My next session:

Taster workshop! Sunday 8th October, $20

See if you enjoy my teaching style before you commit to a full term of classes, absolute beginners welcome!

Term 4 group classes: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm

At Synergy Studios, downtown New Plymouth

$180 for 9 weeks, 90 minutes per class

11th October through 6th December

Enrollments accepted through 18th October

email me to enrol or ask more details:

Five smiling faces at one of our casual get togethers, enjoying the summer sun in Oakura

Classes = community!

Many come to class because it’s a great way to meet people! I started teaching in 2019, shortly after moving to New Plymouth from California. We maintain a chat channel for get togethers outside of class, for those interested.

My Wednesday nights happen to be full of just women at the moment, so if you are only comfortable dancing around other ladies (due to cultural practices or just personal preference), this is the safe space for you. Trans women ARE women and will be welcomed.

I will be opening further classes as needed to accommodate all genders, ages, and abilities! Please email me your requests, I’d love to teach you!

No experience necessary - everyone works at their own pace and level for as long as you like.

From the ground up

Beginners are very welcome in my Open Level classes. My strategy is to teach technique and body alignment before attempting choreography, because the moves work differently for each individual. Advanced students are given more options.

Feet and posture first, then the knees and hips, then upper body and arms. Finally, we put it all together and add our own flair. It’s like a layer cake, the foundation comes before the icing!

Each class includes “free dance” to help us loosen up and have fun, and the last 30 minutes focuses on a combo that builds towards a whole choreography by the end of the term.

Performances optional, absolutely no pressure - join our body positive, diverse and supportive community!

See my events page to learn about shows:

Juniper kneels while waving her arms gracefully

Want more privacy?

I offer private lessons to individuals and groups, customized to your needs. “Hen parties,” team building, holiday one-offs, and more!

This can also be great way to start building confidence if you’re unsure about group classes, or to deep dive into special topics if you’re already an experienced in the style.

I’ve helped design choreographies for soloists, taught private groups in my studio or at their own space, and introduced a mom and daughter to their first few moves before committing to a whole term.

What sounds good to you? Email me for rates and availability!

Faces and spaces

Just a few of my lovely students and collaborators: silk veil workshop in Wellington, Lilith with her new Egyptian assuit dress, and my first year students enjoying their debut performance

I used to teach at Academy of Dance Taranaki (formerly Kate Lahood’s studio), but currently teach only at Synergy Studios:

Upstairs at 4 Powderham St, downtown New Plymouth


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