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Creative Contemporary (4 years)

Through movement and creative tasks, students develop their own individual movement style and ideas in these fun, supportive classes.

Creative Contemporary 4 years dance class TAPAC
  • Saturdays, to
    8:45am - 9:30am
Clare Battersby
TAPAC class

Children engage in creative movement and learn about the potential of their body through the exploration of space, shape, time, energy and musicality.

Classes offer a nurturing environment that celebrates the natural creativity of each child. 

"Magical, developmental and delightful! Every week is different and we love the natural world as inspiration."

"We love Fairy Clare, she's wonderful with the kids."

"A fun, friendly and creative course that has improved my daughter's coordination, listening skills and music appreciation."

** Save the date -  end of year student showcases will be held on 14 December.

Teaching artist

Clare Battersby TAPAC

Clare Battersby

Clare Battersby is one of New Zealand’s most experienced dance educators, and a treasured, long-term tutor at TAPAC. Claire has a Graduate Diploma in Movement & Dance from the University of Melbourne and has taught dance to young Aucklanders for over 25 years. She creates classes where dance skills are explored, developed and extended in a safe, creative and encouraging environment. Clare also creates and performs her own delightful outdoor events for children. “I love to encourage children to express their natural desire to leap for the stars, roll across the earth and run through empty spaces.” In 2014, Clare received a Kiwibank New Zealander of the year Local Hero award.