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About Us

 

The school strives to achieve a high standard of dance, whilst seeking to instill a sense of enjoyment in all their pupils. LSOD is an award winning dance studio with many high successess and acheivements in NZ and overseas.

Children are accepted from 4 years to progressively learn the fundamentals of dance.
They can continue their training to the Vocational levels in Classical Ballet (Royal Academy of Dance), with Graded & Major examinations in Ballet & Contemporary.  

Hip Hop, Conditioning & Stretch classes, Musical Theatre and lyrical also offered.

 

Levings Dance performs a yearly recital where all children are involved and get to perform in 2 shows in various multiple items and a large Finale.
In addition to this for the more competitive dancer we have performance groups for competition, nationally and internationally ( Audition only) and Soloist for competition
( Selection only) High criteria is expected.

Principal| Avril Levings

Royal Academy of Dance - London -Registered Teacher

Life Member - Royal Academy of Dance - London

NZAMD: Life member & Registered Teacher

NZAMD: Solo Seal

Adjudicator/Choreographer


Teaching the love of dance to my students over the past 40 years has given me a great sense of achievement - knowing that I have participated in some way to their growth - confidence, deportment and success makes it all worthwhile & rewarding, we are proud of our students and their achievements.

 
Chloe Levings | Dancer/Teacher/Choreographer
Chloe has her Royal Academy of Dance exams up to Intermediate
-New Zealand association of modern dance -advanced & solo seal 
-Teacher/Choroegrapher -adjudicator
-Recipient of $5k scholarship to Melbourne performing arts
-Winner of large titles - winner of nz scholarship titles and nz scholarship nominations for nzamd, yearly in jazz and hip hop and ballet & finalist, young performer of the year nz & dancer of the year - Australia.
-Creater/Director/Choreographer of ' The Output Project'
 

 

 
 
Claudia Levings | Dancer/Teacher/Choreographer                                
Claudia has done all her exams with Royal Academy of Dance up to Intermediate.
-New Zealand association of modern dance- advanced
-Winner of NZ scholarship titles and NZ scholarship nominations for nzamd for jazz and hip hop
finalist, NZ & dancer of the year - Australia.
-Choreographer of many performance solos and troupes within Levings.

 

 
 
 
 
Felicia Levings | Dancer/Teacher/Choreographer                                   
Felicia has completed her Royal Academy of Dance Ballet exams through to  Advanced 1
-Contemporary to final level 6 exam (distinction & nominated every year)
-Junior associate with New Zealand School of Dance - 2 years (majoring in contemporary)
-New Zealand association of modern dance- Advanced
-Winner of NZ scholarship titles and NZ scholarship nominations for nzamd, jazz & contemporary & finalist, young performer of the year nz & dancer of the year - Australia.
-Choreographer of many performance solos and troupes within Levings.
 
 
 
 
 
Min Bin -| Hip Hop Teacher

Min is Levings Hip Hop teacher. His classes prioritise fun before anything, so make sure you come with a good vibe and be willing to learn something different each week! 

 

                                    
 
 
 
Michaela Laird | RAD Registered Teacher                                               
Michaela has completed her Royal academy of dance ballet exams through to Advanced 1.
-New Zealand association of modern dance- advanced
-Contemporary to final level 6 exam - distinction
-NZ scholarship nominations for nzamd, jazz & contemporary 
-1st year intake of teaching programme of Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate.
-Graduated from her Royal Academy Of Dance Teaching Certifciate 2018.                                                     
Stella Ashcroft | Acrobatics Teacher
Stella is our amazing Acrobatics Teacher - Trained and filled with knowledge.
 
 
Michaela Laird