Dance Curriculum

Chilton Dance Centre is one of the leading private dance schools in New Zealand and offers excellent training in classical and contemporary dance and other related dance styles.

Classical Ballet

Preschool Dance for Fun
The Preschool Dance for Fun class offers 3 and 4 year old students the chance to experience ballet, jazz and tap dance in a fun environment.Dance title

Pre Primary in Dance – Solo Seal
The Chilton Dance Centre’s training is based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus (commonly known as the RAD www.rad.org.nz). Annual examinations from Pre-Primary in Dance through to Solo Seal are available for students wishing to follow this examination system. All students wishing to enter for exams must fulfil class attendance requirements and achieve the Dance Centre’s technical standard.

Open Technique / Pointe classes
Senior students are encouraged to participate in Open Classical and Pointe Classes. These classes are non-syllabus based but specifically designed to extend each student both technically and artistically, enabling them to think and perform beyond the structure of a set syllabus.


Jazz

Pre Grade – Solo Diploma
The Chilton Dance Centre training in Modern Jazz is based on the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance (NZAMD) syllabus. Jazz dance classes are available to students from 5 years old, with students having the opportunity to enter annual examinations. Students also have the opportunity to enter a Medal Test where they perform their Jazz dance solo in front of an examiner and an invited audience of friends and family. All students wishing to enter for exams must fulfil class attendance requirements and achieve the Dance Centre’s technical standard.

Musical Theatre Dance / Show Jazz
Musical Theatre Dance / Show Jazz classes are available to students with dance training to Intermediate Foundation Ballet / Pre Elementary Jazz standard and above. Students will learn dances from Musicals such as Cats, Fosse, Chicago, High School Musical and more.

Open Jazz Class
Open Jazz class is for senior students from Intermediate and Advanced Jazz levels, designed to extend their jazz technique and style whilst enabling them to think and perform beyond the structure of a set syllabus.


Contemporary Dance
Contemporary dance classes are available for students from Intermediate Foundation Ballet / Pre-Elementary Jazz and above. It is recommended that senior classical ballet students attend a Contemporary lesson as part of their weekly programme to assist with dynamics, strength, agility, body and spatial awareness.


Tap

The Chilton Dance Centre Tap training is based on the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance Tap syllabus. Annual examinations are available for students wishing to follow this examination system.


Hip Hop

Hip Hop classes are available for students from 7 years old. The Dance Centre will offer the students the opportunity to enter New Zealand Association of Modern Dance examinations if they wish to follow the examination system.

Funk
Funk is a fusion of Hip Hop and Jazz. The class offers students from 9 years and above the opportunity to learn choreography and teach their own material.


Stretch / Conditioning

Chilton Dance Centre offers Stretch class to dance students. In this class students will learn Stretch techniques to help the body perform its best, stretching will not only improve flexibility and the ease at which you can move and dance, but it will also help prevent injuries.


Adult Classes

Ballet
The Chilton Dance Centre offers an adult class in Ballet. This class does not require any previous experience and is designed as an introduction to dance for the beginner and appropriate for students returning to dance after an absence. Classes are open technique and offer adults the opportunity to attend weekly classes which will provide an excellent all-round exercise programme with emphasis on: safety, posture, flexibility, co-ordination, rhythm and musicality. Classes will strengthen, firm and tone the entire body and provide excellent technical skills for other dance, sport and fitness related classes – all within a closely monitored and safe teaching environment.


 

Performing Arts Holiday Programme

Term Three 2015

Term Three Holidays
During the Term 3 school holidays, the Chilton Dance Centre offers a popular full week holiday programme aimed at 9 to 13-year-old boys and girls.Chilton Dance Centre Candyland Holiday Programme 2014

Students participate in daily lessons in dance and singing as well as scenery and costume workshops with professional tutors. All these skills are brought together for an action-packed performance on the final afternoon

The programme is held in the Chilton Saint James School Theatre. No previous connection to the School or the Chilton Dance Centre is required.

 

For more information contact Bronwyn Bennett, the Chilton Dance Centre on (04) 570 4034 or email.