INTRO TO DANCE (MIXED STYLES) | TERM 1, 2020

DAY :  Wednesday : February 12 - April 11th
TIME :  3.30 - 4.00pm
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 possibly Tap.

JAZZ BALLET | TERM 1, 2020

DAYS: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays

TIMES:
Pre Rosette 2 (Beginners) : 5  YRS :  Wednesdays : 4:00 - 4:30pm*
Pre Rosette 2 (Beginners) : 5 YRS : Saturdays : 9.30 - 10.00am
Pre Rosette 3 (Beginners) : 6  YRS :  Wednesdays : 4:30 - 5.15pm *
Pre Rosette 3 (Beginners) : 6  YRS :  Saturdays : 10:00 - 10:45pm *
Grade 1 : 78 YRS :  Tuesdays : 3.30 - 4:15pm  *
Grade 1 : 7 - 8 YRS : Saturdays : 10:45 - 11.30am  *
Grade 2 : 8+ YRS : Tuesdays : 4.15 - 5.15pm  *
Grade 3 : 9+ YRS : Tuesdays : 6:00 - 7:00pm  *
Grade 4 : 10+ YRS : Tuesdays : 7:00 - 8:00pm *
Grade 5 : 10+ YRS : Tuesdays : 8:00 - 9:00pm
Advanced Ballet & Jazz (Combination) : 12+ YRS : Mondays : 5:30 - 6:45pm  *

TEACHERS:
McKenzie Northcott, Leandrie Young

PRICE:
$10 per/class : Pre-Rosette 2 : 30 min class (payable per term, at the start of the term)
$12 per/class : Pre-Rosette 3 : 45 min class (payable per term, at the start of term)
$15 per/class : Grade 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.

Combination : Ballet & Jazz Advanced
This class will be Grade 5 NZAMD Ballet for half the class and an open jazz class for the remaining half

COMBINATION : BALLET & JAZZ (ADVANCED) | TERM 1, 2020

DAYS: Mondays
TIMES: 5.30 - 6.45pm
GRADES:  5 and above 
TEACHERS: Leandrie Young
PRICE: $16 per/class :  payable by the term (at the start of the term)

This class will be run as a Grade 5 NZAMD Ballet class the first half and an open jazz class the second half of the class.

Ballet is an important base for most dance disciplines, and the NZAMD Ballet syllabus is designed to allow students to progress without pressure, each grade being of a length that makes it attractive for the once a week student, as well as being progressively challenging for the more committed student.

NZAMD Ballet encourages the development of strong musicality and expressive port de bras with dynamics and energy throughout the allegro section.

HIP-HOP | TERM 1, 2020

DAYS: Thursdays
TIMES: 
Beginner : Mixed 5 – 7 YRS :  3.30 - 4.15pm
Junior : Mixed 8+ YRS : 4.15 - 5.15pm
Intermediate: Mixed 9+ YRS : 5.30 - 6.30pm
Advanced Mixed : 10+ YRS : 6.30 - 8.00pm

TEACHER: TBC

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)
              $19 per/class : Level 90 min Classes (payable at the start of term)

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.

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. 

Advanced
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! 

STREET DANCE | COMPETITION CREW

AGES: 8 YRS - Adults
PRICE: $16 per session payable by the term
DAY & TIMES: TBC
TEACHER:  TBC

Street dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music, or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles mostly; breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.

Those who are interested in crew work and training will need to audition for spots within the three Academy Crews. Auditions will be held annually. Crews will then be made up of the successful dancers who attended and were selected during that audition process. 

Crews will be selected based on the following age groups:
Junior Crew : 8 yrs - 12 yrs
Varsity Crew : 13 yrs - 17 yrs   
Adult Crew : 18 yrs and up

Our Ignite Street Dance Crews will be focussing on training in all styles of Street Dance and using their studio rehearsal time to prepare for upcoming competitions. These intense training sessions are aimed at developing the teams/crews to be industry and competition ready. Some competitions we will be preparing for are: Street Dance NZ, Hip Hop Unite, Dance Brandz, Get The Beat, World Supremacy Battlegrounds.

Please be aware that Crew work is a big commitment, members are required for extensive and multiple training times which will vary dependent on competitions, and will increase closer to competition week. Also, please note that there will be additional costs (on top of classes) for competition entry fees, uniforms and some travel may be required. We will be exploring the possibility of fundraising to help with payment for the extra expenses (not including class fees).

JAZZ COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT CLASS | TERM 1, 2020

DAYS : Fridays (starting March 6th)
TIMES : 4:45 - 6:00pm
AGES :  Grade 3 plus (must sit exams 2020)
COST : $16 per/class : payable by the term (at the start of the term)
TEACHER :  McKenzie Northcott

This class is for the purpose of developing serious dancers who are keen to participate in small Jazz competitions throughout the year, in the North Island. 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.  
To become a part of this class, auditions will be held on Friday 28th February at 4:30pm for all dancers’ grades 3 and above.  Can’t wait to see you all there!
NOTE: to be selected for this class, you must also be currently enrolled in an Ignite Jazz class (level 3 and above), working on the exam syllabus. 

Audition Date : Friday, 28th February
Time : 4:30pm
Who can Audition : Grades 3+ (must sit exams 2020)
Audition Cost : $10

Register on the form below to audition

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MUSICAL THEATRE | TERM 1, 2020

DAYS: Mondays
TIMES:   Ages 9 - 14 yrs : 6.45 - 7.45pm
AGES: 9 YRS - 14 YRS
TEACHER: McKenzie Northcott
PRICE: $15 per/class : payable by the term (at the start of the term)

Musical Theatre is a theatrical dance style that includes dance technique and acting to songs from broadways and musicals. These dance numbers usually consist of a story being told or a character being formed.  

This class will look into character development and stage craft and is a combination of dance and acting. A perfect class for those who wish to develop their dancing, and worry less about perfection and technique, and more about personality and presentation.

CONTEMPORARY | TERM 1, 2020

DAY:   Mondays
TIME:  Juniors | Ages 7 - 9 yrs : 3.30 - 4.30pm
            Seniors | Ages 10 yrs plus : 4.30 - 5.30pm
AGES:  7 - 18 YRS
TEACHER/S:  Leandrie Young
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. 

MINI MOVERS (pre-school dance) | TERM 1, 2020

DAYS:   Wednesdays & Saturday's
TIMES:  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
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. Using basic introduction of 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. This class also gives parents/caregivers the opportunity to get involved and enjoy moving around on the dance floor with their children. In a welcoming and safe environment, our MINI MOVERS class is a great place to start.  

15% DISCOUNT 
If both the Mini Mover class and the Music Rhapsody class (starting Term 2) are taken by the same student in the same term, you will receive a 15% discount on both classes.

MOVES 'N' GROOVES (special needs class) | TERM 1, 2020

DAY : Tuesdays
TIME: 5:15 - 6:00pm
AGES: 13 years plus
TEACHER:  McKenzie Northcott
PRICE OPTIONS:  $11 per/class : per class payable by the term (at the start of the term)

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.
Please contact us for further information.

ADULT MIXED-STYLE DANCE | TERM 1, 2020

DAY : Mondays starting 10 February (8 weeks)
TIME : 7.45 - 8.45pm
TEACHER : McKenzie Northcott, Leandrie Young
PRICE : Pay upfront for the term  ... ($88)

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!

MOTHER-DAUGHTER/SON DANCE | TERM 1, 2020

DAY : Friday's (Term 1) | 21st February - 27th March
TIME : 6:00 - 7:00
TEACHER : Miss Mckenzie
PRICE : $66 for 6 weeks

After a very successful first term of Mother Daughter dance class in Term 4 of 2019 we will be running this popular class in Term 1 of this year.  This class is open to both sons and daughters.
To register your interest, please use the registration button. 

 

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