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On Pointe Training: Evolution School of Dance

When your child has the burning desire to learn ballet, naturally you want to make sure your school is giving you the best tutelage possible.



Evolution School of Dance knows this, which is why its teachers, Nicky Falloon, Azariah Selby and Angie Longman, have all been trained by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). With Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as their patron, the Royal Academy of Dance is the most prestigious ballet school in the world. Founded in 1920, it is regarded throughout the world for celebrating and showcasing every aspect of ballet, while focusing on building up the next generation of ballet dancers from around the world.

Nicky, Azariah and Angie strive 110 percent not only to uphold the Royal Academy of Dance’s sterling world-wide reputation, but to align themselves to the vision of RAD, which is passed through to Evolution School of Dance. Your child will be tutored personally by the professional membership body of dance teachers in a positive learning environment. Through a wide variety of classes and workshops, your child will be able to mix with likeminded passionate dancers who want to learn from the best, to achieve the highest possible level of excellence in ballet.

For more information about Evolution School of Dance, visit their Facebook page or call Nicky on 021 244 4131.


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Evolution of a dream: Evolution School of Dance

For Nicky Falloon, Evolution School of Dance was the realisation of a dream and the blossoming of a life-long love affair with dance, which continues today.


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Evolution School of Dance was created by Nicky to give children and young adults throughout Christchurch and beyond a unique chance to realise their dreams of learning and performing ballet, jazz and contemporary dance, and above all, having fun. The company runs a wide range of ballet, jazz and contemporary classes to suit all levels, from beginners to experienced, out of locations in Cashmere and Papanui. Nicky and fellow teachers Azariah Heswall and part-time teacher Angie Longman, have been trained by The Royal Academy of Dance, one of the most prestigious ballet organisations in the world. The level of experience shared between them results in a very professional teaching environment.


It is through this combination of knowledge and experience that thousands of students have passed through Evolution over the years; many have gone on to perform with some of the world’s leading ballet and dance companies. “Many of our students have grown up through the school, starting as young as four or five and emerging as young adults,” Nicky says. “They are able to learn and grow their love of dance, something they can take with them throughout their lives.” Every year, students also have the unique opportunity to showcase what they have learned in Evolution’s Annual Dance Show. “The show takes place at the Aurora Centre of Performing Arts in Burnside at the end of the term two school holidays. Students love it because it gives them the rare chance to perform on stage in front of family and friends, making the highlight of their year,” Nicky says.


Therefore, if you, or your child has the burning desire to learn, or perfect the elegance and grace of ballet, the swing and frivolity of jazz, or the modern and upbeat style of contemporary dancing, Nicky, Azariah and Angie invite all new comers to join in, make new friends, have fun and shine as an integral part of the legacy of Evolution School of Dance.


For more information, find Evolution School of Dance Christchurch on Facebook or call Nicky on 021 244 4131.