Enrolments are now open for Term One 2019! Please scroll down for more detailed descriptions of each class.
northcote and birkenhead classes
Boys Only Classes
Boys class is designed to introduce boys to dance, in an environment that is not dominated by females. As an incentive to encourage more boys to become involved, I am offering the first term free of charge! The class will be a mixture of modern and classical dance, encouraging coordination, strength building, artistry, discipline and fun! Dance compliments other sports very well and can assist in improving agility and muscle strength. It is also a very viable career path for those wishing to pursue dance more seriously. Boys Class is also for males who are seriously studying classical ballet and are working towards examination and performance goals. Please contact Meaghan for more information.
Fun beginners ballet classes age 3-4 years | Please inform Meaghan of your class choice, Thursday or Saturday
RAD syllabus, age 5 years by 1 September 2019
RAD syllabus, age 6 years by 1 September 2019, optional examination | Please inform Meaghan of your class choice, Thursday or Saturday
RAD syllabus, age 7 years by 1 September 2019, optional examination | Please inform Meaghan of your class choice, Monday or Saturday
RAD syllabus, age 8, two lessons per week compulsory for examination | Please inform Meaghan if you choose to not take the examination and only do one class per week
RAD syllabus, age 9, two lessons per week compulsory for examination | Please inform Meaghan if you choose to not take the examination and only do one class per week
RAD syllabus, age 10, two lessons per week compulsory for examination | Please inform Meaghan if you choose to not take the examination and only do one class per week
RAD syllabus, age 11 and above, two lessons per week compulsory for examination, body conditioning class and one additional Intermediate Foundation class and contemporary class per week highly recommended | Please inform Meaghan if you choose to not take the examination and only do one class per week
RAD syllabus, minimum age 11 by exam date, two lessons per week compulsory for examination, body conditioning class and additional grade 5 and contemporary classes per week highly recommended | Please inform Meaghan if you choose to not take the examination and only do one class per week
RAD syllabus, minimum age 12 by exam date, two lessons per week compulsory for examination, body conditioning class and additional Advanced Foundation and contemporary classes per week highly recommended | Please inform Meaghan if you choose to not take the examination and only do one class per week
RAD syllabus, minimum age 13 by exam date, advanced adult students welcome in this lesson
Pas de Deux
A partnering class that will teach partnering foundations, ballet and contemporary ballet pas de deux repertoire, with an additional focus on pointe and male virtuosity. This class is for students who are working at an intermediate/advanced level - please inquire if you or your child is right for this class.
A weekly pilates and stretch class highly recommended for dancers age 9 and above. Aimed to strengthen young bodies to prepare their muscles for the demands of classical dance and most importantly for injury prevention.
NZAMD syllabus, designed for beginners age 9 - 10, examination optional | Contemporary classes are only applicable for students taking ballet class at least once per week, except under exceptional circumstances
Level 1 - Level 3
NZAMD syllabus, for dancers age 11 upward, examination optional | Contemporary classes are only applicable for students taking ballet class at least once per week, except under exceptional circumstances
Rowe Dance Membership Offer
All ballet and contemporary classes with the exception of private lessons for $450 per term. This option is highly recommended for students from grade 4 and above as it allows them access to unlimited syllabus classes above and below their own level, plus body conditioning, pas de deux and contemporary. Please inform Meaghan if you would like to select this option.
Adult Dance Workout - 2019 TBC
This class blends dance and pilates in a lesson that focuses on increasing core strength, muscle lengthening, and flexibility. The majority of this class is floor work, in short simple sequences set to some great music. It is fun, great exercise, and can be as much of a challenge as you want it to be!
Discovering Repertoire | Adult Beginners/Int Ballet - 2019 TBC
Ideal for adults with a little experience in Classical Ballet. A great way to tone muscle, keep fit, and enjoy moving to beautiful music. Please contact Meaghan with any questions.
Adult Ballet at the Wellesley Studios
OPEN BALLET: TUESDAYS 18.15 - 19.45 - Classes continue throughout school holidays!
OPEN CONTEMPORARY BALLET: THURSDAYS 18.15 - 19.30 - Currently on hold until future notice
Meaghan Rowe would like to welcome former and current ballet enthusiasts to take part in open ballet classes at the superb Wellesley Studios in central Auckland. The studios host weekly classes in classical ballet with a modern twist, designed for adults who would like to revive their passion for dance, while also catering for the more experienced dancer.
The classes are aimed at people who have a good understanding of the principles of classical ballet, and are happy to work at their own pace within an open class environment. The classes are designed to have multiple layers so that students may choose from varying levels of difficulty. They are structured like a normal open ballet class, with barre work, centre practice, pirouettes and allegro, and will experiment with neo-classical style and technique within this framework.
Ballet is a great way to keep fit, lengthen and tone muscles, and benefit from the therapeutic nature of dancing to beautiful music. Adults find these classes invigorating, stamina building, and a fun way to meet new people and challenge yourself.
Fee: $15 per class | $12 unwaged/student/industry | $120 for ten trip ticket book
If you have any questions then please use the contact page. However, enrolment is not necessary - you are welcome to show up on the day with your drop in fee.
Meaghan understands that parents need to be sure of a child's interest level before purchasing a full ballet uniform, so for this reason a uniform is not required until the children's second term of enrolment. However, children must wear appropriate clothing and footwear with their hair neatly tied back.
The Rowe Dance uniform distributor is So Danca. Carol from So Danca knows all of the uniform requirements so please contact her directly if you need any information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Carol will be onsite at all classes in the first week of every term to help children and parents get fitted for uniforms. If you choose to buy your products elsewhere then these are the recommended uniform requirements:
Boys 4 - 8 years old: White t-shirt or t-shirt sleeve leotard, black leggings or fitted trousers, white ballet shoes and white socks. Boys taking syllabus classes will also need black lace up character shoes.
Boys 9 - 13 years old: Navy blue t-shirt leotard, navy blue tights, white socks, white ballet shoes, and black lace up character shoes.
Pre-Primary - Primary Girls: Light blue t-shirt sleeve leotard with matching ballet skirt, pink ballet tights or socks, and pink leather ballet shoes.
Grade 1 - 3 Girls: Lavender tank leotard with a pinch front, pink ballet tights or socks, pink leather ballet shoes, black character skirts and black character shoes.
Grade 4 - 5 Girls: Oxford blue spaghetti strap leotard, pink ballet tights or socks, pink leather ballet shoes, black character skirts and black character shoes.
Intermediate Foundation - Advanced Girls: Black spaghetti strap leotard for exams, free uniform for classes.