Classes » Preschool
"Sparkles" is our 2.5 to 4 year old preschool dance programme which encourages musicality, coordination, free-movement and fun introduction to dance with a weekly 35 minute class.
The popular class develops body awareness, confidence & creativity, and encourages the "love of dance". We encourage attending a block of weekly classes as provides continuity, builds confidence & skills. Casual classes can be very unsettling for this age group.
Typically classes commence with a welcome song, floor time, action dances, introductory technique, and concludes with a short dance for parents & bow/curtsey. Props and musical instruments are also incorporated into the class.
Parents are not required to participate in the class & can easily view from the waiting room.
"Sparkles" is a recreational class. The aim of the class is to build confidence and expose students to different styles of music and movement. It incorporates foundation classical & modern dance skills in a fun way.
There is no set uniform, but clothing should allow the teacher to see childrens arms & legs. Children can wear soft soled shoes (eg ballet shoes) or bare feet. No socks only please, as they may slip on the floor. Hair should be tied up & no jewellery please.
Little Swans is a new pretty introductory ballet class for 4year olds. Suitable for preschoolers who have been attending Sparkles for 12mths & ready for more progression. The class includes an introduction to classical ballet through the use of lots of fun imaginative mime & stories, appreciation of classical music, and lots of fun props such as scarves, feathers, musical instruments & fairy wings.
From 5 years, dancers can choose to move to Classical Ballet (starts at Primary 1) or Little Pop Star jazz classes. Mini Groover Hop Hop classes start from 6 years as this style requires more physical body strength.
Locations/Session Times :
Classes will start with minimum of 6 enrolments. View timetable for lesson days/times
Dance Wanaka Studios (Cliff Wilson St) -
Wednesday (2.5 to 4yrs) - 2pm weekly class
Thurs, Fri & Sat classes (3 & 4yrs) - morning classes
Cromwell (Presbyterian Hall) -
Saturdays 9-9:40am (3&4yrs)
Thursdays 2:15-2:50pm (3&4yrs). Taking interest.