Welcome to the
Emmanuel Ballet Academy website.

"in Pursuit of Excellence"

. . . . . . Enrolments being taken for 2019 ! ! . . . . . .
. . classes in ballet, tap, contemporary, acro and musical theatre . .
. . . enrol now . . .

. . Private Classical Coaching . .

. . available with Chere - contact her . .

. . . . . . We are using MOVITAE ! ! . . . . . .

Emmanuel Ballet Academy have gone digital! Please come and join us and get the benefit of our wonderful online learning environment.

We are thrilled to be able to extend and enhance our student’s learning with Movitae’s digital technology made especially for dance schools. Movitae enables us to communicate and share the latest school information, class videos and notices with our school community quickly and easily, and means you have everything in one place! Teachers will be sharing the latest conditioning exercises, class techniques and practice assistance which students can access from home or anywhere!

Our Movitae online environment empowers parents to participate in the learning process and allows us to develop the potential of every student whatever point they are at in their dance journey.

To sign up to Emmanuel Ballet Academy on Movitae just ask your teacher.

About Us

The Emmanuel Ballet Academy has as its motto "in Pursuit of Excellence", and the aim of the Academy is to ensure that dancers aim at the highest possible standard, reaching their potential in all aspects of ballet and other dance genres.
The Academy was originally the Chere McGregor Dance School. Many very happy and successful dancers passed through the school during the 14 years that it ran. Following a 2 year break Chere decided to return to teaching with the aim of producing dancers of the highest calibre, using one of the greatest teaching technique and syllabuses available today.
The Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) was established in 1991 in Australia and it has been so successful because of its modern approach to dancing that it has spread to Canada, Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Norway, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Its use of modern music, the latest teaching techniques and an exciting syllabus all encourage young dancers to reach their potential.
All classes are taught from the ATOD syllabus, and dancers will have the opportunity to sit examinations. Internal assessments will be offered to the Junior students, and some genres are internally assessed.
Opportunities will aso be available for students to learn dances for competitions, and the Annual Production will be open to all who choose to participate.
Our aims are summarised in our Mission Statement.

Mission Statement

  1. Challenging students to achieve excellence in technical performance in an uplifting and nurturing atmosphere maximising the potential of every student.
  2. We believe that your child’s first ballet experience should be their very best. Our goal is to inspire your child to dream and dance in the enchanting world of ballet.
  3. We follow a set curriculum specific to the age levels and based on a proven technique.
  4. Our class sizes are limited to ensure adequate personal attention for your child.
  5. Dance classes close to maximum enrolment are also staffed with an assistant teacher.
  6. Communication is key at our dance studio! We are persistent in our efforts to make sure you feel fully informed.
  7. Our Annual Production is open to all students who choose to participate.



Miss Chere Chere (known by the students as Miss Chere) started dancing at the age of 3 and has been involved in the dance world ever since. She is an registered teacher with ATOD and former examiner for BBO. Chere also adjudicates at competitions throughout NZ. As a teacher she loves educating students of all ages and fostering a love for dance.
One on one classical coaching is a passion. Students can be training for competition work or simply working to improve technique.


Caitlin Caitlin Sinclaire began ballet at the age of 10. She joined EBA at 16 years old and fast tracked over 2 years to achieve her Intermediate BBO ballet exam with Distinction in 2017 and her Advanced 1 in 2018. Caitlin also enjoys Musical Theatre and Contemporary dance. Caitlin has a passion for working with young people and enjoys passing on her enthusiasm for dance. Caitlin’s determination saw her achieve Gold medal status with her Dance Theatre awards in 2017. She will be teaching and assisting in the junior classes and will take the Saturday morning Mini Movers class. Caitlin will also be introducing the new ATOD Contemporary Level 1 syllabus to senior students.


Sophie Sophie Sheaf Morrison has been attending dance classes since she was 3 years old. Ballet is her passion with the goal of dancing professionally one day. She has also been learning Tap since she was five. Sophie loves exploring all styles of dance in which she has a chance to partake. She has achieved Distinction in her BBO Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced 1 ballet exams. She also received Five Golds in the BBO Theatre Awards examinations. In 2016 at the National BBO Dance Days held in Christchurch she won the prestigious BBO award for the best Grade 4 dancer. She is very determined to achieve the highest standards in her own dancing, and attends many out of town workshops throughout the year. During the Christmas break she attended the Claudia Dean Intensive Workshop and the Anneliese Gilberd Academy Summer School. This year she will be regularly attending weeklong training sessions with Anneliese Gilberd in Christchurch as part of the National Coaching Programme. Her favourite quote is, "Never be afraid to be a Poppy in a Daffodil field" Michaela Deprince (Ballerina). She is a very popular face around the studio. .



main studio

We have two purpose built studios. The main one is approximately 8 metres by 14 metres (110 square metres) and the second studio is approximately 5 metres by 11 metres. Both studios have floors consisting of flexible 18mm floor ply on a timber subframe. The subframe is supported on rubber feet placed 600mm (60cm) apart. The effect is that of a conventional sprung floor and is very kind to the dancers’ ankles, knees and hips, greatly reducing the possibility of injury. The main studio is covered with a Harlequin tarquett ballet flooring and the second studio, used mainly for tap, has a polyurethane finish to give good resonance for tap. All dancers who have tried the floors have been greatly impressed.

As can be seen in the photo above one wall of the main studio is covered with mirrors and has 2 ballet barres, one standard height for older dancers and one lower for the smaller dancers, each 10 metres long. The barres are placed in front of the mirrors to make teaching more effective. There is also a barre along the back wall. The second studio also has a barre along one of the longer sides. The main studio has 3 air conditioning units in it which is very welcome on hot summer days.

The studios are available for hire for individuals, groups, or workshops. Please contact Chere 021 07 100 35 for details.



Please note that this is an interim timetable, and may change depending upon demand.


3.30pm Private (Booked)
3.45pm Grade 1 Bronze Medal Ballet
4.40pm Grade 2 Bronze Star Ballet
5.30pm Grade 4 Silver Star Ballet
6.30pm Private (Booked)
7.00pm Advanced Ballet


3.30pm Private (Booked)
4.00pm Private (Booked)
4.40pm Grade 5 Gold Medal Ballet
5.40pm Elementary Ballet
6.50pm Private (Booked)


3.45pm Pre-Primary Ballet
4.15pm Primary Ballet
5.00pm Grade 4 Silver Medal Ballet
5.45pm Private (Booked)
6.15pm Advanced Ballet


3.45pm Musical Theatre
4.30pm Private (booked)
5.00pm Private (booked)
5.30pm Grade 4 Silver Star Ballet
6.20pm Grade 5 Gold Medal Ballet
7.00pm Private (booked)


3.45pm Contemporary Level 1
4.15pm Acro/Contemporary Juniors (Studio 2)
4.40pm Elementary Ballet
5.45pm Group Ballet


9.00am Miss Chere's Coffee (Booked)
9.30am Private (Booked)
9.30am Mini Movers Ballet (Studio 2)
10.15am Tap Grade 1 Test 3
11.00am Tap Grade 3 Bronze Star
11.45am Private (Booked)
12.15am Private (Booked)
12.45am Private (Booked)
1.15pm Lunch (booked)
1.30pm Private (Booked)
2.00pm Private (booked)



New uniforms here now - required for examinations

Uniforms 2019

All uniform requirements are available at
Promenade Dance & Sportswear
85 Molesworth Street
New Plymouth
06 7588333
(opposite Max Pennington's car yard)

Mini Movers (Pre-School)

• Girls black skirted leotard
• Pink ballet socks (nylon)or pink tights
• Pink or white canvas ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Boys black shorts and white t-shirt
• Dance cardigan (optional)

Test 2 and Pre-Primary

• Pink Chloe Dress M/D
• Pink ballet socks (nylon)or pink tights
• Pink canvas ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Pink cardigan (optional)

Ballet Bronze Medal and Bronze Star

• Pale Blue double-strapped leotard
• Pale blue chiffon wrap skirt
• Pink ballet socks (nylon)or pink tights
• Pink leather full or split-sole ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Cardigan to match uniform (optional)

Ballet Silver Medal

• Navy Faith leotard with matching chiffon wrap skirt
• Pink tights
• Pink leather full or split-sole ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Navy or Black cardigan (optional)

Ballet Silver Star and Gold Medal

• Lavender double-strap leotard with matching chiffon wrap skirt
• Classic pink (nude) transistion tights
• Pink leather full or split-sole ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Cardigan to match uniform (optional)

Ballet Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced

• Violet double-strap leotard with lavender chiffon wrap skirt
• Classic pink (nude) transistion tights
• Pink leather full or split-sole ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Pointe shoes
• Cardigan to match uniform (optional)

Boys Ballet

• Black Shorts or Black stirrup leggings
• White T-Shirt or Leotard
• White socks
• Black or White canvas shoes with elastic

National Character Dance

• Class leotard
• Skirt provided
• Black canvas or leather character shoes

Acro / Jazz / Tap and Tapper Tots / Musical Theatre - all grades

• Girls - Black V front Shorts or 3/4 length black tights
• Black and pink Ava top or black and blue Ava top according to grades
• Black leather jazz shoes pull-on or lace-up
• Boys - T-shirt with black shorts

All uniforms must be purchased from Promenade Dance and Sportswear.
EBA jackets available sizes 4 (child) to Large Adult.
All competition students are required to have an EBA jacket.



  1. Classes are being formed for Term 1 2019 but it's never too late to enrol.
  2. To enrol your child contact Chere on 021 07 100 35 or message her on Facebook.
  3. Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre, Acro and Contemporary.


Find Us Here

Emmanuel Ballet Academy Studio
33 Currie Street



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