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Welcome to LDA's pre-school programme.. A place for little dancers to learn.

Here at Limelight we love setting our littlest dancers up with the best start to their dance learning; invoking creativity, musicality and confidence.

We range our classes on age, so it's pretty easy to figure out which class your dancer will need to start in.

*Please see information below on classes for more specific information regarding classes.

We understand that you are probably very new to this, so want you to know that we are here to answer any questions you may have.

so Why dance?

We know that as kids grow, they need more stimulation and new learning environments. However there are so many options like swimming, sports and music to choose from. So why pick dance? We believe dance is a wonderful addition to any child's life. It teaches both discipline and creativity; confidence; individuality and team work. Dance incorporates elements from many different things: proprioception (awareness of body) from movement; exercise from sport; rhythm from music; and creativity from play.

Browse below for more information about each class.

 

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2 - 3.5 years

Twinkle tots

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Limelight's newest class, Twinkle Tots is here! 

Structured as a Mums & Bubs class, this is a great way to bond with your little ballerina. Mums & Bubs alike will join in to create a safe and positive atmosphere. Focusing on play, rhythm and interaction, Twinkle Tots will appeal to a child's sense of play, improving fine and and gross motor skills and communication through dance. Incorporating numerous props, both boys and girls alike will adore Twinkle Tots, letting out their inner performer, all the while bonding with you!

Requirements: 

  • Students will just need to come along in clothing they are able to move in. A 'ballet dress-up outfit' is often a nice way to inspire the students in what they are learning. 

Extra children under 2 years old are welcome along free of charge. They are able to join in, or play/sleep at the back of the room. Strollers are welcome.

Class cost: Please contact us for more information about fees.
Bring a friend along and you'll both get your first class for free!

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30-10.00am
Where: Limelight Dance Academy,  144 Rototuna Road

 
Mini Movement

3.5-4.5 years

Mini Movement

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Aimed to develop co-ordination, musicality, imagination, and confidence, Mini-Movement classes are educational, structured, and full of fun.

With a slightly more ballet focus, students will learnt the very fundamentals of ballet and dance: bending, pointing/flexing of feet, jumping, walking, clapping. With lots of interaction with props and other classmates, the fundamental aim is to create an environment where children feel safe to learn and be creative. The skills they learn are a bi-product of the structured and inspiring classes.

There are no exams at this level, however students are invited to participate in the end of year show.

Requirements: 

  • Students enrolling in Term 1 & 2 need to be 4 years old by 1 July.
  • Students enrolling in Term 3 need to be 4 years old by 31 December.
  • Students will need to wear a ballet dress up outfit, and ballet shoes (we prefer leather shoes). These are available from That's A Wrap.

Class Cost: Please contact us for more information about fees.

When: Tuesdays 10.00-10.30am; Wednesdays 2-2.30pm; Saturdays 9-9.30am.

Where: Limelight Dance Academy, 144 Rototuna Road

 

Beginner Ballet

4.5-5.5 years

Beginner Ballet

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Beginner Ballet is a more informative and ballet-specific class, with a focus on learning the basics of ballet required in a creative yet structured way. 

Students begin learning the basics steps required in ballet, and training exercises to set them up for the requirements of the RAD syllabus - eg. plies, tendus, marching, sautes etc. These are taught alongside safe practises to ensure growing bodies are well-maintained. The class is still interactive with props and class-mates, and set up to inspire students for a life-long love of ballet. 

There are no exams at this level, however students are invited to participate in the end of year show.

Requirements: 

  • Students enrolling in Term 1 & 2 need to be 5 years old by 1 July.
  • Students enrolling in Term 3 need to be 5 years old by 31 December.
  • Students will need to wear a lilac uniform; see here for uniform details.

Class Cost: Please contact us for more information about fees.

When: Please see here for our timetable.

Where: Limelight Dance Academy, 144 Rototuna Road

 

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