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"Is it dance class day Mummy?"  She races through the door, and joins the circle ready to begin. Once the music starts, her face beams with joy, twirling to the beat as she feels her body stretch and strengthen.

You can tell by the way she looks at her teacher that these classes are more than just about learning to dance. Her teacher makes her feel important, encourages her to explore her creativity and week-by-week improves her confidence - not to mention her dancing!

When she gets into the car, she sings along happily to herself before asking you, "Can we go back tomorrow Mummy?"
You see, helping your child fall in love with dance is only part of what we do at Dancehouse. It’s all about creating childhood memories of dance classes you will both cherish for a lifetime.
Would you like to come along to see our magical classes for yourself?

Little Stars Program for dancers from 2 years

Little Movers   Watch your child discover their biggest smile as they discover and learn new ways of moving.  This class is for toddlers and their Mum or Dad also actively taking part.  Children up to 4 years old that still want their Mum in the class with them are also welcome.  Based on the ATOD Imagine program it's play dance at it’s best, filled with music, imagination, movement, mime & make-believe.  

Little Ballerinas   Gorgeous little classes for balletic girls confident enough to come into the studio without their Mum.  Little Ballerinas classes combine basic ballet movements with elements of the Imagine program, improvisation, co-ordination exercises, mime, fun and fantasy. Each class has a corresponding treasure chest of props to use in each session. We aim to encourage a love of all types of music, so the music used is diverse from classical piano and orchestral music, ballet favourites, children’s music, television themes and current pop music.

Little Groovers   This class is for the energetic little groovers out there who love to jump up and dance to the beat.  No Mums needed for this class.  Taking the best from the ATOD Imagine program and the ATOD Pre-School Jazz syllabus, this class includes imaginative dance, movement, education and a variety of music.  Incorporating lots of props, such as hoops, bean bags, balance beams and the parachute, the class will appeal to little boys as much as little girls.

Ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance classes, and performance opportunities are available for children to 18 years.

Where: 56 Cheviot Street (view map)

When: Monday - Saturday

Price: From $150 for a 10 week Term

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Author: Julie Barclay

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