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Covid 19 Coronavirus update from the Southern Ballet team to our community

18 May 2020 

Following the advice from a combination of sources we have reinforced or newly introduced a number of measures to provide a safe environment for students to return to studio classes while New Zealand is at Covid 19 Alert Level 2.

  • How Southern Ballet will operate at Level 2 is detailed Southern Ballet Theatre Trust's  ‘Alert Level 2 Safety Control Plan’ HERE

The measures in this plan are now in place and we are pleased to advise that studio classes will resume on a staggered basis over 2 weeks from 18th May.

Please read the attached plan with your child so you are both aware of the ‘new’ requirements.


  • Do not bring your child to the studios if they or anyone they live with is unwell
  • No parents in the buildings, drop off and pick up from outside
  • Students need to come ready for class; changing rooms are closed
  • No waiting in the studios between classes


Contact tracing is essential

  • To ensure we have the correct contact details for your child we require you to complete the form HERE and return it to our office before they attend their first studio class. Please return either via email in advance or they can hand in the completed form when they sign in for their first class

Keep well, stay safe and enjoy your dancing!

From the Southern Ballet Team


Thank you for all the updates on how you are keeping busy and enjoying your dancing # home. We are very impressed with all the coloured in pictures and 'Backyard' photos you have sent through or shared on our Facebook page. 


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2020 April School Holiday's

All acitvities Cancelled 


 Master Classes  Cancelled

 School Holiday Porgram Cancelled

Jazz Intensitives Cancelled






Southern Ballet Summer School 2020 

What a wonderful inspirational week of dance!


Special thanks to our Guest Tutors:

Abigail Boyle and Shayne Samoley



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 Tasman Davids Former Southern Ballet student receives

2019 nomination for Golden Mask Awards

 "Tasman Davids learned gained a nomination for the Golden Mask Awards for his performance as Gamache in Don Quixote. The awards recognise the best of each season’s professional theatre performances across Russia" read on click HERE 





Tasman Davids - Gamache in Don Quixote     Photo credit - Jack Devant


Russia 10 – 14 April 2018


Our trip to St Petersburg (Russia) was an experience that not one of the 10 SBT students who went on this trip will ever forget. The combination of world class ballet, delicious food, informative guides, history, architecture, culture and great people to share this with, made this an extremely memorable trip.    

St Petersburg is a city of 5 million people. It is often listed in the top 10 for the most beautiful cities in the world. The historic architecture of the city centre has largely been preserved and the pride that the people of St Petersburg have in their historical centre is notable in the tidiness of the city. Traffic however was a little chaotic and a little nerve wracking at times!

As part of the Dance Open Festival which the SBT students took part in, the students attended daily classes under the tuition of some big names in ballet such as Leonid Sarafanov (Principal dancer of Mikhailovsky Theatre) & Igor Petrov (Senior Ballet Master of the Mariinsky Ballet). They also had the opportunity to perform on the stage of the Hermitage Theatre and represented Southern Ballet extremely well.  Watching the Mariinsky Ballet perform ’Stone Flower’ was also a highlight as was watching the international stars from around the world compete in the Dance Open competition.  


Some feedback from the students:


Charlotte & Juliette Gray said they loved the experience - a trip they will never forget and loved all the training and watching the amazing ballet and competition.

Isabel Norris - "I absolutely loved the Dance Open Festival as it was an amazing experience that provided an array of opportunities to meet and be taught by so many international students and coaches! It was also amazing to just be in Russia and involved in the atmosphere!"

Charlotte McKay - "A highlight for me was the Dance Open competition and watching the stars dance. My favourite dancer is Iana Salenko and I got to watch her perform Pas de Diane from Esmeralda with her partner. Bakhtiyar Adamzhan. It was an amazing experience.”


On behalf of the group who travelled to Russia,  a special thank you to Miss Lucy for taking us, Marion for all her organisation, the SBT board for their support and the SBT community for supporting the fundraising & cake stalls.



View photos here


Enrolment form

2019 Enrolment form here


Gina Haines interview with
Lorraine Peters QSM

Hello lovelies xxx
Off the back of my recent Mothers' Day celebrations, it's with a lot of love and joy that this week I get to share my mother with you all - because
this week's GinaHainesTV Work-Happiness Superstar... is none other than
my amazing mother, the fabulous Lorraine Peters, QSM!

Mum is an amazing woman, way ahead of her time, an inspirational ballet teacher -
now in her eighties and still going strong.

In this interview, my Mum, aka Lorraine Peters :), shares her absolute
passion for music and ballet. She talks about her perfectionism and attention to detail in the technique she insists upon and imparts to her dance-students,
through her own 'Russian inspired' teaching methodology.
She shares some of her secrets, successes, challenges, and says she'd
"do it all again..." For Mum, "work-happiness is life," and so far it has been.
Thanks Mum - I have learned sooo much from you xxx

I'd love you to check out Mum's delightful video and please comment, like it, share it and check out more interviews at GinaHainesTV



Adult Beginner Ballet Classes

Tuesdays 6 - 7pm and Thursdays 7.15-8.15pm

Adult Beginner Flamenco Classes

Tuesdays 7 - 8pm 

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Become a Friend of Southern Ballet

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Private Lessons

 Available on request, Contact the office. 



We are asking for any help from parents who are sewers that can assist costumes.
Please contact the Office on 379 7219.

If you have any queries regarding any of the above information or any other concern please contact the office or leave a message for your tutor.