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Bennett School of Ballet and Jazz

Contact: 03 453 0639 027 2087413
King Edward Court Building, Stuart St, Dunedin

The Bennett School of Ballet & Jazz has been operating since 1994, taking classes in classical ballet and jazz.

Shona and her teachers not only prepare students for a career in the dance industry but they also more importantly cater for those students who just have a love of dance and wish to attend for fun and to meet new friends.

The school is very friendly and family focused and we maintain a very supportive approach to your child's learning.  Your child is not just a number in a class but an important member of the dance school and we concern ourselves with your child's needs.

MOVEMENT FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS
Movement to music incorporating ballet and jazz moves
using our imaginations and fun with props.

BALLET CLASSES FOR CHILDREN from 5 years
Teaching children ballet through the Cecchetti syllabus well known around the world for developing well rounded dancers.
Prepares children for exams (optional). Develops co-ordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and musicality while ensuring that the process is still fun.

JAZZ CLASSES FOR CHILDREN from 5 years
Teaching children jazz through the Jazz Dance NZ Syllabus.
Prepares children for exams (optional). Develops posture, muscle tone, listening skills, rhythm and enjoyment of jazz dance.


The Cecchetti Ballet Method

The timeless Cecchetti principals of grace, balance and line form the basis
of a sound training syllabus that has been developed to meet the needs of todays modern child teaching co-ordination, poise, confidence, rhythmical sense and musicality while ensuring that the process is still fun!

The fully qualified, carefully trained and registered teachers of Cecchetti are committed to providing a stable and secure foundation for each student's training - whether for purely recreational enjoyment or as the beginning of a career in dance.

The Cecchetti teacher training courses prepare them to teach with a safe and secure technical base, sound knowledge of anatomy and basic physical faults, good teaching practices and the historical background of the art of classical ballet.

The syllabus has been carefully structured to ensure that the student receives a well- balanced training, with each grade for younger dancers designed to build progressively to the senior levels. "Cecchetti trained dancers have achieved great suesss throughtout the world. They are generally well regarded for their purity of line and for their ability to adapt easily to other forms of dance.

What our parents and students say about Bennett School of Ballet and Jazz:

  • "The Bennett School exceeds your expectations with the willingness and care from its principal and the other teachers."
  • "A great place to make friends and to learn to dance."
  • "A great experience of enjoyed learning in a friendly, patient atmosphere."
  • "The girls get such personalised teaching and my concerns are always listened to with caring attention."
  • "Shona and the other teachers take the time to get to know their students on a personal basis.  This enables them to concentrate on individual needs and create a feeling of closeness throughout the school."
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Bennett School of Ballet and Jazz
Contact: 03 453 0639 027 2087413
King Edward Court Building, Stuart St, Dunedin

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