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Encourage the hobby habit in
Angelina Ballerina thrives in
the Top of the South
Music for all ages
It doesn't matter what age you start making music, you
are in for a life time of enjoyment.
At the Nelson School of Music there are classes for all
ages from pre-school onward.
The pre-school classes allow youngsters to get a feel
for rhythm through dance, song, and using instruments
while becoming familiar playing with others in the group.
The string groups in particular allow students to work
at their own level, progressing from "walkers" to
"runners" and "sprinters" with the ultimate becoming a
member of the Schola Musica Youth Orchestra.
Now under the direction of Margaret Jackson, the
orchestra performs a wide range of music from
throughout the world.
Some 20 years ago the Greenhill Orchestra was formed
under the leadership of Joel Bolton. It is a non-audition
orchestra, catering for adults and school students
alike. Rehearsals are relaxed with players being gently
encouraged to develop their technical and ensemble
playing skills - ideal for those who have let their
playing lapse, perhaps for many years. Dust off your
instrument and enjoy learning in a supportive and
encouraging environment in this excellent introduction
to orchestra playing with music that is enjoyable
without being too difficult.
From percussion, guitar, brass, strings, piano, singing,
to speech and drama -- the Nelson School of Music has
excellent tutors available to help you open up your
world of music and performance.
Whatever your age, learning to make music together is
fun at the Nelson School of Music.
Out of school leisure activity that diverts a
child or teen from their daily strenuous life
of school, college or university is regarded
by behavioural experts as being an
essential component to maintain balance
in their lives. Participation in a hobby also
serves to relieve the boredom that sets
in when the mind is not stimulated and
"there's nothing to do." Certain hobbies
also help release pent-up frustrations and
have a calming mental effect.
Hobbies and leisure activity outside
of study give children confidence;
they provide a sense of personal
accomplishment, bolstering self-esteem. If
children get positive feedback from their
skills and hobbies, they're less likely to turn
to harmful substances for comfort.
By encouraging reading your child's hobby
or interest you can also open a gateway to
learning, as well as transforming even lazy
readers into avid ones. Most often, kids
don't enjoy reading because they're not
interested in the books put before them.
However, once you discover their passions,
reading falls into place naturally, especially
when they read about their hobbies.
While reading about their hobbies,
children develop a hunger for knowledge,
maybe without even realising it. For
example, take rock collecting. After
collecting some rocks and shells, your
junior geologist will most likely want to
know more about his or her collection.
Peta Spooner has been introducing people
to the joys of dance for the past 47 years.
Her passion for teaching is shared by
her fellow teachers at the Peta Spooner
Academy of Dance, which aims to develop
well-rounded dancers who are gracious,
considerate and have a good attitude.
Ballet is a wonderful activity for children,
capable of teaching confidence, poise and
grace and the academy has a reputation for
nurturing young talent. Angelina Ballerina
accredited for two years now, the academy
has a reputation for nurturing young dancers.
To become an Angelina Ballerina studio,
dance schools must meet specific criteria,
so you can be confident that your child will
learn from a recognised ballet curriculum,
while having fun with Angelina themed
class learning activities and incentives. .
For little stars with big dreams, an Angelina
Ballerina Academy is a great place to start.
Many of the academy's students -- both
male and female - have gone on to top
national dance schools and professional
dance careers, but Peta and her team
-- which includes highly qualified and
experienced teachers who have been with
the academy for many years - derive just
as much pleasure from teaching kids who
might not be the best dancers, but do it for
the pure and simple pleasure of it.
The academy provides tuition in classical
ballet, contemporary dance, modern jazz
and theatre craft. Students of all abilities
get regular opportunities to perform on
stage in front of an audience and all are
encouraged to have faith in themselves so
they can achieve their goals.
For further information on the courses
available at the Peta Spooner Academy
of Dance, visit www.petaspooner.co.nz
or phone 548 9890.
Pre School • Modern/Jazz • Contemporary • Classical Ballet • Repertoire
Athletic Clubrooms, Pioneer Park (opposite Spotlight)
Phone 03 548 9890 • Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualified and passionate teachers
dedicated to the technique of dance
AND THE WAKATU DANCE THEATRE
ENROLMENT FUN DAY
24 January 4.30pm
See website for programme
• Special needs dance • Yoga • Barre Workout • Adult Dance
200 hr RYT
Phone: 021 995 009
Phone 027 242 1442
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