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We feel we have a broad skill range in the area of dance, incorporating Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Stretch and Ballet. We are passionately excited about sharing our abilities with young people and would love the opportunity to do so within your school. Student will develop a Practical Knowledge of dance vocabulary, movements, forms genres and styles. They will develop Ideas – using their imagination and creativity to not only be taught and remember a dance but be given the tools to choreograph they own works. They will integrate expression and emotion into their dance- learning that dance is much more than just steps. Students will be able to perform to a small group confidently and will learn to assess their own, and each others performances effectively.

Artist Information



Email: dance.education@yahoo.co.nz


*Various Performing Arts companies that are community based - In various schools, YMCA, for churches and musicals.

*Musical Theatre, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Funk, contemporary.

*Kings Prep (2007-08) and Long Bay College(08)

Auckland University of Technology (2006-2007)
 - Certificate Early Childhood Education

Excel School of Performing Arts (2005)
- Advanced Certificate in Dance Performance

Excel School of Performing Arts (2004)
- Certificate in Dance Performance

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Dance

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Stretch and Ballet.

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Auckland, Bay of Plenty


2007 - February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2008 - February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Space and Resources Required: whiteboard, clay, wood, paint, Materials

Indicative Costs:

  • $60-$80 per hour
  • $20 per student
  • Travel: 0.60c per Km for Private car

Mode of Delivery: Workshop

Cultural Context: European, European


Another Dance Company moved from the U.K to New Zealand in August 2010.

A.D.C's work includes;
- professional contemporary choreography & performance
- dance education for young people and adults within formal education and the community
- project management.

Our dance education work includes performance projects, cross-curricular work, dance P.E, extended schools clubs and S.E.N projects.

Performance projects range from choreographing dance with young people to planning, creating and managing performance events.

Another Dance Company create cross-curricular projects to engage young people in curriculum subjects through dance. A.D.C's main focus in this area so far has been to bring literature to life through movement. A.D.C. secured funding from the Clore Duffield Foundation (U.K.) to work with 6 different schools on a dance and text project. Each group created a dance based upon a story, which they went on to perform. The entire project was conceived, planned, choreographed and managed by A.D.C.

Another Dance Company deliver dance P.E. sessions with a focus upon developing and refining movement skills. Sessions can include music and drama components for a more holistic performing arts experience.

A.D.C facilitate longer term in-depth projects with a real focus on the development of young people. Dance is the medium to achieve change in other areas of young people's lives. Agreed specific aims, decided with the school and pupils, steer the content of the delivery. Through Creative Partnerships (a flagship government initiative in the U.K) Another Dance Company have delivered focused projects to raise confidence and aspirations, and to improve reading and writing skills.

Another Dance Company create and deliver sessions and performance projects for young people with special educational needs. Past projects have included regular sessions leading to performances, intensive arts week dance activities, and youth group projects. A.D.C work in both primary and secondary S.E.N. schools as well as with community groups.

Another Dance Company deliver a range of adult projects.
Past work includes;
-teaching the dance & movement component of the Circus in Performance Course at Greentop Circus,
-leading adult community sessions,
-establishing and organising Sheffield Dance Collective; monthly workshops with guest teachers for the professional dance community.

A.D.C create and facilitate inset training days for teachers. Mentoring programmes support performing arts specialists working in education. Another Dance Company devise and manage projects from conception to evaluation.

Laura Aldridge, artistic director of Another Dance Company, has a BPA in Contemporary Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (U.K) and 4 years experience in dance education.

Programme Information


I have worked previously with Te Ao Marama, Hastings as part time youth art tutor . A reference may also be obtained from Sandy Adsett of Toimairangi, Hastings, upon request.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

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