Welcome to the
Emmanuel Ballet Academy website.

"in Pursuit of Excellence"

. . . . . . Enrolments being taken for 2019 ! ! . . . . . .
. . classes in ballet, tap, jazz, 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.
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 what is undoubtably the greatest teaching technique and syllabus available today.
"Established in 1930, the British Ballet Organization is justly proud of its heritage and continues in the tradition of its famous founders. The name Espinosa is recognised worldwide as one of the most important influences in the development of dance and the training of dancers. Founders: Edouard Espinosa and Louise Kay. The BBO seeks to create an atmosphere of care and support for the individual within a unique 'family' ethos. The emphasis is on awakening and nurturing within students the physical, emotional, artistic and expressive qualities and challenges the art form provides." bbo.org.uk
All classes are taught from the British Ballet Organisation (BBO) syllabus, and dancers will have the opportunity to sit examinations or assessments each year in the grade they are studying. 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. Her first few years were with Beryl Quay and then she moved to be taught by, and later teach for, Dawn McAlpine. Following her return to New Plymouth in 1991 she started teaching dance again and in 1999 she started the Chere McGregor Dance School, teaching ballet, jazz and tap, using the British Ballet Organisation syllabuses.

She is an accredited BBO teacher, and an examiner for BBO Australasia, and is excited to be back in the studio with the opportunity to transfer to a new generation of dancers the great love of dance that has been such a great part of her life.


Megan Megan Richards has been dancing since she was 3 years old in ballet, jazz and urban dance. She competed in dance competitions from the age of 6, with much success. Her particular forte was in demi-character work. She obtained top results in all her BBO examinations and Golds in her Dance Theatre Awards.

Megan will be teaching and assisting in Ballet, Acro, Jazz and Musical Theatre.


Maia Maia McGrath has been dancing since she was 3 years old and has been very successful in dance competitions. This year she passed her BBO Intermediate Ballet with distinction. Maia has also achieved Grade 8 BBO Tap which was passed with distinction. Over the years she has received many Gold Medals for her performances in the BBO Theatre Dance Awards and is currently working towards her Advanced 1 qualification in BBO ballet.
2017 saw Maia win the Overall Excellence Award in her class and First Place in her solo and duo performances at the National BBO Dance Days held in Wellington. Maia is an accomplished gymnast who competed for many years in Women’s artistic gymnastics (floor, bar, beam & vault). She competes at National level for her Cheer team
She will be teaching and assisting in the Acro classes. .



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 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 Primary Ballet
4.30pm Grade 1 Ballet
5.15pm Grade 3 Ballet
6.00pm Private (Booked)
6.30pm Private (Booked)
7.00pm Advanced 1 / Open Ballet


3.30pm Private (Booked)
4.00pm Private (Booked)
4.30pm Grade 4 Ballet
5.30pm Intermediate Foundation Ballet
6.30pm Private (Booked)
6.45pm Intermediate Ballet


3.45pm Ballet Stars (Studio 1)
3.45pm Intro2Ballet (Studio 2)
4.15pm Pre-Primary Ballet (Studio 1)
4.20pm Primary Jazz (Studio 2)
5.00pm Private (Booked)
5.30pm Advanced 1 Ballet


3.30pm Private
4.00pm Private (Studio 1)
4.00pm Musical Theatre (Studio 2)
4.45pm Grade 4 Ballet (Studio 1)
4.45pm Grade 3 Ballet (Studio 2)
5.30pm Private
6.00pm Private
6.45pm Intermediate Ballet


3.45pm Acro 1 (Studio 2)
3.45pm Acro 2 (Studio 1)
4.45pm Intermediate Foundation Ballet
5.30pm Group Ballet


9.00am Private (Booked)
9.30am Private (Booked)
10.15am Tap Primary
10.45am Tap Grade 2
11.15am Private (Booked)
11.30am Private (Booked)
12.00am Private (Booked)
12.30pm Private (Booked)
1.00pm Private



All uniform requirements are available at
Promenade Dance & Sportswear
33 Currie Street
New Plymouth
06 7588333

Ballet Stars (Pre-School)

• Any colour leotard with skirt or short dress
• Pink ballet socks (nylon)or pink tights
• Pink or white canvas ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Dance cardigan (optional)

Intro2Ballet, Pre-Primary and Primary

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

Ballet Grade 1, 2 & 3

• Navy Faith leotard M/D
• Pink ballet socks (nylon)or pink tights
• Pink leather full or split-sole ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Navy or Black cardigan (optional)

Ballet Grades 4 & 5

• Navy Juliet leotard M/D
• Pink tights
• Pink leather full or split-sole ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Navy or Black cardigan (optional)

Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced

• Black Bronwyn or Juliet leotard M/D. Optional Black Skirt
• Classic pink (nude) transistion tights
• Pink leather full or split-sole ballet shoes (with elastic)
• Pointe Shoes
• Navy or Black cardigan (optional)
• As an option coloured leotards may be worn.

Acro / Jazz / Tap / 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

Boys Ballet

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

All uniforms must be purchased from Promenade Dance and Sportswear.
EBA jackets available sizes 4 (child) to Large Adult.



  1. Classes are being formed for Term 1 2018 but it's still not too late to enrol
  2. To enrol your child phone Chere - 7511 613 or 021 07 100 35
  3. Musical Theatre - NEW for 2018! Plus Jazz, Acro, Tap and Ballet.


Find Us Here

Emmanuel Ballet Academy Studio
33 Currie Street



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