New classes for 2014

Contemporary, Conditioning & Junior Tumbling!


WADPA are getting their own fully equipt double dance

studio premises on

Commerce st opening for classes on Monday 4th August!

NOTE: Classes finish on Friday 26th Sept for

School holidays and start back week beginning Monday

3rd Oct for Term 4

Please check the timetable for any changes during term 3


Our Philosophy

Whangarei Academy of Dance & Performing Arts (WADPA) is known for nurturing developing dancers in a safe and progressive way. We teach age and developmentally appropriate Ballet Tap & Modern/jazz technique classes from a syllabus that allows younger students more time for movement exploration while providing advanced students with the tools to become professional dancers, if they so choose. As a result, all of our students develop self-esteem, self-discipline, and a strong fitness level that will provide a powerful edge in any future endeavor.


Dance Courses Available

We teach from the BTDA syllabus in the following Genres:




We also teach from the NZAMD Syllabus in the following genres:



All students are encouraged to sit for exams once they are ready and all students perform in the end of the year Show.




  • Co-Ordination, Fitness, Sense of Rhythm, Musicality and Self Expression
  • The Classes range from Pre-school to Young Adult
  • From 5 years the children are encouraged to do Examinations but it is not absolutely necessary.
  • Working towards the Major Programme of Study that develops technique and artistry to the very highest level
  • All Classes are designed to enable every young person the opportunity to achieve a goal
  • Competition Work is available if interested in Solo Performances, students must be suitable for these. Private Lessons are Required
  • Every child will enjoy being part of our end of the year Theatrical production performed annually in the Capitaine Bourgainville Theatre, Forum North.