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Anna Lee School of Dance


Just a quick update to confirm that we are open and classes are running as normal. If there are any changes we will let you know immediately.

Protocol will be similar to when classes resumed  last term in level 2:

·         Please can children bring their own hand towel were necessary and hand sanitiser.

·         Please arrive no sooner than 10 – 15 minutes before your classes. If you do need to arrive earlier please let us know in advance.

·         Kitchen facilities are closed during level 2.

·         We ask that parents just drop children off to their classes and where possible refrain from entering the waiting areas. We understand little people need a parent to escort them to class so these parents need to make sure they sign the register for contact tracing purposes. It is preferred that siblings do not enter the buildings please but if they have to please make sure they are included on the sign in sheets. It is more ideal if these parents can then pop away for the duration of their child’s class and return for pick up.



To help us ensure you are receiving our mail please can you let us know if you don't receive the e-newsletter.

During times like this we would like to keep you informed and it is disappointing to find out down the track people have not received our correspondence.

Thank you so much for all your support and cooperation this year during these interesting times.

Stay positive everyone.


Take care,




Our Annual Recital will be held on Saturday 12 December at the Aurora Centre (Burnside High School).  More details will be coming mid to end of Term 3.

Thank you for your patience and support over the last few months, as a dance school community,  you have been absolutely amazing.  The progress that individual students have shown in developing independence is something we want to continue to build upon. Where possible we encourage our students to continue attending class without parents waiting on site.  This will also help with congestion in the waiting areas.
We would like to continue some of the procedures which have worked in the best interest of all our students. 

Physical distancing is not a requirement but where possible or practicable is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know.  Parents may come into the waiting area to drop off and supervise until class starts. This gives the students a more relaxed area to wait for classes.
Please do not park up the drive or in the staff carparks unless this is absolutely necessary
The kitchen will be open for use but students need to provide their own utensils and dispose of all rubbish please.  No popcorn at the venues as it makes too much mess.  All food mess and wrappers must be tidied up/thrown away otherwise we will close the kitchen permanently.

If people are sick, they should stay home (phone Healthline or their GP and get tested if they have cold or flu symptoms).
All students should continue to regularly wash and dry hands, and sneeze and cough into elbows.
We will continue to disinfect shared surfaces.
Our staff are all loving having everyone back in the studio and look forward to doing what they all love.  It is nice to see so many dancers laughing and being so excited to head back to dance.

We will continue to be vigilant around cleaning, good hygiene practice and support contract tracing  for all visitors.

Keep warm and safe..




We offer a fun and supportive environment with an emphasis on enjoyment which ensures students feel comfortable as they learn to dance.

Dance classes are tailored for pre-schoolers through to advanced students. Students have the opportunity to learn dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. The dance school prides itself in providing a very high standard of technical teaching that enables students to participate in performances, exams and medal tests. Classes available in Papanui, Sumner, Ferrymead, Halswell, Lincoln and Ladbrooks. Enrolments are being taken now.

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Dance Classes

At Anna Lee School of Dance we teach a variety of different styles & age ranges at our various locations.

Preschool Classes
Our Pre School classes are tailor-made and designed especially for children and 3 to 4.5 years old (pre school). With an emphasis on fun and enjoyment children will be introduced to ballet and jazz. They will learn basic dance steps and moves, improve coordination, concentration and listening skills as well as learning new concepts such as moving in circles, on diagonal and following a leader. They will develop a better sense of spacial awareness and working within a group.... Read more
Ballet students are introduced to a variety of syllabus exercises in the first years of their training. Last year the RAD introduced a new syllabus for the junior children. It is extremely good for developing imagination and musicality. The exercises are not traditional ballet exercises but will instill a love for movement and dance. The BBO work offers these traditional technical exercises as well as imaginative exercises and partner work. We feel that by introducing exercises from both syllabi... Read more
Contemporary classes are offered to students from approximately 9 years old. A background in ballet or jazz is not needed for contemporary dance. Students are taught non-syllabus work which now can lead towards sitting a NZAMD medal test and/or JDNZ medal exam.... Read more
Hip Hop
Our hip hop classes are not currently syllabus based. Students can sit medal tests through the NZAMD syllabus and medal exams through the JDNZ system. Teachers choreograph the class work as well as medal test and exam work.... Read more
The JDNZ work is predominantly taught to our jazz students. The JDNZ work offers a wide solid grounding with good technical exercises. Students will be introduced to contemporary and hip hop as well as a cabaret and musical theatre, soft shoe and many more jazz styles. We also have students sitting NZAMD exams.... Read more
Stretch Classes
Stretch classes are offered at the beginning or end of classes where time permits. The focus is on core strengthening as well as stretching muscles to gain better flexibility.... Read more
Ballet for Jazz Students
We recommend that jazz exam students from approx grade 3 and up (or earlier) attend a ballet class once a week.... Read more
Private lessons are offered for those wishing to enter competitions.... Read more