Enjoy fun and energetic classes in dance and acting. Experience the thrill of performing on a big stage in the huge end of year showcase. Take part in ongoing community based performances throughout the year. With many years of successful performances book now and secure your spot on the stage!
We have incredible dancers, actors, singers, musicians and much more available throughout New Zealand. Through collaboration and innovation we can support your event and make it vibrant, energetic and fun.
We love hosting children’s parties! We have designed and crafted specialised pirate and fairy themed parties that your children will never forget – they are fun filled with beautiful characters and exciting activities to keep your children entertained.
“Well, what can I say! Once again you and your amazing team have pulled off yet another show with a huge number of participants which was entertaining and professionally put together. It includes masses of clever props, a great script and inventive costumes with some children noticeably demonstrating their personal growth over the year. I noticed a few kids that seemed much more fluid and confident this year through your patient teaching! I really liked the way that you used the older kids with the younger ones on stage, like the super cute bunnies! As I have said before our family always look forward to the show and have enjoyed every one.
I know that shows can be challenging in some ways and this one has been no different, but it is all worth it. We (and all the parents) really enjoyed seeing our children up on the stage doing what they love to do confidently, clearly enjoying themselves with big smiles on their faces.
The experience you give the older children by putting these shows together, gives them a taste of the reality of performance. It is hard work, it’s stressful and you need to be a problem solving creative thinker – which you all are! I hope you are feeling fantastic today (albeit shattered) for another job well done.
Thanks again to you and your team for a great year of acting and dancing“
- Rachel Scanlan
“I just wanted to thank you so much for the amazing show on Saturday. Everything ran like a well oiled machine (from an audience perspective anyway!) and the amount of effort you and your team put in was clearly evident.
The costumes were outstanding and you always outdo yourself. I had others comment on the effort Dance Inc goes to with their costumes and they they are stand outs.
On a personal level, our sincere thanks for you work with our little girl, she absolutely loves her dance classes and we could really see her confidence has improved a lot as each year passes.
Thank you again for everything. Your efforts are very much appreciated and we think you are amazing at what you do!“
- Tui and Taff
“I’ve been dancing with Dance Inc for 10 years! I’ve always had so much fun in class and with the end of year shows, and it has been a great way to get regular exercise into my week. My tutors have all been inspiring teachers, always coming up with new choreography and amazing costumes. I gained so many friendships and memories at Dance Inc that I will never forget “
- Juliette Thomson
Donna is the director and creative connoisseur behind Dance Inc. Originally a rhythmic gymnast, Donna represented NZ at the World Championships in Bulgaria, successfully completed a commerce degree at the University of Auckland whilst also training in dance gaining her NZAMD. She began teaching in 1989 before pursuing an overseas career in dance. For more than 11 years Donna performed professionally in shows all over the world in places such as Asia, Europe, England, Wales, Egypt and Dubai as well as cruise liners.
The experience and ideas gained from such extensive travel have been channelled into Donna’s syllabus and her creative design and artistic direction can be strongly credited towards Dance Inc’s success and achievement to date.
“One of my greatest pleasures in life is seeing smile’s on children’s faces as they express themselves through dance and acting”
Lara is an array of unique talent from professional dancer, actress, director and designer to all round theatre maker and has been teaching both dance and acting since 2004.
Highly qualified, Lara studied ballet and modern dance at the Dunedin School of Dance, gained her ACTL in speech and drama from the Trinity College of London as well as completing a Performing and Screen Arts degree majoring in Acting at Auckland Unitec.
Originally from Otago, Lara has an array of credits to her name. She always has a new project underway creating dynamic shows, is regularly performing (in both the theatre and on screen) as well as continuing to teach dynamic, funky classes for Dance Inc.
“I love seeing students develop their confidence and dance ability in the fun environment that we create together every week”
The incredibly talented Hannah has been teaching drama for over 10 years, is an amazing scriptwriter and is currently completing a psychology degree at the University of Auckland.
Hannah began her education in speech and drama through the Trinity College of London and was awarded the highest distinction mark in the Auckland region. She then went on to study at South Seas Film and Television school majoring in on-screen acting and was invited back to complete a master class for acting.
Having been involved in a number of film productions and performing in many theatre in-education programs Hannah has been thrilled to see children that are able to experience theatre at its finest and gain expert knowledge about the environment.
“I love supporting and developing my students and seeing them flourish at the end of year performance on stage”
Elizabeth has been in the Performing Arts since she was young, always involving herself in the school productions and dancing in the local Jazz Ballet shows. Gaining a Diploma of Performing Arts – Acting in 2005 at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre Elizabeth has her ATCL in speech and drama and has been teaching acting since 2013.
Elizabeth has been involved in theatre, film and dance since she left drama school, she has credits that range from actor, director, dancer and writer. She is part of the ‘Dynamotion Dance Troupe’ that frequently performs around Auckland and danced on the main stage at the Splore festival 2015.
Elizabeth always has a project on the go and loves writing a variety of scripts for Dance Inc actors to play with.
“It is magic watching the children learn and develop throughout the year and seeing their confidence grow”
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