Denise is considered to be one of New Zealand’s most respected and successful Tap Dancing choreographers, teachers, and adjudicators, having successfully run dance classes in Dunedin for 40 years to the highest level of national and international competition.
Denise trains over 50 dancers ‘one on one’ for competitions as well as classes in musical theatre and acting. In 2020 we introduced the NZAMD American Jazz programme and now offer the first four grades of Jazz, which will grow in due course. Our Jazz programme is headed by Lara Davidson.
The studio boasts a talented teaching staff of fully qualified teachers with extensive performance, musical theatre, singing, tap and ballet/jazz training, qualifications and experience.
Our current adult tap group are of an Intermediate standard, so some basic tap experience is required to join this group.
We are offering four classes in NZAMD American Jazz, grade one and two are suitable for children 8 – 10 years. You must be 8 by the 31st of December 2020 to sit the exam.
These classes are for students who love to sing, dance and act who additionally learn competitive tap dancing.