Below is a list of the top and leading Dance Instructors in Hamilton. To help you find the best Dance Instructors located near you in Hamilton we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Hamilton’s Best Dance Instructors:
The top rated Dance Instructors in Hamilton are:
- Michael Jonson – Footwork Dancesport Studio
- Kerry Davis – Drury Lane Dance Studio
- Ruby Hammond – Drury Lane Dance Studio
- Hayleigh Rossetter – Limelight Dance Academy
- Sinead Sambells – Valerie Lissette School of Dance
Michael Jonson – Footwork Dancesport Studio
Michael Jonson’s passion for dancing was awakened after enrolling in a beginner dance course over 30 years ago. He was initially sceptical about the dance class and did not expect to finish the 10-week course. Fast forward to present times, Michael is now a highly qualified dance teacher at Footwork Dancesport Studio in Hamilton, New Zealand. The professional licentiate in ballroom and New Vogue is also a Latin dance teacher registered with the New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers (NZFDT) and the Society of Australasian Teachers of Dance (SATD).
Beginner Ballroom, Latin American & New Vogue Dance, Intermediate & Advanced Dance, Competitive Dancing, Wedding Dance Lessons
“The skill patience and dedication of the tutors in the beginner Latin Ballroom was impressive – these people really know how to teach and the classes were fun!” –Jane Rushton
Kerry Davis – Drury Lane Dance Studio
Kerry Davis owns and manages Drury Lane Dance Studio based in Hamilton, New Zealand. She is an expert in NZAMD senior jazz, ballet jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre both at the junior and senior level. Her 45+ years of experience in the arts and dance industry honed her to become one of the best dance instructors in the Waikato region. She does direction, choreography and lighting as well as costume and design styling. Kerry used to be the choreographer and director of the well-known group Impact Cabaret and has trained lots of performers. She mentors competition dancers and choreographs fashion shows, bodybuilding competitions and productions.
NZAMD Snr Jazz – NZAMD Contemporary –NZAMD Ballet -Bal Jazz – Musical Theatre – Jnr & Snr Performance
“Thank you Kerry for your patience and commitment to our girls, the show was absolutely outstanding and the love and support from the Drury Lane family is the reason why our dancers want to do well. You help them shine!” –Cherie Clark
Ruby Hammond – Drury Lane Dance Studio
Ruby Hammond specializes in hip hop and jazz. She has been a resident dance instructor of Drury Lane Dance Studio for over 14 years now. The Hamilton-based dancer can teach tap, hip hop, ballet, jazz, and contemporary. She was recently awarded a BAL Tap Solo Diploma and NZAMD Hip Hop Solo Diploma in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Ruby is a consistent nominee for the NZAMD Scholarship Nationals in the field of jazz and hip hop for 4 consecutive years. She considers her 5th place hip hop division award as her most notable achievement so far.
NZAMD Jazz & Hip Hop
“Thank you to all the amazing tutors at Drury Lane.” –Felicity Beadle
Hayleigh Rossetter – Limelight Dance Academy
Hayleigh Rossetter holds a bachelor’s degree in arts in Ballet Education with distinction and is a Royal Academy of Dance registered teacher. The dance teacher is also a licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance (LRAD) and a registered ballesttics instructor. She is a Scottish dancer with training and education in advanced level modern jazz, ballet, tap, and freestyle/disco. Hayleigh has been part of various school and community-based performances in the UK and has worked with students during her stint at the RAD HQ’s Dance School. She now works at Limelight Dance Academy in Hamilton, New Zealand specializing in ballestics, a dance routine that blends classic ballet and aerobics.
“I always have a smile on my face when I see LDA’s dancers around, they always look and act like real dancers. Patient and talented teachers that connect with the students. They provide a supportive and safe environment for students to learn. At the end of the year, the kids get a chance to perform on stage to show off their new skills. LDA conducts business in a very professional way. I really can recommend them.” –Christa Van Wyk
Sinead Sambells – Valerie Lissette School of Dance
Sinead Sambells is a fully registered Royal Academy of Dance instructor with a focus on ballet dance. She also holds a certification in ballet teaching studies wherein she was mentored by Valerie Lissette, a well-known dance teacher in New Zealand. The Hamilton-based dancer is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique and joins the amazing team of Valerie Lissette School of Dance as one of its dance mentors. She has a wealth of experience in choreography and dance mentoring and simultaneously fulfils her dance teacher post at Valerie Lissette School of Dance while pursuing a university degree.
Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, PBT, Musical, Lyrical Theatre
“Thanks to Valerie, Sinead and Rebecca for being amazing teachers and mentors to Daisy over the last few years. 😀🌟” –Madeleine Alderton