We are a
DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
based in Waikanae Beach
Come and try a class with us!
We aim to build student's confidence,
make friendships for life and
create a true passion for performing.
Offering private classes from age 2 to adults in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Competition Classes and Acrobatics.
We teach Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and Acrobatic Arts syllabuses, both are well recognised and widely followed internationally and in New Zealand.
Our classes are designed to enable students to work towards exams and performances as well as providing non-syllabus options, with both being fun and exciting. We have lots of competition teams giving children opportunities to perform locally and competitively in competitions and performances around New Zealand.
We hold an annual show at the end of the year where all children at COTA have the chance to be involved and get their chance to shine in front of an audience.
Having trained at the Royal Ballet School, and Laine Theatre Arts, London, Charis O'Connor provides a fantastic studio. From performing in musicals on the West End, London and Germany, we are enthusiastic about passing on our training and knowledge to the next generation.
What's exciting right now....
Offering Acrobatic Arts coaching, for the chance to excel in your dance. Our program combines flexibility, strength, balance, control and tumbling to add to your skills. Available to all levels of dancers. Come as a beginner, we'll grow together! We're focused on technique, safety and of course heaps of fun! We are fully certified to give you this fantastic training.