Welcome to ballerinaschool where we provide a specialist pre-school programme for dancers from age 2, and NZAMD ballet, jazz and hip hop examination classes from 4 years. We strive to develop strong technique while never forgetting the children must find joy in movement.
We have the best job in the world, working alongside your child and guiding them to grow their natural abilities and self confidence.
We believe your child is the centre of our business and this philosophy is so important for shaping these young children's experience of dance during this early age. All children, regardless of age or ability, feel valued.

Specialist pre-school programmes for children age 2 years – 4 years

NZAMD examination classes in ballet and jazz for children aged from 4 years

Recreational hip hop classes for boys and girls

Small class sizes to ensure individual attention

Classes taught by young, gifted dancers dressed as beautiful ballerinas

Weekday and Saturday morning classes

2 recitals each year fo…


Contact Rhonda at the ballerinaschool office
email - phone/text - 021 2529 777
Office hours Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm


term 2 2017 enrolments are now open. We would love to hear from you, email Rhonda at the ballerinaschool office - to receive your term 2 2017 enrolment information.
Step 1 receive a copy of our current timetable and a registration form.

Step 2

Complete and return the registration formselecting the class you would like to attend.

Step 3 Complete internet banking payment of your term fees

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Step 4 You will receive a class confirmation once your enrolment has been processed. Class numbers are strictly limited and are secured in the order they are received. If your chosen class is fully booked you will be contacted to make other arrangements


NZAMD Ballet and Jazz Examination Classes.
When your dancer turns 4 they have the option of starting their formal dance training at ballerinaschool. Each year the dancers will progress through graded examinations from Rosette 1 Ballet and Jazz pre-grade to Advanced and Solo Performance Diploma. This is a perfect option for families who would like their child to continue learning and achieving in a lovely, supportive atmosphere at ballerinaschool.
NZAMDis one of the largest New Zealand based dance examination organisation in the country. The NZAMD ballet syllabus is fun and innovative, with reasonably priced examination fees.  The classes will also include non-exam work and recital items to keep the students engaged and challenged. Children will sit their exams around October - December each year. There is also the option of attending the classes and choosing not to sit the exams if you wish.

Ballet and American Jazz  Class ages

Rosette 1 for children aged 4 to 6 yrs
Rosette 2 for children …


A great new class for 2017 with Houston, who is a member of an award winning team at the World hip hop championships.
Saturdays 12noon - 12.45pm boys and girls open level
A fun, fast paced class featuring all the latest tracks and moves. contact us for more details -


Wednesday 3 May - Wednesday 21 June + Recital Saturday 24 June 10am
Thursday 4 May - Thursday 22 June + Recital Saturday 24 June 10am

Friday 5 May - Friday 23 June + Recital Saturday 24 June 10am
Saturday 6th May - Saturday 17th June + Recital Saturday 24 June 10am NO CLASS SATURDAY 3RD JUNE DUE TO QUEENS BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND

contact Rhonda at the ballerinaschool office for your enrolment information 021 252 9777

ballerinaschool technique- pointing the feet

It is never too early to teach correct alignment when pointing the feet. When it comes to teaching students how to “point”, we should first teach that pointing involves more than just the toes. We need to stretch through the entire foot beginning with the ankle. Feel the stretch in your arch and reach with the toes. One of the most common problems with alignment in young dancers is ‘sickling’ the foot. (see photo below) It is so important to correct this fault as early as possible. This can be achieved through hands on corrections and exercises and imagery designed to give the dancer an understanding and execution of a correct neutral alignment of the foot.