WELCOME TO SHORE DANCE

At Shore Dance our mission is to instil a love of dance by providing high-quality dance tuition in an encouraging, profession, and nurturing studio environment. We offer a wide range dance classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop, catering for 3 year olds to adults. You can find everything you need to know about what we offer on our website, but if you have any queries at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

1. QUALITY TEACHERS

All of our staff members at Shore Dance are highly qualified and experienced dance teachers to ensure students a quality dance education in a safe environment.

2. SMALL CLASS SIZES

We believe small class sizes are important in providing a quality experience for each student. The majority of our classes are kept to a maximum of 12 students per class.

3. PURPOSE-BUILT STUDIOS

Our premises includes two spacious dance studios which can be opened out into one larger space, with polished wooden floors, barres and mirrors. We have a large waiting areas with viewing windows into each studio, as well as a uniform shop on site.

4. WORLD-RENOWNED SYLLABI

We teach the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus, American Jazz Dance Affiliation jazz syllabus, and New Zealand Association of Modern Dance tap and contemporary syllabus, offering students the opportunity to sit annual examinations.

Information

Exams

Students have the opportunity to enter annual examinations for ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary

Uniforms

All Shore Dance uniforms are available to purchase from the shop at our studio or from our online dance wear shop

Calendar

The dates of our terms, exams, shows, and other important events can be found on our calendar

Staff

We have a great team of highly qualified and experienced staff teaching our classes at Shore Dance
"Shore Dance have done an incredible job with the adult ballet classes. I started adult ballet with no dance experience so was absolutely thrilled to be welcomed into a group of mixed-level dancers. The classes work across all levels and Stephanie is amazing at growing your dance skill while also keeping the class fun and dynamic. A big thank you to the team at shore dance ????"
“Our daughter recently joined Shore Dance after been with another studio for a few years and never really been happy. Making this change has been amazing!! The communication is so great we always know what’s coming up, we have all the tools (music and videos) to continue with practise at home and one very happy little girl gaining a lot of confidence in her dancing. We can’t rave about this place enough and strongly recommend anyone questioning their current studio to give these guys a go, you won’t be disappointed!”
Awesome dance school! Lovely teachers. Both of my girl's thoroughly enjoy their jazz classes. The show at the end of the year is always fantastic too. Very organised and reliable organization, and the kids learn their dances very quickly because of their great teaching skills!
I have been taking classes regularly at Shore dance for 3 years. It gave me the possibility as an adult to study ballet seriously. The ballet teachers are really caring and dedicated, and they teach seriously and in deep regardless of our age. I'm really grateful to have this opportunity and I recommend it to all adults that are wondering if they are too old to start ballet! never too late! Shore dance gives adults the opportunity to work towards graded and vocational ballet exams, which is really hard to find somewhere else.
"Charlotte has immensely enjoyed her time with the studio and has shown such a willingness to learn and grow so thank you for providing such quality instruction, I would not hesitate to recommend the studio"
"I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the show in December. I was so impressed with the way it was all organised. I particularly appreciated the on-schedule short dress rehearsal the same day, clear instructions to do with costumes and timing of everything, minimum parental input on the night and such a smoothly run show, with hardly a gap between performances. It was so professionally done and Hannah loved being a part of it. Even her 5 year old sister, who doesn't yet take lessons, came away saying she wanted to be a ballet teacher, having been absorbed in the whole thing from start to finish. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all the teachers and helpers who made it happen"
"Our tap teacher Jo is awesome. I really look forward to my Tuesday nights"
"Thank you and all you great team for an excellent show and a fine year of dancing. You guys ROCK!”

MEET OUR TEAM

WHITNEY FEATHERSTONE

WHITNEY FEATHERSTONE

STUDIO OWNER, BALLET & JAZZ TEACHER

Bachelor of Dance (Top Academic Scholar), RAD Registered Teacher Status, RAD Advanced 2, NZAMD Solo Seal Ballet & Jazz

STEPHANIE SOUTHAN

STEPHANIE SOUTHAN

BALLET TEACHER

Bachelor of Dance, RAD Registered Teacher Status, ARAD, ANZAMD Jazz, NZAMD Registered Teacher

KEZIA CRAWFORD

KEZIA CRAWFORD

BALLET TEACHER

Bachelor of Dance, RAD Registered Teacher Status, ARAD

JOSIE HEENAN

JOSIE HEENAN

BALLET TEACHER

Bachelor of Dance, RAD Registered Teacher Status, ARAD

JO SMITH

JO SMITH

TAP TEACHER

Honours in all BBO Tap exams including Solo Seal

OLIVIA MORRISON

OLIVIA MORRISON

BALLET TEACHER

ISTD Registered Teacher

CLAIRE ESTERMAN

CLAIRE ESTERMAN

JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY TEACHER

RAD Advanced 2, NZAMD Solo Seal Jazz & Contemporary, New Zealand School of Dance Contemporary Major

Tegan Sievwright

Tegan Sievwright

JAZZ TEACHER

Diploma on Commercial Dance, AJDA Intermediate Teaching Cert, NZAMD Solo Seal Contemporary

AMBER COATES

AMBER COATES

ASSISTANT/RELIEF TEACHER

CAITLIN HARSANT

CAITLIN HARSANT

BALLET TEACHER

ABIGAL MCDONALD

ABIGAL MCDONALD

JUNIOR TAP TEACHER

HAYLEY TEKAHIKA

HAYLEY TEKAHIKA

HIP HOP TEACHER

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop

We have a uniform shop at our studio open during the school terms on Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm Fridays 5:15-6:15pm and Saturdays 9:00-10:00am. Alternatively, you can order from our online shop thedanceshop.co.nz

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STUDIOS FOR HIRE

STUDIOS FOR HIRE

Our dance studios are available to hire. We have two studios available with the option of opening out into one large space. If you are interesting in hiring out our space, please contact us for more information: contact@shoredance.co.nz

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LOCATION
17 Enterprise Street, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626

PHONE
(027) 424 2444

EMAIL
contact@shoredance.co.nz