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Wellington Dance opens new City studio

Last day - last class - at Cuba Street before the earthquake strengthening goes in!

DANCE in CUBA STREET We live in a world of busyness and work and the value of the arts is even more important to our wellbeing and to young people growing up. Learning, doing, collaborating, being in performances as part of a cast, developing confidence, self- responsibility and discovering that perseverance and commitment bring huge satisfaction and positive results are essential skills in the big picture of life’s experience. All this and it is fun! A Wellington treasure, the studios at 125 Cuba Street continue a wonderful tradition of growing up with the arts - dancing. 2015 was an exceptional year with Chinese New Year, Pavlova’ s Twisty Thursday , CubaDupa , Wellington’s150th birthday , Tempo Festival in Auckland, Artsplash, The Attic Opening and two new ballets, The Very VERY Hungry Caterpillar and Degas Deconstructed at the Opera House to finish the year. RAD and IDTA results were very successful for the many students who took examinations and a wide range of community and adult classes continue late into every evening. The Tarrant Dance Studios celebrated the Cuba St building being 100 years old and

Footnote New Zealand Dance was 30! 2016 starts with six dancers from The Little Egrets Company who are coming from Xiamen to make a collaborative work with us for the Chinese New Year in February. Directed by Deirdre Tarrant the new work is called Monkey Business for the Year of the Monkey and will be in an East Meets West spectacular at TSB Arena on Feb 13 as well as at the Stadium at the Phoenix Game on February 7th. CubaDupa happens once again in March and this year the dancers are creating a series of ‘happenings’ called Cuba Spaces. Summer has been fabulous in Wellington and the studios are in the completion phase of major earthquake strengthening so classes are starting a little later this year. February 20 is the day! It is very exciting and we are very keen to get back up those stairs and into the studios dancing again! From the littlest dancing strawberry in The Very VERY Hungry Caterpillar to outstanding senior students going onto tertiary study and careers the Tarrant Dance Studios is a great place to be a dancer! Enquiries ph 3847285 or 021533725.

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Tarrant Dance Studios

We’re excited to have a new studio in Fifeshire Ave off Cambridge Terrace near the Basin Reserve. This is as well as our Thorndon studio and our local hall classes in Seatoun and Khandallah. Our new studio is an old ballroom dance school with two studios, a lovely feel and lots of

natural light. We have lots of classes for preschoolers and beginners (ballet and jazz) plus exciting new dance acrobatics for ages 7 years and up! Parking is available on the street, either Fifeshire, Barker St (next street towards the Basin) or on Cambridge Terrace.


Fitness dance classes that whisper exercise and shout fun!!!! all classes at Shelly Bay, Miramar Phone Lynne on 04 934 3920 or 0274 416 079 or email: Morning & evening classes Tues & Thurs Book now and get your first class free! Check us out at under 'Shelly Bay Fitness Dance' Or ‘Shelly Bay, Fitness, Fun and Body Changing” Late bookings welcome.

dance studio

Offering dance classes in ballet, jazz and contemporary for children aged 3-18 years. Studio venues in Houghton Bay and Lyall Bay. Experienced and qualified teachers. Free trial classes available. Exams available but not compulsory in ballet and jazz. Term One commences Tuesday 9th February. for details on fees and timetable.

80 Houghton Bay Road, Houghton Bay | Ph (04) 9737837


Director - Deirdre Tarrant

~ 125 Cuba Street ~ Classes for children, students & professionals in classical ballet (RAD)(IDTA) and contemporary Plus wide range of evening adult recreation classes.

Classes recommence from Saturday February 20th

PHONE 384 7285 or MOB 021 533 725

Classes taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers


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Thursday January 28, 2016

Ballet Jazz Preschool Dance Contemporary Lyrical Singing Dance Acrobatics!

Enrolling now for Preschoolers & Beginners right through to Teens We’d love to welcome your child to our studio. We have a huge range of preschool and beginner classes in Thorndon, Te Aro, Seatoun and Khandallah. Our website has information about classes and ages, or give us an email or call to choose the very best first dance class for your child. We teach Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet and NZAMD jazz.


WELLINGTONDANCE.CO.NZ or call : 04 2108642

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