2 February 
9.30am - 12pm
Come and meet the team, enrol and ask any questions

Term 1 2019 starts 
11 February

Information on our new Movitae sharing platform found under 'Notices' 



About Us

Gillian Moore

A.R.A.D, Dip in Ballet, (University of Cape Town) Registered Teacher R.A.D. BBO and NZAMD)
Gillian trained in South Africa and has taught, lectured, examined and adjudicated for 30 years. Gillian served on the Regional Advisory Panel of the Royal Academy of Dance for many years and managed a private ballet school as well as teaching for the Department of Education in Cape Town.

Gillian has many past pupils who have continued their careers as professional dancers and teachers. Since moving to New Zealand, Gillian Qualified as a Social Worker whilst at the same time establishing the Dance School in Papamoa. The school has established itself as a highly acclaimed Dance School in the Tauranga area.

Sue Weaver

Sue is a fully qualified Tap (BBO) and Jazz (JDNZ, NZAMD) teacher and danced and taught in Taranaki and Auckland before moving to Tauranga. Sue has had a long career dancing in theatre, competitions and grade work and is classically trained by Val Deakin. Sue has taught for many years and teaches Tap, Hip Hop and Jazz at the studio.

Hannah Robson

Hannah is originally from the UK where she trained professionally at Phil Winstons TheatreWorks for 3 years in Ballet, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Singing and Acting. She has worked with many of the top choreographers in the UK which include Theatre and TV work such as the featured actress for playstation 3s singstar advert and also travelled the world as Head Dancer of the production shows for P&O Cruises. Hannah is a qualified Dance Teacher and holds an Associate Degree in Dance and a Diploma in Anatomy with the International Dance Teachers Association. She has several years experience teaching and choreographing at a performing arts School in Manchester, UK.  

Hannah moved to New Zealand in November 2013. She has a big passion for Dance and Choreography and loves to pass on her knowledge and experience to others.


Jenny Benfell 

Jenny is a fully qualified registered RAD teacher. Jenny taught at SABA in Auckland before moving back to Tauranga and is also a fully qualified Osteopath. Jenny is completing her RAD teachers Diploma this year and teaches Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz at the studio. Jenny also does private competition work.


Observation and Feedback

Parents are welcome to observe classes through the viewing window. The last week of every term parents will be allowed into the studio or dance room to observe classes. You are kindly requested not to talk and to switch all mobile phones off when entering the Dance studio. No photographs or videos to be taken during lesson. Should you wish discuss the pupils progress please arrange a time outside of lesson time.