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​​Director/Teacher/Choreographer
​Rachel Erichsen

erichsen.rachel@gmail.com
Ph. 021 915573
Jazz Dance 
Jazz dance is dynamic and powerful.  With it´s technical foundations in ballet styled exercies, jazz is danced to popular music and is both very athletic and very graceful.  
We teach the styles of snappy upbeat jazz, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre all within the Jazz syllabi of steps.
We teach a vareity of syllabus work to ensure our dancers become verstile, strong all round dancers.   Within the junior jazz classes we teach the DanceNZmade performance levels for Jazz and NZAMD Jazz.  There are opportunities for sitting exams or you can just participate in class and not sit the exams.  As the dancers get older it is, it proves to be very beneficial to have a goal to work towards in the pursuit of improving  dance ability, strength and flexibility and performance.
 
 
Ballet   
Ballet offers a fantastic base of placement and co-ordination and musicality.  Our junior dancers ignite their passion for classical movement through the RAD ( Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus  which has great technical work, and also lovely flowing dance combinations.  
Some senior dancers train in the RAD syllabus ( Royal Academy of Dance), this is trained privately, so please email to enquire about this class.
We also offer an Adults ballet open class. 
 
 
Hip Hop
Hip Hop is energetic, bold and very rhythmical.   A good place to start for someone who is starting dance as a teenager or adult as the steps do not have a technical requirement, hip hop is all about attitude and being able to use expression through your body movements.
Hip hop performance levels are offered within the DanceNZmade syllabus  each year.

 

Contemporary
Contemporary dance is moving using momentum and solid grounding of your body. This form of dance is very free, allows for a lot of expression and is a full body workout.
This is also a good entry level class, as the movements are all done in parallel, not requiring any classical training.
 

Lil´Stars Preschool Dance Class
This 40 minute class is all about creative play to music.  From 2.5yrs the children learn to participate in a group environment, take direction, listen to the rhythms and the story in the music and move their bodies exploring co-ordination and balance.  These classes run in term time only.   Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them and arrive just on time, as they can easily get overwhelmed if at the studio too early or arriving after the class has started.  Parental superivision is required for this class.



 


FEES

30 minute class $ 10 per class plus Gst x the amount of weeks in the term.

45 minute class  $12 per class plus GST  x the amount of weeks in the term.

60 minute classes $14 per class plus GST x the amount of weeks in the term.

Adult Class  $ 15 per class plus GST x the amount of weeks in the term.


Invoices are sent out via email at the beginning of each term with payment requred within 14 days of recieving them. 
Families that have multiple dancers attending can pay their invoice off in 2 equal payments during the term.

But registering in the class, you are then taking a placement in that class and therfore are committed to  the tuition fees for the term.
No refunds are given for missed classes due to illness, school camp or family holidays.

IN the case of a prolonged injury ( more than 3 weeks) please make contact and we will carry your classes over for when you have recovered.