Project Overview

Dance teaching

dance / freelance dance / choreography / current project

Virginia Kennard has taught across a range of disciplines and genres since the age of 14. She currently teaches AJDA major level American Jazz syllabus at Impact Dance and Stage School, Ōtautahi, and jazz dance and improvisation techniques for NASDA

Her first role was assisting Paula Hunt in teaching Pre-Primary ballet students, aged 4-6. She was a mathematics tutor to Year 11 students during her final year at high school. Virginia taught mathematics and social studies on and off for the Victoria University of Wellington Centre for Continuing Education between 2001 and 2009.

Virginia has taught contemporary dance technique in Glasgow through Dance House between 2010 and 2011, as part of the Wellington Freelance Dance Collective between 2011 and 2013, and for Movement Art Practice in 2019. She taught dance at Standouts Drama, Dance, and Singing in Te Whanganui-a-Tara between 2013 and 2016.

A particular teaching highlight was Jazztastic Dance Aerobics during the 2020 and 2021 NZ Lockdown via zoom (see featured image).

Other classes and genres taught include Contact Improvisation, Improvisation, Burlesque, Stretching for Dancers, Classical Ballet, Choreography for Actors, Pilates, Yoga, plus How to do your Taxes as a self-employed NZ-based arts contractor.