About Us

The Studio has been training dancers in Dunedin for over 45 years, many of whom have gone on to make dance their career. [Most recently Imogen Sorley graduating from the NZ School of Dance in 2013 & Jordan Mullin graduating from The Royal Ballet School London in 2012, now dancing with the Staatsballett Berlin] Principal Robyn Sinclair feels that although this is a fantastic achievement, the most important part of learning dance is enjoyment. “Lets face it, most students attend class because they want to dance, if you produce a dancer, then that’s a bonus”

Teachers at the studio continue with their own professional development by attending courses & workshops to enhance their qualifications & knowledge. Ms Sinclair has recently completed intensive seminars on the new RAD Grades 4-5, Adv Foundation & Advanced 1 syllabi that is to be introduced in 2015. The new work showcases pure classical technique alongside neo-classical movements with inspirational music.

Tuition is offered in RAD Classical Ballet [Pre Primary–Advanced 2], NZAMD American Jazz [Grade 1–Solo Seal], Adult Jazz or Ballet classes, NZAMD Hip Hop, NZAMD Stretch, Leap & Spin, Creative Dance for 4 year olds, Mum & Me Creative Dance for 3 year olds & a caregiver & Adult Keep Fit classes.

New classes for 2015 include Musical theatre [Ms Sinclair is choreographer for MTD’s The Phantom of the Opera to be staged at The Regent in September] & extension classes in Progressing Ballet Technique focusing on core stability & Muscle memory.

Classes begin with fresh syllabus work at the start of each year so it is important for parents to understand that this is the best time for your child to begin lessons.

The end of year concerts are always a spectacle & 2014 was no different, showcasing a wide variety of dance styles from performers ranging in age from 3-over 60.