"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 is fine.  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 Church Hall) -

Saturdays 11:30-12:05pm (3&4yrs)





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