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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    Kate Turner

    Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary

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    York Popham

    Ballet

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    Stuart Cassidy

    Ballet

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    Nicola Searchfield

    Ballet

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    Hayz Pincheira Rowe

    Ballet

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    Summer Bradley

    Contemporary, Ballet, Lyrical and Troupe

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    Madison Cronin

    Ballet

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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

    We get by with a little help from our friends ❤️ while I am away nana and grampie have taken Cleo to comps and my gorgeous friend from En Pointe Whitianga has sorted Cleo for me xxx ...

    Annnnd I am done! What a beautiful week in New Plymouth judging ...

    Last day for miss Emma at this awesome comp down in New Plymouth
    What a treat to be judging some awesome talent down this way
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    Come join in the fun!

    Ages 8-12
    And 12-18

    Classes sat afternoon

    Email emma@saba.co.nz for more info
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    One of our very first Dancing Dot classes nine years ago!
    Can anyone guess who this gorgeous wee dot is!! (She's still at Saba!!!)

    Our dancing dot classes for two year olds is on a Thursday and Saturday
    Small classes means your wee dot gets the most out of each lesson!

    #saba #sababallet #sabadancer #dancingdot #toddlerdance
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    I love this quote! Bit of inspo to finish off Easter! ...

    What a vibrant beautiful piece of artwork from Dinuli!

    #saba #sababallet #sabadancer #artoftheday
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    Some very expressive primaries today for miss Harriet! ...

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