2021 August Newsletter


Welcome to all our new students starting this term. 

We hope you enjoy dancing with our academy.

Term 3 finishes on Saturday 2nd October.

 Our new timetable starts Saturday 14th August although all our exams are not over. 

The new timetable, cancelled classes during exams and exam timetables have been emailed out and will be available online at www.awda.co.nz on the exam details page.  

During exam week there are no ordinary lessons on as per the notices and some classes have a change of time.  For Saturday students – there are no cancelled classes during exams.  It’s a great time of the year – when all exams are over and new work and show items will be started.

Contemporary Exams  Still TBC

All exam timetables are up on the studio wall and on the studio website.

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 however please note that this information is posted on the parent portal so this will be a second copy sent directly to you if emailed.


Beginners Acrobatics – Under 8 class started from the beginning of Term 3.  Friday 4:30-5:00pm with Bella (suitable for 4 ½ to 7yrs).  Come improve your skills and flexibility.

Little Dancers (Beginners) – New classes starting after the exams Saturday with Gemma 8:30 (first lesson 14 August) and Monday with Stevie at 4:15 (first lesson is on 16 August) for 4 ½ to 5 ½ year old dancers.

Pre Primary Ballet – New class starting after the exams on Saturday with Georgia at 12:15 (first lesson 14thAugust).

Kicks/Turns/Leaps (KTL) – New class starting after the exams on Monday with Stevie at 6:30 (first lesson 16thAugust).

Show Open Item – with Kym – 12 & over Monday 5:45pm (first lesson 30th August), under 12 Saturday 1:15pm (first lesson 28th August).  Names are being taken now, please book in fast to avoid disappointment.

Men’s Item CALLING ALL DADS – How about joining in the men’s item for the show this year – guaranteed fun!!  NEW RECRUITS WANTED.  Rehearsals will be on Tuesday’s at 7:30pm, first lesson 1stSeptember.

If you are interested in joining into a new class to be in an extra show item this year; please contact the office.  There is availability in all genres!

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. 

2021 Annual Show – ‘Animal Kingdom’

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

SHOW rehearsals – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7-9 December at Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre

SHOW performances – The show is on 11 & 12 December at Glen Eden Playhouse Theatre, students perform in both show performances.

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.  The Saturday show will have the Junior prize giving and the Sunday show will have the Senior prize giving. 

Sponsorship Advertising

There are places available for advertising in our show programme.  Sponsors will also be acknowledged in our newsletter and may leave an advertising flyer/poster to be displayed at the studio.  Please enquire with Kym if you would like to advertise your business through AWDA.

MUFTI FUNDRAISER WEEK – last week of Term 3 (27th September to 2nd October) – come to dancing in anything animal related this week, it could be a dress up/PJs or clothing with an animal on it etc – anything goes (no leotards required) and bring a gold coin donation for dancing in mufti.  There will be a prize for the most creative outfit!  All raised money will go to Leukaemia Blood and Cancer New Zealand.  Please support this and any donations from friends/family that you can bring along would also be greatly appreciated.


Studio Ph: Kym 027 264 7287 / info@awda.co.nz