Evolution Dance - Emma Andrew

American Jazz Syllabus and Hip Hop classes
Examinations in August each year for Jazz.
End of year show in December each year.
Classes to cater for all ages.

Contact Emma

Judy McKenzie

  • Whitianga
  • 07 8665820 / 027 6305 510

I teach Tap 'n Jazz dancing, on a Tuesday after school. 

The age is from 3yrs girls/boys up to Adult classes.

Contact Judy McKenzie 

Lisa Gifford Dance

Lisa established a dance school in Whitianga five years ago. She started dancing when she was four years old and competed in all disciplines during her career, including ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance.

Penne Clayton

Tutoring in Modern Jazz, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop
Contact Penne

Dylan Wade Lajunen

Guitarist, singer songwriter
I specifically enjoy teaching groups who are working on perfomance and recording and who are dedicated and passionate about music.

I teach Guitar,Voice,Bass,Drums.
Can work with individuals or large groups. All ages.

Michelle Clotworthy

I Teach Piano/Keyboard and Guitar, modern, classical, chords and a little jazz from my studio.

All ages and beginners are most welcome.

Stephanie McKee

Teaching keyboard, guitar, vocal – group or individual
Tutor skills: I can teach acoustic guitar (folk style, picking and strumming and chords) , ukulele, recorder, piano, music theory and singing confidence.
For ages 7 – adult.
Background: 22 years music teaching, former secondary Head of Music Department in several schools.

Contact Stephanie

Bernadette Ballantyne

After School Art Classes!
Year 4 - 13 students.
Tues and Wed 3.30pm - 5pm.

Contact Bernadette Ballantyne

Charlotte Giblin

Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished professional looking to refresh your skills, Charlotte’s regular drawing classes and weekend workshops can help all artists by concentrating on “training the eye” to look at lines, shapes, ‘negative space’, and angles in relation to one another.

The drawing techniques and exercises used in the classes can help to create a solid foundation for any style of artwork, as being able to “see” is the basis of all accomplished art.

About the Tutor

Charlotte Giblin had an academic art education in the UK which was grounded in traditional drawing techniques and went on to complete a BA(Hons) in Ceramics before running her own handmade pottery business for 10 years. She moved to New Zealand in 2009 and was the Director of the Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville until May 2012 when she moved to Whitianga. Charlotte is a practising artist and paints whimsical pictures about her adventures in New Zealand; illustrates children’s books and teaches drawing in regular classes and weekend workshops.

Melinda Rapson

I run ‘Junior Art & Craft Classes’. 

The classes run after school during the year for local kids both in Pauanui and Tairua and I also run holiday programmes. . I design the classes to cover a wide range of interests, skill levels and to introduce children to different art and craft techniques. 

The classes provide children with a fun activity, while giving them a sense of achievement in their creative abilities.

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Margaret Tucker

Scrapbooking - Close to My Heart Independent Consultant

I enjoy showing you how to  discover your creativity and preserve your memories of special people, places and events in your life, whether you are new to scrapbooking or are a seasoned crafter.

I make scrapbooking and cardmaking accessible and exciting to everyone, with workshops that I have been running for the past seven years.  If you would like to know more please contact me.

Pam Dodd - Yoga instructor

Yoga classes on Mondays from 5.30pm to 7pm; Wednesdays 5pm to 6.30pm.  Phone Pam for more detail.

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