Susanne Hanger Dance

Tauranga, New Zealand

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    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.


    • 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.


    • 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


    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.


    • 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.


    • 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 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.


    • Held on Mondays


    • 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 dance is the most effective way to develop precision in rhythmic movement and sound. Pupils love the challenge presented by tap – they also love the sound.


    • Held on Mondays and Wednesdays


    • Navy leotard, tan fish net tights, Tap shoes
    • All levels hair in braid or pony tail
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  • Opening Times
    Opening Times:

    Monday - Friday:

    3:00 PM - 8:30 PM


    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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  • Address
    Address: 6a Wilrose Place Gate Pa
    Bay Of Plenty
    New Zealand
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