Term 1 Dance Classes Commence 9th February, 2021


CHILDREN / YOUTH CLASSES

MINI MOVERS

DAYS:   Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturday's
TIMES: Tuesdays : 2.45 - 3.15pm.     (NEW)
              Wednesdays : 9:00 - 9.30am
              Saturday's : 8.30 - 9:00am
              Saturday's : 9:00 - 9.30am
AGES:  3 and 4 YRS
TEACHER:  McKenzie Northcott, Anna Mortlock
PRICE:  $10 per/class : payable by the term (at the start of the term)

This class is designed for younger dancers (3-4 years old). With use of props and fun music, we aim to give students an enjoyable introduction into the world of dance. We utilize the NZAMD Pre Rosette 1 level syllabus for a basic introduction to Jazz and Ballet. This class will supply students with a range of age-appropriate skills that can lead to achievement within dance classes at a later stage. In a welcoming and safe environment.  Our MINI MOVERS class is a great place to start. 

INTRO TO DANCE (MIXED STYLES)

DAY :  Monday's
TIME : 3.30PM - 4.00PM
AGES : 5 - 8 YRS
TEACHER : Ignite Dance Teachers
PRICE : $10 per class (payable by the term)

Perfect for boys and girls aged 5 - 8 years, who are new to dance, and not sure what style to pursue. The option of having a mixed-style class will give them a good feel for our core dance styles, so after a term of dance, they will have a clear idea what class they are most suited to.

Styles covered will be... Jazz Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Tap.

TAP

DAY :  On Hold
TIMES :  Open Junior (5 - 8 YRS)   :  TBC
               Open Senior (8 plus YRS)  : TBC
TEACHER : Anna Mortlock
PRICE : 
$10 per/class : Open Junior : 30 min class (payable per term, at the start of the term)
$12 per/class : Open Senior : 45 min class (payable per term, at the start of term)
LOCATION : Red Cross Hall, across the carpark from Ignite

Tap dance is a type of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. Tap is an energetic style of dance, a great form of fitness, and loads of fun for all ages.
Our new Tap classes are open to anyone within the age groups below, no previous Tap (or dance) experience is necessary. 

Open Junior | 5 - 8 YRS
A fun introduction to tap class where students will gain the knowledge of the the foundations of Tap Dance along with props play and mime. A class designed to encourage and inspire young Tappers.

Open Senior | 8 + YRS
An open class designed for students to learn the basics of American tap whilst gaining confidence. The class will be made up of Barre and Centre exercises and finishing with a routine that will be added onto each week.

NOTE: Our new Tap classes will be held at the Red Cross Hall in Milicich Pl. Just across the carpark from Ignite. 

JAZZ BALLET

DAYS: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays

TIMES:  
Pre Rosette 1 (Beginners) : Turning 5 YRS in 2021 : Mondays : 4.00 - 4.30pm.        (NEW)
Pre Rosette 2 (Beginners) : Turning 6 YRS in 2021 :  Tuesdays : 3:30 - 4:00pm
Pre Rosette 2 (Beginners) : Turning 6 YRS in 2021 : Saturdays : 9:30 - 10:00am       
Pre Rosette 3 (Beginners) : Turning 7 YRS in 2021 :  Mondays : 3:30 - 4.15pm
Pre Rosette 3 (Beginners) : Turning 7 YRS in 2021 : Wednesdays : 3:30 - 4:15pm  
Grade 1 : Turning 8 YRS in 2021 :  Mondays : 4.15 - 5.00pm
Grade 1 : Turning 8 YRS in 2021 : Wednesdays : 4.15 - 5.00pm
Grade 2 :
 Turning 9 YRS in 2021 : Tuesdays : 4.00 - 5.00pm
Grade 2 : Turning 9 YRS in 2021 : Saturdays : 10.00 - 11.00am
Grade 3 : Turning 10 YRS in 2021 : Tuesdays : 5:00 - 6:00pm
Grade 4 : Turning 11 YRS in 2021 : Tuesdays : 6:00 - 7:00pm
Grade 5 : Turning 12 YRS in 2021 : Tuesdays : 7:00 - 8:00pm
Pre-Elementary : Tuesdays : 8.00 - 9.00pm                     (NEW)

TEACHERS:
McKenzie Northcott, Courtney Richmond, Anna Mortlock

PRICE:
$10 per/class : Pre-Rosette 1 & 2 : 30 min class (payable per term, at the start of the term)
$12 per/class : Pre-Rosette 3 and Grade 1 Classes : 45 min class (payable per term, at the start of term)
$15 per/class : Grade 2+ Classes : 1 hour classes (payable per term, at the start of term)
$16 per/class : Grade Classes : 75 min classes (payable per term, at the start of term)

Level classes to learn components, techniques and terminology of jazz ballet dance. Classes focusing on giving confidence, knowledge and experimentation of your bodies ability. 
Students can expect an age appropriate, fun environment to learn jazz ballet techniques such as leaps, turns, positions and expression. All progress made in class will be working towards an end of term showcase, a chance to perform in front of parents, family and friends. 

Jazz Ballet Grade 1
This energetic class consists of foundational jazz dance elements including; counting & timing, directional changing, spotting, body alignment, contractions, isolations, jumps, turns and combinations. Dancers will also experience center core strengthening and stretching.

Jazz Ballet Grade 2
Prerequisite: Successfully passed JB 1 or by teacher approval.
Students will review and continue with the foundational elements introduced in Jazz I. They will increase their vocabulary, understanding, and execution of these elements as they learn more compound, progressive, and complex combinations. Students will also experience a concentrated focus on isolations, contractions, body alignment, transitioning, and center core strength. 

Jazz Ballet Grade 3 & 4
Prerequisite: Successfully passed Grade 2 or by teacher approval. 
In addition to Jazz 2 elements, material covered in Grades 3 and 4 will include; stage presence and staging, level changes, pirouettes, chaines turns, leaps, and more complex combinations. Dancers will continue core strengthening and increased extensions. It is likely that students will spend a minimum of two years at this level.

Jazz Ballet Grade 5
Grade 5 will continue to focus on technique, working on turn out, alignment and introducing some trickier dance moves.  We will be introducing fouett turns and building on pirouette turns. The syllabus includes hinges, penche extensions and has a focus on increasing flexibility and core strengthening.

Pre-Elementary Jazz

HIP-HOP

DAYS: Thursdays
TIMES: 
Beginner  |   5 – 7 YRS :  3.30 - 4.15pm
Juniors  |   7 - 9 YRS : 4.15 - 5.15pm
Intermediate  |  9 - 11 YRS : 5.15 - 6.15pm
Seniors. | 12 + YRS : 6.30 - 7.30pm
Adults. |  18+ YRS : 7:30 - 8:30pm.  
COMING SOON... Boys Hip Hop Class. (keep scrolling, details below)
TEACHER :  Lance Uerata, Zhadon Cook

PRICE : $12 Beginner 45 min Classes (payable at the start of term)
              $15 per/class : Level 60 min Classes (payable at the start of term)
              $16 per/class : Level 75 min Classes (payable at the start of term)
              $11 per/class : ADULT classes

Ignite Urban Hip hop classes are a free form of dancing that really gets you moving. Gain confidence, fitness, skill, and make some friends. Learn, thrive and achieve together. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Urban movements and techniques, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

Beginner
This class for young beginners specifically focuses on developing rhythm and coordination while encouraging individual style.

Junior
The class format consists of a warm up / dance routine / cool-down. Through physical training, the Hip-Hop course will enhance student's physical health, increase their stamina, and coordination. Students will also learn to dance according to the trend of today's music. 

Intermediate
Prerequisite: Successfully passed Junior (RBM exam) or by teacher approval. 
This class teaches rhythm, coordination, musicality, and hip hop choreography without suggestive music/movements. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun. 

Senior
Prerequisite: Successfully passed Intermediate level (RBM exam) or by teacher approval. 
This class builds upon skills learned in previous levels and continues to teach rhythm, coordination, musicality, and hip hop choreography without suggestive music/movements. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun. This class is an incredible workout and students will be pushed to the max! 

Adult
This dance class provides a structured method of learning hip hop dance movements in a fun-filled and social environment.
The class is taken at a relaxed pace, concentrating on improving co-ordination and learning choreographed dance sequences while grooving to some great music.

ALL BOYS HIP HOP

Begins Term 2
DAYS :  Thursdays
TIMES :  6.30 - 7.30pm
AGES :  8 years +
TEACHER :  Lance Uerata
PRICE
      $12 per 45 min class (payable by the term)
      $15 per 60 min class (payable by the term)

Boys can benefit from dance too! It builds strength, concentration, and encourages athleticism.  Sign up for an energetic, funky class that is full of fun just for boys!  Come learn from a passionate instructor with the latest music and easy to follow choreography!  Start Your Engine Fellas…this class is hip hop with a nitro boost!  All Boys Hip Hop is an explosive, funky dance style that combines memory, coordination, rhythm, and loads of energetic FUN!"

Registrations for this Term 2 class will be open soon.

SENIOR JAZZ PERFORMANCE COMPETITION CLASS

SELECTED STUDENTS CLASS

DAYS : Monday's
TIMES : 7:00 - 8.00pm
AGES :  Grade 4 plus (must sit exams 2021)
TEACHER :  McKenzie Northcott
PRICE : $16 per/class : payable by the term
DISCOUNT:  10% discount applys to both exam and performance class

This class is for the purpose of developing experienced dancers who are keen to participate in small Jazz competitions throughout the year, in the North Island as well as local community performance. In this class dancers will have the opportunity to focus on basic and advanced technique which will improve their overall dance ability, strength and control as well as preparing routines for performance.

NOTE: entry to this class is through an audition process. Please contact us for more information.

JUNIOR JAZZ PERFOMANCE COMPETITION CLASS

SELECTED STUDENTS CLASS

DAYS : Monday's
TIMES : 5:00 - 6.00pm
AGES :  As appropriate  (must sit exams 2021)
TEACHER :  McKenzie Northcott
PRICE : $16 per/class : payable by the term
DISCOUNT:  10% discount applys to both exam and performance class

This class is for the purpose of developing up and coming dancers who are keen to participate in local community performances. In this class dancers will have the opportunity to focus on basic and advanced technique which will improve their overall dance ability, strength and control as well as preparing routines for performance. 

MUSICAL THEATRE

DAYS: Mondays
TIMES: Juniors | Ages 5 - 9 YRS : 4.30 - 5.30PM.   
              Seniors | Ages 10 + YRS : 5.30 - 6.30PM
AGES: 5 YRS - 14 YRS
TEACHER: Anna Mortlock
PRICE: $15 per/class : payable by the term (at the start of the term)

* NEW STYLE CLASS
Musical Theatre is a theatrical style that includes dance, vocals and acting to songs, on stage; generally, from Broadway musicals. These numbers usually consist of a story being told or a character being formed.  

Our new style Ignite Musical Theatre classes will focus mainly on dance character development and stage craft, but will now also include elements of acting and vocals taught by our Ignite drama and singing tutors.

This is a perfect class for those who wish to develop their all-round Musical Theatre techniques, with an emphasis on personality, presentation and having fun!

CONTEMPORARY

DAY:   Wednesdays
TIME:  Juniors | Ages 8 - 10 YRS : 5.00 - 6.00pm
            Intermediate | Ages 10 - 12 YRS : 6.15 - 7.15pm 
            Seniors | Ages 12+ YRS : 7.15 - 8.15pm
AGES:  8 - 18 YRS
TEACHER/S:  Courtney Richmond
PRICE: $15 per/class :  payable by the term (at the start of the term)

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. 

Although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet, and other classical concert dance styles.
In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to combine the strong but controlled legwork of ballet with modern that stresses on torso. It also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristics of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well. 

TECHINQUE, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

DAYS:   Wednesdays
TIMES:  8.15 - 9.15pm
TEACHER:  Courtney Richmond
AGES:  Any age
PRICE:  $10 per/class : payable by the term (at the start of the term)

Our technique, strength and flexibility class is the perfect addition to your weekly dance classes. Each week we will work on developing foundational dance technique from the basics of barre work to turning and leap technique as well as improving overall strength, fitness and flexibility. Classes will incorporate elements of Pilates, dance-fit and barre-fit in a fun and dance specific way. This class is recommended for any dancer who wishes to further develop and enhance their overall dancing skills. 

ADULT CLASSES

'YOUNG AT HEART' 60+ DANCE

DAYS : Thursday's
DATES : Term 1, 2021
TIMES:
Session 1  | 10:15am - 11:15am (followed by a light morning tea at 11.15am at Covid Level 1)
Session 2 | 11.30am - 12.30pm
AGES : 60+ YRS
TEACHER : Kim Malone
PRICE :
$8 per/class : Casual, pay as you go, OR buy a
$60 Concession card : 10 sessions at $6 per session

Our 'Young at Heart' class offers a variety of gentle dance styles, for men and women, in the 60+ age group, who enjoy dancing, meeting people and staying fit and healthy.

In this class we have fun sharing the passion of dance, while remaining fit and staying young at heart. This is a class that will build on a healthy self-confidence, team spirit and a sense of community, in a warm friendly and encouraging environment.  

A fun, social class to keep students motivated and striving towards personal achievement.  

At 11:15AM, there will be a light morning tea available for everyone (when we are in Covid-Level 1). Join others in your class, for a chat, a laugh and meet some new like minded friends over a cuppa and slice of cake.

REGISTRATIONS: 
To register, please either use the email form below, or feel free to call us on
PH: 0508 2446 483

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ADULT DANCE (OPEN-STYLES)

DAY : Mondays, Thursdays
TIME : Mondays : 8.00 - 9.00pm  
           Thursdays : 7:30 - 8.30pm. (Hip Hop)
AGES : 16+ YRS
TEACHER : Anna Mortlock (Tap, Musical Theatre), Lance Uerata (Hip Hop), Courtney Richmond (Contemporary), McKenzie Northcott (Jazz, Musical Theatre), Kim Malone (Adult Jazz, Tap)
PRICE : Pay upfront for the term  ... ($110)

Whether you are looking for a creative outlet, a new social club or even a new form of exercise this class could be for you... No experience necessary. 
Experienced Ignite dance teachers will be teaching a wide range of dance styles.. contemporary, jazz, hip hop, commercial.   You will learn three to four dance routines in different styles during the 8 weeks.
Come along and give it a go, have fun, learn new moves and get fit, all at the same time!

ADULT HIP HOP

DAY : Thursdays
TIME : 7:30 - 8:30pm.  
AGES : 18+ YRS
TEACHER : Lance Uerata
PRICE : $11 per/class

Ignite Urban Hip hop classes are a free form of dancing that really gets you moving. Gain confidence, fitness, skill, and make some friends. Learn, thrive and achieve together. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Urban movements and techniques, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

Our adults Hip Hop dance class provides a structured method of learning hip hop dance movements in a fun-filled and social environment.

The class is taken at a relaxed pace, concentrating on improving co-ordination and learning choreographed dance sequences while grooving to some great music.

MOTHER & DAUGHTER/SON DANCE

DAY :  Fridays
STARTS :  Term 2
TIME : 6.00 - 7.00pm
TEACHER : Miss Mckenzie
PRICE : $77 for 6 weeks

This very popular 6 week class is an opportunity for Mothers and Daughters or Sons to spend some fun quality time learning something new together.  We have run this class successfully for three terms now.  Each term culminates in a small in house performance for friends and family and is open to both sons and daughters.
To register your interest, please use the registration button. 

THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD THIS TERM

MOVES 'N' GROOVES (special needs)

DAY : TBC
TIME: TBC
AGES: 13 years plus
TEACHER:  Ignite Dance Teachers
PRICE OPTIONS:  $11 per/class : per class payable by the term (at the start of the term)
LOCATION : Red Cross Hall, across the carpark from Ignite

A fun and creative class for young adults with special needs. During these classes students will explore music and movement in a joyful and nurturing environment. Dancers will develop spatial awareness, increased mobility, creative expression and social interaction with their peers.

Note: Moves n Grooves will be held in the Red Cross Hall, just across the carpark from Ignite

Please contact us for further information.

 

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