Dance with us in 2014

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Peta Spooner Academy of Dance classes commence in the first week of Feb, except there are no classes on Monday 3rd (Nelson Anniversary) or Thursday 6th (Waitangi Day).

Our Enrolment day is on Friday 24 January from 4.30 – 6pm in Studio 2 (Nelson Athletics Hall)
Pioneers Park, Hastings Street. Public dance demonstration at 5pm by students currently participating in our summer school.

Please 2014 ENROLMENT FORM 101213 2sided – or fill out one of ours.

This is a great time to come chat to our qualified teachers about the classes we offer. Jane will also be taking registrations for her yoga and barre classes. We look forward to seeing new and existing families there!

Check out our Term 1 timetable

Summer School 2014

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NOTE: this workshop is open to students from outside the studio so please share with your friends….


Peta Spooner Academy of Dance, Hastings Street Nelson 

A public demonstration at 4.30pm on the 24th in Studio 2 will culminate with our 2014 enrolment day

For all dance students in the Nelson region or further afield – billeting may be possible, please enquire.

  • GROUP ONE: Intermediate – Students up to 13 years
  • GROUP TWO: Advanced – 13 years and over

Daily Schedule 9am – 4pm

  • 9 – 10am Group warm-up
  • 10.15 – 12pm: Morning workshop
  • 12 – 1pm: LUNCH
  • 1 – 2.30pm: Afternoon workshop 1
  • 2.30 – 2.45pm: Break
  • 2.45 – 4pm: Afternoon workshop 2

COST: $200

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is payable by Thursday 12 December with the $150 balance due no later than Monday 21 January. CASH OR CHEQUES ONLY to be paid to Jane or Peta or posted to 17 Hathaway Terrace, Nelson.

With careful consideration we have put together this workshop to have during summer in Nelson. We have looked extensively at what’s available around the country for our students to attend and have been overwhelmed with the sheer cost of travelling to other areas. Our teachers can provide the quality and breadth of experience backed up with qualifications in a range of disciplines recognised at a National and International level; and therefore can give dance students in the Nelson Region the best possible opportunity to enrich their experience in dance.



035489890 / 0272421442 /

A minimum of 30 enrolments is required to allow for this school to take place

Term 4 Newsletter

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ATTENTION PRE SCHOOL FAMILIES: A reminder of the change to Pre School class times

  • Thursday 1pm class is now at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 1.30pm class now joins with the class at 2pm

Extra classes for exams: These will continue every Saturday (including Labour Saturday and Monday) until exams on the 18 and 19 of November.

  • 10am: Grade 1 Ballet
  • 10.30am: Grade 2 Ballet
  • 11.15am: Grade 3 Ballet
  • 12pm: Grade 6 Ballet
  • 12.45pm: Intermediate Ballet
  • 2pm: Advanced 1 Ballet and Intermediate Modern
  • 3pm: Advanced 2 Ballet and Advanced 1 Modern (please note time change)

Make sure you have checked you have the correct uniform including suitable shoes.

Exam Timetable for Monday 18th November

Ballet Grades  Monday 18th November

  • 9am Grade 6 Ballet: Melany Malcolm, Pippilota Rollin,
  • 9.30am Grade 6 Ballet: Yasmina Coe, Gracie Fairhall, Charlotte Halsey
  • 10am Grade 2 Ballet: Jessica Collinson-Smith, Malika Rai, Katie Devine
  • 10.20am Grade 2 Ballet: Georgia Brace-Gardiner, Maia Devereaux, Lola King
  • 10.40am: Morning Tea
  • 10.55am Grade 1 Ballet: Kaitlin Little, Aolani Shaw-Hirst, Sophia Molnar
  • 11.10am Grade 1 Ballet: Ariana Marr, Sophie Lyons, Danni Kemp, Ada Wilson-Keen
  • 11.30am Grade 3 Ballet: Sophie Thomas, Charlotte McLaren, Ocean Collinson-Smith
  • 11.55am Grade 3 Ballet: Lizzie Neale, Sophie-Rose Richards, Ella Arnold
  • 12.20pm Grade 3 Ballet: Lily Partington, Mia Partington, Talia Addison-Saipe
  • 12.45pm Lunch

Thank you to the children who attended extra holiday classes, you did a great job; and to the parents for your support and enthusiasm.

Special note to Advanced 1 and 2 Ballet students: You are invited to an open class with the examiner on Tuesday 19th November at 5.15 – 6.45pm. Please bring $10 cash on the night to go towards the examiner’s fee and confirm your attendance with Jane or Peta as soon as possible.

Jane’s Yoga classes continue this term – Power Yoga Tuesday 5pm and Thursday 6pm. Also teen Yoga for 10 – 17 yr olds on Monday 3.30 – 4.15pm.  Jane has a variety of Yoga and Barre classes for adults and has a fun and informative Facebook page with all her class details on it. Search for Jane Pascoe Dance Yoga Barre on Facebook.

Kind regards,  Peta Spooner

2013 Show Enrolment Form

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2013 Show Terms and Conditions

  • Participation Fee: $40 – up to Grade 6 and $60 – Intermediate and over. Must be paid by 1 August 2013. NO refunds!
  • Show Practices & Rehearsals: The Show is a big commitment for your family and everyone involved. We endeavor to keep rehearsals to a minimum; however, participants are required to attend ALL rehearsals. If you have other commitments that conflict, please speak to your dance teacher BEFORE committing to the Show.
  • Information: We will make every effort to keep you updated with all information. However, if you are not at rehearsals it is up to you to find out if you have missed information. Your group will be assigned a coordinator who will be your first point of contact. Any queries please send email to below address.

Can you help? The show is not possible without the help from you all. If you can help in any way, please email us. Sewing & Costuming – Advertising – Backstage – Sponsor – Anything!

Payments by direct debit to The Wakatu Dance Theatre Trust:
A/C 06-0705-0314982-03  reference: student name

Peta Spooner Dance Academy & Wakatu Dance Theatre Trust
Peta Spooner: 027 242 1442   –   Jane Pascoe: 021 995 009

Dance Notice 26 June 2013

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Sale Day – Uniforms
Second-hand dance gear sale is on Saturday 29 June 1-4pm in Studio One. This will be the last chance to purchase second-hand dance gear through the studio via Marie Price. From June, any remaining dance gear will be given back to the owners. All will be welcome to make use of the noticeboards to advertise buy/sell/swaps though.


  • Amended dates for our show – 5-7 September 2013. Please think carefully before committing to this. Registration forms and info sheets out shortly.
  • Helpers: we cannot do this without your help! If you can sew, assist with costuming or ANY part of the show, please email us we would love to hear from you.
  • T-shirt orders will be taken – see list at Studio 1 and 2. T-shirts and singlets will be at the studio by Friday this week to try your size. One run only – final day for orders 4 July, 2013.



Well done to those who have finished their Jazz exams. You all worked very hard.

Reminder: Term 2 Fees overdue – please check to make sure you’ve paid.

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.