lesa

Like a lemon meringue pie, she makes jokes that leave a sour taste in your mouth.

Favourite dance moves include thrusting, thrusting and thrusting.

Our Co-Founder, keeps the brand alive with smarts and sass.

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ABBY

Thinks her Shakira impression would give Shakira a run for her money (it wouldn't).

 Favourite dance moves include whatever is going to out-do Lesa's thrusting.

Our Producer; Abby makes it all happen.

CLAIR

Has no filter and apologises to lampposts after walking into them.

Favourite dance moves include anything mildly related to touching herself.

Our Creative Director aka The Energy Giver.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Shut Up & Dance is for everyone and anyone who is bored of exercising to "look" good. We exercise 'cause it feels good. We teach routines inspired by films and music videos, so every class is different and a surprise. Yes. Your dream fitness class is finally here.

If you can throw away your inhibitions and release the dorky person inside to party like it's 1999, then you're the kind of person we want to dance with.  We think that the best kind of dancing happens when no-one else is watching.  That's why we have a no camera policy*, avoid mirrors and don't allow anyone to sit in and watch our classes.

Wanna try out a class? We reckon contracts are a thing of the past and prefer to offer flexible payment options. Have a one night stand ($20 pay as you go) date us on the regular ($175 for a 10 Trip). Want a break? Fine by us. We don't ask questions. Check out our pricing options here.

Still think you're too uncoordinated? We're here to tell that voice in your head to shut up. Who cares if you move your hip the opposite way?  The person you just elbowed on your right is either laughing at their own lack of coordination, or focusing so hard on channeling their inner Boyband/Michael Jackson/Beyoncé to even know you're next to them. Our classes are a safe space for you to stop talking, start sweating and share your energy and new dance moves with the rest of the world. Or just your partner/dog/flatmate when you get home. Either way, we can't wait to dance with you!

*For publicity purposes, we occasionally require photographs, but it doesn't occur without permission and is restricted to before or after the class.

 

 

OUR INSTRUCTORS

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SALLY

Sings to the music regularly and introduces new moves with "hehe."

Favourite dance moves include The Kangaroo and Wash the Dishes.

Teaches her dance class at The Irish Society in Wellington CBD on Thursday nights!

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TASHI

Favourite word is the "C" word. Consolidation.

Favourite dance moves include Squash the Cockroach, but anything really, so long as it's put to Bruno Mars' music. Obsessed.

Tash is our Instructor Trainer and cover instructor.

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CAROLINE

Has the largest, most voluminous bun of any human in the Southern Hemisphere.

Favourite dance moves include Putting a Ring On It.

Teaches in Johnsonville at the Community Hall on Monday nights!

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ASHLEY

If asked to skull her drink, will do the splits - and then skull.

Favourite dance moves include The Michael Jackson Points.

Not currently teaching. But will be soon...

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RACHEL

Ultimate dance track is Janet Jackson's All For You and favourite quality in others is big farts.

Favourite dance moves include the Moonwalk, of course.

Teaches at Judith Fuge's Dance Studio in Kāpiti on Monday nights.

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FRITH

Will always find an excuse to dance. Anytime, anywhere - even if its mildly inappropriate.

Favourite dance moves include the humble Body Roll.