Angelina photos

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Angelina Ballerina came to our 2013 enrolment day and danced with all the preschool and primary children signing up for classes!

We also had a bouncy castle and a sausage sizzle to encourage children to play while parents were able to ask their questions of our studio teachers and Peta herself.

Bring a friend on Thursday…

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Welcome back!  We are hoping to see you all at our enrolment day this Thursday.  It may be a good time to have a chat about the classes you should be taking, feel free to bring a friend!   Please take care to read our 2013 Enrolment form carefully before you fill it in.

We will be tightening up on finances this year, so please think carefully when selecting your classes and committing to classes, exams and shows.  If you have any issues you need to discuss, please do this prior to making your class commitments.

There is a year planner up on the Studio 1 noticeboard.  We will add anything up and coming as we know about it.  Please note the exams dates are always around June/July and November each year, we do not no specific dates until closer to the time.

Look forward to seeing you at enrolment day!

2013 Enrolment Form

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Terms and Conditions

  • New Students – 1 free trial class
  • Term fees of $110 ($60 for preschool) must be paid by end of first week of Term**. Otherwise casual price of $16 per class applies.
  • No refunds for non-attendance. Fees are for space reserved, not attendance-based after the term has ended.
  • Should your class/es change; it is up to the student to notify our accounts administrator via email (you may use our website form) any change or cancellation prior to the new term. Otherwise fees will be based on space reserved as per the previous term.
  • Information is sent by email and posted on the studio noticeboard. It is the student’s responsibility to check regularly and updated.

**Term weeks vary each term but fees are set at a rolling average of $110 per term.

Preferred payment is by Direct Debit: 06-­‐0705-­‐0097359-­‐00
[Please reference: Student name and/or Invoice No.]

2013 Term One Timetable

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Click on this link for the updated 2013 timetable:

Enrollment Day: Thursday 24 January in Nelson Athletics Clubrooms, Pioneer Park, Hastings Street, Nelson between 4.30 – 6pm.

You may come along and watch some demonstrations, talk to the teachers about classes and enrol your children for the new term.

A sausage sizzle will be provided and ANGELINA BALLERINA IS COMING AS WELL!!


Put into your diary, iphone, or calendar that term one lessons start on Tuesday 5 February (no classes on Wednesday 6) through to 19 April.

This gives us an 11 week term with 10 weeks of classes for Monday and Wednesday students.

NOT the Nutcracker rehearsals this week and senior ballet timetable

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NOT the Nutcracker rehearsals this week and senior ballet timetable – please have a good read as there is lots of info below!

3.30 – 4.15pm Grade 3 Jazz
4.15 – 6pm Full rehearsal in studio 1

6 – 7pm Seniors (NOT the Nutcracker)
4 – 5pm Intermediate Ballet in studio 2
5 – 6pm Advanced 1 and 2 Ballet in studio 2

All Ballet grades as normal
5.45 – 6.45pm Advanced 1 and 2 Ballet
6.45 – 7.45pm Seniors (NOT the Nutcracker)

All Ballet grades as normal
5.45 – 6.45pm Full rehearsal
6.45 – 7.45pm Seniors (Not the Nutcracker)

4 – 5.30pm Full rehearsal at Theatre Royal
5.30 – 6.15pm Dinner break
6.15pm Back at theatre (no later than)
3.30 – 4.15pm Grade 1 Modern Jazz
4 – 5.30pm Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 Open Ballet class
5.30 – 6.30pm Power Yoga with Jane

DMI Summer School January 2013

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Dance Masters International is an organization that is committed to bringing international guest artists and tutors to New Zealand, so that our young dance talent may experience what the world has at its finger tips. We aim to motivate, edify and extend all student and professional dancers, journeying with them towards a fulfilling career.

Dance Masters International classes are filled with enjoyment, inspiration and creativity in a challenging and holistic environment. Our classes aim to produce an understanding of musicality, a high technical quality, and self discovery to extend each student’s natural facility, talent and passion for dance.

Come and join in on the fun we are having!

Nelson Dates: Monday 14 Jan through to Sunday 20 Jan. On the Sunday we finish the showcase by 1pm.

Guest tutors: Frederic Jahn DE, BBO (RTS). Patricia Ruanne D.LITT.D.E, Rain Francis. Clare Freeman-Sergeant LRAD, ARAD, RAD (RTS), BA (Hons), AIDTA (Bt), BBO (RTS). Olivia & Josiah Russell.

Course Classes: ages 8-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-14 years, & 15 years+.

Classical Class, Character, Contemporary, Elective lectures, Floor Barre, Pilates, Pointe, BBO/RAD Syllabus, Repertoire, & Stretch.

Classes will run between 9.00am-6.00pm depending on the selected age group. A detailed timetable will be emailed at time of enrolment.

Course Fee: 8-9 years & 10-12 years $350 / 13-14 years & 15 years+ $400

A $40 registration fee applies and is payable on the first day before classes commence. A $40 discount will be given to all enrolments received before the 26th November. Enrolments close 28 December.

Please see your teacher for more information and the website for the enrolment form & payment details.

Registration will commence at 8.00am on the first day of each seminar. The registration fee is
payable then. Extra electives for each age group will be held on evenings in which they do not have their Syllabus
classes. Breaks will be supervised however extra parent help is always required and really appreciated. If you
are available please contact us after we send your email confirmation.

Term 4 Timetable Changes

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Not the Nutcracker
This exciting pre-Christmas show in conjunction with the Canterbury Ballet is fast approaching. On Thursday 29 November our seniors, along with Grade 4 – 5 Modern and Grade 6 Ballet are invited to dance in one show only at 7pm. The full dress rehearsal will be at the Theatre on Wednesday 28. We have made some alterations to the timetable so that the above students get a little extra rehearsal time – see below.

Please note that if you are committing to this performance you must attend all of the rehearsals set down.
We only have a little over two weeks to put it all together so it is imperative that you are all there.


Changes to November Dance Timetable
MONDAY 12, 19, and 26 November
3.30 – 4.15pm Grade 3 Modern as normal
4.15 – 6pm Grade 6, Intermediate, Advanced 1 and 2 Ballet AND Grade 4,5, Advanced 1 and 2 Modern
6.00 – 7pm Advanced 2 Ballet and Modern only

3.30 & 4.15pm Primary and Grade 1 Ballet as normal
4.15 – 5.15pm Advanced 1 Modern CANCELLED – See 6.30pm below* (for November 20th and 27th)
5.00 – 5.45pm Grade 2 Ballet moves to 3.30pm WEDNESDAY (for November 20th only)
*6.30 – 8pm Advanced 1 & 2 Ballet and Modern (for November 20th and 27th)

All grades classes as normal. Extra Advanced 1 and 2 Ballet and Modern rehearsal 6.30 – 7.45pm (14 Nov – costuming, 21 – rehearsing, 28 Nov – dress rehearsal at the Theatre)

3.30 – 4.15pm Grade 1 Modern as normal
4.15 – 6.15pm Grade 6, Intermediate, Advanced 1 and 2 Ballet AND
Grade 4, 5, Advanced 1 and 2 Modern