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  • Q. How do we go about starting lessons?
    Please visit our CONTACT page and fill out the form to email us. Alternatively, email us on with your child's age and genre they are interested in. ​ We will then let you know suitable class times for your child’s age and chosen genre. ​ Next step - pop along to try out the class. We allow 1x free trial lessons to check we have placed your child in the correct level, but more importantly that they enjoy the lesson. Any subsequent trials will be charged for. If your child is feeling nervous they can sit with you to watch. The teacher will encourage them to join in so they can get a feel for the style of dance.
  • Q. Where is your studio?
    The majority of our classes are located in central Rangiora, 130 King Street. We have 2 studios at the King Street location, the "White Studio" and "Black Studio". Car parking is on King Street and we have two parks within walking distance, Victoria and Dudley parks. Click this link to find us in Google Maps: Our third studio is located at North Canterbury Musicals on Northbrook Road, Rangiora for selected Tuesday classes. Please see map below or follow this link to Google Maps:,172.6021862,17z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x6d31948844865aef:0x5373a7a7112cbaae!8m2!3d-43.310445!4d172.603184!16s%2Fg%2F1v2kxmlh
  • Q. What do dancers wear to your lessons?
    Uniform is not required until your child commits to lessons. Active wear and bare feet will be suitable for the first few lessons. See our 2024 Brochure for a summary on what uniform is required for each genre/level, or visit our UNIFORM page. Dance Sock Academy Socks ​ Optional but recommended. Dance Socks are designed to help learn and practice the very important base technique. Socks will be used in lessons and are very useful to continue practice at home. They have 10 visual features used to ensure placement/ alignment is correct. There will be a supply available in studio to use to in lessons but we do recommended to purchase your own pair for practice at home, or if a dancer wishes to have their own pair in lessons. Socks are required for: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary all levels (not required for Hip Hop) Purchased online from As Miss Jenna owns Dance Sock Academy, we are able to offer a 30% discount for JMSD students. Please use code ‘JMSD2024’ at checkout.
  • Q. Where can I purchase your uniform?
    1. Order via JMSD. Email Miss Charis places the order once payment has been received in to our orders account (separate from fees account). The uniform is then posted to the studio for you to collect. You will receive an email notification once it has arrived. This service costs $10 to cover postage and admin fees. We have some sample uniform sizes available to try on (by request). Please do not take these items home, they are samples only. ​ 2. Ordering uniform from PW Dance in Sydenham. You can call PW on 03 366 4238 to check they have what you require in stock before making the trip to town. Most items can be ordered from PW with the exception of JMSD Jackets and Hip Hop unifrorm, these are ordered through JMSD. ​ 3. Call in to the store. When calling into the store, PW Dance have a list of our requirements on file. Simply state ‘Jenna McKenzie School of Dance’, your dancer’s genre and grade and they will help you.Please note Hip Hop uniform, Hoodies & Jackets are ordered via JMSD only. ​ PW Dance & Sportswear (Christchurch) Address: 351 Colombo Street (corner of Stanley Street– near “The Colombo”) Sydenham, Christchurch 8023 Phone: +64 3 366 4238 Website: Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm Saturday 10am-4pm Closed Sundays & Public holidays
  • Q. What genres do you offer?
    At our Rangiora studio, we offer classes in: Ballet - from 2.5 years + Jazz - from 2.5 years + Hip hop - from 5 years + Contemporary from 6 years + We also offer extension classes and opportunities: ​ Annual recital in a theatre for all students Optional annual examinations Performance/Competition Team (by invitation/audition) Ballet Pointe Extension Private lessons Solo competition training Teacher training programme Grade School for examination preparation Participation in public events ​ Our classes are held Monday - Fridays after school hours, with the exception of Pre-school lessons held during school time and some extension/private lessons on Sundays. ​ We have often have a couple of classes for each level, meaning we are usually able to find a class to fit in with your families schedule. ​ You are welcome to come along to view or trial one class at no charge. We encourage this, to ensure the class is at the right level and fit for your child. Any trials taken after the free trial will be charged for. ​ Please contact us to discuss your child’s dance plan and the options we can offer. ​ We would love for your dancer to join us!
  • Q. How much do lessons cost?
    2024 Fees nvoices are emailed out from close to the first week of term, usually after attendance. If you do not wish to continue after the initial lesson you do not need to pay the term fee. *conditions apply. The previous term fee must be paid before your dancer can be enrolled for the following term. Unpaid fees by the end of that term may incur interest and or debt collection fees. ​ All prices are inclusive of GST ​ All term fees are by an 8 week term, any lessons above 8 weeks are a bonus. Usually a term consists of 9-11 weeks with the average working out at 10. We follow the primary school calendar and hold lessons on selected public holidays only. Please see our brochure for our absences policy. ​ 25 min - $120 30 min - $125 40 min - $140 45 min - $150 60 min - $175 75 min (1hr 15) - $185 Specialty classes, may be attended casually, discounted rates as students attending these attend regular weekly lessons. Pointe extension: Term fee: Discounted rate of $119 per term or $18 per casual lesson Ladies Dance Class (LDC): $16.50 per class 5 lessons or more $18.50 1-4 lessons Performance teams: $10 per hour Pre associate 1 term fee $240 (casual can be arranged by discussion but not encouraged) ​ Visit our "CLASSES & FEES" page for more info.
  • Q. Can parents view lessons?
    First day viewing, depending on the students confidence levels the teacher and parent can decide. ​ Parents are invited to view on viewing days. Limited viewing is allowed. We find large audiences watching is very distracting and intimidating for students learning. Once the class has built up confidence, we invite parents in to view. ​ If you wish to assist with at home practice you are allowed to sit at the back of the studio and take notes. Siblings watching are discouraged, but allowed if they are silent.
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