QSD Classes

Queenstown School of Dance offering technical Jazz and Ballet examination dance classes since 2007. QSD classes provide students with solid technical training, performance training, and the platform to create, achieve and grow as a dancer and artist. “My girls have been dancing with Queenstown School of Dance since they were 7 years of age and my association with the school spans 13 years.  It is a real testament to Anna and her team of talented teachers that their students return year after year particularly when there are so many other sports and activities for children to get involved in outside of school. The dance school offers a supportive and inclusive learning environment, but also one where no nonsense is tolerated and the children are encouraged to be the best dancers they can be – both great disciplines to instil in children from a young age. The dedication of the students and quality of teaching is evident in the consistently high examination marks achieved and the end of year show which is always a highlight.”

 

BALLET – La Beauté Ballet Syllabus


Queenstown School of Dance is excited to introduce La Beauté Ballet; a syllabus that brings a fresh approach to ballet whilst retaining all the discipline and technique of traditional ballet. Fundamentally, La Beauté ballet enables the millennial dancer to have a strong classical foundation whilst being versatile across all dance genres. It is optional but recommended for serious dancers from school years 3-8, to also enrol in a Conditioning class.

 

 

 

JAZZ – Jazzaddict Syllabus

The Jazzaddict syllabus contains classical technique, technical warm-ups, travelling progressions and routines that involve various steps, turns, jumps and floorwork. We train students in lyrical dance, musical theatre, impromptu and student choreography. Setting a solid base for those students wishing to continue dance on as a career. As this is a technical class it is compulsory for all school year 3-8s to also enrol in a Conditioning class. Jazz classes are only 45mins as most of the core technical work will be taught in the conditioning class. In term 3 the classes will extend to 90mins as students prepare for their exams.

 

 

CONDITIONING CLASS 

Technique is the basis of all fundamentals of dance, from holding your body correctly while performing, to executing skills properly in a routine. Strong technique extends across all areas of dance. This class is made up of exercises using props to help dancers improve their turn out, body alignment, leg and foot strength and extension, upper body stability, turn and leap skills. There are two trained teachers in every class. This is a compulsory class for all Jazz Dancers and recommended to all serious ballet and contemporary dancers. Conditioning classes run term 1, 2 and 4

 

*Students must be well groomed. Full uniform to be worn to every class, hair in a high ponytail or french braids for jazz, a high bun for ballet. Discipline and courtesy is of utmost importance; where dancers respect their teacher, their fellow students, their art and themselves.

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2 weeks ago

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Had our first class yesterday, what a joy to be dancing with little ones again! This class is levelled at introducing young children to the joy of dance without the stress and extra cost of examinations and uniforms. Our teachers are experienced with pre-schoolers and although we focus on having fun, our goal is to set a disciplined dance environment in which we can lay the foundations of dance for their future. Come and join us soon! Dance Evolution Studios www.devos.co.nz ...

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3 weeks ago

DEVOS

Our Queenstown Classical Jazz Fusion class year 7&8s. First time together performing after a term on Zoom. Wish everyone could have made it! Heres to another fab zoom term. See you all soon x ...

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3 weeks ago

DEVOS

Covid 19 brought challenges but also exciting new opportunities. We are super excited to be offering dance classes for ages 3-12 in OAMARU this coming term 3. If your keen to trial a class, checkout our timetable @ www.devos.co.nz ...

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3 months ago

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Never imagined how BIG I would look. Having so much fun with these little munchkins, as they dance around their lounge x

Ariya loved your class!
Our dog Zak and her lil brother liked it too 😆
She is grinning from ear to ear, thanks.
See you next week 😊
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3 months ago

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Check out all these fabulous dancers ready to'slide' into DEVOS online dance class this week! ...

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3 months ago

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Hey guys only two days left to get your enrolments in... looking forward to seeing your gorgeous faces on Sunday x

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3 months ago

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Hi all, we're giving you an extra week to get online!

Online classes starting May 3rd. Don't miss out!
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4 months ago

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Exciting news! We're going ONLINE Sunday April 26th.

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