Pointe Shoe Workshop Fri 7 Dec

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What you might like to know about feet and pointe shoes – presented by Sonia Malpas.
Friday 7 December 2012 7.00 – 8.30pm at the Peta Spooner Academy of Dance Studio.
$15 per dancer & parents free – spaces limited.
Please RSVP to Sonia on 545 0494 or pointeofdifference@xtra.co.nz
This workshop is aimed at students entering Grade 6 & above in 2013.
Girls- please wear anything you like – we just need easy access to your bare feet.

Holiday Timetable

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Week One 1-4 October
Adv1 and Adv2 Ballet: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Week two 8-12 October
All exam students: every day from Tues 9 Oct to Fri 12 Oct

  • 9am Intermediate Ballet
  • 10am Grade 5 Jazz
  • 10.45 Grade 4 Jazz
  • 11.30 Grade6 Ballet
  • 12.15 Grade5 Ballet
  • 1pm Ballet Grade 2 Jazz Grade1

As from this Wednesday Adv1 and Adv2 have a class at 6.30 till 7.30 (there will not be any cost for this class)

For those of you who will have a break, enjoy your family time together.


2012 Exams

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Congratulations to everyone on the success of our fantastic Show. Students, parents and supporters making it possible for this all to happen! No time for a holiday as we get ready for exams. Mid to late October are the expected dates. Our examiner will be coming from the UK so these dates will be confirmed closer to the time. Think carefully before entering! A minimum of 6 extra lessons will be compulsory. These will be a Friday or Saturday or combining some classes during the week. See more details below. Please note: There is a no refund policy. Planning exams with overseas examiners is costly and once booked are unable to be changed!

Examinations will be mid to late October 2012. Registration forms with costs will be at the Studio by the beginning of next week. Please complete form and hand into your teacher together with payment by cheque or cash. As per usual any additional lessons are an extra cost. Students must attend all extra lessons. Keep your teacher informed of any commitment that might interfere with your attendance please.

Exam costs: all entries and payments are due by 31 August 2012.

2013 Show Dates

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2013 SHOW  5 – 7th Sept 2013 in the Theatre Royal
Date: Pack in – 1st Sept and pack out – 8th September 2013
Week 6 of Term 3

Parent Meeting: Show information evening for all parents: Mon 8th July 2013


  • Fri 16, 23, 30 Aug – Seniors only (Intermediate upwards)
  • Sat 17, 24, 31 Aug – Seniors on call
    • Primary – G2 12.00 – 1.00pm
    • All (excl P-G2) 1.15 – 3.30pm
  • Sun 18, 25 Aug, 1 Sept – Seniors (if advised)

Registration: Close off for registrations and payment is: Fri 12th July 2013

  • Intermediate, Advanced 1 & 2 and Adults – $60
  • All lower grades – $40

The annual show is NOT compulsory for students to participate. If you can’t attend rehearsals and class as pieces are put together (especially final rehearsals before pack in) DON’T REGISTER! Partnership pieces rely on total consideration for each other.

Congratulations to Jane

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I am delighted to announce Jane’s success in passing her Fellowship exam in classical ballet. You may not know that the Fellowship exam is the highest teaching exam that we can achieve as teachers. I’m sure you are as delighted as I am to have
such a talented young teacher in our studio!
Yours in dance, Peta

Show Photos

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Some of you may not be aware but the photo CD is not only snapshots of the show.  

It is filled with rehearsal shots at the studio and theatre too.  

Because some of you were not aware of this, we have extended the purchase of the photo CD until Thursday 26th July.

We will accept these orders by email only.