WPA follows both the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet syllabus and the newly choreographed New Zealand Association of Modern Dance (NZAMD) ballet syllabus. In our classes we teach the beautiful, classical elements of ballet, and also the modern neo classical styles, encouraging versatility in our dancers. Classes consist of interactive warm-ups for the younger children; barre work; and centre practice, where students engage in fun and challenging dance sequences, and use props creatively. Students follow graded syllabi which foster the development of sound technique, musicality and performance skills.
We encourage our students to take pride in their accomplishments and their continued developing abilities. For this reason, exams are encouraged to give students a goal to work towards. However, they are not compulsory. Our priority is ensuring children enjoy their classes.