STORM Dance Studio is East Auckland`s Premier Dance Academy. This progressive, cutting-edge dance school offers a variety of classes for pre-schoolers to adults in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Musical theatre, Ballet Technique, Stretch, Acro, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk and competition work. Classes are full of fun but still provide a challenging environment which encourages hard work, effort and dedication. STORM Dance Studio believes in the potential of each individual, with a focus on providing positive programmes where everyone is acknowledged and encouraged to excel to the best of their abilities regardless of age or experience. When not teaching herself, Director and owner, Candice Foster ensures she sets and maintains high standards by working closely alongside the studio’s many talented teachers.
“STORM dance studio is centrally located at 247 Moore Street, Howick-handy to Howick Village and all amentities; including the newly built New World Supermarket. With two purpose-built, stylish studios, air conditioning, modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms, study areas and a comfortable parents mezzanine lounge with viewing space, STORM offers a ‘Home away from Home’ for all STORM families to enjoy.”
STORM follows the Jazz Dance New Zealand (JDNZ) Syllabus for jazz exam work and also for our graded medal tests in Hip hop and Lyrical/Contemporary. The JDNZ jazz syllabus offers barre work, floor exercises, balance exercises, preparations for turns or turns, kicks, leaps, steps and routines and a teacher choreographed dance for all jazz levels up to Intermediate and is suitable for dance trained AND non-dance trained students.
Our exams and medal tests take place once a year towards the end of Term 2. All students are encouraged to take part however exams and medal tests are optional. Students completing exams receive a detailed report and grade and also a certificate at our end of year prize-giving
A highlight of STORM’s dance calendar is our annual recital. This takes place in December each year and provides a wonderful opportunity for all STORM students, pre-schoolers to adults & even STORM Dads, to show off their many talents and skills acquired throughout the year.
Our show, held at various top Auckland theatres, utilises lighting and sound technicians, rigging, and stage crew which enables students to experience a professional performance environment at a very high standard. In addition students and parents alike have a fun time not only learning hair and makeup skills but bonding as a group and forming great friendships.
Show participation whilst encouraged is however not compulsory.
STORM selects competition troupes midyear and prides itself on a high standard of selection. Students from as young as 5yrs may apply but all students interested must be highly committed and dedicated as well as technically strong. Top STORM Students may also be invited to perform solo work. Competitions run year round all over Auckland and often take place during the school holidays-see our ‘noticeboard’ for results and upcoming competition dates