Latest Dance News – 22 February 2021

It is a great year to learn to dance!!

Ladies only class

I have just started a “Ladies who Latin” class on Wednesdays 7.00pm – 8 pm at the Matua Primary School Hall. The classes have a technical aspect and then I teach a little routine. Each week is a new experience – so while they do build on each other you can just come along to class when you can. There is a great group of women of all ages, some with experience and some who have none. If you need more information call me or email Elly (027 215 1430) or

West Side Story

I’m also choreographing West Side Story for Tauranga Musical Theatre. Inspired by Shakespeare’s tumultuous love story ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and set amidst the vicious rivalry of teenage gangs in 1950s New York, West Side Story’s ground-breaking choreography and unforgettable score changed the face of musical theatre forever when it burst onto the Broadway stage in 1957. We are all honoured to be involved in the production of a timeless classic and celebrate 60 years since the release of the movie adaption!

Tickets are now on sale!
Earlybird tickets are available until March 14

The following video was created by Matt Henderson – Third Party Media

If you want to help with the production in any way contact the Production Manager on

Latest Dance News – 22 December 2020








Often I receive the nicest comments from the wedding couples I work with:

“Just wanted to let you know we pulled our dance off brilliantly! The guests were incredibly impressed that we’d been to dance lessons and couldn’t believe my husband picked it up so easily! We had a lot of fun and were so proud we nailed it! Thanks so much for your choreography and positive teaching.” L&C

“The wedding was amazing and we surprised everyone with our dance. They all absolutely loved it and were so impressed! 🙂 Thank you for your patience and crafting a dance that suited us, you really made learning easy and fun. Definitely a memorable experience and I’m so glad we did it.” K&N  

View Wedding Dance / First Dance videos.

If you want some help with your wedding dance do call or email. Remember you may not need a complex dance, just a few moves might be all that is necessary.

Dance Company is now closed for the holiday break and will be back teaching from the 13th of January.

In February I will be starting a “Ladies who Latin” class on Wednesdays 6.45pm – 8 pm in Matua. If you think this might be just what you need to look forward to in 2021 send me an email. I promise a fun class with a good dollop of technique.

Elly (027 215 1430) or