OUR PHILOSOPHY

Teaching routines inspired by films and music videos, we are for anyone who loves to dance. Now we offer nearly 10 courses in New Zealand with plans to take over the world. Slash spread our love of dance. We kind of see them as the same thing.

We like to think that dance equals therapy.  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 they're genuinely awesome dancers who simply want to have a groove.

If you can throw away your inhibitions and let the dorky, annoying person you know you are out 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.

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

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.

 

Shut Up & Dance is for everyone and anyone who is bored of exercising to look good.  We exercise to feel good.  Burpees are boring and fixed-term contracts are a thing of the past.  Commit to 6 week courses, or pay as you go.  We won't ask questions. Stop talking, start sweating and share your energy and good vibes with the rest of the world.

 

OUR INSTRUCTORS

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SALLY

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

Favourite dance moves include The Kangaroo.

Teaches at Toi Pōneke on Wednesday 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.

Teaches at Takapuna War Memorial Hall on Tuesday nights.

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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 at Crofton Downs School on Tuesday mornings.