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Ballet Academy

St Andrew’s is the only school in New Zealand to provide a co-educational integrated Ballet programme on campus. Our Ballet Academy offers classical training for new and experienced dancers from Pre-school to Middle School and beyond. The focus is on correct technique, musicality and the joy of performance.

Integrated within the school day, it offers our students a seamless transition from academic class to Ballet studio – with specialised tuition focused on classical technique, musicality, and the joy of performance. Dancers take yearly exams, enjoy annual productions, and have opportunities to explore other dance genres such as jazz, lyrical, national character, and contemporary.

The StAC Ballet programme trains dancers in body awareness, patterns and spatial awareness. The motor coordination, grace and dignity translates into self-confidence that remains with each dancer throughout their life. Physically, emotionally and socially our dancers carry their heads high and conduct themselves with poise both inside and outside the ballet studio.