FROM DANCING DOTS TO PRE PROFESSIONAL AGES 2+

Dancing Dots and Pre School classes introduce classical ballet in a fun and encouraging way through the use of props, games and music. Through classical ballet movement we enhance their fine motorskills and develop co-ordination and strength as well as boosting confidence and social interaction.

From age 5+ we follow the Royal Academy of Dance Examination Syllabus. The RAD offers an internationally-recognised portfolio of examinations and assessments designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities, outlining a progressive structure for learning and achievement in dance. We offer both Higher Grades and Major examinations and encourage all ages and abilities to dance.

  • As well as offering Syllabus work our students are involved in Open ballet and open Pointe classes
  • Progressing Ballet Technique - a pilates based system to develop strength and conditioning
  • Yoga Repertoire - both senior and junior

    BALLET TEACHERS

    Emma McInnes

    Director - Ballet, Competitions

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    Kit Reilly

    Ballet, Contemporary

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    BALLET TIMETABLE

    TimeKateEmmaMaddie/SophieSummer
    3.303.30-4.30 | Miss Kate
    Grade Two Ballet (1 of 2)
    Pre Primary Ballet3.30-4.30 | Miss Summer
    Grade Three Ballet (shared with Kate Wed)
    4.004.15 – 5.15 | Miss Emma
    Grade Four Ballet (1 of 2)
    4.304.30-5.15 | Miss Kate
    Junior Extension Ballet
    5.005.15-6.15 | Miss Emma
    Intermediate Foundation Ballet (1 of 3)
    6.006.00-7.00 | Miss Kate
    Grade Five Ballet (1 of 2)
    6.00-7.00 | Miss Maddie
    Grade Seven Ballet (one of two)
    7.007.15-8.30 | Miss Emma
    Intermediate Ballet (1 of 3)
    7.00-8.00 | Miss Maddie
    Grade Eight Ballet
    8.008.00-9.00 | Miss Maddie
    Adult Ballet
    TimeHarrietLizzieSummer/Mike
    3.303.30-4.30 | Miss Summer
    Grade One Ballet (shared with York Sat)
    4.304.30-5.30 | Miss Harriet
    Primary Ballet 6 years
    4.30-5.30 | Miss Lizzie
    Senior Open Contemporary
    5.30Miss Summer
    Grade Two Ballet (shared with Emma)
    8.008.00-9.00 | Miss Lizzie
    Advanced One Ballet (1 of 3)
    8.00-9.30 | Mr Mike
    Advanced Two Ballet (1 of 3)
    TimeSummer/Harriet/NickyEmma/Hannah/NickyKate
    1.00Pre School Ballet 3-4 years
    3.303.30-4.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade One Ballet (1 of 2)
    3.30-4.30 | Miss Kate
    Grade Two Ballet (1 of 2)
    5.305.30-6.30 | Miss Nicky
    Advanced Two Ballet
    4.30-5.30 | Miss Kate
    Grade Three Ballet (shared with Summer)
    6.306.30-7.30 | Miss Nicky
    Advanced Foundation Ballet
    7.307.30-8.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade Seven Ballet (one of two)
    TimeEmma/HarrietNickyMike
    3.303.45-4.30 | Miss Emma
    Pre Primary Ballet 5 years
    4.004.00-5.30
    Advanced One Ballet
    1 of 3
    4.30Miss Emma
    Grade Two Ballet (shared with Summer)
    5.005.00-6.30 | Mr Mike
    Advanced Two Ballet
    5.305.30-6.45 | Miss Harriet
    Intermediate Foundation Ballet (1 of 3)
    5.30-6.30 | Miss Nicky
    Intermediate Ballet 1 of 3
    7.307.45-8.45 | Miss Harriet
    Grade Six Ballet (one of two)
    TimeEmmaHarriet
    3:303.30-4.30 | Miss Emma
    Primary Ballet
    3.30-4.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade One Ballet (1 of 2)
    4.304.30-5.30 | Miss Emma
    Intermediate Foundation Ballet (1 of 3)
    4.30-5.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade Three Ballet (shared with York Sat)
    5.305.30-6.30 | Miss Emma
    Grade Four Ballet
    5.30-6.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade Five Ballet (shared with Kate)
    7.007.00-8.15 | Miss Emma
    Intermediate Ballet (1 of 3)
    TimeYorkHarrietEmma
    10.00Miss York
    Pre School Ballet (3-4)
    10.00-11.30 | Miss Harriet
    Advanced One ballet 1 of 3
    10.3010.30-11.30 | Miss Emma
    Primary ballet 6 years
    11.3011.30-12.30 | Miss York
    Grade One Ballet (shared with Summer Tues)
    11:30-1.00 | Miss Emma
    All Advanced Open Ballet
    12.3012.30-1.15 | Miss York
    Pre Primary Ballet (5 years)
    1.001.15-2.00
    Junior Ballet Troupe
    1.301.30-2.30 | Miss York
    Senior Classical Repertoire Adv Level Ballet
    Monday
    TimeKateEmmaMaddie/SophieSummer
    3.303.30-4.30 | Miss Kate
    Grade Two Ballet (1 of 2)
    Pre Primary Ballet3.30-4.30 | Miss Summer
    Grade Three Ballet (shared with Kate Wed)
    4.004.15 – 5.15 | Miss Emma
    Grade Four Ballet (1 of 2)
    4.304.30-5.15 | Miss Kate
    Junior Extension Ballet
    5.005.15-6.15 | Miss Emma
    Intermediate Foundation Ballet (1 of 3)
    6.006.00-7.00 | Miss Kate
    Grade Five Ballet (1 of 2)
    6.00-7.00 | Miss Maddie
    Grade Seven Ballet (one of two)
    7.007.15-8.30 | Miss Emma
    Intermediate Ballet (1 of 3)
    7.00-8.00 | Miss Maddie
    Grade Eight Ballet
    8.008.00-9.00 | Miss Maddie
    Adult Ballet
    Tuesday
    TimeHarrietLizzieSummer/Mike
    3.303.30-4.30 | Miss Summer
    Grade One Ballet (shared with York Sat)
    4.304.30-5.30 | Miss Harriet
    Primary Ballet 6 years
    4.30-5.30 | Miss Lizzie
    Senior Open Contemporary
    5.30Miss Summer
    Grade Two Ballet (shared with Emma)
    8.008.00-9.00 | Miss Lizzie
    Advanced One Ballet (1 of 3)
    8.00-9.30 | Mr Mike
    Advanced Two Ballet (1 of 3)
    Wednesday
    TimeSummer/Harriet/NickyEmma/Hannah/NickyKate
    1.00Pre School Ballet 3-4 years
    3.303.30-4.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade One Ballet (1 of 2)
    3.30-4.30 | Miss Kate
    Grade Two Ballet (1 of 2)
    5.305.30-6.30 | Miss Nicky
    Advanced Two Ballet
    4.30-5.30 | Miss Kate
    Grade Three Ballet (shared with Summer)
    6.306.30-7.30 | Miss Nicky
    Advanced Foundation Ballet
    7.307.30-8.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade Seven Ballet (one of two)
    Thursday
    TimeEmma/HarrietNickyMike
    3.303.45-4.30 | Miss Emma
    Pre Primary Ballet 5 years
    4.004.00-5.30
    Advanced One Ballet
    1 of 3
    4.30Miss Emma
    Grade Two Ballet (shared with Summer)
    5.005.00-6.30 | Mr Mike
    Advanced Two Ballet
    5.305.30-6.45 | Miss Harriet
    Intermediate Foundation Ballet (1 of 3)
    5.30-6.30 | Miss Nicky
    Intermediate Ballet 1 of 3
    7.307.45-8.45 | Miss Harriet
    Grade Six Ballet (one of two)
    Friday
    TimeEmmaHarriet
    3:303.30-4.30 | Miss Emma
    Primary Ballet
    3.30-4.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade One Ballet (1 of 2)
    4.304.30-5.30 | Miss Emma
    Intermediate Foundation Ballet (1 of 3)
    4.30-5.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade Three Ballet (shared with York Sat)
    5.305.30-6.30 | Miss Emma
    Grade Four Ballet
    5.30-6.30 | Miss Harriet
    Grade Five Ballet (shared with Kate)
    7.007.00-8.15 | Miss Emma
    Intermediate Ballet (1 of 3)
    Saturday
    TimeYorkHarrietEmma
    10.00Miss York
    Pre School Ballet (3-4)
    10.00-11.30 | Miss Harriet
    Advanced One ballet 1 of 3
    10.3010.30-11.30 | Miss Emma
    Primary ballet 6 years
    11.3011.30-12.30 | Miss York
    Grade One Ballet (shared with Summer Tues)
    11:30-1.00 | Miss Emma
    All Advanced Open Ballet
    12.3012.30-1.15 | Miss York
    Pre Primary Ballet (5 years)
    1.001.15-2.00
    Junior Ballet Troupe
    1.301.30-2.30 | Miss York
    Senior Classical Repertoire Adv Level Ballet
    • My daughter started dancing with Saba as a Dancing Dot. 5 years later and she is loving every single minute of dancing with Saba. She is normally an anxious child but with the confidence ballet has given her, you wouldn’t know it to meet her today. The teachers and other pupils are all so supportive and encouraging. From lessons, to exams and stage shows - the limits are endless.
      Tracey
    • My kids love SABA! Attending ballet is the highlight of their week - both my daughter and son love their teacher and always come out of class buzzing. As a parent, I love that the class sizes are at a level where they can provide guidance to each individual and the level of professional knowledge all the teachers have about developing not only a lifelong passion for dance but also providing a great programme that will set them up if they want to take dancing further in the future.
      Katrina
    • Our two daughters have both been dancing with SABA since they were preschoolers. The SABA teachers have fostered such a strong love of dance in them. The girls have enjoyed the variety of classes on offer and they have always been encouraged to not only progress their skills but also try new things and do their best. This has given them a great confidence in all aspects of their lives. SABA sets high standards but also provides a friendly and welcoming environment.
      Emma H
    • Great new location at 382/386 Manakau Rd. I especially like being able to drop off the kids safely. Designated parking is fantastic to stop in an view the girl's lessons through enormous studio windows. Amazing teachers who really enjoy their roles.

      Rachel Smith

    Our gorgeous Madi and Phoebe away on holiday!
    Some SERIOUS balance skills there gals! 🥰
    #saba #sababallet #sabadancer #balance
    ...

    Another class close to capacity!

    Email now for more info
    Emma@saba.co.Nz

    #saba #sababallet #sabadancer #jazz #jazzdancer
    ...

    If you have been thinking about enrolling in
    our Ballet, Jazz, and Tap junior programs, our “Have a
    Go” classes are a fantastic way for your 2-6 year old to
    come, meet and dance with the amazing teachers at
    SABA.

    All classes will be small, friendly, and we are expecting
    these to book out fast. Please book your spot by
    contacting emma@saba.co.nz Absolutely no
    experience, shoes, or special gear is needed. Just
    wear something comfortable! No cost or obligation for
    these have-a-go classes. We will have staff available to
    answer any questions at the end of the class. Our
    enrolments are filling up fast, we keep all our junior
    class numbers small so every child receives attention
    and you are welcome to enroll on the day.

    Have a Go Timetable
    Tuesday 18th
    10.00 - 2yr Ballet (Dancing Dots)
    10.30 - 3/4yr Ballet (Pre School)
    11.00 - 5yr Ballet (Primary)

    Wednesday 19th
    1.00 - 3/4yr Jazz (Mini Movers)
    1.30 - 6 yr Ballet (Primary)
    2.00 - 5/6 yr Jazz

    Saturday 22nd
    9.30 - 3/4yr Ballet (Pre School)

    Wednesday 26th
    10.00 - 2yr Ballet (Dancing Dots)
    10.30 - 3/4yr Jazz (Mini Movers)
    11.00 - 3/4 yr Ballet (Pre School)

    Thursday 27th
    12.30 - 6yr Ballet (Primary)
    1.00 - 5yr Ballet (Pre Primary)
    1.30 - 5/6yr Jazz
    2.00 - 5/6yr Tap
    2.30 - 3/4yr Tap

    Parking is available on site at 382 Manukau Rd,
    Epsom. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start
    time.

    If you have an older child who is looking to dance, pop
    along to our enrolment days or get more information
    by emailing emma@saba.co.nz

    Under the Covid Framework, we operate under the
    gym and sports guidelines, vaccine passes, along with
    masks and signing in are all mandatory for all over 12
    years.

    #Dance #Aucklandkids #haveago
    ...

    What a wonderful week our Aryana has had at @rad_ballet Summer School
    And well done for being acknowledged for all your hard work!
    I have loved hearing all the things you've been up too!
    #saba #sababallet #sabadancer #hardworkpaysoff
    ...

    If you have been thinking about enrolling in
    our Ballet, Jazz, and Tap junior programs, our “Have a
    Go” classes are a fantastic way for your 2-6 year old to
    come, meet and dance with the amazing teachers at
    SABA.

    All classes will be small, friendly, and we are expecting
    these to book out fast. Please book your spot by
    contacting emma@saba.co.nz Absolutely no
    experience, shoes, or special gear is needed. Just
    wear something comfortable! No cost or obligation for
    these have-a-go classes. We will have staff available to
    answer any questions at the end of the class. Our
    enrolments are filling up fast, we keep all our junior
    class numbers small so every child receives attention
    and you are welcome to enroll on the day.

    Have a Go Timetable
    Tuesday 18th
    10.00 - 2yr Ballet (Dancing Dots)
    10.30 - 3/4yr Ballet (Pre School)
    11.00 - 5yr Ballet (Primary)

    Wednesday 19th
    1.00 - 3/4yr Jazz (Mini Movers)
    1.30 - 6 yr Ballet (Primary)
    2.00 - 5/6 yr Jazz

    Saturday 22nd
    9.30 - 3/4yr Ballet (Pre School)

    Wednesday 26th
    10.00 - 2yr Ballet (Dancing Dots)
    10.30 - 3/4yr Jazz (Mini Movers)
    11.00 - 3/4 yr Ballet (Pre School)

    Thursday 27th
    12.30 - 6yr Ballet (Primary)
    1.00 - 5yr Ballet (Pre Primary)
    1.30 - 5/6yr Jazz
    2.00 - 5/6yr Tap
    2.30 - 3/4yr Tap

    Parking is available on site at 382 Manukau Rd,
    Epsom. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start
    time.

    If you have an older child who is looking to dance, pop
    along to our enrolment days or get more information
    by emailing emma@saba.co.nz

    #Dance #Aucklandkids #haveago
    ...

    If you have been thinking about enrolling in
    our Ballet, Jazz, and Tap junior programs, our “Have a
    Go” classes are a fantastic way for your 2-6 year old to
    come, meet and dance with the amazing teachers at
    SABA.

    All classes will be small, friendly, and we are expecting
    these to book out fast. Please book your spot by
    contacting emma@saba.co.nz Absolutely no
    experience, shoes, or special gear is needed. Just
    wear something comfortable! No cost or obligation for
    these have-a-go classes. We will have staff available to
    answer any questions at the end of the class. Our
    enrolments are filling up fast, we keep all our junior
    class numbers small so every child receives attention
    and you are welcome to enroll on the day.

    Have a Go Timetable
    Tuesday 18th
    10.00 - 2yr Ballet (Dancing Dots)
    10.30 - 3/4yr Ballet (Pre School)
    11.00 - 5yr Ballet (Primary)

    Wednesday 19th
    1.00 - 3/4yr Jazz (Mini Movers)
    1.30 - 6 yr Ballet (Primary)
    2.00 - 5/6 yr Jazz

    Saturday 22nd
    9.30 - 3/4yr Ballet (Pre School)

    Wednesday 26th
    10.00 - 2yr Ballet (Dancing Dots)
    10.30 - 3/4yr Jazz (Mini Movers)
    11.00 - 3/4 yr Ballet (Pre School)

    Thursday 27th
    12.30 - 6yr Ballet (Primary)
    1.00 - 5yr Ballet (Pre Primary)
    1.30 - 5/6yr Jazz
    2.00 - 5/6yr Tap
    2.30 - 3/4yr Tap

    Parking is available on site at 382 Manukau Rd,
    Epsom. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start
    time.

    If you have an older child who is looking to dance, pop
    along to our enrolment days or get more information
    by emailing emma@saba.co.nz

    Under the Covid Framework, we operate under the
    gym and sports guidelines, vaccine passes, along with
    masks and signing in are all mandatory for all over 12
    years.

    #Dance #Aucklandkids #haveago
    ...

    Giselle has been nominated for both Jazz and contemporary for the upcoming NZAMD scholarship weekend in February

    We can't wait to have her represent SABA on both genres

    #saba #sababallet #sabadancer #letsgo
    ...

    Well Done Sam
    An awesome achievement again being nominated for the scholarship weekends

    We can't wait to see you represent us at the Scholarship weekend

    #saba #sababallet #sabadancer #cheers
    ...