Anna Lee School of Dance

at 116 Sawyers Arms Rd, Northcote, Christchurch , 8052

Anna Lee School of Dance is one of the premiere dance schools in the greater Christchurch area.

Anna Lee School of Dance
116 Sawyers Arms Rd, Northcote
Christchurch 8052
New Zealand
Contact Phone
P: 03 354 6228


Anna Lee School of Dance is one of the premiere dance schools in the greater Christchurch area. With studios in Papanui, Sumner, Halswell and the Selwyn District (Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, and Lincoln), students have the opportunity to learn dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. The Papanui studio operates from two purpose-built dance studios in a modern building. The dance school prides itself in providing a high standard of technical teaching that enables students to sit exams and medal tests if they wish. Anna Lee School of Dance has a proven history of students excelling with superb exam, medal and competition results. Dance classes are tailored for pre-schoolers through to advanced students. The fun and supportive environment with its emphasis on enjoyment ensures students feel comfortable as they learn dance movements. The school caters all levels of commitment. There are classes designed for those who wish to dance for fun and fitness as well as those who are aiming for a career in dance. Benefits for students participating in regular dance sessions include increased confidence, self-esteem and coordination.

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Well done to all our lovely dancers who sat their ballet exams yesterday. Good luck to those sitting today and tomorrow! Sending love and good vibes to our advanced 1 girls who are also sitting their exam today and to Miss Angie who is with them in Wellington. A massive congrats to Emma Rose who was awarded distinction for her Advanced 2 exam. Awesome result Emma!

Published on 2014-09-15 18:48:02 GMT

Ready for day 5, 6 and 7 of exams! Good luck to all our JDNZ jazz and hip hoppers! Give it heaps and remember to SMILE :-)

Published on 2014-09-04 01:53:33 GMT

Wishing the best of luck to all of our fantastic students who are sitting their exams and medal tests over the next four days. See you there!!

Published on 2014-08-28 00:46:56 GMT

3 more sleeps....

Published on 2014-12-02 19:32:26 GMT

Well done everyone for an awesome weekend of rehearsals. Thank you to everyone involved. You were all so amazing. It may seem chaotic in the dressing rooms but what you will see onstage will be amazing. Our students, teachers and helpers have made us proud and we can't wait for December 6 and 7! Its sad when people complain especially when they have not offered one minute of their time to help...but we all have broad shoulders and we know how much time has been spent on the preparations for the rehearsals and performances and how awesome the performances are going to be. I welcome all who have a bone to pick to come and help next time as these people obviously know more about the 'whole picture' than we do so they can help improve our systems and ensure nothing goes wrong at the reheasals and make sure all the children and helpers do everything perfectly the first time on a stage and in at theatre they have never been to before!

Published on 2014-11-30 21:10:41 GMT

$15 spray tans for all interested in looking bronzed on stage for the recital. Friday 5th Dec at the studio. Time to be confirmed but will be the evening. If you are interested please comment here or let Toni Bell know.

Published on 2014-11-25 21:04:51 GMT

Well done to all our students, teachers and helpers at the rehearsal yesterday. It was very successful even though nosiey at times :-) Thank you so much to all who stayed to help the children, our stage and props crew and fabulous all helped make the rehearsal run so smoothly. Can't wait to get into the theatre now!

Published on 2014-11-23 20:40:13 GMT

Question for those in the papanui foundation ballet class and junior / intermediate contemp classes...8 / 830am or 8 / 830pm theatre rehearsal on sunday 30th november?

Published on 2014-11-17 20:59:59 GMT

Recital Rehearsal on the 23rd of November will be at Chisnallwood Intermediate. Huge apologies to those who will have to travel more than others but it is an ideal space with lots of extra space off the hall. After losing our original venue we are relieved and feel lucky to have secured Chisnallwood as it has been a nightmare finding somewhere that is available for the length of time we need it. Some Theatre Rehearsal info is now on the home page of the website. Exact times will be posted very soon. Almost finished...takes a very long time to get these done as a lot of students are in more than one class.

Published on 2014-11-14 09:46:57 GMT

If you are buying your tickets online you will be able to select the eticket option. This may not be available until Monday though. We apologise to those who have had to paid courier fees but we were not offered initially offered this option.

Published on 2014-11-07 04:19:53 GMT

Reminder: Junior performance class starts tonight with Jillian 630 to 730 at the Sawyers Arms Rd studio. The class will run every second Monday alternating with the senior class.

Published on 2015-02-15 21:19:08 GMT

Just confirming the Welcome Back to School Workshops with Jillian Gambino are going ahead on Sunday February 8 at the Sawyers Arms Rd studio. 2 - 3pm Junior approx 10 to 13 yrs 3.15 - 4.45 Intermediate approx 13 to 16 yrs 5.00 - 6.30 Senior approx 16 yrs plus Spaces still available. See you there ☺

Published on 2015-02-06 05:10:32 GMT

Photo Cds will be posted Monday. Unfortunately due to a faulty batch of Cds poor Graham has to redo them all!!!

Published on 2014-12-17 05:45:31 GMT

If you still wish to purchase a disc with the all the photos taken at the dress rehearsal it is not too late. Disc are $15 which includes postage. There is an order form on our website. Any orders received after this Thursday may not reach you before Christmas. We have also been given some action shots, taken by Darin Eder at the senior recitals, and these will be included in the disc.

Published on 2014-12-09 06:03:57 GMT

Congratulations to everyone who danced yesterday! And another huge thank you to our teachers and everyone helping. I think you are all truely amazing. It was such an amazing weekend and such a fabulous experience. I am so blown away by the dedication everyone showed and by the talent of our students. I can't wait to see the photos and DVDs. Now for the big tidy up! First things first though....SLEEP!

Published on 2014-12-08 02:54:50 GMT

3 down 2 to go!! Massive congratulations to everyone who performed yesterday. You were all so awesome and the recitals were so amazing! A masive thank you to all the wonderful people who were helping / working in all areas behind the scenes. Your dedication to the students is so apprediated. Good luck to everyone for today. See you soon!

Published on 2014-12-06 19:15:13 GMT

Good luck to all students sitting a NZAMD exam or medal test this weekend! You will all be fabulous. Remember to have fun and smile!!! 😀😀😀

Published on 2015-08-19 21:13:23 GMT

Hi everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that timetables are now available on our website for... • JDNZ mock exams • NZAMD mock exams • NZAMD medal test practices There are quick links to the appropriate pages straight off the home page. :-)

Published on 2015-07-23 22:00:50 GMT

Hi Everyone! We hope you are all looking forward to another exciting term! Just a couple of reminders as we get back into everything: • Times for Mock Exams and Medal Test practices have almost been finalised. We have had a much larger than usual number of entries so it has been an even bigger task this year to sort everything. We are hoping to have timetables for these posted on our website by the end of the week. • Performance jazz classes will resume tonight following the same timetable structure as last term. Tonight will be Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm and Seniors 7:30pm-9:00pm. Next week will be Seniors 6:30-8:00pm. Enjoy your term!

Published on 2015-07-19 21:10:48 GMT

Hi guys - a message from a Mum - please comment if you can help.....My daughter's Dance School Jacket is getting too small and I was wondering if any dancers had any jackets that are too small for them they wanted to sell? Her one is a size 10 women's.....very small sizing though and I can't remember what style. It was the more expensive material. Thx xx

Published on 2015-06-30 00:12:29 GMT

Hi everyone. Welcome back to classes! We hope you all had a fab holiday and everyone has settled back in to school routine! A newsletter will be send out soon and term invoices are being processed. Those who attend one lesson a week will already have this or should be given it at class this week. All other invoices will be given out shortly. Hope you all have a great term at dancing!

Published on 2015-02-16 22:24:11 GMT

Happy New Year to everyone. We hope you have had or are having a fabulous holiday and had a great Christmas. The office officially reopens today so please confirm your 2015 classes. We are looking forward to seeing everyone very soon! It is with great saddness but huge pride we farewell our beautiful Emma Rose. Emma will be moving up to Wellington in a few days where she will be trainning fulltime as a ballet major at the New Zealand School of Dance. Emma has been with us for 12 years and has always been a joy to teach and an inspiration to her teachers and other students. Best of luck Emma. We will miss you but we know great things are in store for you!! Lots of love xxxx💖

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