and tap are all great styles of dance and may suit your child better than a ballet class would, however, you should never discount proper form and technique when it comes to growing as a dancer.
They may take any number of classes, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap and modern. The classes, which can be quite intense, can last from one hour to two hours or longer.
From our research, the most conducive age to begin serious training is around ages 7-9. Prior to this children should be acquiring movement and co-ordination skills in age-appropriate activities that might include dance. So if you or your child wants to start dance lessons, there is no better time to start then today!
We're still continuing through October and as the week term ends we're looking at November week term, and December week term. 2021 week term dates are to be announced. Don't forget about our monthly Friday night mixer!
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