Dance Classes

Tutor Gaye Hemsley is no longer holding weekly children's classes. The only weekly class is Adults Ballet/Plus



Gaye's number one project is finishing her book.

'Journey of a Dance Teacher'

Preface of Book.

The journey started when I was ten years old.

My mother, a ballroom dance teacher, took me to see the ballet ‘Giselle’. It was presented by the English company ‘Ballet  Rambert’  From start to finish I was utterly inspired.

‘When can I start ballet classes?’ was my constant question for the rest of the week.

 Walking into my first dance class I was surprised to notice I was the oldest child; I didn’t mind.

Being older I learned quickly and soon shot up through the grading system. Realizing I had started a bit late to become a ballerina I decided with my teacher’s encouragement I’d follow in her and my mother’s footsteps.

 My mother opened up two rooms in our house and started her own dance studio in Epsom. As a teenager I commenced teaching some of her adult pupils’ children.

 Through those years of teaching and bringing up a family of four my love of dance and teaching never waned.  When the children were off my hands I commenced combining travel with attending workshops and seminars in NZ and overseas.

 A good dance teacher doesn’t mean getting your qualifications, opening a syllabus book and start teaching. As with any profession or craft one has to endeavor to advance and improve one’s knowledge. I have attended workshops and seminars in New Zealand, Australia and England. I’ve taught at my step son’s English academy in Japan. An international conference in Finland was an enriching experience for my students and helpers. Prior to the conference we took a train to St Petersburg, where we enjoyed forty eight hours. MAY THE DANCE NEVER END





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 Tutor of many styles is happy to offer private lessons


                    *BALLET  *JAZZ  *TAP  *FOLK  *CHARACTER  *SONG & DANCE



     FOR MORE INFORMATION PHONE 07 5771753 OR 0272748753





 Many styles of dance covered.

Students encouraged to perform in local events.

Having fun while learning 





email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Ph. Gaye 07 7551753   Mobile 0272748753



  •  For technical improvement
  • A Chance to Perform
  • Theory
  • Choreography


  • Giving children and adults confidence and a chance to perform
  • Community involvement
  • Getting the best from each child
  • Fostering the love and enjoyment of dance
  • Having Fun






For bookings & enquiries Ph 07 5771753













      We do children's parties


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Pictured on the right:
Nana Gaye with three of her budding ballerinas meet up with Sir Jon Trimmer after watching ‘Nutcracker’ at the lovely Civic theatre.