Sharon Howells School of Dance has operated from the Upper Riccarton-Avonhead area of Christchurch since 1999. The school is recognized as one of the best ballet schools not only in Christchurch but also throughout New Zealand.
Ballet classes are held from Pre School (four years old) to Grade 8/Intermediate level.
The work covered is based on the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) programme for children and students which provides:
BEGINNERS Pink Ballet Tutu
PRE PRIMARY PRIMARY
GRADE 1 GRADE 2
GRADE 3 AND GRADE 4
GRADE 5 UP
All uniforms can be purchased at Dance Pacific corner of Colombo St and Stanley St
All students PRIMARY and above to sit full exam at the end of the year must attend 2 classes per week throughout the year.
ST PETERS CHURCH HALL MONDAY 4.00-5.00 GRADE 2 Miss Alex 5.00-6.00 GRADE 1 JAZZ Miss Alex 6.00-7.00 GRADE 2 JAZZ Miss Alex MAIN STUDIO 25 MIDDLEPARK RD 3.30-4.30 PRIMARY Miss Howells 4.30-5.30 GRADE 3 Miss Howells 5.30-6.30 GRADE 4 Miss Howells 6.30-7.30 GRADE 5 Miss Howells TUESDAY 3.30-4.30 GRADE 1 Miss Howells 4.30-5.30 INTER FOUND Miss Howells 5.30-6.30 GRADE 7 Miss Alex 6.30-7.30 GRADE 8 Miss Alex 7.30-8.30 INTER JAZZ Miss Alex WEDNESDAY 3.30-4.15 PRE PRIMARY Miss Howells 4.15-5.15 GRADE 2 Miss Howells 5.15-6.15 INTER FOUND Miss Howells 6.15-6.45 INTER FOUND POINTE to alt Studio 2 Miss Viana/Miss Howells 6.15-6.45 INTER POINTE to alt Studio 2 Miss Viana/Miss Howells 6.45-7.45 CONTEMPORY NZAMD EXAM (SENIORS ONLY) Miss Alex 7.45-8.30 ELEM JAZZ Miss Alex THURSDAY 4.00-5.00 INTERMEDIATE FOUND Miss Howells 5.00-6.00 GRADE 7 Miss Howells 6.00-7.00 INTERMED Miss Howells 7.00-7.30 GRADE 8 Miss Howells FRIDAY 3.30-4.30 GRADE 4 JAZZ Miss Alex 4.30-5.30 GRADE 5 Miss Alex 5.30-6.30 GRADE 3 Miss Alex SATURDAY 9.30-10.00 BEGINNERS Miss Maya 10.00-10.45 PRE PRIMARY Miss Maya 10.45 * 11.00-12.00 PRIMARY Miss Maya 12.00-1.00 GRADE 1 Miss Howells 1.00 * 1.15-2.15 GRADE 4 Miss Howells 3.00-4.00 JUNIOR TECH CLASS (GRADE 3-5) 6 week course 4.00-5.00 SENIOR TECH CLASS (IF ABOVE) 6 week course