Dance Classes - VCM Academy of Dance - West Auckland


VCM Academy offers dance classes in NZAMD Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop.  Classes range in ages from 3½ years to professional standard.

Senior ballet dance classes at VCM Academy students stand at barre with legs extended

Classical Ballet

New Zealand Association of Modern Dance syllabus is taught in Classical Ballet. 2 Rosette examinations begin the training for the very young.  Students are trained from 5 years through to Professional Solo Seal level.

Junior jazz dance classes at VCM Academy students pose together in modern dance studio

Modern Jazz

New Zealand Association of Modern Dance syllabus is taught in Jazz. 3 Rosette examinations begin the training for the very young (3 years and up).  We then combine both the Original and American syllabus through to Professional Solo Seal level.

Junior hip hop dance classes at VCM Academy

Hip Hop

New Zealand Association of Modern Dance syllabus is taught in Hip Hop.  Students work through 8 grades before working to obtain Solo Seal in this discipline.

Senior contemporary dance classes at VCM Academy


We offer the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance syllabus in Contemporary to our young  Senior students only.  They will be fully trained in Contemporary at Level 6.

New Beginners Classes

Dance classes are available in Ballet–Jazz Combo for ages 3½ years and up.  A beginner’s syllabus that combines Ballet and Jazz, giving the student the option to choose the correct discipline for them as they develop their love of dance.

New Beginners Hip Hop classes for ages 5 years and up. A beginner’s syllabus with less structure, enabling the student to enjoy the energetic and stimulating environment. 

20% discount available on first term*


VCM Academy beginner dance classess students sit together in cute sequinned uniforms


Studio uniforms are required for all exams.  We also have VCM t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase.


Studio Rules

To keep our beautiful studios running smoothly, we have some simple rules and guidelines for students and parents.




3.45pm Junior Hip Hop

4.30pm Grade 3 Original

5.15pm Senior Limbering

6.00pm Open Hip Hop Class & Grade 4 Hip Hop

7:00pm Advanced (2) American Jazz

7:45pm Open Contemporary

8:30pm Finish


3.45pm  Beginners Hip Hop

4.30pm Grade 2 Original Jazz

5.15pm  Junior Limbering

6.00pm  Intermediate Jazz

7:00pm Pre-Elementary Jazz (Combined class of 2020 Grade 4 & Grade 5 American)

7:45pm Finish


3.45pm  Rosette Pre-Grade 2 Jazz

4.30pm  Grade 1 Ballet

5.15pm  Grade 1 Jazz

6.00pm  Finish


3.45pm  Rosette Pre-Grade 1 Jazz

4.30pm  Rosette Pre-Grade 3 Jazz

5.15pm Finish


3.45pm  Grade 2 Ballet

4.30pm Level 2 Contemporary

5.15pm  Senior Theatre (Compulsory for Intermediate – Solo)

6.15pm Grade 6 Ballet

7.15pm  Advanced Ballet

8.00pm  Solo Seal

8:45pm Mother’s class


3.45pm  Beginners Ballet

4.30pm  Rosette Pre-Grade 3 Jazz

5.15pm  Junior Theatre (Compulsory for Grade 2 Ballet)

6.15pm Intermediate Ballet

7.15pm  Pointe Class

8.00pm  Solo Seal

8:45pm Finish

Limbering is compulsory for Grade 2 and above, but younger students are very welcome to attend.

Open Hip Hop Class is open to senior students including Grade 4 Hip Hop.

Theatre Class is compulsory for Grade 2 Ballet.

Open Contemporary is open to all senior students including Level 2 Contemporary.


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Classical Ballet

Rosette Pre Grade Ballet $125.00

Grade 1 – Grade 2 Ballet   $130.00

Grade 6 – Advanced Ballet  $135.00

Senior Pointe Class   $75.00
(Compulsory for Grade 6 – Intermediate Ballet)

Junior Ballet Theatre Class   $95.00
(Compulsory for Grade 2 Ballet)

Senior Ballet Theatre Class   $95.00
(Compulsory for Grade 6 – Advanced + Solo Seal Conteporary)

Solo Seal  $145.00

Limbering Class
Compulsory for Grade 2 Jazz and upwards  $75.00   

Modern Jazz

Beginners Rosette Grade 1 Jazz   $120.00

Beginners Rosette Grade 2 & 3 Jazz   $125.00

Grade 1 – Grade 3 Jazz   $130.00

Pre Elementary – Advanced 2 Jazz   $135.00

Hip Hop

Junior & Senior Hip Hop (Hip Hop Class only)   $125.00

Hip Hop & Jazz Combination (Hip Hop Grade & Jazz Grade)   $95.00


Contemporary (only)  $130.00

Contempory Combination (when also doing another syllabus)   $95.00

Open Contemporary $95.00


All term fees must be in an envelope with the student’s name and classes being attended printed clearly on the front.  Alternatively, fees can be paid online direct to our bank account:

VCM ACADEMY – ASB – 12-3071-0110235-03 – with student’s name as reference.

Please ensure that attendance is good, as classes missed are not refundable. This includes Pointe Class, Junior & Senior Ballet Theatre Class and Limbering.

Fees for extra lessons, rehearsal days and Summer/Winter School are additional to term fees.

New Beginner’s Dance Classes – Fee Discount – first term only

20% discount redeemable on payment of your first term fees.  Fees payable following 2 week free trial.

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Junior dance student in pink leotard on stage receiving a medal and certificate
Senior contemporary dance classes at VCM students together in costume

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