2018 August Newsletter


Welcome to all our new students starting this term. 

We hope you enjoy dancing with our academy.


Term 3 finishes on Saturday 29th September.


J Our new timetable starts Sunday 18th August although all our exams are not over.

The new timetable, cancelled classes during exams and exam timetables are available online at www.awda.co.nz on the AWDA news page.  All students have received a notice regarding this.

During exam week there are no ordinary lessons on as follows:

Jazz, Hip Hop & Lyrical students – No classes 6-10 August

Ballet & BAL Jazz students – No classes 13-17 August

For Saturday students - there are no cancelled classes during exams.  Saturday Jazz students with times changing after the exams – on Saturday 11 August you will learn new levels at the old times. 

It’s a great time of the year – when all exams are over and new work and show items will be started.


Contemporary Exams - Sunday 26th August, examiner is Mrs Borrell.  The timetable is up on the studio wall, exam rehearsal times TBA.


Students Only Weeks

We have wonderfully quiet classes with no distractions for the students, this is two out of every three weeks, viewing is only from studio 1.  These weeks also help with parking at peak times.  Thank you parents for co-operating so well. 

In our normal classes please be as quiet as possible when observing.  Would parents take their other children outside if they are unable to keep them still and quiet?  Please only one or two people observing classes, our studio cannot cater for more people. 

Do not leave your children unattended if they are playing in the waiting rooms or stairwell.  Please do not leave children unattended playing in the carpark.


To get your monthly newsletter and important show information emailed to you please send a request to info@awda.co.nz.  Please note newsletters are only sent electronically.


New Little Dancers Classes – Wednesday at 3.30 (first lesson 15 August) and Saturday 11.00 (first lesson 18 August) for 4 ˝ to 5 ˝ year old dancers.

New Pre Primary Ballet Class – New class starting after the exams on Monday at 3.45 for Pre Primary Ballet (first lesson 20th August).  

New Beginners Tap Class – New class starting after the exams on Saturday at 2.30 for 7 – 10 year olds (first lesson 18th August).

New Lyrical Open Class – New open class starting after the exams on Friday at 3.30 for 8 – 10 year olds (first lesson 24th August).


Show Open Item – Rehearsals will start with change of timetable – 12 & over Monday 6.45pm (first lesson 27th August), under 12 Saturday 1.45pm (first lesson 1st September).  Please get in quick if you are interested in being a part of the open item this year as places available are limited. 


Men’s Item CALLING ALL DADS – How about joining in the men’s item for the show this

year – guaranteed fun!!  Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays at 7.30pm, first lesson 21st of August (following adult ballet at 6.45pm).


If you are interested in joining into a new class to be in an extra show item this year please contact the office.


Exam Dance Ribbon Competition Day - thank you to the committee and the wonderful parents and children who helped to make this a successful day.  Congratulations to Nina Simpson (for jazz) & Addison Williams (for ballet) for winning the Most Promising Dancers as awarded by our adjudicator.


ALL STUDENTS - Please do not walk into our academy wearing your dance shoes.  Our studio floors get dirty extremely quickly with students who wear their shoes outside. Carry your dance shoes in, and then put them on.  This will also look after your dance shoes.

Hip Hop students do not wear your Hip Hop dance shoes anywhere else.


2018 Annual Show - ‘Dare to Dream’

Lessons for our show will begin soon after the exam season. 

SHOW rehearsals – Thursday 29 November to Saturday 1 December.

SHOW performances - The show is on 2 & 3 December (Sunday afternoon & Monday evening shows).

If you think you will not be able to be present for all the rehearsals and show dates please let us know now, before items are taught and fabric purchased.

All items will be in both show performances this year.  The Sunday afternoon show will have the Junior prize giving and the Monday evening show will have the Senior prize giving.


PINK FOR A WEEK – last week of Term 3 (24th – 29th September) – bling yourself up and come to dancing in anything pink (no leotards required this week) and bring a gold coin donation for dancing in mufti.  If you would like an official BCFNZ Pink Wrist Band these are $3 each; BCFNZ Pink Ribbons will also be available for adults/children for a $2 donation.  All raised money will go to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.  Please support this and any donations from friends/family that you can bring along would also be greatly appreciated.


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