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Enrolling in the Ballet Academy

Whether your child is new to St Andrew’s College or is continuing from our Preparatory School Ballet Programme – we look forward to welcoming them to our Secondary School Ballet Academy Programme.

For further information

To find out more, please contact our Ballet Academy Artistic Director, Dr Carolyn Cairns at ballet@stac.school.nz or call the school to request a return call. You are always welcome to come watch a class in action or take a trial class.

To enrol

If new to the school in Years 9-10, please contact Dr Cairns to arrange a visit, and if you wish to enrol, a short audition timeslot (a simple series of barre and centre exercises which Dr Cairns will demonstrate for you). This provides an opportunity to observe where you are currently in your training and is also a good chance for you to ask any questions about our Ballet Academy Programme.

Following acceptance, you enrol by completing the school registration documents, selecting ‘Ballet and Dance Studies’ as one of your subject options.

Fees

As this course is a school subject, a small term fee ($75) is your only additional cost. Extension classes, if you wish to take them, carry small term fees.

Ballet Handbook

For more specific information on our Secondary Programme courses, please click here to refer to our Handbook.

"Dr Cairns is talented, dedicated and professional. I have two girls that absolutely love ballet with her and look forward to every lesson because she always goes the extra mile with a smile on her face."
Parent

 "Dr Cairns brings out the best in the dancers, and works hard to extend each beyond their own level. She is an excellent communicator  so busy parents like us know exactly what is going on, way in advance. We are very lucky to have her."
Parent

 'The Sleeping Beauty' Ballet Academy 2018