Dance classes at Flow Dance Academy

Pre School

Does your toddler light up when they hear music? Do they twirl, leap and dance the day away? Watch him/her have a blast and grow in confidence and live the dream of being a dancer in our “Imagine” preschool dance program. These classes aim to develop the students’ coordination, social skills, movement, fitness and a sense of the self through creativity and imagination.

Caregivers are allowed to watch and support these young dancers as they learn the foundations of ballet, jazz and hip hop. We have class themes each week and the students are given a worksheet after class to continue their learning at home. We have no uniform requirements for this age group – just whatever your wee dancer feels good moving in.

Our pre-school classes are designed for 2-4yr olds and are on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Come flow with us!



Learn to move organically with efficiency, grace and power! Contemporary is a free flowing style of dance with students learning compositional and improvisational techniques. The classes we offer deliver a system of training which helps develop the dancer expressively and technically with the focus on comprehensive work in warm up, articulation of limbs, turns, travelling and jumps.
Contemporary is a fun way to build upper body strength, a strong core and lean yet powerful legs which stand weight bearing exercises. If you prefer dancing to loads of push ups, sit ups and squats then contemporary dance is a great alternative! As you dance, you move in and out of the floor, run, turn and leap while using your core muscles to maintain control even when you’re off balance!

Jazz Dance

Jazz is a continually changing and ever evolving genre encompassing many styles such as Broadway, musical theatre, hip hop, funk and lyrical to name a few. ATOD have a new and innovated syllabus which encompasses all styles from foundation jazz to the latest moves. Classes incorporate warmup and stretches, floor and corner work, turns, kicks and jumps, historical steps, combinations, progressions and dances. This fun syllabus is designed to technically develop students, build strength, energy and attack, whether on a recreational or advanced level. The classes also encourage individual creativity with student choreography improvisation in the higher levels.


Classical ballet is an art form which requires technical precision, artistry and dedication. From the beginning of the 16th century, dancers all over the world are constantly evolving in this beautiful style of dance with grace, strength and flair.

Ballet classes start from age 5 in after school hours. Each age groups class are designed systematically with the ATOD syllabus (Australian Teachers of Dance) to build up the students technical repertoire step by step with passion and artistic individuality.

Adult Flow Fusion

Flow Fusion is a class for adult dancers who already have experience with dance.
In this class we start off with a ballet barre on pop music, followed by a combination of ballet and jazz centre including kicks, leaps and turns, then we finish with a lyrical or contemporary combo.
We are encouraging and offer a safe and non-judgemental space so that you can enjoy your dance training in a no-pressure environment.
Classes run during the school terms – Thursdays 6:30-8pm. ($15 per class).
Please message us to book first as class numbers are limited.

Silver Slippers

This ballet class is specially designed for older learners (50+) of all abilities.
Come flow with us an improve your posture, co-ordination, mobility & energy levels in a supportive environment.
Classes run during the school term on Tuesdays 10:45-11:30am. ($15 per class)

This class is proudly sponsored by The Different Kind of Human Project.

Hip Hop


Hip Hop culture originated in New York in the late 1960’s amongst young Hispanic and African American communities. Hip Hop dance falls under the same umbrella as rap, scratch music, and graffiti art and is continually evolving musically, physically and expressively. Our junior and senior open hip hop classes at Flow Dance Academy include age appropriate music and teach techniques in old school/new school street dance, popping, locking, tutting, stepping, house, lyrical, waacking, voguing, foundation breakdance movements and more.


We are introducing Acro classes in 2023 for both junior and senior students.
Come flow with us and learn some fun acro tricks in a safe and supportive space.

Your Dance Teachers at Flow Dance Academy

Chloe Robertson was born and raised in Ōtepoti Dunedin, where she found her love for hip-hop dance and the performing arts. She competed in NZCAF and Hip Hop Unite competitions, where she earnt multiple placings over her 7 years of competing in both crews and duos. Chloe has also taught dance at numerous studios, training...
Amy holds a Premiere Master ADTA Acro Certification and a Bachelor of Performing Arts with a specialisation in Music Theatre. She runs her acro studio Acro with Amy in addition to teaching at numerous Christchurch dance schools. Amy has been involved in 50+ productions in the last 15 years, undertaking a range of roles including...
Ella Adams has trained in ballet, jazz & contemporary & has completed advanced exams in RAD, BBO & NZAMD. Ella has won many accolades in dance competitions regionally and nationally & she continued on with further studies at the Contemporary Dance School of Hamburg. Ella is excited to share her knowledge with the Flow students...
Laura graduated from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA) in 2021 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music Theatre). Since then she has been involved in the arts scene throughout Christchurch, teaching and performing in multiple productions. During her studies,her performance highlights included: On The Town as Ivy Smith, The 25th Annual...
Cushla Barriball is a 2023 graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA), where she obtained a Bachelor of Music Theatre. Cushla began singing from an early age and quickly fell in love with dance and all things musical theatre as soon as she was introduced to them in high school. Throughout...
Jess commenced her dance training at the age of 7yrs. She trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, National Character and Hip-Hop Dance styles and always achieved top marks in her exams through NZAMD, BBO AND ATOD. Realising that teaching was her true passion, after her time as a dance student she continued on as a trainee teacher. Now with over 12 years of teaching experience and gaining a Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management qualification with the ATOD. Jess has gained many valuable skills and tools throughout her teaching so far, and specialises in both shy and confident children ensuring her classes combine the technical aspects of all dance genres as well as having fun whilst learning. She is really looking forward to the year ahead at Flow, nurturing each student on their individual dance journey.