Classes

All Classes held at our premises: 62 Ashley Street, Rangiora

2018 Prices listed at a per/week rate. Payable on Term Invoice.

Drama Options

New Entrant Drama  Age:4.5-6yrs.  Thursday 3.45-4.30pm 
(Price $12.25+GST) 

These classes cover creativity, communication, poetry, characterisation, physicality among other things and are very popular. The small classes are aimed at helping young children adapt to a classroom environment and being able to share their ideas, work creatively with others, have confidence to speak up and communicate clearly. This is also a popular class at channelling energy from bright and energetic youngsters who need an outlet as well as recognition for their creative flare. The students all get to take part in our Major Production as part of their class

Junior Drama Age 6.5-9yrs.   Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm, Thursday 4.30-5.30pm,  Friday 3.30-4.30pm

Upper Junior Drama Age 9-11yrs.  Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm, Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm, Thursday 3.30-4.30pm, Friday 4.30-5.30pm

(Price $15.25+GST)

Our junior drama classes cover creativity, communication, poetry, characterisation among other things and are very popular. The classes are small so there is lots of individual attention.  As they grow they can opt to sit Trinity College speech or communication exams and enter the ChCh speech and drama competitions.  The students all get to take part in our Major Production as part of their class and can audition for extra parts also.

Intermediate Drama  Age 11-13yrs. Tuesday 3.30-4.30, Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm, Thursday 4.30-5.30pm.

(Price $15.25+GST)

Students learn basics of voice production, improvisation and stage skills.  They take part in our Major production as part of their class and can audition for extra parts also. They compete in our annual Theatre Sports Competition, the Speech & Drama competitions and can sit Trinity College Exams at the end of the year.  All classes place a focus on creativity, confidence and communication.

Senior Drama  Age 13-15yrs. Monday 4.30-5.30pm & 5.30-6.30pm, Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm

(Price $17.25+GST)

These classes build on skills in Improvisation, Acting and Speaking.  Students work on poetry, prose and plays, take part in our Theatre sports and Major Senior Production as part of their class and they can audition for extra parts as well.  All classes include background theory necessary for Trinity College exams and place importance on personal growth as well as stage skills being gained.

Advanced Senior Drama  Age 15-18yrs. Various times Tuesdays & Wednesdays as scheduled

(Price $20.75+GST)

1hr longTrios or 40min Pairs lessons designed to focus on each students’ strengths and weaknesses in Speech, Communication, Acting  and Theatre Skills.  All advanced seniors take part in our Major production as part of a show class and can audition for extra parts also. Students can attend specialty classes as part of their course, sit Trinity College exams to Diploma level, present work in Senior Recitals and gain experience teaching and directing.   These are lessons which cater to the specific goals of the students.

Private Half Hour Drama Classes  Various times Mondays & Tuesdays as scheduled

(Price $26 )

These private sessions are designed to focus on the students’ personal strengths and weaknesses in Speech, Communication, Acting  and Theatre Skills. Students can opt to sit Trinity College exams to Diploma level, present work in our Recitals and opt to auditionf or roles in our Major Productions.  These are lessons which cater to the specific goals of the student, they can be booked across a term or individually as students require.

Singing Options

Junior Glee Club Singing - Age 5-11yrs. Monday 3.45-4.30pm

(Price $9.25+GST)

An introduction to music and voice.  This is not your average Choir, the kids learn musicality, technique and breathing all with fun songs they know staged and performed.  The year includes being part of the Major Production as well as other recital opportunities.

Intermediate Glee Club Singing - Age 10-13yrs. Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm

(Price $10.25+GST)

Designed to build confidence and teach good vocal skills in breathing, technique, harmony singing as well as some solo performance.  This is a fun and up-beat group using songs the kids know, set to choreographed movement.  Student get the chance to perform at local events and be part of the Major Senior Production.  Experience with radio and hand held microphones and solo singing is included.

Senior Singing Group  - Age 13-18yrs. Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm

(Price $10.75+GST)

A young adult singing group with a strong focus on vocal skill and musicality.  Students continue to learn and improve their technique and ear for harmonies and musical dynamics.  Student get the chance to perform at local events and be part of the Major Senior Production.  Experience with radio and hand held microphones and solo singing is included.

Private Singing Lessons.- Monday & Tuesday times as arranged.

(Price $26+GST)

Half hour sessions For solo singers who wish to fine tune their technique and improve their range and singing style.  Can be taken as a solo lesson or as a pair, sharing the cost with another.  Excellent when paired with membership in one of our Glee groups where you will get to use the skills you build.  Involvement with Major production if you wish and exams available as an option.


Dance Options

Hip-Hop Dancing

Junior - Ages 5-7yrs. Monday 3.45-4.30pm (Price $10.75+GST)

Upper Junior - Ages 7-9yrs. Thursday 3.30-4.15pm (Price $10.75+GST)

Intermediate - Ages 10-13yrs. Thursday 4.15-5pm (Price $11.25+GST)

Our Hip Hop classes are a combination of modern, world-inspired hip hop and 'old skool' styles, drawing from the many sub-genres of hip hop including tutting and poly-swag. In class, we look at strength, grounding and balance, along with the core HSPA principles of gaining confidence and having fun. Our choreography and music choices vary depending on what we are working on term-to-term, and are always child-friendly. In the past, our Hip Hop students have performed and competed at various events locally. These classes are examined through Dance NZ Made (DNZM) once a year, and partake in the annual show.

Tap Dancing

Juniors - Ages 5-8yrs. Wednesday 3.45-4.30pm (Price $10.75+GST an overlap class with Upper Juniors)

Intermediates - Ages 8-10yrs. Wednesday 5.15-6pm (Price $11.25+GST)

Senior Tap - 10-18yrs. Wednesday 6-7pm (Price $11.75+GST)

Our tap classes focus on tap technique, rhythms and expressions, following the lines of traditional American and English styling, but also incorporating our own HSPA flair. Our younger tap classes use listening to identify patterns and rhythms, focusing on beats and strength, whilst our intermediate and senior classes work on building ankle strength, learning time-steps and shuffling patterns, and working at a moderate to high pace to complete sections. Tap is examined internally at HSPA. Our tap classes always feature in our annual show. 


Jazz Dancing

Juniors - Ages 5.5-9yrs. Monday 4.30-5.15pm (Price $10.75+GST)

Intermediates - Ages 9-12yrs. Monday 5.15-6pm (Price $11.25+GST)

Seniors - Ages 12-18yrs. Monday 6-7pm (Price $11.75+GST)

Our popular Jazz sessions are fast-paced, busy classes which work on many of the principles of dance including pointing, line-work and crossing the midline (at a junior level) and flexibility, leaps and turns (at a senior level). We work on all forms of Jazz, leading back to 1920s cabaret, to mid-century rock 'n roll, to modern contemporary styles.  These classes are examined through Dance NZ Made (DNZM) once a year, and partake in the annual show..

Contemporary Lyrical Dancing

Juniors - Ages 5.5-9yrs. Wednesday 4.30-5.15pm ( $10.50+GST)

Intermediates - Ages 9-12yrs. Friday 3.45-4.30pm ($11.25+GST)


Seniors - Ages 12-18yrs. Thursday 5-6pm (Price $11.75+GST)

A newer form of dance, our contemporary classes are lyrical and modern. This genre works with unusual timings and is very expressive. Contemporary dance traditionally asks students to dance outside the box; incorporating floorwork, rolls, leaps and turns. We aim to teach the fundamentals of flexibility training, ensuring this is done safely. These classes are examined through Dance NZ Made (DNZM) once a year, and partake in the annual show.

 
Stretch & Flex Class

Ages 7yrs +. Friday 4.30-5.30pm ($10+GST)

A conditioning class suitable for all levels of performer.  Through exercises you will extend your flexibility as a dancer ad well as build strength and tone in your body and core.  This class will be useful for all performers, singers and actors as well as dancers.  No exam or performance for this class - a great addition to your weekly fitness program!
 
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