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

Latest Dance News – December 2020

2020 Aotearoa New Zealand Ballroom Dancing Championships

On the weekend of Saturday 21st of November I had the privilege to both judge and compete as a professional in Auckland at the 2020 Aotearoa Championships. My partner Mike Bernie lives in Dunedin, while I live here in Tauranga, so getting enough training in for our principal event “Classical Sequence” was complicated. However we managed to work it out.

So yes we won our event and now hold the NZ Professional Title in Classical Sequence.

If you have never seen Classical Sequence I have loaded two videos. Firstly the Britannia Saunter, which is like a foxtrot

Then the Fylde waltz, where you can see the ballet influence in the use of 5ths and 3rds.

If you are looking for lessons in all the ballroom styles, not just Classical Sequence, I can help.


Elly (027 215 1430) or