About the Company

Rebecca Bignall Boutique Dance Company is the premiere dance school in the greater Nelson/Tasman region.

We pride ourselves on providing a high standard of technical training that enables students to sit exams and compete locally and nationally. The company prides itself in providing a high standard of technical training that enables students to sit exams and compete locally and nationally. Rebecca Bignall Boutique Dance Company has a proven history of students excelling with superb exam, and competition results. Past pupils from the school have gone on to train and dance full time, in both New Zealand and abroad, as well as current students training at the New Zealand School of Dance in their Junior Associate and Scholar Programs.

Class sizes are capped to enhance a quality learning environment and application of entry is by audition only.

Dance classes are tailored for 10 year old to Advancedstudents. The company offers its students the opportunity to excel in disciplines of Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz technique. Benefits for students studying with the Rebecca Bignall Boutique Dance Company include: Private Lessons and Coaching, Automatic Competition Selection, Open and Syllabus classes, Extensive Training & performance opportunities with Southern Ballet in Christchurch, Overseas Tours to Australia, Progression Technique and Conditioning Classes and Warm up apparel & training gear. We are proud to provide a company that fosters young talent of those wishing to pursue dance as a career.

About the Academy

The Academy holds classes for all levels of dancers. Dance classes are tailored for pre-schoolers through to advanced students. The fun and supportive environment has an emphasis on enjoyment which ensures students feel comfortable as they learn disciplined dance technique. The school aims to provide a quality dance program which supports students to achieve at the very best of their own individual ability. .
At Rebecca Bignall Academy of Dance we teach Pre School, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Progression Technique classes. Benefits for students participating in regular dance sessions include increased confidence and self-esteem, improved concentration, listening skills, attention to detail, discipline and commitment. Dance will develop and improve musicality, artistry and imagination, and posture and coordination.
•Pre School – for children 4yrs of age Our innovative Pre- school program provides our children with a stimulating environment that encourages listening skills, creativity, performance skills, confidence, coordination and motor skills. The children learn a combination of Ballet and Jazz technique, using props in a musically imaginative way. •Ballet Classes are taught using the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. •Jazz Classes are taught using the NZAMD syllabus. •Contemporary Classes are taught using the NZAMD syllabus.
Uniform / Hair Ballet: Pre-School classes: pink leotard and ballet shoes Primary Ballet - Grade 5: pale blue leotard, pink ballet tights and ballet shoes Grade 6 Ballet upwards: black leotard, pink ballet tights and ballet shoes Contemporary & Jazz: Black leotard, black hotpants and either foot undies or black jazz shoes Hair: Ballet immaculate bun with no hair on face. Jazz / Contemporary: Immaculate low or high ponytail No Jewellery to be worn to all classes
Viewing Classes For the benefit of dancers and teachers, RBAD implement a non-viewing policy for classes of children aged 5 years and beyond. By eliminating regular viewing, this allows the environment to be less distracting and alleviates some of the anxiety our children face when dancing in front of spectators. We invite Parent Viewing 1-2 times per Term.

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If you would like to audition for a place at the Rebecca Bignall Boutique Dance Studio, get in touch with us with your name and contact details.

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Rebecca Bignall Boutique Dance is a company designed for nurturing your child’s love of Ballet in the Nelson / Tasman region.

Established in 2008, the company has evolved! Rebecca Bignall Boutique Dance has extended it’s passion for Ballet for almost 13 years. Previous students have not only fallen in love with the art, but gone on to pursue dance professionally.

At the heart of the company is a passionate teacher, parent & mentor.

Rebecca’s enthusiasm and genuine love of Ballet are infectious! Continual professional development and lifelong learning are Rebecca’s core values, which help provide the best possible teaching practice, benefiting all students. Royal Academy of Dance registered and Progression Ballet Technique certified, support Rebecca Bignall Boutique’s curriculum.

Rebecca Bignall Boutique teaching strategies include positive reinforcement, intilling self belief and developing a growth mindset in a safe and productive learning envoronment.

Rebecca Bignall Boutique aims to develop your child’s confidence, coordination, & performance skills alongside a secure Ballet technique.

Come enjoy the magic of Ballet and all the benefits Rebecca Bignall Boutique Dance has to offer!

Rebecca Bignall Boutique Dance Company