The programme has been designed to provide students with both classical and contemporary training to assist them to enter their professional training havingan excellent level in both genres. The programme may include the following:
Classical and pointe – open technique and different methods e.g Vaganova
Repertoire – not just performing but exploring the history of repertoire
Character – open technique and history of
Contemporary – including open technique, improvisation and composition
PBT – including stretch and strengthening
Rehearsals for any performance
We believe this comprehensive programme will prepare young dancers for future success by providing them with the necessary skills, strengths and confidence as they prepare to enter professional training.
The transition into professional training will be smoother having been through these programmes.
Our tutors for both the part time and full time programme will include
Classical – Alina Kulikova, Kathryn Crawford
Contemporary – Callum Phipps
PBT, Kathryn Crawford
They will be supported by our other teachers from EnPointe and Guest Tutors.
aDvANCE Full time – This programme will be approx 20 to 25 hours per week and is open to students who are equivalent to RAD Advanced Foundation level and above and 14 years of age. Optional Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus classes maybe included or available at a discounted rate.
aDvANCE Part time (1 day Sundays) – This Programme is split into two levels and is available to students at Intermediate Foundation and above
- Level 1 is open to students equivalent to RAD Intermediate Foundation to Advanced Foundation is approximate 3 to 4 hours.
- Level 2 is open to students equivalent to RAD Advanced Foundation and above and is approximately 5 to 6 hours.
Those students who are equivalent to Advanced Foundation will be assessed as to the right level for them which maybe a combination of level 1 classical and level 2 contemporary.
aDvANCE Part time (2 days) – Immerse into the full time programme 2 days per week (Sunday and Monday), approx 10 to 12 hours per week and is open to students who are equivalent to RAD Advanced Foundation level and above.
aDvANCE Specialised (3 days) – this programme is the same as the 2 day programme with an additional full day in either Contemporary or Classical.
aDvANCE Outreach – this programme is for students who are outside the Wellington region and are unable to travel each week to the programme. It consists of 2 Sundays per block immersing into the 1 day programme. In addition Outreach students can also attend open classes on a Saturday (Repertoire, Prepointe or Pointe and Open Technique).
You do not need to be a student at EnPointe to be part these programmes.
The Programme is based on 32 weeks for the year.
Acceptance into the programme via audition or invitation, is for the year and is not on a term by term basis
Optional Syllabus classes will be available to aDvANCE students at a discounted rate or included in the fulltime programme.
Syllabus classes are also available to Part time students, however we are also happy if they continue their syllabus and other classes at their current school.
Full time students where applicable students should continue with their academic study through the correspondence school, home schooling or by other arrangements with an academic school – EnPointe will provide supporting letters to any relevant school or organisation.
Part Time students (1 day) will not require anytime off school as the programme will be run on a Sunday.
Part time student (2 days and specialised) will require the student to obtain permission to have the relevant day/days off school – EnPointe will provide supporting letters if required.
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