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 [...]
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! .