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    Susanne Hanger Dance

    Category: Classes and Dance

    Susanne Hanger Dance dancing for now, confidence for life At Susanne Hanger Dance we aim to instil a love of dance in all our pupils. We believe that dancing is for everyone and we encourage all children to develop to their full potential. The skills, sense of discipline and participation learnt in their dance classes will cross over into all aspects of their lives.  At Susanne Hanger Dance we offer dance classes to children from 3yrs of age to the end of secondary school. All syllabus work is taught with the intention that students will work towards sitting an exam. Examinations are held annually through Theatrical Dance International (TDI) for all classes except our pre school classes. Pupils receive a report, certificate and medal at our end or year prize giving. Exams are held in the Tauranga Studio in November each year.  We have our own complex in Gate Pa, which has two studios, one large studio with sprung floor and a smaller studio also with a sprung floor. Ballet & National Ballet – Through the Theatrical Dance International (TDI) syllabus children are able to progress though a range of classes designed to meet their specific confidence and ability levels. From the basic movements of classical ballet they progress through the grades and mayor levels, developing their under-standing of technique, musicality and performance. National Character is introduced into ballet classes to give children an insight into the wonderful music and dance styles of other countries. These dance styles further develop strength, rhythm and style. Classes Preliminary – Primary one class per week Grade 1-5 have two classes per week Majors have three classes per week National Character is incorporated into ballet classes. Attire Preliminary – Primary Pink leotard Grade 1-5 Teal leotard Majors Black leotard National Character skirts held at studio for use in class and exams All levels tights, ballet shoes, hair in a bun Susanne Hanger Dance and production t-shirts can be worn in class Contemporary This style is introduced  into ballet classes at  major levels. This style incorporates all your dance techniques with an emphasis on an expressive and free dance style. Classes In term 1 contemporary is offered as an extra class for pupils choosing to participate in this style in our production. Contemporary is incorporated into major ballet classes. Attire Black leotard, 3/4 black leggings, bare feet Hair in a french braid Susanne Hanger Dance and production t-shirts can be worn in class Jazz Jazz is a fun and popular dance option where children have the freedom to experiment with dance expression. In these classes we introduce pupils to the fundamentals of jazz, control, strength, energy and flexibility. Classes Held on Mondays Attire Leotard, bike pants for junior school, black pants or 3/4 black leggings for middle and senior school, black jazz shoes All levels hair in braid or pony tail Susanne Hanger Dance and production t-shirts can be worn in class Tap Tap dance is the most effective way to develop precision in rhythmic movement and sound. Pupils love the challenge presented by Read more [...]

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    Creative Movement

    Category: Classes and Dance

    Creative Movement provide affordable and professional dance education right at your child’s daycare or pre-school! ​ Encouraging and inspiring program that has been developed specifically for the ages 3-5 yrs and suit both boys and girls. Personalised programs to suit  the changing interest of the children, developing confidence, performance skills and team work including dance, stretching, relaxation, drama and so much more. During  class, dancers are provided with the opportunity to use their imagination, creativity, and self expression while developing skills that are the building blocks of all movement and dance activities. They learn good listening skills, proper classroom etiquette, and how to move safely with other children, as well as learning respect and tolerance for others. Young children enrolled in creative dance learn and practice basic motor skills (locomotor and nonlocomotor movements) and use a variety of music and props which enhance self-awareness, control and coordination. These experiences are offered with consistent structure and provide many opportunities for mastering skills. This creates a sense of predictability as well as a safe place for the younger child to learn cooperation, increase self-esteem, and attain a sense of accomplishment. CREATIVE MOVEMENT aims to give children a passion for music, movements and dance that they will carry with them for the rest of their lifes.  Contact us and request a FREE TRIAL CLASS at your centre! .

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    Waimarino Adventure Park

    The Park About Waimarino Adventure Park Enter the park knowing that the day is yours to enjoy with our Supreme Pass. The Blob, The UFO, rock climbing and unlimited kayak hire; the fun is just starting. Slide down NZ’s only kayak slide; beach volleyball is a hit while others enjoy the challenge on Waimarino’s low ropes course, battle the champ on our Gladiators pole; or simply let the palm trees shelter you as you soak up the warm pool while a BBQ cooks nearby. For the best value for money and the maximum time for having fun we recommend arriving as early as you’re able, and leaving as late as possible. Waimarino Adventure Park opens at 10am and closes at 6pm. Our Supreme pass system is designed so once you have purchased a pass for the park you won’t need any more money for the rest of the day. You can enjoy, get wet, relax and most importantly have fun, without needing to reach for your wallet. Listed on the Prices page you will find the day pass options that can be purchased on the day, or in advance. Waimarino Adventure Park Activities & Facilities Include Water Trampoline Climbing Wall Italian Pedalos The BLOB NZ’s only Kayak Slide Tarzan Swing Gladiator Pole Diving Boards Swimming Recreational Kayaks Canoes Slip ‘n’ Slide Warm Thermal Pool Low Ropes Course Beach Volleyball Trampoline Picnic Tables & Chairs BBQ’s Toilets & Changing Facilities Ice creams & drinks & much More .

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    GKR Karate Te Rapa

    Category: Classes and Martial Arts

    WELCOME TO YOUR LOCAL DOJO Karate is one of the most popular and respected Martial Arts in the world. GKR Karate promotes Karate for everyone, including children from 5 yrs old through to men, women and families of all ages. Apart from the obvious development of self-defence skills, Karate training builds confidence, self-discipline, determination, focus, courtesy, self-control and of course fitness. Our classes are taught by passionate instructors who are committed to teaching and passing on the GKR Karate style and our way of life. When you join our club, you will be joining a community of like minded people who share the same common goal of personal improvement. This will be your journey, and you will be encouraged to train at your own pace. Your instructors and peers will be there to support and provide you with a safe, inspiring and empowering environment to develop your skills, and reach your maximum potential. Training with GKR Karate will provide you and your family the foundations for life-long personal development and growth. Take your first step towards an exciting and enriching Karate journey… Join us now for your free trial class.

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    GKR Karate Chartwell

    Category: Classes and Martial Arts

    WELCOME TO YOUR LOCAL DOJO Karate is one of the most popular and respected Martial Arts in the world. GKR Karate promotes Karate for everyone, including children from 5 yrs old through to men, women and families of all ages. Apart from the obvious development of self-defence skills, Karate training builds confidence, self-discipline, determination, focus, courtesy, self-control and of course fitness. Our classes are taught by passionate instructors who are committed to teaching and passing on the GKR Karate style and our way of life. When you join our club, you will be joining a community of like minded people who share the same common goal of personal improvement. This will be your journey, and you will be encouraged to train at your own pace. Your instructors and peers will be there to support and provide you with a safe, inspiring and empowering environment to develop your skills, and reach your maximum potential. Training with GKR Karate will provide you and your family the foundations for life-long personal development and growth. Take your first step towards an exciting and enriching Karate journey… Join us now for your free trial class.

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    Waimarino Kayak Tours

    Based in beautiful Tauranga, the heart of the Bay of Plenty, Waimarino Kayak Tours offers some of New Zealand’s most breath-taking kayak adventures. We have 4 kayak tours in Tauranga, including glow worm and scenic kayak tours on Lake McLaren, sea kayaking on Tauranga Harbour as well as the Wairoa River kayak tour. We also head to Rotorua for the Lake Rotoiti hot pool and glow worm kayaking tour. Both freedom and guided kayak tours are available. Waimarino Kayak Tours has some of the best kayak tours in New Zealand. We cater to Tauranga cruise ship passengers looking for cruise ship shore excursions, plus we also offer tailored kayak tour packages for educational groups and corporate functions. Book your kayak tour today. .

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    Squoodles – Tauranga

    Squoodles – NZ’s #1Wooden Toy Shop! Welcome to Squoodles: NZ’s favourite online wooden toy shop! NZ family owned and based in the beautiful Waitakere Foothills, we created Squoodles with you in mind. We wanted to provide a fun online experience when looking for quality educational toys and gifts and found a gap in the market for reasonably priced, but high quality wooden toys. This then led to Squoodles, NZ’s best wooden toy shop, being created in 2013! Why Did We Choose to Become a Wooden Toy Shop? We love wooden products due to their longevity, and being educational, of high quality and competitively priced is a must at Squoodles. Our goal is that YOUR children are able to pass down their toys to THEIR kids, just like we have with ours. We’re bringing back the good old days of toys to Kiwi kids and we’re loving every moment. We have a lot of fun sourcing products both from New Zealand and Overseas. We’ve found items just a little bit different that other shops don’t have. At Squoodles, we offer secure online shopping and speedy delivery all around New Zealand and overseas. Our main focus is on providing outstanding Customer Service and having happy, satisfied clients is our priority. It’s one of the reasons why we have so many happy and repeat customers! We’d love you to take a moment to read what our happy customers have to say below in our footer. Squoodles Makes Learning Fun! From wooden stacking rings to building blocks and challenging puzzles – if you’re looking for that fun, practical and well-priced toy for your child, then we’re the online store for you. So pour a wine, and enjoy the hassle free shopping experience with Squoodles! Whether you’re looking for that elusive standout Baby Gift, something to entertain a toddler, or to engage the brain of a pre-schooler, then look no further – Squoodles stocks a range of exciting quality items that any child (or expectant Mum) would love to receive. We also stock an extensive range of Dressing Up costumes including Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Dinosaurs, Princesses and all your favourite superheroes and princesses! Alternatively, you can make some noise with our Wooden Musical Instruments, create a play with our Hand and Finger Puppets or extend your learning of other cultures with our exciting range of Multicultural resources. Squoodles is also a regular at the Baby Show Expos held annually around New Zealand in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton.  We hope that you enjoy browsing around our wooden toy store. Happy Shopping, Join the Squoodle Bug Club for new products, member only specials, and heaps of giveaways! .

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    Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Tauranga

    Category: Indoor and Play Centres

    Kids Playland Tauranga Come and join the fun at Chipmunks kids playland Tauranga! Whether you have a special event, birthday party to celebrate or just a free afternoon – bring the kids and spend it at Chipmunks Tauranga. Our indoor playground is suitable for kids aged 0-11 years old and with our unlimited ‘pay for play’ pass kids will be kept entertained for hours while adults can take a break in our full service on-site cafe offering delicious food, drinks and great coffee! Contact Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Tauranga for more information or special requests.   Indoor Playground & Cafe Keep children busy for hours at Chipmunks kids playland Tauranga! Kids will enjoy the freedom to play through interactive activities and our specially designed play structures while you’ve got the piece of mind knowing their safe within dedicated age zones created specially for each child’s age range. Our full service on site cafe means adults can watch kids having fun while enjoying something from our extensive food and drinks menu.   Children’s Birthday Parties A birthday at Chipmunks is one your child won’t ever forget! Choose from one of our three birthday party packages which include cool character theme options, catering, party ware and help from our expert party planners to help you organise the big day. With our help your event will be stress free, no fuss and just as importantly – we’ll take care of the clean up!   Private Venue Hire We like to party year-round, birthday or not! Whether your planning a group event, fundraiser or end of year function Chipmunks indoor kids playland is just the venue to bring your group and party! Our team of party planners will help you arrange the finer details and a dedicated party host will make sure everything goes to plan on the day. Let us help to make your special event stress free and fun for everyone!   After School Care Need a few extra moments to work, finish shopping or catch up with friends. Chipmunks kids playland Tauranga provides a fun and safe environment for kids to spend time after school. They’ll be having a great time keeping busy, active and interacting with other kids.   School Holiday Program Holiday boredom no more! With our specialised school holiday program your kids will be actively learning, exploring and having unlimited fun throughout their school break. At Chipmunks kids indoor play center Tauranga our staff have planned a range of activities to keep kids busy and are on hand to supervise your children playing in the playground and ensure they are safe and having a great time with other kids.     .