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ABOVE - Annette with one of her very first students, Natalie Swain.

ABOUT

Applause Dance Complex, formally known as ABH Dance was established in 1979 By Annette Brownlee Hooper. A former dancer herself, Annette has always had the natural flair of working with children and from a very young age, aspired to teach children to dance. Originally just a ballet school, Applause Dance has evolved into a dance school that provides top technical training in various different styles of dance.

Here at Applause, we are dedicated to providing professional technical training in a positive environment that focuses on the life skills of responsibility, punctuality, dependability and teamwork.​

 

MEET THE TEACHERS

ANNETTE HOOPER

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ELLA HOOPER

LANA HOOPER

JODI RUSSELL

 

FACILITY

Our new studio complex offers the best facilities in NZ with air conditioning, sprung floors, barres, mirrors, upstairs viewing/waiting areas and free wifi.

Enquire about classes for your future dancer today!

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STUDIO ONE

8x9m

Sprung flooring

Mirrors

Built in sound system

2x wall mounted barres

High ceilings for aerial circus classes

Air conditioning

Viewing windows upstairs for parents to watch classes

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STUDIO TWO

9x6m

Sprung flooring

Mirrors

Built in sound system

Wall mounted barres

Air conditioning

Cameras connected to our waiting room TV for parents to view classes

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STUDIO THREE

9x6m

Studio specially made for our Tiny Dancers

Mirrors

Sound system

Wall mounted barres at lower height

Air conditioning

Pink fairy light backdrop wall

Cameras connected to our waiting room TV for parents to view classes

 

SHOW

A highlight at Applause is performing in our annual show. All dancers get the chance to showcase what they've been learning in class on stage in a theatre with professional lighting and costumes. 

Dancers are required for two onstage rehearsals and perform in 2-3 shows.

All performers receive a participation medal onstage in our finale to congratulate them for all their hard work leading up to the show. 

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FAQs

What are your term dates?

2021 Dates
Term 1 - Monday 15 February to Saturday 17 April 
Term 2 - Monday 3 May to Saturday 3 July
Term 3 - Monday 26 July to Saturday 2 October 
Term 4 - Monday 18 October to Saturday 4 December 

What are your reception hours?

Our reception hours vary depending on class times. You can be sure our receptionist is available during the term at the following times: 
Monday - Friday 4.00-6.00pm 
Saturday 9.30-11.30am. 
Alternatively feel free to email any questions you have to office@applausedance.co.nz if reception is unattended.  



What do dancers need to wear for class?

All dancers need to wear appropriate dancewear to class. Tiny Dancer uniforms are available to purchase at Applause reception and all other dancers can purchase their uniform from lyrical.co.nz
Dancers have three weeks to get into uniform. In the meantime they can wear leggings, a close fitting top and bare feet for class.



How do I enrol?

Simply go on our website and click the ‘Enrol’ button and follow the prompts or call into Applause reception and we can help you.



What class should I enrol in?

Once you have signed up on our website, all class options available for your dancer will show when you click the ‘register for classes’ button. Alternatively ask at Applause reception or send us an email for advice.

 

 


Can dancers try a class before committing to the full term?

Once you have registered your dancer they can try the class. If you decide not to continue the class simply drop the class on your portal or advise our receptionist and no class fees will be charged.

 



Do I need to re-enrol every term?

You will be automatically re-enrolled each term during the year, but you will need to enrol again at the beginning of each new year.