Canterbury Academy of Dance is a small, boutique dance school in Christchurch, New Zealand. We specialise in teaching Ballet and Jazz to boys and girls age from 3 to 18.
While only 1 in 100 dancers will choose to pursue dance as a career path, every dancer benefits from quality training which is what we pride ourselves on at Canterbury Academy of Dance. Long-term skills go far beyond practical applications in dance. Dancers enter society with the ability to maintain personal high standards nurtured through their dance training.
Creative thinking skills are developed through dance, as well as learning the value of discipline, commitment, time management, perseverance, and work ethic. Self confidence is developed as children overcome challenges to master new skills, learning to apply themselves and accomplish any task put before them.
Dance teaches children about music, rhythm and beat. Students also have a better understanding of spatial awareness and learn to think with both sides of their brain. Dancers learn to coordinate muscles to move through proper positions, building awareness of the way their bodies move and the muscles, ligaments and bones that create the movement. All these skills enhance a child’s academic performance, as well as their physical well being.
It is the Canterbury Academy of Dance vision to train and display the finest, strongest, fittest dancers, who exude and radiate their love of dance and life in everything they do.