We hold our classes from 3.30pm each weekday and all day Saturday. Classes run from 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the level of the class. Over term 1, 2 and 3 we work towards getting our pupils ready for their annual examinations and during term 4 we begin work on our annual end of year production.
Ballet - RAD & ISTD
At Evolve we offer two different types of classical ballet
classes. For our younger pupils we teach the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and for our older pupils we teach both Royal Academy ballet and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing ballet. We find that giving our pupils two different types of ballet better prepares them for full time training.
Tap - ISTD & NZAMD
Evolve offers two different styles of Tap, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), which is a British based style and similar to Broadway tap, and the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance (NZAMD) American tap syllabus which is based on the Rhythm tap style. Both styles are enjoyed by our tap pupils.
Hip Hop - NZAMD
The Hip Hop syllabus we teach was developed by New Zealander Gandalf Archer, and is hugely popular with girls and boys alike.
Jazz - NZAMD
At Evolve we teach a Jazz syllabus created for NZAMD by Keith Clifton. This syllabus, taught correctly can give pupils the skills to pursue a career in dance both in New Zealand and abroad
Contemporary - NZAMD
Evolve teaches a contemporary syllabus that was developed by internationally renowned and New Zealand based Anne Dewey. Starting at Introductory level this syllabus affords pupils the opportunity to broaden their dance repertoire.
Song and Dance Programme
This programme is an introduction to dance classes for our youngest pupils (3 years old). These classes encourage our tiny tots to explore the way their bodies move and also teaches them how our classes are run and how to interact with teachers and other class members. Song & Dance benefits the children by assisting in the development of their coordination and rhythm, presenting dance to them in an exciting yet informal format to nurture a love of movement.
Our Song & Dance programme focuses on learning through movement games and action songs, and is highly recommended for children who love to move and who would like to continue classes in other styles in the future.
Beginner Ballet Classes
This class is the first introductory ballet level we offer, and is designed for our 4 year-olds. The Beginner Ballet programme leads into the RAD Ballet Syllabus levels which start a 5 years. It is taught by a fully qualified, Royal Academy registered, teacher and continues on from our Song & Dance Programme to nurture a love of classical dance within the children. This level is unexamined with a focus on imaginative movement, it also introduces basic classical technique and encourages a creative response to music. This class is highly recommended for all children prior to taking any other dance genre with Evolve.
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