Whanganui Ballet & Dance Academy Facilities

The facilities offered at the WBDA are of an international standard. The main studio, at 15 metres long and 7.5 metres wide, is large, light and airy. Seven metres of mirrors line one wall, while three walls have a combined 22 metres of wooden double barre. The Harlequin Studio floor is specially designed to enhance dance quality and to ensure the safety of our students.
A state of the art stereo and DVD system has been installed, and provision has been made for a live accompanist. All students have access to a large warm dressing room and toilet facilities. Kitchen facilities are also available, as is parking for parents and friends at the rear of the building.

Darcey Bussell Studio

The main studio within the Whanganui Ballet & Dance Academy, it is named after Darcey Bussell, recently retired principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, and an inspiration to all aspiring ballet dancers.

  • 15m x 7.5m
  • Specialist Harlequin dance flooring
  • 7m of double barre and mirrors along one wall
  • 6m and 9m of double barre along two other walls
  • Piano, stereo system, DVD and wide screen

Delia Mathews Studio

This is the smaller studio space named after Delia Mathews, a young dancer from Tauranga, currently First Artist with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, having graduated from the Royal Ballet School, and a scholarship winner at the 2007 Prix de Lausanne.

  • 7.5m x 4m
  • Specialist Harlequin dance flooring
  • Mirrors
  • 6m of wooden single barre and 3m of portable double barre
  • Ideal space for private lessons and warm-ups

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