Events and News

Events

Dancesport Spectacular

  • Saturday 26 August 2017
  • Venue: Barber Hall, Arena Manawatu, Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North
  • Doors open: 12 Noon
  • First event: 1pm

Door Charges:

  • Adults: $18
  • 15 yrs & under: $10
  • Senior Citizens: $12
  • Family: $45 (2 adults & up to 2 children age 15 & under)

Big–time Ballroom dancing with all the glitz and glamour, comes to Palmerston North on Saturday 26th August. Over 150 aspiring, enthusiastic, competition dancers from throughout New Zealand (ages ranging from 6 to 76) including N.Z. Champions, will compete in a sport that is on the increase.

Dancesport Spectacular is a highly professional, brilliant-sporting spectacle that has increased in popularity and status, and is now one of the highlights of the N.Z. dancing calendar. It is a combination of glitz, glamour, dynamic dancing, exciting costumes and artistry combined with a high level of fitness. Ballroom has the elegance, grace and poise of the debonair men and elegant women, while Latin American is dynamic, exciting and spectacular – a combination of bronzed, hot, sizzling bodies moving with great passion.

A magnificent spectacle – it's not to be missed.

Many thanks to our event sponsors:

Supreme Blast & Paint

FREE Introductory Class

  • Date: Wednesday 5 July
  • Time: 7 to 8pm
  • Venue: Dance Studio, 3rd Floor, Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
  • No obligation – have a go and see if it is for you.
  • On the night of the Introductory Class, enrol & pay for a Beginners Course commencing the following week and receive a $5 Discount on the Course.

Valentines Dinner & Dance

  • Date: Saturday 13 February
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: Cafe Royale, Square Edge, Palmerston North
  • Dancing & dinner (3 courses)
  • Pre-bookings only, please contact Shirley sle-wall@ihug.co.nz

Social Ballroom Beginners

  • Waltz, Cha Cha, Rhythm & Rock N Roll
  • Date: Commences Wednesday 3 February
  • Time: 7 to 8pm
  • Venue: Dance Studio, 3rd Floor, The Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
  • 5 week term fees : $50 (Students $48)
  • Enrolment is essential. Course fee only, no casual rate.

Latin Beginners

  • Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba & Swing
  • Date: Commences Monday 1 February
  • Time: 6 to 7pm
  • Venue: Dance Studio, 3rd Floor, The Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
  • 5 week term fees : $50 (Students $48)
  • Enrolment is essential. Course fee only, no casual rate.

Social Dances

  • The calendar is out, please pick up yours at the Dance Studio 
  • Time: 7 to 10pm
  • Central Normal School Hall, Featherston Street, Palmerston North
  • Social Dancing - Ballroom - Latin American
  • Don't have a dance partner - 'no problem' - we have some shared tables.
  • Light refreshments
  • Door Charge $8

Junior Dancesport

  • Cha Cha, Rhythm & Rock N Roll
  • Date: Wednesday 10 February
  • Junior (6 to 12yrs) - 4.30 to 5.15pm
  • Venue: Dance Studio, 3rd Floor, The Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
  • 5 week term fees : $45
  • Enrolment is essential. Course fee only, no casual rate.

News

A big hello from Shirley.  I've just returned from a week of Pro Dance Camp in the USA - always very motivating, being able to bounce off some of the worlds top teachers, discuss different outlooks on teaching processes, question & answer times, new choreography ...   also fun times with Salsa & Bacchata lessons in Cuba (35C - 100% humidity - no air conditioning, just fans - now that's what you call a true LATIN SWEAT SESSION)

Congratulations to all dancers & teachers at the Shirley Wall Academy of Dance for a very successful 2016.  Winners of the Top Studio at the Rose City Dancesport Festival; winners of NZ Dancesport Titles; 100% pass success rate in all dance exams; led the way as the first dance studio in NZ to successfully train dancers for Amateur Theory Tests with the NZFDT Inc; had some fantastic social dance trips including Dance Camps. 

Leading the way in New Zealand Dance - on 2 July 2016, the Shirley Wall Academy of Dance was the first dance studio to train dancers who completed Amateur Theory Tests with the NZFDT Inc.  CONGRATULATIONS to Esmeralda Young, Vivencio Samblaceno, Jr, Dominique Curtis & Nathan Haxton who passed their Amateur Theory tests with Distinction or Merit.

Congratulations to Tim & Jeanine Willink gaining an Honours Pass with top marks in their Oscar New Vogue exams.

2016 Dancesport Camp - Secrets of Success, be inspired.  An intensive 3 days of training with some of NZ's best tutors.  Contact Shirley for details.  

FREE Introductory Class - Thursday 28 January - 6 to 7pm.  No obligation - have a go and see if it's for you.  On the night of the Intro Class, enrol and pay for the Beginners Course commencing the following week and receive a $5 discount off your Beginners course.

Latin Groove  -  commences Thursday 4 February - 5.30 to 6.15pm.  Increase fitness while having fun.  Class Tutor - Azania Pekepo, National Group Fitness Professional.  $15 Weekly or 5 sessions $60. In February - receive 50% off your first Latin Groove class.

100% pass rate in the November exams. Congratulations to all medal candidates. The excellent grades were a tribute to the hard work and dedication shown.

Congratulations to John Wyatt and Kristina Fransen on their engagement.

CONGRATULATIONS to the members of our dance studio at the Rose City Ballroom Dancing Festival held in Palmerston North on the 29th August.  You did us proud with 19 - 1sts, 21 - 2nds and 21 - 3rds, gained in Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue. To top it all off 2nd in the Teams Match - WOW!

Rose City Dancesport Spectacular - Saturday 29 August, 2015 - Barber Hall, Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North - 1st event 1pm - 118 entries - WOW great day coming up

SPECIAL DEAL - Check out our classes page for our new Beginners courses commencing soon - 5 hrs lessons PLUS a 3hr fun social dance

Saturday 6 June - another fantastic day of Medal Tests - congratulations to everyone - excellent marks

Harbour City Championships - Saturday 16 May - 16 x 1sts, 8 x 2nds, 5 x 3rds - great achievement by our dancers - very proud

Social Dance calendar is out - please pick up one in your dance class. Central Normal School Hall, Featherston Street, Palmerston North. Social dancing - Ballroom - Latin American. Floorshows. Door Charge $8 (incl. supper).

big thank you from Shirley to the excellent team that worked on and at the Rose City Ballroom Dancing Festival. You all did a fantastic job!  The atmosphere was electric, the comments very positive and overall a great day. Your support was greatly appreciated - WELL DONE - you all did a great job!

CONGRATULATIONS to the members of our dance studio that scooped the pool for Palmerston North in the Rose City Ballroom Dancing Festival on the 30th August.  You did us proud with 29 - 1sts, 16 - 2nds and 17 - 3rds, gained in Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue.

CONGRATULATIONS to the members of our dance studio that scooped the pool for Palmerston North in the Rose City Ballroom Dancing Festival on the 8th September.  You did us proud with 23 - 1sts, 20 - 2nds and 9 - 3rds, gained in Ballroom, Latin American, American Smooth, Swing and New Vogue. To top that off - a well deserved 2nd in the Inter Studio Teams Match.

A big hi from Shirley to our great dancing family. I have just returned to NZ after attending dance workshops and lessons in the USA, Europe and Scandinavia. A lot of new work and ideas to put into the dance studio for you all to enjoy and benefit from. Look forward to seeing you all this week :)

FREE Introductory Class – Social Ballroom and Latin American. Thursday 26 January – 7 to 8pm. Enrol and pay on the night to receive a $5 discount on a Beginners Course.

Congratulations to all medal candidates for their success in the December exams. The excellent grades were a tribute to the hard work and dedication shown. The Hollywood Glam Cabaret that followed was a fitting end to a great day.

Shirley is honoured to be asked to adjudicate at the Australian Pro/Am Championships and the East Coast Classic Championships in Sydney, Australia on the 5th & 6th November 2011. She is looking forward with much excitement to being there :)