Below is a list of the top and leading Dance Instructors in Tauranga. To help you find the best Dance Instructors located near you in Tauranga we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Tauranga’s Best Dance Instructors:
The top rated Dance Instructors in Tauranga are:
- Dean Smith – The Dance Centre
- Donna Cain – Mount Dance Co
- Rush Wepiha – Mount Dance Co
- Jane Parks – Mount Dance Co
- Shireen Breebaart – Dance Institute School of Ballet and Modern Dance
Dean Smith – The Dance Centre
Dean Smith is the principal of The Dance Centre, a popular dance academy situated in the Tauranga neighbourhood of New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty region. He has been dancing and teaching ballroom and Latin dance for more than 30 years. The qualified dance teacher underwent training at the Virginia Davy Academy and is a life member of the NZ Federation of Dance Teachers. Prior to his teaching career, he has competed in various regional and national dance matches. At present, Dean provides private and group lessons to the Bay community.
Ballroom & Latin Lessons
“Dean and Miki are fantastic dance teachers. Their classes are friendly, fun and it is surprising how quickly you can learn to get around the dance floor with some newly acquired dance moves. They are patient when our feet don’t do quite the right thing and gently show us how we can improve. Great way to make new friends. Would definitely recommend The Dance Centre.” –Christine Jones
Donna Cain – Mount Dance Co
Donna Cain first showcased her love for dance while she was in Hamilton, Scotland. She enrolled in a ballet class and later on pursued a teaching career so she can train and hone future dancers. The Tauranga-based dance instructor is a qualified teacher registered with the British Association of Teachers of Dancing or BATD. She teaches hip hop, jazz, contact improvisation, contemporary, freestyle, and lyrical dance. Her qualifications include past choreography teaching, commercial dance, as well as community and movement dance lessons.
Contemporary, Contact Improvisation, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Freestyle
“Donna was an absolute dream to deal with. She was so helpful in helping us learn a dance for our first wedding dance. Our music wasn’t necessarily a typical first dance song but it also wasn’t an upbeat, super choreographed type of song. Donna found a way to make it choreographed for us to learn it whilst also looking like a genuine first dance.” –Natalie Baker
Rush Wepiha – Mount Dance Co
Rush Wepiha is a well-known dance tutor affiliated with Mount Dance Co in Tauranga. He has performed in the Sydney Opera House and was a resident instructor for Urban Dance Centre Sydney. Moreover, Rush has been the resident choreographer of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ season 1 and was a judge in various International Breaking Competitions like Circle Kingz Switzerland, Radikal Forze Jam Singapore, BC One Australia, and World Dance Games China. The Bboy superstar is part of the Fresh Sox, Mighty Zulu Kingz, and 7 Dollars crew and was mentored by well-known Bboy masters Poe One, Storm, Alien Ness, and Break Ezy.
“Amazing team. My son loves his lessons.” –Bertha Whitaker
Jane Parks – Mount Dance Co
Jane Parks realized she has an overflowing love and passion for dance when she was 10 and twirling batons. She is originally from the United Kingdom where she finished her 4-year drama and performing arts study. The year 2009 was a symbolic year for Jane when she relocated to New Zealand and met the Mount Dance Co-owner and director Donna. She was offered a dance tutor post and now Jane is one of the in-demand teachers of the Tauranga-based dance studio. She teaches drama and freestyle dance routines and is open for private or group instruction.
“They promised that all the dancers get their chance to shine and indeed it was true.🙂” –Mary White
Shireen Breebaart – Dance Institute School of Ballet and Modern Dance
Shireen Breebaart holds a diploma in dance teaching from Technicon Pretoria, South Africa and a certification from the Vaganova Russian Ballet System. The dance teacher is also registered with the Royal Academy of Dance and has a teaching certificate with distinction. She is the principal at Dance Institute School of Ballet and Modern Dance and provides dance tuition focused on the Vaganova Russian Ballet curriculum. The highly qualified teacher is based in the sunny Tauranga community of the Bay of Plenty region in New Zealand.
Vaganova Russian Ballet
“Definitely recommended. Lovely team of dance experts.” –Sahara Bruce