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Ballet Academy

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St Andrew’s is the only school in New Zealand to provide a co-educational integrated Ballet programme on campus. We have established a unique and comprehensive programme which encompasses the entire school - from Pre-school to Year 13.  

With classes held within the school day, this offers our students a seamless transition from academic class to Ballet studio – with specialised tuition focused on classical technique, development of artistry and 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. Extension classes such as Pilates and Pointe are also available.

The StAC Ballet programme aims to develop the dancer beyond the physical demands of ballet. Learning through this artform, which demands discipline and dedication, also translates into strong character traits such as self-confidence, perseverance, and self-esteem - positive attributes that remain with each dancer throughout their life.