About Us

Dancing: A life time passion

Shirley is a vibrant, enthusiastic, bubbly personality.

Following a very successful career competing in Latin American & Ballroom, she continues her passion for dance – coaching students. With a natural gift for inspiring and motivating, she works with dancers to achieve their dreams and goals, whether as social or competitive dancers.

She continually expands her teaching skills and knowledge, traveling to major competitions and congresses in New Zealand and overseas.

Some of Shirley's professional highlights:

  • Professional Member of the New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers.
  • Four times undefeated NZ Professional Latin American Champion.
  • NZ representative to the Worlds gaining a World Ranking of 13th.
  • Trained internationally in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe.
  • Competed in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.
  • Registered adjudicator NZ Dance & DanceSport Council.
  • Organiser of the successful Dancesport Spectacular in Palmerston North.