Classes

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

2017 Prices listed at a per/week rate. Payable on Term Invoice.

Speech & Drama

New Entrant Drama  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/Upper Junior Drama Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm, Wednesday 3.30-4.30 & 4.30-5.30 Thursday 4.30-5.30pm & Friday 3.30-4.30pm

(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  Tuesday 3.30-4.30 & 5.30-6.30pm and Thursday 5-6pm.

(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  Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm & Thursday 5.30-6.30pm

(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  Various times Tuesdays & Wednesdays as scheduled

(Price $20.72+GST)

Trios, Pairs or Solo 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 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 Classes

Junior & Upper Junior Glee Club Singing - 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 a recording session and being part of the Major Production as well as other recital opportunities.

Intermediate Glee Club Singing - 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.  The year includes a recording session and being part of the Major Production as well as other recital opportunities.

Senior Singing Group  - 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 record, 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.- times as arranged.

(Price $25+GST)

Open to students of our singing groups.  Half hour sessions designed to compliment our singing group sesisons.  For solo singers who wish to fine tune their technique and improve their range and singing style. 


Dance Classes

Hip-Hop Dancing

Junior - Monday 3.45-4.30pm (Price $10.75+GST)

Upper Junior - Thursday 3.30-4.15pm (Price $10.75+GST)

Intermediate - Thursday 4.15-5pm (Price $11.25+GST)

These classes are performance based, students learn all of the skills, warm up and bar work where appropriate along with fun routines.  Students will be involved in several performances across the year including our Major Production and a Music Video and can sit a DNZM Level if they wish.

Tap Dancing

Juniors - Wednesday 3.30-4.15pm (Price $10.75+GST an overlap class with Upper Juniors)

Upper Juniors - Wednesday 3.45-4.30pm (Price $10.75 +GST an overlap class with the Juniors)

Intermediates - Wednesday 5.15-6pm (Price $11.25+GST)


A performance based class, learning basic Tap steps and rhythms along to some fun routines.  This is a great musical theatre basic dance style to learn if you enjopy going in shows!  All students get the chance to take part in several performances across the year including our Major production and can sit an HSPA Medal Test if they wish.

Jazz Dancing

Juniors - Monday 4.30-5.15pm (Price $10.75+GST)

Intermediates - Monday 5.15-6pm (Price $11+GST)

Seniors - Monday 6-7pm (Price $11.50+GST)

The Performance Jazz class is a style of modern dance that focuses on styles of choreography that are most commonly seen in musicals, and is aimed at dancers of all capabilities. This class is a good introduction into the world of performing dance on stage, and students will improve on flexibility, jumps and turns. This class aims to push it’s participants to their next level.  Students will be part of our major musical each year as well as recital performances. DNZM Level tests are an option.

Contemporary Lyrical Dancing

Juniors - Wednesday 4.30-5.15pm ( $10.50+GST)

Intermediates - Friday 3.30-4.15pm ($11.25+GST)


Seniors - Thursday 5-6pm (Price $11.75+GST)

A performance based class, where student learn all of the transferable skills of Contemporary dance.  This is a modern fusion style of dance.  Barre work, technique and fun routines make up the class which gets the chance to perform at various events throughout the year, including our Major Production as well as creating a music video.  
DNZM Level tests are an option.
 
 

For more information or to register for any classes please see our Contact Us page.