CLASSES

Tiny Dancers Preschool Program

Tiny Dancers is a speciality dance program created specifically for young minds and bodies.

Tiny Dancer Pre-School Movement (3.5-4 years): This class is the perfect starting point for any tiny dancer. In this class, we teach the basic principles of dance with a focus on improving fundamental movement patterns such as body awareness, coordination, and balance, whilst also allowing space for freedom of movement, musicality, and creative expression. Children will learn basic ballet and jazz dance steps to work towards higher levels of dance. We encourage children to create and dance independently and within a team. As an optional extra, we work towards a short and sweet dance piece to perform at the end of the year for friends and family. This class runs for 30 minutes.  Boys and girls welcome and no uniform required.

classical ballet





jazz

adult ballet class


Entry Level - Intermediate/Advanced Levels

Precise, controlled, articulate and beautiful to watch - ballet has been a part of society and culture since the 19th century, and is still loved and adored by many in 21st century. Characterised by light, graceful movement, classical ballet is one of the hardest yet most rewarding styles of dance to perfect. At Parnell School of Dance, our philosophy focuses heavily on a combination of classical technique and emotive creative expression using the ATOD classical ballet syllabus. The syllabus was upgraded and designed in 2002 by the Classical Ballet Core Committee. This Committee included well known Ballet Teachers and Examiners, including Graduates of The Australian Ballet School. Musical accompaniment is by leading pianist Gary Dionysius. Gary is Company Pianist for The Queensland Ballet.

Entry Level - Intermediate Levels

Though highly technical, jazz is a fun, upbeat and sassy style of dance often seen in pop music videos, music concerts, stage shows and broadway. At Parnell School of Dance we use the ATOD Jazz syllabus. “The Syllabus was created by the Jazz Moves Core Committee with the first 9 levels released in 2007. The Core Committee included Paul Malek, founder and artistic director of ‘Collaboration – The Project’. Paul is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, with extensive training in various genres of dance. His professional career has seen him travel the world as a performer, dance captain or rehearsal director for such companies as Disney, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Jean-Ann Ryan Productions and P&O Cruises.” (ATOD Website).

We are currently taking expressions of interest for adult ballet. Please email hello@parnellschoolofdance.co.nz if you would like to attend a class. Please outline the days/times that suit.

It is never too late to start your dance journey! In our beginners class you will learn classical ballet exercises which are performed at the barre and in the centre. We will spend time learning about and applying correct classical technique whilst also allowing for creative expression, artistry and fun! This is a non-syllabus class designed for those who have long dreamed about starting ballet or who are returning to dance. We also offer an intermediate level class for more advanced dancers who wish to learn new repertoire and work towards higher levels of dance - a great option for those who have completed intermediate/advanced exams or those who are ready to progress from our beginners course.