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Ballet Academy Curriculum

The Ballet Programme

To provide for the needs of today’s current dancer, our Secondary School programmes offer quality balletic training plus choreographic experiences across all core dance styles.

Quality teaching, examination accomplishments plus experiences with renowned guest tutors, excellent performance opportunities, and NCEA credits, all combine to provide a true robustness and rigour to the programme.

In Years 9–11 we offer ‘Ballet and Dance Studies’ as a comprehensive subject option. Three classes per week in Years 9–10 and four classes per week in Year 11 provide an ideal opportunity for dedicated dancers to train and perform within their school, plus explore other dance genres such as jazz, lyrical, national character, and contemporary. In addition, we offer: open classes, pointe (3 levels), dance pilates, private training, and more. This programme is a stepping stone into our elite ‘Ballet Company’ – Years 12–13.

Ballet Academy Diploma

Year 13 dancers, having completed the five-year course (if commencing in Year 9), graduate with our St Andrew’s College Ballet Academy Diploma. Those with fewer years due to entering later, may apply for cross-credits from prior study, or alternatively gain the Ballet Academy Certificate.

For further information about the Ballet Academy Diploma, click here.

Secondary School Ballet Programme

An outline to our Secondary Programme is below: