My next session:

Term 3 group classes: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm

At Synergy Studios, downtown New Plymouth

$160 for 8 weeks, 90 minutes per class

7th August through 25th September

email me to enrol or ask for more details:

“Been joining her class for almost 5 years now. Juniper is an amazing teacher! She knows what she’s teaching, brings all the history into dance techniques. She is humble, patient and professional. Really recommend her to everyone!”


"I'm so lucky to find the amazing teacher to learn dancing again. The energy and the vibe and especially the fun environment to learn. The group of ladies are awesome too so that make different. Thank you ❤"


"I really thank you for the effort you took in the Social Connection Workshop. Totally loved it and Sharon was really pleased she joined in too. Your teaching style is so interactive and superbly organised!"


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 are for girls and women due to cultural sensitivity reasons. To be clear, that includes trans women and girls :-)

New for 2024, I’m planning workshops open to everyone on select Monday nights - sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of any page to stay in the loop.

I will happily consider opening further classes or private sessions as needed, to accommodate students who contact me with their specific 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 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!

Performance is 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
Juniper poses with her students at their party at Cafe Green Door

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 attendees in Wellington, jazz fusion dancers after our Performing Arts Collective show, and my “Gems” rehearsing at Synergy Studios for the Golden Era of Egyptian Film 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

Please register before attending, no drop ins (see my faqs!)

Silk veil workshop students in Wellington
Juniper and the Gems in jazz fusion costumes
Rehearsing Ah Ya Zein at Synergy Studios


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