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Having had a fair bit of experience teaching from 4-30 years of age I am able to cater for small groups or large groups and can cover many many aspects of dance from choreography, warmup, warmdowns, term programmes, day workshops etc. Group Performances depending on what you need give me an email and I will get back to you with how i can tailor the programme to fit your schools ideas for bringing dance to the students and/or teachers!

Artist Information



Phone: 0211145530 or 078250199

Email: jessicakatie@gmail.com


1x year Fulltime Performing Arts School ED5- Sydney Australia- '05

6x month Scholarship student at UDC-Sydney Australia-'06

6xmonths -Dancer On Pacific Star Cruise Ship-'06

Head Coach for Fusion XS
-1st Place NZ Hip Hop National Champions -'07
-Placed 7th in World Champs-LA- '07

2007-Dance Teacher at Jazz Unlimited, Fusion, Pirongia Primary school, Hamilton Sacred Heart Girls College, St Pauls College, Hora Hora Primary School, Pukekohe High School, Maeroa Intermediate, Southwell School (Dance Workshops, School Curriculum Workshops, Teacher Workshops, Holiday Programmes, Stage Challenge Assistant, Hip hop, Ballet, Jazz etc.)

4.5xmonths -Dancer On Pacific Sun -08

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Dance

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Choreography, Performance Work, Music Mixing

Languages Spoken: English

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

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Auckland, Waikato


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

Space and Resources Required: Stereo System, A space for movement eg. gym or hall

Indicative Costs:

  • $60 per hour
  • $7 per student
  • Travel: depends

Mode of Delivery: Performance, 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


References please Contact: *Miss Morag Carter HOD Drama / Dance Pukekohe High School *Joanne Synge Deputy Principal Hora Hora Primary School *Julie-Anne Richardson Holiday Programme Co-ordinator Southwell School *Jackie Smith English Teacher Sacred Heart girls College Hamilton

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

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