Official Newsletter of Victory Performance Centre
[June – ISSUE 12]


Welcome to our June edition of the Victory Performance Centre Newsletter for 2024!

Hi, VPC friends and family

We are into term two and almost half way through the year. How is that possible!

This term we are working on our mid-year exam syllabus and towards our mid-year show where we get to showcase what we’ve learned in a relaxed environment to our friends and family.

Finally thanks to everyone that made my wedding day so special by taking part in our own ‘mini’ dance off. It truly added some extra magic to the day and helped calm a few nerves. I am so grateful for your support and all the beautiful kind words and patience while we juggled things around a bit with classes in the lead up to and after my wedding.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any concerns or feedback or even just a friendly ‘Hello’!  I am always more than willing to chat, so please do not hesitate to contact me via email at at any time.

Tess x

Important Dates


Saturday 15th June

Saturday 5th July

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th July

TERM THREE Monday 22nd July – Saturday 28th September

Saturday 10th August

Saturday 24th August

Saturday 7th September

Saturday 28th September

Monday 30th September & 7th October

TERM FOUR Monday 14th October – Saturday 21st December


This term, we begin our preparation for examinations. Exam invites will be going out shortly!

Exams are currently in-house and promote and encourage exposure to dance formalities. The dancers learn syllabus exercises from international organisations, such as The Commonwealth of Dance, The Royal Academy of Dance, and the Acrobatic Arts.

Those participating in exams perform in front of a dance professional, who will provide them with positive and constructive feedback through an exam report. Successful students will also receive a certificate and rosette for their efforts.

Please note that exams are not compulsory at VPC. We encourage families to talk with their child about participating. While we would love to see our dancers partaking in exams, we understand each dancer is an individual, and the decision is made by parents and dancers together. If you need more clarification, we are happy to have a discussion to answer any questions or queries.

Dates to Note:
Exam Invites – Week of 10th June
Exam Workshops – Week of 15th July (classes 2nd week of school holidays)
Mock Exams -24th August
Exams – 7th September

ll dancers are welcome at the exam workshops, regardless of exam participation. If you are unable to attend exam workshops, you may opt for private lessons instead. Private one-on-one sessions are a great way to build your students, confidence in the lead up to an exam.
If your dancer would like to participate, but is unavailable for the dates above, just let us know.
Please email Tess anytime:


Not long to go!!
Next weekend we have our Mid Year Show – “I Feel Like Dancing”.
Our mid-year is a way to recognise the hard work and dedication of students during the first half of the year and provides a demonstration of their syllabus dances. This is a low key event with students just wearing class uniform and always a heap of fun! With busy families and sometime hectic schedules, we understand how precious time is so our aim is to keep the showcase a stress free event.

The mid-year show is also a way to boost confidence in preparation for exams and the end of year show. Dancers will perform their exam syllabus dancers for friends and family in their class group.

Click the handbook image to access the info document for ALL times and links required.
Then participation image to confirm your dancer’s place in the show – DUE NOW.



Congratulations to our 2024 VPC troupe for their debut performance at the Gillian-Moore competitions in April. They did such a fantastic job competing in a big section, coming away with a highly commended award. It was so great to see such a positive attitude, and their love of performing shine on stage!

The VP team will be performing their two dances at the midyear show, as well as the Velocity competition in August.


Honestly the kids truly love it when their parents dance too!

Adult dance classes aren’t just about how coordinated or uncoordinated you are. They’re here for when you’re seeking fitness, fun, and new friendships.

We cater for everyone – from complete beginners to seasoned dancers, there’s something for everyone, catering to all abilities and stages.

Adult Ballet:

Tuesdays at 11:30am – Black Sheep Studio, Whakamaramara
Thursdays at 6:15pm – Te Puna Memorial Hall

Adult Jazz:

Thursdays at 7:00pm – Te Puna Memorial Hall

Head to the website to learn more about adult dance classes.


We can create an exceptional performance JUST for YOUR dancer!

This is open to VPC dancers or other community members to take advantage. A performance package is $400. It includes: 5 private 45 minute sessions, your very own choreography, edited music and practice videos. If your dancer continues to practice their routine they will be invited to perform at our events and on behalf of VPC!

Please get in touch with Tess if your dancer is keen to perform or you’d like to find out more.



We still have some space available across our Tinies, Prejunior and Junior dance classes. 

Dance for our young ones is a great option to foster movement and build confidence while developing good technique and self-discipline.

Class outline below

Dance with Me: For ages 18 months to 3 years, this class is a great way to bond with your child and explore their enthusiasm for dance.

Preschool Dance: For ages 3 to 5 years, this class is designed to create amazing foundations for your child’s future dance journey. They’ll learn basic ballet, jazz, tap skills, musicality, coordination, and confidence. 

Tinies Dance: For ages 5 to 7 years, this class is perfect for your child to master movement and work towards goals. They’ll learn more advanced ballet, jazz, tap techniques, rhythm, expression, and teamwork.


Our private Pilates sessions are ideal for when you’re looking to enhance your fitness journey. Private Pilates sessions are great for athletes, injury recovery, or anyone who wants to invest in building a stronger body. The great advantage of one-on-one classes is they offer a path to better body awareness and improved movement.

Why private Pilates?

  • Restorative and goal-oriented: Customise your sessions to suit your personal health goals, from recovery to boosting your athletic performance.
  • Personalised attention: Benefit from one-on-one sessions, additional support, and guidance tailored to your situation
  • Deep body awareness: Learn more about how your body moves, which can improve your daily activities and other sports.
  • Strength and flexibility: Increase your mobility and strength, making everyday movements more comfortable and effective.

Who can benefit?

You might have a personal goal, such as improving your golf swing or becoming faster at running. By targeting specific muscles or seeking a holistic fitness experience, personalised attention and expert guidance ensure you’re receiving top-tier instruction from a Polestar Pilates accredited professional—that’s Tess, just to be clear!

If you’re keen to find out more or book a time with Tess, drop her a message at:


Meet Bella!

Hi I’m Bella. I’ve been dancing since I was 5 years old and it’s been a huge part of my life for 13 years. I love seeing the smile that dance brings to peoples faces and seeing confidence grow as the year goes on for the students. Outside of dance I can be found in and around the ocean!
Hobbies: Filming and taking photos. Diving. Surfing. Surf lifesaving. Adventures. Hikes.
Favourite Colour: Yellow!

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Has your dancer grown over the holidays? Uniform is not compulsory however VPC dancewear is suggested. Please ensure that their hair is tied up out of their face and that they have the appropriate footwear for every class.

Our uniform consists of:

  • Blue leotard or VPC Tee
  • Black Shorts/leggings or Blue Skirt
  • Style appropriate footwear

For a full uniform and price listing, check out our Order Form or just drop in and see us at the studio for sizing! If you have any questions, just hit reply to this email.

Discover the diverse careers you can pursue in dance

Learn about the diverse dance career paths available and how VPC supports aspiring dance professionals in nurturing their skills and passion.

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