These junior ballet classes aim to build each child’s love of dance, teaching technical dance skills in a fun environment.
The classes nurture self-esteem as well as physical capability, imagination and teamwork. Children will also learn the valuable skills of musicality, artistry and focus.
Teaching artist Rose Philpott is a graduate of the Unitec Dance programme (BPSA Contemporary Dance) and has been working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher for the past 8 years. Rose is a long term collaborator of Foster Group and is co-Artistic Director of SOFT.co with Jessie McCall. Rose has performed throughout New Zealand for Sarah Foster-Sproull, Footnote NZ Dance, Okareka Dance Company, Malia Johnston, World Of Wearable Art and Claire O'Neil among others. Rose was the recipient of the Eileen May Norris Dance Scholarship (2016) and won the Paul Jenden Costume Designer of the Year award alongside Tori Manly-Tapu for Foster Group’s Orchids (2019). Rose is a lecturer at The University of Auckland and is currently studying towards her Bachelor of Honours in Dance Studies. She brings an in-depth knowledge of dance techniques and performance along with imagination and a sense of play to her classes.